Sportradar enters into multifaceted ESEN eSports agreement

ESEN eSports, a tournament and league organiser within the vertical, and Sportradar have entered in to a multiyear partnership, related to data streaming and integrity across a breadth of competitions.

The sports betting solutions providers are to collect and distribute audio visual and data across competitions, including the King of Nordic tournament, with the Sportradar fraud detection system also set to monitor them in order to identify any instances of match-fixing.

ESEN eSports states that the employment of the fraud detection system, which monitors and analyses betting patterns from over 600 operators around the world, including esports-only bookmakers, was a key proponent of the deal.

Joakim Stenberg, ESEN eSports CEO, stated: “By establishing this partnership with Sportradar, we have established [and] 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.”

As part of the deal Sportradar is to be exclusive worldwide provider of betting audio visual streams, and transmissions for matches, played with ESEN eSports competitions, whilst also distributing all official data.

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 recognise our unique proposition and our commitment to safeguarding the integrity of all competitions we work with.”

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