T1 invests in Mobalytics: Ramps up players’ performances for ‘Valorant’

T1 invests in Mobalytics: Ramps up players performances for 'Valorant'

T1 Entertainment invests in Mobalytics as it readies its players, ramping them up for future eSports competitive scenes, most especially for Riot Games’ Valorant. 

T1 Entertainment & Sports (T1) has recognized the success of Valorant in the professional scene, which is why they’ve decided to invest in creative tools that’ll help their players dominate Riot’s newest title.

As Valorant nears its summer release, the eSports community is expecting a very competitive battleground. Despite still being in its closed beta phase, multiple tourneys have already been conducted by third-party organizations, two of which are hosted by T1 itself.

Also, it looks like T1 Entertainment is preparing to buff up its players as a long list of pro players have already publicized its move to the 5v5 tactical shooter game.

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T1 Entertainment x Mobalytics

According to the company’s official press release, Mobalytics is an “analytical startup” for eSports, which “analyzes in-game data to improve player performance.”

Mobalytics is was the winner of TechCrunch Disrupt Battlegrounds in 2016. Currently, it is the leading player analytics platform.

This collaboration will reportedly provide T1 players with personal gaming assistants to help master game mechanics of certain a title.

T1 CEO Joe March expresses:

“All of our players, coaches, and teams across the T1 portfolio rely on in-game analytics, which is why we thought it was so important to invest in Mobalytics. We are especially excited to collaborate with the Mobalytics team to help build out new training programs for Valorant so we can continue to see talent develop and grow within Riot’s new title.”

Services not limited to Valorant

Accordingly, Mobalytics’ task is to “accelerate training programs” inclined with the Valorant gameplay. Basically, the Santa Monica-based player analytics platform has done “extensive research” on CS:GO players and how to apply certain techniques to Valorant, as both titles relatively possess similar mechanics.

Aside from building a new Valorant training program, Mobalytics will also provide tools and separate analytics for other Riot Games titles such as League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra, and Teamfight Tactics. 

Mobalytics is looking at a long-term goal of being capable of breaking “new ground across all of competitive gaming,” and not just in Valorant. 

As of the moment, the T1 team competes in the South Korea professional league for League of Legends. Reports say that T1 has the “most world championship titles in the game’s history.”

Aside from its team up with Mobalytics, T1 has also partnered with Nike and BMW.

Images courtesy of T1 Entertainment & Sports, Florian Olivo/Unsplash


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