Game data company GRID has expanded its partnership with tournament organiser PGL to become the official game data partner of three Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) regions in 2023.
The data rights deal will include the DPC regions of North America, West Europe and China.
According to the release, GRID will fully own the rights to DPC data to provide integrity services, data security services and an additional monetisation channel for the circuit. The data that GRID collects will also be available to the media, Dota fans and the esports community.
The news comes after GRID was named the official data partner for PGL’s Dota 2 Major in Arlington and the CS:GO Major in Antwerp in 2022. The partnership between GRID and PGL first started in 2019, with both entities collaborating on several events since then.
The DPC tournaments that GRID will service in 2023 span across all seasons for each region. As such, the includes the Winter Tour (January 9th – February 21st), Spring Tour (March 12th – April 25th), and Summer Tour (May 15th – June 27th).
The three Tours bring together the top Dota teams around the world, with the goal of earning DPC points and securing an invitation spot at The International. Earlier this month, Valve unveiled the locations for all three Dota 2 Majors taking place in 2023.
Charlie Hanley-Nickolls, Chief Procurement Officer at GRID, commented on the deal: “The DPC is a staple of the Dota 2 scene and the wider esports industry, and we are proud to be a part of it alongside our long-standing partner, PGL.
“We were proud to become the PGL data partner for the previous Majors organised by PGL, and are now thrilled to have been entrusted with several regions of the DPC. We are very much looking forward to providing our services to top-tier Dota 2 competitions around the world in 2023.”