At CES 2019, Alienware officially open Alienware Academy – an online competitive gaming training platform – to the public, and with the use of Tobii eye-tracking technology, has the potential to dramatically change the way players behave at events. .
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Available now in beta, Alienware Academy offers video lessons from esports experts at Team Liquid and Renegades, as well as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player Jordan Gilbert.
Lessons at launch focus on first person shooters, specifically Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and a “Custom Challenge Card” lets you try out the skills you’ve learned in a game environment.
In addition, Alienware Academy promises to “get into the mind of a skilled competitive gamer”, so you should learn Why the best players use certain strategies rather than just seeing them do it.
For those with Tobii eye-tracking technology in their setup, you’ll gain additional insight through analytics to see where you’re looking and any weaknesses in your game that could be caused by your gaze and not your reflexes.
The Alienware Academy announcement comes just after Tobii and Alienware revealed the Area-51m laptop, which features Tobii technology by default. Alone, the Tobii 4C Eye Tracker $ 169 and can be used with an existing gaming PC. The device gives you the ability to aim your weapons in a game with just your gaze, control the camera, and perform other special actions. The functionality varies depending on the game you are playing, but there are several top AAA titles supported.
Tobii is also entering the VR space by teaming up with HTC on the Vive Pro Eye. The headset has built-in eye tracking, making it unnecessary to use a controller for many functions in games, and it can also be used for businesses using a virtual reality program.
Taking lessons for competitive play is not uncommon, especially when it comes to Fortnite. Some parents have even started paying tutors to teach their children how to improve in the game, and as colleges have started offering esports scholarships, there are worse things they could spend money on. their money.