CS:SO games hosting website PvPRO has announced that it has signed a partnership with Sportradar to distribute the audiovisual streams and data from all its upcoming competitions on an exclusive, worldwide basis. In addition, the integrity solutions in the sport and eSports sectors provider will be employing its Fraud Detection System across PvPRO’s competitions.
PvPRO, who will be kicking of their Electronic Sports Global Tour with a first €200,000 prize-money stop in Myknonos this week, have put pen to paper on a multiyear deal that focuses in on audiovisual streaming rights for the global betting market, plus data distribution rightsfor the betting as well as non-betting ecosystems.
To protect all PvPRO’s competitions, Sportradar’s Integrity Services, which is one of the founding members of ESIC (the Esports Integrity Coalition), will monitor betting patterns from all relevant bookmakers and operators around the world in order to identify suspicious betting activity.
Speaking about the deal, PvPRO CEO Stamos Venios said: “Launching our first stop of our first ESG Tour is a super exciting development for us and we are delighted to have secured the involvement of top CS:GO teams such as SK, Virtus.pro and mousesports.
“To really kick the Tour off in style and with a statement of professional intent, we also wanted to bring on board the number one specialists in esports data, betting streams and integrity. Securing Sportradar’s support and expertise was really important to the credibility and distribution of the Tour and as we start this journey, we could not be happier to have Sportradar by our side.”
James Watson, Head of eSports at Sportradar added: “Tournament organisers in the eSports ecosystem are getting savvier about the opportunities and threats that they now face as interest and investment grows.
“Dealing with Stamos and his team has been a pleasure, as they really get what is at stake and we are really proud that they chose to trust us, our experience and our relationships to help them take the ESG Tour and their growing competition portfolio to the next level.”