eSports operator Fortuna has announced the signing of a partnership deal with sports data technology supplier Sportradar, a deal which will see Sportradar become the exclusive worldwide provider of live data and streaming for all of Fortuna’s eSports competitions.
Sportradar will also distribute all the official data from all of Fortuna’s eSports competitions including the new Esports Balkan League set to debut later this month, which has a total prize pool of 23,000 EUR on offer - the largest prize fund in the history of esports in the Balkan region. The competition is the first professional esports league in the region and will feature some of the game’s best teams from eight Southeast European countries.
The deal also includes support from Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System, which will be monitoring global betting across all the matches.
In a statement announcing the deal, Fortuna Esports CEO Mihajlo Jovanović Dzaril said: “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.”
James Watson, Head of esports at Sportradar, added: “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.”