The coronavirus pandemic has constrained worldwide occasions, including esports’ ESL One Birmingham 2020, to either change its strategic plans or drop them all. As the worldwide well-being emergency keeps on testing each framework on the planet, the organizers have chosen to change their lofty esports occasions, for example, ESL One Los Angeles and ESL One Birmingham into an online competition.

As the years progressed, SAP has been an accomplice of ESL in giving customized examinations of the live communicated occasions. Subsequent to supporting the fruitful ESL One Los Angeles Online that concluded in April 2020, now again, SAP has been tapped to be the formal analytics accomplice for the ESL One Birmingham Online 2020 to a boost to their Dota 2 online viewership.

The SAP and ESL Executives

Stephan Schröder, the Senior Vice President of Global Brand Partnerships at ESL said in a release, “We are eager to develop our partnership with SAP. Together, and with the persistent advancement of these new technologies, we will make the subsequent stages towards professionalizing esports considerably more.”

Initially anticipated to begin by 29th till 31st May at Arena Birmingham, ESL One Birmingham 2020 will proceed as an online competition to be played and broadcasted with regional online alliances from May to June. The all-out prize cash of US$350,000 will be spread over the four regions like Europe and CIS with a US$200,000 prize pool; North and South America with US$40,000; China with US$50,000; and Southeast Asia with US$40,000. China and Southeast Asia are considered as individual regions.

Milan Cerny, Director of Strategic Partnerships at SAP, expressed that, “It is incredible to ceaselessly work with ESL on improving and upgrading the live stream with regards to fascinating measurable experiences.” 

She further added, “Together, we have processed the input we got from our past joint efforts and grew new sorts of overlays and designs so as to make each game significantly all the more energizing and fascinating to fans”.

Joining hands for eSports

SAP has been a dependable promoter and supporter of esports. Back in October 2018, SAP had made their data analytics available and engaging for the observers as it debuted their live broadcast of the ESL One in Hamburg, which is considered the most significant Dota competition in Europe. The competition was held in the Barclaycard Arena with 12 contending groups battling for the prize pot of US$300,000.

In 2018, SAP had gone into a three-year sponsorship with Team Liquid wherein they co-built up a product dependent on in-game information utilizing the SAP HANA business information stage to help Team Liquid examine execution and accomplish more prominent accuracy in regions like the team and player execution and exploring new talent. SAP Cloud Platform, the SAP Leonardo computerized advanced framework, IoT, and prescient AI functionalities were part of the innovation process in their labs.

SAP has likewise been the analytics accomplice giving extra bits of knowledge into the pick and boycott period of both Kuala Lumpur and Disneyland Paris Dota 2.

In spite of the fact that the worldwide competition will be experienced online this year, organizers have declared that the event ESL One Birmingham 2020 powered by Intel will be pushed back to some point in 2021. For the individuals who have just bought tickets for the 2020 Dota2 event that should be hosted by Birmingham for the third time, their tickets are set to stay legitimate until 2021.