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IBM has signed a multi-year Overwatch to deal with bring AI and cloud computing to esports

IBM has signed a multi-year Overwatch to deal with bring AI and cloud computing to esports

Overwatch capabilities to League, one of the biggest esports leagues in the world, and IBM made an announcement regarding their multi-year deal to bring AI and cloud computing to esports. According to the deal, IBM is the official AI, analytics, and cloud sponsor of the Overwatch League, and it is also the first esports deal of the company. The deal extends beyond 2020 and covers the entirety of 2021 and 2022. Overwatch will leverage advanced AI and cloud products of IBM. In the Q1 of 2021, both the entities will start working closely to develop new solutions by leveraging IBM's NLP and machine learning to improve the league's ranking system. Watson's AI features will be used to for in-broadcast analysis and creating live. Chief Revenue Officer of Activision Blizzard Esports, Brandon Snow, stated that the company is working relentlessly to give its fans the ability to create more meaningful engagement with the Overwatch League and the new teaming up with IBM furthermore boosted their efforts. IBM's Vice President of Sports & Entertainment Partnerships, Noah Syken, stated that the company is thrilled to bring AI Watson's capabilities to one of the world's leading esports platforms. IBM's partnership with Overwatch will allow fans to reimagine entertainment and sports experience completely.

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