May 27, 2021

Reely partners with Skillshot Media, bringing AI to esports

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Reely’s AI technology makes it possible for sports teams and esports organisations to deliver their best moments to social audiences in near real time has partnered with Skillshot Media, a leader in organising and producing live esports events. Reely saw an opportunity to use its proprietary real-time stream analysis and distribution tool in the esports and gaming world. 

The new partnership will give Skillshot the ability to send key moments from its esports events to social media channels in near real-time using AI-based automation. Reely will automatically include event logos and sponsorships, therefore ensuring all content is consistent and meets brand and sponsor guidelines. 

"We've been interested in the gaming space for some time but our focus was primarily collegiate and professional sports," says Reely CEO Daniel Evans. "When most live sports were cancelled in the Spring of 2020, we upgraded our tech to handle the massive scale in gaming and teamed up with Skillshot to start training our models and scoring algorithms accordingly."

Skillshot has more than five years of esports experience in hosting thousands of global competitors, paying out millions in tournament prizing, and serving more than one billion esports views to date.

"We met the Reely team early last fall as they were working to extend their capabilities to esports. We definitely saw the potential even then and we're thrilled to now have these new tools for our productions. Our fans will love getting exciting moments in their hands quickly to share with friends, add their own commentary or just replay the action," said Todd Harris, founder at Skillshot Media.

How does Reely work? first commercialised its Machine Vision and AI technology in the collegiate sports market in 2019. It leverages visual recognition to identify sports highlight moments in real-time, and then produce the highlight clip instantaneously.

The Reely platform supports primarily multiplayer competitive titles such as Valorant, Fortnite, Warzone, and Rocket League and top sports titles like FIFA, Madden, and NBA2K. "We were able to port most of the traditional sports models to their gaming counterparts without a lot of tuning, which just goes to show you how well EA and others have replicated the physical sport," added Evans. 

Reely currently supports 17 game titles and 13 sports at a 94% accuracy rate, with plans to add new game titles each month.

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