Riot Games and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are teaming up to transform Riot’s eSports content.
Riot was the first company to use AWS for esports broadcasts on League of Legends, Valorant, and Wild Rift events.
As part of the partnership, Riot is choosing AWS as its cloud artificial intelligence provider. Game companies like Riot have to use a lot of technology to bring their games to gamers.
Riot has used AWS services on its games to focus on how to design and deploy content to help deliver the best possible game experience.
Riot will now use AWS to enhance its esports broadcasts during each competitive season for LoL Esports, Valorant Champions Tour, and Wild Rift Esports.
The aim is to be able to produce in-depth statistics similar to the major sports leagues. The two companies will showcase AWS Powered Stats during esports broadcasts.
These related stats will appear before, during, and after Riot broadcasts global esports. Ideally, including these stats would educate and inform fans about the key data points that are driving teams towards victory.
Fans will be able to vote on which eSports stats are developed first. The winners will debut on the Valorant Champions broadcast in September 2022. The League of Legends World Championship in late fall will also feature victory stats.
Riot will use AWS analytics to look at competitive play, leading to the launch of the AWS Global Power Rankings. Power Rankings will generate near-real-time rankings of the top professional teams in the world in LoL Esports, VCT and Wild Rift Esports.
Finally, e-sports fans will be able to participate in bracket challenges throughout the competitive, potentially award-winning season. Riot and AWS will provide new ways to select teams based on tournament data.
A hackathon organized by Riot Games and AWS in the fall that includes both Power and Project Rankings. Participating fan-made teams will compete to build a stats-centric system.
These systems could be integrated into future broadcasts. The two host companies will co-develop the initial build of the platform. The companies will then provide participants with capabilities from AWS and data from Riot to complete the project.