SBC News strengthens Czech esports footprint with Tipsport data partnership strengthens Czech esports footprint with Tipsport data partnership 

Esports data provider has partnered with Czech esports tournament organiser PLAYzone and its flagship Tipsport Counter-Strike 2 event. 

Sponsored by Tipsport, the biggest Czech betting agency, the competition has signed as its Official Data & Integrity Partner in a multi-year contract spanning across several editions of the PLAYzone event. 

Pavel Kristián, Project Manager of PLAYzone, said: “As a tournament organiser, we are happy to partner with companies with such understanding and knowledge about esports.’s data products and integrity-related services are top on the global market, while Tipsport is a household name in the Czech and Slovakian Republic. Together, I am sure we will offer a top tier European tournament.”

For 2024, will take up the duties of an official data provider covering the four seasonal cups starting in March and leading up to the final in November. 

Marek Suchar, Managing Director and Co-founder at, commented: “I am thrilled to once again partner with Tipsport and PLAYzone, whose contributions have been instrumental in shaping the Counter-Strike landscape in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. 

“We are committed to supporting both established and emerging tournament organisers in this dynamic industry, recognizing the challenges they face in event management. 

“We were happy to offer a long-term deal, as is here to be part of the esports ecosystem – that relates to offering top esports betting B2B services as well as supporting TOs.”

The Counter-Strike esports scene across the Czech Republic and Slovakia has grown significantly over the last few years thanks to a close collaboration between PLAYzone and Tipsport, which will now be further enhanced by

Martin Ptáčník, Head of Sponsorship and Events Department at Tipsport, added: “The partnership of such significant entities is proof of the strength and attractiveness of the Czech market, and it brings a new quality to the world of Counter Strike 2. 

“It confirms to us that our decision to join forces with the MČR four years ago and thus invest in the support and development of esports in the Czech Republic was the right one, and we are very much looking forward to further developing the project.”

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