Sportradar forms audiovisual & integrity partnership with Fortuna Esports

James Watson, Betradar

European esports tournament organiser Fortuna Esports has announced that it will enter a multi-year audiovisual and integrity partnership with Sportradar.

Forming the partnership, Sportradar will act as the exclusive global provider of betting and audio visual streams and transmissions for Fortuna syndicated matches and competitions.

Fortuna, one of Europe’s leading esports tournament organisers, hosts events such as the new ‘Esports Balkan League’, which has a total prize pool of 23,000 EUR on offer – the largest prize funding in the history of esports within the Balkan region.

Updating the media, Fortuna Esports CEO Mihajlo Jovanović Dzaril said the partnership came at an opportune time in the lead up to the launch of the all-new Balkan League: “This is a ground-breaking partnership for us in what is a very exciting time at Fortuna as we get set to launch the Balkan League. Sportradar are global leaders in their field and share our enthusiasm and passion for gaming. Their streaming, data and integrity services will offer crucial support in our efforts to promote the best professional players from our region whilst providing enthusiasts worldwide a truly enjoyable and credible esports experience.”

Further to boosting its audio visual capabilities, moving forward Fortuna competitions will be monitored by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System, which will monitor global betting activity across all the matches.

James Watson, Head of esports at Sportradar, commented on the agreement: “This new relationship will allow us to add to our growing coverage of esports games and tournaments across the world. We are experiencing a real momentum in the market now, as tournament organisers are really engaging with our suite of services and realising how we can amplify their competitions in their region but also further afield. What Fortuna are driving is a real sea-change in the way esports is organised and promoted around the Balkans and we are really excited that we can do our bit to help and protect that growth.”

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