After watching some E-sports recently and wondering myself how wearables could play a part, it is interesting to hear, Huami announced it is partnering with McLaren Applied Technologies to develop smart wearables for e-sports.
According to recent data, the global market for e-sports is expected to see growth in the coming years.
The 2018 revenues hit an estimated $905 million, and this is expected to increase to $1.1 billion this year and $1.5 billion in 2020.
After personally watching E-Sports centred around F1 and autosports there is much similarity between virtual and real motorsport. We are also seeing teams creating an E-Sports team that shares the same names with teams Like McLaren F1 and Mercedes AMG F1 team.
The first stage of the collaboration will see Huami’s tech used to help select the winner of the McLaren Shadow Project e-sports event in Woking, England.
The competition, which launched last July, saw over 500,000 people apply to join in. Those interested can watch a live stream of the finals on the McLaren YouTube channel on January 16th and 17th.