Sony patent its personal eSports betting platform
ony information a patent for a playing system that would doubtlessly enable PlayStation customers to make bets on reside esports occasions.
The patent was filed in 2019 however revealed this month, and describes a system that enables customers to wager forex (together with Bitcoin) or digital objects, with odds decided by machine studying.
The patent may, in concept, be used to permit reside match betting on eSports video games corresponding to these held through the EVO preventing sport match, which the PlayStation dad or mum collectively acquired earlier this yr.
In response to the patent, Sony’s system would use the previous histories of gamers or eSports groups to find out betting odds supplied to spectators viewing gameplay. This knowledge might be decided from both the present online game being performed or a participant’s complete preventing sport historical past, together with win-loss ratios and extra.
The patent describes the flexibility for the system to entry sure sport knowledge to help betting. “For instance, video could also be searched to establish the place within the video a digital grenade has the opportunity of killing one, two, or three characters,” the patent reads, thus offering odds for such a state of affairs.
The patent additionally describes a system for betting in opposition to buddies or different spectators. Customers may ship others wager proposals chosen from a predetermined record, corresponding to the subsequent character to get hit. The patent means that spectators may even select to set their very own odds, or go along with these set by the system.
As with Sony’s many different patents, the knowledge revealed this month doesn’t essentially point out that such a system will ever be carried out, solely that the corporate has developed the thought.