October 22, 2020 – Rokid, a provider of augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR) glasses, has today announced that its technology will be available for fans to use as part of an event at this year’s League of Legends (LoL) World Championship semi-finals tournament held in Shanghai, China.
As part of Tencent’s “Worlds 2020 Takeover Shanghai” campaign, fans of the popular MMORPG game will be able to use a pair of Rokid Vision AR glasses to witness an immersive augmented reality LoL experience, which will feature a virtual dragon character from the game hovering over the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, transforming the surrounding area and transporting fans to the Summoner’s Rift, an in-game location from LoL.
Furthermore, whilst wearing Rokid Vision, fans will be able to witness the space surrounding them change to include personalized features such as highlights of the game, close-ups of a favorite player, team names, logos, and other information.
Rokid first introduced its Vision mixed reality glasses at AWE USA 2019. Through a combination of Rokid’s binocular optics, AR and AI capabilities, the glasses extend existing user interfaces with augmented and mixed reality (via a USB-C connection) for devices including phones, laptops, gaming consoles, helping to enhance productivity, entertainment, and gaming. The glasses are also 6 Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) enabled, allowing users to experience more natural interactions with the 3D virtual content that is projected within their visual field.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, there are limited seats at the 2020 League of Legends Global Finals, and many fans cannot attend in person to watch. This is therefore the first time that League of Legends fans will be able to use AR glasses to enhance their experience of LoL, thanks to Rokid.
This is not the company’s first time employing the use of its AR and MR solutions to offer event fans new experiences though. In 2018, Rokid, in partnership with Teslasuit, created an immersive experience for Formula 1 fans. The experience utilized data and camera footage collected from Formula 1 vehicles, and using the Rokid Vision glasses and Teslasuit’s somatosensory haptic suit, reproduced tactile feedback that enabled users to experience the visual impact and physical experience of driving a Formula 1 car.
For more information on Rokid and its augmented and mixed reality offering, please visit the company’s website.
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