Comunio teams up with Sportsradar to provide player performance scores

Comunio, a fantasy sport provider across Europe, has entered a deal with Sportradar, a sports data and digital content provider, to create their player performance scores across the top European leagues starting this summer.

Comunio provides fantasy football leagues based on ten of the top European competitions, including the UEFA Champions League, the top two divisions in Spain and Germany, as well as the top leagues in France, Italy, England, Portugal and Turkey. Fans from a range of European countries, including Spain, Germany, England and France assemble fantasy teams from across any of these ten competitions and test their expertise.

Speaking about the deal, Comunio CEO Fabian Loschek said: “The members of our fantasy football sites across Europe are some of the most passionate, knowledgeable and discerning football lovers there are. Some spend a lot of time and energy researching and weighing up their line ups. We love and share that level of dedication. That is what drove this deal.”

This Index uses performance data collection across the most important competitions in Europe with an in-house developed objective algorithm that crunches and weights all of those data points to generate an accurate performance score.

Loschek added: “We wanted to provide a level of performance data and analysis that would match the attention to detail of our users. Sportradar’s Premium Soccer is a game changer that records over 100 types of microevents per match, evaluates their quality, weights their overall importance and then uses a sensitive algorithm to generate a deeper piece of analysis. I can’t wait for the season to kick off and our thousands of users to experience a whole new level of engagement in the leagues they follow and love”.

The Sportradar’s Player Performance Index uses performance data collection across the most important competitions in Europe with an in-house developed objective algorithm that crunches and weights all of those data points to generate an accurate performance score. Player performance scores will be based on Sportradar’s Player Performance Index throughout the 2017/18 football season.

Sportradar’s Digital Sport head of Business Development James Heneghan said: “In a summer of big signings, this, for us, is a hugely important one. Comunio’s faith in our product, our processes and our attention to detail is a powerful endorsement for us as we know how demanding they are on behalf of their users. At Sportradar, we challenged ourselves to look deeper into performance to provide scores and other data-driven solutions that really provide a more complete picture. Fans nowadays want a level of engagement and insight that was impossible just years ago, but we are proud to meet and exceed that demand with our Premium Soccer offering and our partnership with Comunio”.

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