GRID announces data partnership with KeSPA

23 February 2024


GRID partners with KeSPA
Image credit: GRID / KeSPA

Game data platform GRID has announced a partnership with the South Korean e-Sports Association (KeSPA).

The deal will see GRID provide the Korean association with access to its esports data services. Moreover, the partnership will introduce official esports data from several games to the country.

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This is the first time that the KeSPA is partnering with a data company in the country. The Korean association, founded in 2000, is one of the oldest federations in the world, and is supported directly by the South Korean government.

According to a release, GRID and KeSPA will work together to ‘utilise official esports data services’ and ‘ensure international alignment with the South Korean vision and framework of sustainable esports growth’. In practice, this means that the KeSPA will have access to data provided by GRID, which includes the likes of League of Legends, VALORANT, PUBG, Dota 2 and CS2, among others.

The two parties did not disclose whether all of the games that GRID supports will be a part of the deal, but did note that they plan on working to ensure that the introduction of game data into the Korean esports ecosystem ‘is in line with regulations’.

Moritz Mauer, Founder & CEO at GRID, commented: “Together with KeSPA we share a mutual interest in supporting the Korean esports market with access to official live match data. We aim to empower local stakeholders with tools to further professionalise their esports programs and enhance broadcast entertainment, all while ensuring associated Korean esports data is handled with integrity and only comes from official sources.”

GRID has secured several partnerships in the early days of 2024. The company partnered with broadcast company LTN and fantasy esports platform E-GO App in January, and extended its esports data partnership with betting company DATA.BET in February.

Ivan Šimić
Ivan comes from Croatia, loves weird simulator games, and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about tech and esports in Croatia, and is now doing it here.