Esports data company GRID Esports has received the IBIA Data Standards accreditation from the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA).
GRID is the first esports data company to receive accreditation from the IBIA. To achieve this, GRID has fulfilled the IBIA’s requirements when it comes to the quality of data collection and distribution in esports betting.
Founded in 2005, the IBIA is a non-profit organisation that aims to increase the quality of betting by having its members undergo a process of certification and due diligence. IBIA-certified betting companies are primarily vetted in three fields: personnel vetting and training, data collation, and data integrity.
GRID Esports successfully completed the audit needed to receive the IBIA seal of approval. This was conducted by the eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA). According to a release, the completed audit shows GRID’s clients that the company has a high degree of integrity and is certified to be one of the top players in its field.
Some other notable IBIA-accredited data companies include Sportradar and Stats Perform.
Khalid Ali, CEO of IBIA, commented: “This is an important milestone in the evolution of the Data Standards accreditation with GRID being the first esports-focused data company achieving the accreditation.
“It recognises a high level of integrity in the collation and distribution of esports data by GRID, which in turn gives an important reassurance to those parties wishing to utilise that data that it is of a high level of reliability and accuracy.”
GRID Esports has recently been on a renewal spree lately, having strengthened its ties with WePlay Esports, PGL, EMG and StarLadder this year. The company is a data partner to both esports betting firms, production companies and organisations, providing data that allows companies to diversify their revenue streams.