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Team Liquid tries SAP analytics prototype in The International DOTA 2 tournament

August 20, 2018 / Larry Dignan

Team Liquid, one of the leading e-sports teams, will be aiming to win The International DOTA 2 tournament with the help of prototype SAP analytics software. SAP has long been involved with traditional sports, but by working with Team Liquid's DOTA 2 team the enterprise software company is expanding into e-sports. SAP typically has worked with soccer and rugby teams as well as tennis players on analytics. These analytics efforts for traditional sports has led to the SAP Sports One team management software. As reported earlier, SAP is using its HANA platform as well as cloud analytics to analyze opponents in-game strategies, win rates and selection of heroes to use in the game. SAP is also using historical data from DOTA 2 matches for pre-tournament and match strategies. DOTA 2 is a popular multiplayer game created by Valve and the centerpiece of The International, one of the biggest e-sports events of the year.