The International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ), a sport that merges table tennis and football, has launched a new interactive app called SQILLER in which players will be able play the game remotely using artificial intelligence (AI).
The digital football game uses AI, computer vision and machine learning technology to analyse a players movements and ball trajectory, scoring how closely it matches the skills being displayed on a player device.
FITEQ Chairman Viktor Huszár stated: “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 smartphone 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.”
Players will also be able to go head to head against other fans in its ‘Battle feature’, where the aim is to outscore your opponent with the number of skills they can perform.
As players work their way through the stages, the skills become more difficult whilst also allowing fans to develop new abilities with just a ball and mobile device. Users record themselves, accurately recreating those skills to the best of their ability in order to progress to the next round.
As part of its promotional campaign, Teqball Ambassador Ronaldinho and Teqball legend like Cafu among others, have set a variety of skill challenges within the app.
SQILLER has launched in Hungary, Italy, France, Spain and the UK with it expected to be available globally in the coming weeks.