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Genius Sports forms FACEIT partnership boosting ‘Esports Championship Series’ fan engagement & integrity safeguards

Genius Sports forms FACEIT partnership boosting ‘Esports Championship Series’ fan engagement & integrity safeguards

Mark Locke, Genius Sports

Sports data and media rights supplier Genius Sports continues to expand its presence within the burgeoning eSports market, by confirming that it has agreed a partnership with leading competitive gaming platform FACEIT.

FACEIT operators of the ‘Esports Championship Series’ (ECS) will integrate Genius Sports data and analytics platform provisions to monitor ECS fan engagement and interaction and further safeguard its league integrity.

Genius Sports development stated that the innovative technology behind the system is the first of its kind to be applied to an eSports league.

Genius Sports development stated that the innovative technology behind the system is the first of its kind to be applied to an eSports league. The platform transforms in-game data into split-second predictive outcomes and performance assessments of teams and players.

Simultaneously, fan engagement and betting activity are measured across a vast array of bookmakers, providing the data visibility required to identify suspicious patterns in wagering liquidity, a critical measure for the prevention of match-fixing.

Announcing  its ECS partnership, Genius Sports detailed that the new provisions would be live the start of ECS Season 3 beginning on 14 April

“Integrity has always been the core value for FACEIT and ECS,” said Michele Attisani, Chief Business Officer and Co-founder of FACEIT. “We are very aware of the challenges all leagues face as the industry grows and we felt this was a logical next step to safeguard our fans and stakeholders. Genius Sports is the trusted and go-to platform for all major sports leagues, their unrivalled experience in this sector alongside the newly developed technology specifically designed for CS:GO makes them an integral partner for ECS as the league continues to grow.”

“We are incredibly excited to partner with FACEIT and ECS with our ground-breaking eSports technology to help increase fan engagement,” said Mark Locke, CEO Genius Sports “as well as help ensure players and fans are treated to a fair and transparent game, and ECS league representatives are equipped with information and tools necessary to maintain a clean, honest and exhilarating contest.”