Sony recently issued a patent, filed in 2019, regarding its own online betting platform. According to the patent, this could allow real-time betting on eSports events such as the Evolution Championship Series (EVO). The system would also calculate the odds of a team or a player based on their previous results or based on a single match. At the moment, there is no officiality that the patent is actually implemented.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has patented its online betting system, according to a patent filed in 2019 and released this month. In theory, the patent could be used to allow live betting in eSports events such as Evolution Championship Series (EVO), the largest and most prestigious fighting game tournament in the world recently acquired by Sony.
According to the patent, the system would use the career and achievements of any competing player or team to determine the odds and then offer those odds to players watching the gameplay. The system could consider either the single match of the player or even all of his previous results.
Additionally, the platform would be able to access match data to determine the odds. “For example, it will be possible to identify in gameplay where a virtual grenade has the ability to kill one, two or three characters,” reports the patent. The system would then provide the probabilities for those scenarios.
The platform could also offer various special bets (such as match length or how long it will take a player to win) and even allow friends to bet against each other. It might even allow viewers to choose their own odds instead of just relying on those of the system.