Weavr consortium publicly releases mobile application

Government-backed Weavr consortium has provided an update on the current state of its technology platform.

Weavr’s updated mobile application and virtual reality experience were unveiled to fans who attended ESL One Hamburg on October 22nd-27th.

Weavr first prototype
Photo credit: Weavr

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This was the first public showing of the application, having been made available to those in the arena and at home. The consortium also broadcast live in virtual reality to some of the ESL Play community in the UK.

James Dean, Managing Director of ESL UK discussed the launch in a release: “We said at the start of this project that we wanted to move away from linear ‘one-for-all’ coverage towards hyper-personalised experiences. Here at Hamburg we have just taken a huge step towards reaching that goal. Experiences are tailored to each viewer’s interests, they are fully interactive, and provide individualised insights into matches in real-time.

“And it’s not just fans here in Hamburg who have been impressed; people have also been downloading the app from home. The feedback we have received both here in Hamburg and further afield has been fantastic, and we are already planning for the next stage at ESL One Birmingham which takes place next year.”

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The consortium is said to be “thrilled with the reaction from fans and talent alike, and were delighted to see broadcast analysts in Hamburg starting to use the Weavr dashboard which helped them to formulate their narrative.”

The application is able to track and compare player performance in real-time,  providing fans with statistics to see what key elements affect their team’s chances of winning. It’s available to download from the Google Play Store, though will only be fully compatible at selected live events.

Esports Insider says: Weavr has now tested publicly and it seems as if the feedback was positive, which is a great start. With the publicity of the launch, the next event that supports Weavr’s full suite of features is sure to be a perfect opportunity for the consortium to get a better idea of what the future of the application is.

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