Chinese augmented reality technology company Rokid provided AR glasses for limited seating at the 2020 League of Legends World Championship tournaments, also known as S10 LoL Worlds 2020, as well as the opening ceremony in Shanghai, marking the first time for fans to experience AR technology when watching the game.
Rokid Vision, the AR glasses offered to the audience, can summon an in-game dragon to fly for a while around the venue – Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl TV Tower. The dragon then landed in front of the audience, creating an augmented space for the game with personalized features supported by voice and visual recognition, including highlights of the game, close-ups of a favorite player, team logos, and the team.
Due to the pandemic, seats at the 2020 League of Legends Global Finals were limited and some of the players could not make it to the S10 in person. Hence, Rokid also set up a personalized experience for participants where applause and cheers were presented to the players via Rokid Vision.
Previously, mixed reality (MR) was applied to the game back in 2017, when the audience was only able to see a virtual dragon modeled after an in-game dragon 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. Via the USB-C data cable, Rocked 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.
After its debut, Rokid Vision cooperated with international single-seater auto racing competition Formula 1 (F1) and provided fans with an immersive track experience. Through the sensors and cameras equipped on the car, users were both able to visually and physically experience the F1 game.