Genius Sports partner with esports platform and league provider FACEIT

Genius Sports partner with esports platform and league provider FACEIT

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Posted by Sam Cooke
Genius Sports have added a partnership with gaming platform FACEIT to existing partnerships with the Premier League, La Liga and AFC.

Earlier this month Genius Sports announced a partnership with gaming platform provider, and creators of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league FACEIT. The partnership kicked off with the commencement of Season 3 of the ECS which started on April 14th.

It adds esports to Genius’ industrious portfolio of partnerships with global sports federations including the Premier League, La Liga and AFC. The company has developed an analytics platform for Counter-Strike that provides real-time data driven predictions. The ECS will also benefit from Genius Sports’ Esports Bet Monitoring System which will assist in monitoring betting markets and will provide alerts to any unusual market patterns. Part of the package will also include educational workshops conducted by Genius Sports to help educate the esports world around the vitally important topic of integrity.

The platform developed by Genius is said to transform in-game data into split-second predictive outcomes and performance assessments of teams and players. Fan engagement and betting activity are measured across an array of bookmakers thus allowing them to identify suspicious patterns in wagering liquidity.

Part and parcel of Genius Sports business is the development of data visualisation assets and score applications and thus fans of the popular esports title should look forward to some innovative features and statistics heading their way courtesy of Genius.

Moritz Maurer, Head of Esports at Genius Sports told “Genius Sports has invested significantly into esports enabling the industry to see increased value through distribution of its data through media and sports betting. Initially our investment into the development of modelled data solutions resulted, in late 2015, with the launch of the world’s first in-play B2B esports betting products. However, more recently we have seen new opportunities to leverage this technology through media applications which culminated in the launch of the Genius esports platform that will help drive fan engagement and ultimately improve accessibility.”

He added: “Furthermore, as FACEIT’s chosen technology partner, we have a responsibility to safeguard the integrity of their events by providing systems that monitor and safeguard against the threats of match-fixing and betting-related corruption. As FACEIT and the wider esports community understands, protecting the integrity of games is fundamental to the continued success and explosive growth of esports around the world.”

TotallyGaming says: A new partner for Genius Sports that could well be very exciting. Everyone’s getting involved with esports and Genius are now well placed to take further advantage of the burgeoning industry.



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