FITEQ merge AI and football to create active esport app SQILLER
3 April; 2020; Budapest, Hungary: The International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ) has launched interactive app SQILLER in Hungary, Italy, France, Spain and the UK, merging artificial intelligence (AI) and teqball skills to create an active esport. FITEQ plans to launch the app globally in the coming weeks.
SQILLER is a digital football game, which allows teqball enthusiasts from anywhere in the world to practice their teqball skills, using only a ball and a mobile phone. Teqball Ambassadors, including Ronaldinho, and Teqball legends like Cafu, have set a variety of skill challenges within the app. Users must then record themselves accurately recreating those skills to the best of their ability.
SQILLER uses artificial intelligence, computer vision and machine learning technologies to analyse the player’s movement and ball trajectory to score how closely it matches the skills of the Teqball Ambassador on screen. As players work their way through the stages, the skills become more difficult and more rewarding. There is also a ‘Battle feature’, which allows players to go head to head against other SQILLER players around the world and attempt to outscore them with the number of skills they can perform.
FITEQ Chairman Viktor Huszár initially launched the concept with Ronaldinho at the Web Summit in Lisbon in November 2019, in front of 15,000 people.
FITEQ Chairman Viktor Huszár said:
“During these challenging times, FITEQ is a strong advocate of staying safe, but also staying active. SQILLER is flexible to the user’s preferences and only requires a ball and a smart phone before connecting them to a global community of people staying active through the app. With many countries enforcing social distancing to help combat coronavirus, FITEQ wants to help people maintain and improve their physical and mental wellbeing and we believe SQILLER is the perfect way to do this.”
The app is available to download on iOS (iPhone 8 and higher).
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