Genius Sports and DreamHack sign data rights and integrity partnership

24 October 2017


Genius Sports, has signed an extensive data and integrity partnership with esport tournament organiser DreamHack.

The agreement in place between the two companies will not only see Genius Sports distribute data and video streaming from DreamHack’s esports event across the regulated betting market globally, but will also see Genius Sports lend its integrity services in protecting DreamHack competitions from the threat of match-fixing.

Within the role as “Official Data and Integrity Partner”, Genius Sports will alert DreamHack to suspicious betting patterns which will be identified by a sophisticated integrity monitoring system which is already used and applied across both regulated and unregulated markets across the world. 

Another facet of the partnership will be Genius Sports harnessing the collection of live statistics and data from all DreamHack-hosted esports events to supply data-driven solutions to the media industry, as well as offering 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, commented: “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.” 

This is not the first esports rights deal signed by Genius Sports, as they add DreamHack to an existing deal with FACEIT and ECS which was signed back in April. The company boasts an impressive array of global sports federations and leagues in its portfolio, including the likes of the English Premier League, LaLiga and AFC. DreamHack will be the latest esports client to join the Genius ranks. 

Esports Insider says: Another big data rights deal in the space notched by the team over at Genius Sports. Data deals are always good news, and we look forward to seeing the fruits of the latest partnership in the space. Congratulations to both parties.