DOJO Madness launched a Dota 2 version Wednesday of its analytical software Shadow, which aims to increase the types of information that can be drawn from a game.
“We aim to provide the cutting-edge tools professional gamers need to outpace their opponents,” Ben “Noxville” Steenhuisen, the DOta 2 product lead for DOJO Madness, said in a news release. “Every professional match featuring every kill, smoke, bit of movement, draft decision; every action teams care about is captured, processed, and stored on Shadow. Shadow Dota 2 delivers the ultimate data unlock in gaming.”
Shadow aims to help professional teams identify patterns in play using aggregated data, precise replay parsing, and intuitive interfaces, including heat maps. The service has already been used by three teams during The International 7 for the express purpose of scouting out the play patterns of the other teams.
Shadow already operates analytical software for Counter-Strike and League of Legends. The feature was utilized during the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier that concluded last week. Chris Schetter, the general manager of Counter-Strike tools for DOJO Madness, told Slingshot last month the use of Shadow could also expand.
“Hopefully what that will allow the analysts to do is tell better stories,” Schetter said. “The analysis they’re providing is far more clear. As time goes on, and we figure out what the production wants out of compiled statistics or things like that, or tracking particular metrics over the course of an ELEAGUE season. Those are things we’re still discussing and exploring, and it’s just best to kind of figure those things out as they start to produce some matches with the tool.”