Esports data company HUDstats and the KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Federation) have partnered ahead of the upcoming FIFAe Nations Cup, a FIFA 23 esports tournament.
The partnership will see HUDstats provide the KNVB with machine learning and AI technology to improve the streams of the E_Oranje, the Dutch esports national football team.
This partnership aims to improve the information provided to E_Oranje, including gameplay data and statistics such as shots on goal, passes, possesion, cards and penalties. According to the two parties, this will enable the team to create better player statistics, enhancing storytelling capabilities and providing more insight into games.
The FIFAe Nations Cup is the last event in the Nations Series season, an esports tournament that sees FIFA member nations compete in the latest iteration of the football game. The tournament is one of the four main events of the FIFA esports calendar, together with the FIFAe World Cup, the FIFAe Club Series and the FIFAe Continental Cup.
KNVB has been supporting esports for a while now. The football organisation is behind the eDivisie, the esports version of the Eredivisie, the top-flight football league in the Netherlands. The Eredivisie works with DreamHack Sports Games on the GG DreamHack Sports event. Moreover, the eDivisie has a naming rights deal with Dutch telecommunications company KPN.
Nick Hoogebeen, E_Football Partnership Manager at the KNVB, commented: “By being able to show in-game data in our live streams, this makes our streams more unique and gives the viewer even more insight into the matches – a valuable addition to the professionalization of the E_Football domain.
“We are pleased with this partnership with HUDstats and hope to reward our esports fans with more engaging content and new insights.”