Genius Sports, a global leader in sports data technology, has partnered up with DreamHack to "help DreamHack protect its competitions from the threat of match-fixing."
DreamHack won't be the only ones benefitting from the partnership, as Genius Sports will also distribute data and video streaming for DreamHack's events in the regulated betting market.
CEO of Dreamhack Marcus Lindmond expressed his excitement about the partnership, saying: "We are very pleased to team up with Genius Sports and have them assisting us with our ongoing integrity work across all our pro tournaments. But we're equally excited to have them as official data partner and bring live data to their network of partners around the world."
Moritz Maurer, Head of Esports at Genius Sports, says this is an example of "an esports rights holder taking control of the data that powers betting markets on their matches in order to protect its integrity."
DreamHack's next event is Dreamhack Winter 2017, which will run from December 1 through to December 4, and will take place in Jönköping, Sweden. Do you think this partnership can help tackle the issue of match-fixing?