The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has partnered with esports data provider PandaScore.
As a result, Pandascore has been named an official data partner of ESIC. The data firm will contribute to the ESIC by monitoring betting market behaviours and uncovering data-driven insights, which will support the commission’s ongoing risk monitoring activities.
PandaScore will join an exclusive class of data-bused business, which includes the likes of Esports Charts and other yet to be announced companies.
Stephen Hanna, ESIC’s Director of Global Strategy and Partnerships commented: “We are excited to further expand ESIC’s growing network of official data partners with the entrance of PandaScore as ESIC’s latest official data partner.
“Reliable data is at the centre of ESIC’s ability to effectively administer its Integrity Programme. Partnering with reliable data providers that possess an integrity mindset, like PandaScore, is a step towards more effective administration of a global integrity framework.”
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The partnership is expected to facilitate collaboration between both organisations to assists ESIC in identifying and investigating suspicious betting.
PandaScore is already a trusted esports data and odds supplier, with partnerships in the industry such as Scientific Games, as well as clients such as Entain Australia, which run Ladbrokes’ brands and CSGOEmpire.
Flavien Guillocheau, CEO of PandaScore added: “Partnering with ESIC is a milestone moment for PandaScore, solely driven by our commitment to combat match-fixing and uphold our industry’s integrity to the highest standards.
“Through the power of high-quality data, we hope to be a key contributor to the successful implementation of ESIC’s Global Integrity Framework, ensuring the sustainable growth of our burgeoning esports industry.”
Esports Insider says: This is a huge deal for PandaScore, as yet another data-driven ESIC partnership comes to the forefront of the industry. As more data-integrity partnerships start to arise, hopefully, the Esports Integrity Commission can strengthen its operations in order to crack down on potential ongoing betting market risks.