Genius Sports and DreamHack sign major data rights and integrity partnership
Genius Sports becomes Official Data and Integrity Partner of one of world’s biggest esports tournament hosts
(London, UK – 24 October 2017) Genius Sports, the global leader in sports data technology services, has signed an extensive data and integrity partnership with DreamHack, the largest digital festival in the world and host of high profile esports tournaments.
The agreement will see Genius Sports not only distribute data and video streaming from DreamHack’s esports events in the regulated betting market globally, but also help DreamHack protect its competitions from the threat of match-fixing.
As DreamHack’s Official Data and Integrity Partner, Genius Sports will alert the organisation to suspicious betting patterns identified by its sophisticated integrity monitoring system, which boasts an unmatched view of regulated and unregulated markets across the globe.
Genius Sports will harness the collection of live statistics from all DreamHack-hosted esports events to supply data-driven solutions to the media industry, as well as to offer the most accurate and reliable data services and streaming to regulated betting operators.
Marcus Lindmark, CEO of DreamHack, said: “We are very pleased to team up with Genius Sports and have them assisting us with our ongoing integrity work across all our pro tournaments. But we’re equally excited to have them as official data partner and bring live data to their network of partners around the world.”
Moritz Maurer, Head of Esports at Genius Sports, said: “This partnership is the latest example of an esports rights holder taking control of the data that powers betting markets on their matches in order to protect its integrity. It’s also an exciting new commercial opportunity for DreamHack and one that we are in a unique position to facilitate through our unrivalled and highly regulated distribution arm.”
About Genius Sports (www.geniussports.com)
Genius Sports is a global leader in sports data technology, distribution, commercialisation and integrity services. We provide innovative, data-driven solutions to sports leagues and federations that maximise fan experiences and drive the commercialisation of official data through digital channels. Genius Sports has become the trusted partner of hundreds of sporting bodies, including the world’s largest international federations and professional leagues.
For esports, our cutting-edge analytics platform provides real-time predictions to enhance the way data is used to engage fans around the globe. We help to protect competitive integrity through a market leading portfolio of consultancy, educational and technical solutions designed to safeguard sports and esports from the threat of match-fixing. Headquartered in London and across 16 locations worldwide, Genius Sports is recognised as one of the fastest growing sports technology companies in the world.
About DreamHack (www.dreamhack.com)
DreamHack is the world’s largest computer festival. DreamHack’s core, and origin is the LAN party, with the major festivals in both Europe and North America. The events are a platform for eSport, knowledge and creative competitions, music acts, lectures by game developers, Internet & game culture, cosplay, the DreamExpo and much much more. DreamHack is also a production company with a focus on gaming, esports, music and arena productions for both traditional TV and digital content providers. During 2016 DreamHack had more than 230,000 visitors to its events and close to 40 million hours of content watched by viewers who followed the broadcast online.
Source: Genius Sports
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