Game developer and publisher Riot Games has partnered with React Gaming Group to provide the Canadian esports and iGaming company with access to League of Legends‘ API.
The partnership will give users on React’s peer-to-peer (P2P) tournament platform, Compete.gg, the ability to track performance data from matches more accurately than before.
The Riot Games API will allow the Compete.gg platform the ability to communicate directly with Riot’s servers, producing reliable data on player performance and match history.
The deal will grant Compete.gg access to LoL’s estimated monthly active playerbase of over 80m users. As part of the deal, Compete will enhance its LOL player profiles and provide stat tracking to allow them to improve.
The platform already tracks player stats for Epic Games’ Fortnite, and Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty. A press release by React did not mention whether Compete would bring on other popular Riot competitive titles, such as VALORANT or TeamFight Tactics.
The collaboration with Riot bolsters one part of React’s growing esports offerings. The group also owns esports gambling site LOOT.BET and Parabellum Esports, a Canadian professional team competing in Rainbow 6: Siege.
In a release, Ty Root, CEO of Compete.gg claimed that the platform has gained momentum since its rebrand last April, and that its ‘user-focused approach’ will allow it to stand out from numerous competitors in the space.
Meanwhile, Leigh Hughes, CEO of React Gaming was also optimistic about Compete’s opportunity for expansion. He said: “Compete.gg has achieved a lot in little time with little means and has lots of space to grow.
“We are convinced that our strategy of putting gamers’ needs first, combined with the addition of leading games such as League of Legends … has the potential to boost Compete’s brand awareness and, ultimately, its number of registered users.”