In a multiyear partnership, leading esports tournament and league organiser ESEN eSports will be calling on Sportradar to collect and distribute audio-visual and data content across those competitions, including the King of Nordic tournament. Moreover, the partnership is underpinned by the fact that Sportradar’s award-winning Fraud Detection System will be monitoring all those competitions in order to identify any instances of match-fixing.
As part of the multi-year deal, Sportradar will be the exclusive worldwide provider of betting audio-visual streams and transmissions for matches played within ESEN eSports competitions. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of sports-related data and content, Sportradar will also distribute all the official data from the tournament organiser’s competitions.
A key pillar of the deal was the employment of Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System, which monitors and analyses betting patterns from over 600 operators around the world, including esports-only bookmakers.
ESEN eSports CEO Joakim Stenberg felt that this partnership was a great step forward for esports: “By establishing this partnership with Sportradar, we have developed a new source of revenue for the company but we have also unlocked a range of content opportunities that will increase insight and improve engagement in the matches and competitions we are hosting. I am especially proud to have put the Fraud Detection System in place. This is such a critical piece of the deal and will give priceless peace of mind to players, coaches and our spectators and fans wherever they are watching”.
Mark Balch, Esports Product Manager at Sportradar, added: “Following our award for Best Esports Supplier at the end of last year, we have seen a real spike in interest from both esports competitions organisers who want to get broad and credible engagement, as well as betting operators who want the richest mix of leagues, tournaments and competitions in their offering, safeguarded by our peerless Fraud Detection System. It is an exciting time in esports and we are delighted that key stakeholders in the esports ecosystem recongise our unique propsition and our commitment to safeguarding the integrity of all competitions we work with”.
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About ESEN eSports
ESEN eSports AB is Sweden’s first public company that is one hundred percent focused on esports. ESEN is one of Sweden’s biggest streaming company covering esports and gaming. The company produces large esport tournaments, like King of Nordic from their independent production studio in Stockholm and creates and stream tournaments from events like DreamHack, Copenhagen Games and the computer festival Birdie.
Sportradar is the global leader in understanding and leveraging the power of sports data and digital content for its clients around the world. We provide cutting-edge solutions and services to media companies, bookmakers, sports federations and state authorities. Partnering with the likes of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the National Football League (NFL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) as their official data partner, we have provided numerous rights holders with the tools and services to unlock the full power and impact of their data. Besides being a market leading company in the sports betting and media industries, Sportradar also operates a unique Fraud Detection System (FDS) which is relied upon by law enforcement agencies as well as several sports federations, including ESL, the NBA and FIFA. More than 1,000 businesses in over 80 countries rely on Sportradar’s data depth and quality services in their daily business. Headquartered in Switzerland, Sportradar has offices in 34 other cities and employs over 1,800 highly experienced staff worldwide. More information can be found on www.sportradar.com.
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