GRID reveals winners of GRID Esports DataJam hackathon competition 

05 October 2023


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Game data platform GRID has announced the list of winners for the inaugural GRID Esports DataJam, an esports-focused hackathon in partnership with Opera GX and Esports Insider.

Aiming to showcase the potential of esports data, the competition saw over 800 participants build a wide variety of projects using official data from the GRID Data Platform.

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The winner of the Main Category was GRID eSports Analytics, a real-time esports analytics platform using ChatGPT APIs. Second place went to crypto-based, esports micro-betting platform Meanwhile, the Public Choice award was given to Spaces, a data-driven platform designed to facilitate in-game sponsorships for live gaming streams. 

Featuring a total prize pool of $20,000 (~£16,500) across all its categories, the creator of GRID eSports Analytics secured $6,000 (~£4,950) and one year of upgraded access to the GRID Data Platform as a result of winning the Main Category. 

The Opera GX Category, which was established in collaboration gaming-focused browser Opera GX, challenged participants to build a solution which could enhance the company’s experience. GRID eSports Analytics once again claimed first, claiming another $6,000 as a result. Second place went to Dota 2 Grid Trackr, a browser extension that displays major events from a selected game in real time. 

Commenting on the GRID Esports DataJam, Moritz Maurer, CEO and Founder of GRID, said: “Making official data accessible to everyone has always been a central aspect of GRID’s mission. 

“The GRID Esports DataJam has shown that placing data in the hands of people is the best way to spark innovation within the ecosystem. The array of projects, ranging from the AI integrations to building prototypes of visionOS applications, stands as a powerful testament to the passion and creativity of the esports community worldwide.”

GRID Esports also announced five winners for being the ‘Most Creative App’, all of which secured three months of upgraded access to the GRID Data Platform. These include Livess, Dota2 Map Summarizer, CS:GO Event-Watch, GRID Stats with visionOS and DotaData.

Participants from over 150 countries took part in the event, GRID said. All projects can be viewed on the GRID DataJam website.

Tom Daniels
Tom has been part of Esports Insider's team since October 2020 and is currently the platform's Editor. When not playing Football Manager, he enjoys reporting on the mobile esports scene as well as the betting sector.