Turner and Eleague have announced that their Street Fighter V Invitational 2018 will be the first major tournament for a fighting game to track eye movements, using partner Dell Gaming and Tobii's eye trackers to give an insight into what goes on during matches.
The tournament, which starts today and runs for five weeks, will host 22 of the world's best players, competing for $250,000 USD in prize money. Projectors and sensors provided by Tobii will track eye movements and use the data to create a visual of where the competitors look in each match (see the image below), an overlay of which will be shown during Dell's Getting Technical analysis segments, with the commentary team offering their own analysis too.
"As esports continue to grow, technology presents unique opportunities for fans to have a window into the decision making of these highly skilled pro players," said Robert Occhialini, Vice President of esports Products and Technology at Turner Sports. "Like in traditional sports, these esports stars have distinct abilities that we can now show as part of Eleague's live event coverage, and we are excited to offer viewers an unprecedented level of access to live fighting game competition through our partnership with Dell."
This has already been used in CS:GO competitions before, but do you think this will be interesting to see in SFV?