Polish bookmaker STS has penned a new partnership with esports data company RTSmunity, in order to further enhance its presence across the esports betting sector.
STS has been at the forefront of blending traditional sportsbook standards with esports, having been the first bookmaker to sponsor an individual player. The partnership with RTSmunity will continue the company’s growing reputation in the sector, providing more data and analytics over an array of esport titles such as Dota, CS:GO and League of Legends.
Celebrating the new partnership, Mateusz Juroszek, CEO of STS, emphasised: “Seeing the rise of esports, not only in Poland, but worldwide, it feels only natural to increase our presence in this field. That’s why we have teamed up with guys from RTSmunity.
“This partnership allows us to have a wide offer of markets, covering all major esports events like Dreamhack, or Intel Extreme Masters. The complex range of markets, tournaments coverage, and uptime of 95% are the crucial things we are looking for. We are convinced esports have got a lot of potential, and together with RTSmunity, we will be a dominant part of that”
STS has continued to capitalise on the growing popularity of esports, having already increased its revenues more than ten-fold from £59m to £630m over the last few years, with the growth attributed to an expansion in its competitive gaming division.
RTSmunity’s CEO Pavol Krasnovský added: “Just as we consider RTSmunity to be the leader in esports odds-providing, we consider STS to be the leader in the European betting market. That’s why we chose to launch this partnership and bring a full coverage of esports titles and tournaments to customers.
“Esports as a business is a very dynamic area, and the same goes for our company. Our mathematicians and developers are constantly working on new ways of analyzing esports titles, so that we can keep increasing our offer and coverage of events and game aspects. The viewer base of esports and investments in this field are only a glimpse of what esports will become in five or ten years.”
Despite primarily operating within its domestic Polish market, STS expanded its business across a number of other European markets in February last year, with ‘plans for further international expansion’ in the future.