he 2020 League of Legends World Championship tournaments are underway. Rokid, an Augmented Reality technology company, based in China, provided their AR glasses for the limited audience able to attend.
The opening ceremony in Shanghai took place on September 25 and the tournament runs to October 31. The incorporation of Rokid’s AR glasses marks the first time for fans to experience AR technology when watching the game.
For the audience wearing the Rokid Vision AR glasses, wearers can summon an in-game dragon to fly around the venue, Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl TV Tower. The dragon will land in front of the audience, creating an immersive space with personalised features which are supported by voice and visual recognition, including highlights of the game, close-ups of a favourite player, team logos, and the team.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there was a limited number of audience members that were able to attend the 2020 League of Legends Global Finals, with some of the players unable to make it in person. To enhance the experience, Rokid set up a personalised experience for players, where applause and cheers were presented to the teams via Rokid Vision.
This is not the first time immersive technologies have been used in the League of Legends tournaments, in 2017, mixed reality was used, where the audience was only able to see a virtual dragon modelled after an in-game dragon which flew around the Beijing National Stadium through the screens.
In 2019, Rokid Vision was launched at the Augmented World Expo (AWE) in the U.S. The product integrates Rokid’s advanced binocular optics and AI algorithms, focused mainly on gaming. Through the USB-C data cable, Rokid Vision also serves as an extension of devices such as smartphones and laptops, so as to offer functions like 3D video-watching and AR games.
The Rokid Vision smart glasses have been utilised across different industries, Rokid worked with Formula 1 (F1) to provide fans with an immersive track experience. Through the sensors and cameras equipped on the car, wearers were able to visually and physically experience the F1 tournament.