Huawei has announced that Huawei Assistant will support an esports “card”, making it the first virtual smartphone assistant to do so.
For this endeavour, the company is partnering with live score app developer SofaScore, which specializes in sports data and analytics and has an app on AppGallery. The partnership which will see Huawei smartphone users being able to access a new esports function. Users will be able to access information for three games: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, and League of Legends.
“By integrating with Huawei Assistant, users will be able to swipe left to access the SofaScore esports ‘card’, alongside the many other smart cards that provide useful notifications and reminders based on personalised needs and specific usage scenarios,” said Huawei in a press release. Users will be able to mark the games, teams, or "topics" that they wish to track, and will in turn get results and real time alerts from Huawei Assistant’s AI Tips. The “card” will also provide links to live streams of the games.
Huawei says that the partnership with SofaScore is due to the fast-growing esports market in Europe. “Interest in Esports is booming, and has now even accelerated in part thanks to many people spending more time at home,” said VP Huawei CEE & Nordic at Huawei Consumer BG Derek Yu. “Players, enthusiasts and occasional viewers are increasingly expecting being able to easily follow and watch Esports on their mobiles, particularly younger generations, many of whom are located in the Nordic countries and in Eastern and Central Europe.”