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European eSports to benefit from new partnership between Fortuna and Sportsradar

Monday, 11 September 2017 06:34
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Tournaments run by one of the leading eSports organizers in Europe, Fortuna Esports, are set to be boosted by Sportradar’s world-leading audio-visual streaming, data and integrity solutions thanks to a new global partnership announced today between the two organisations.

As part of the multi-year deal, Sportradar will be the exclusive worldwide provider of betting audio-visual streams and transmissions for all matches played within Fortuna Esports competitions. This includes the new Esports Balkan League, which has a total prize pool of €23,000 on offer – the largest prize fund in the history of esports in the Balkan region. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of sports-related data and content, Sportradar will also distribute all the official data from the tournament organiser’s competitions.

Additionally, Fortuna Esports tournaments will be covered by Sportradar’s award-winning Fraud Detection System, which will be monitoring global betting across all the matches.

Fortuna Esports are an internationally-renowned Balkan esports tournament organiser, with a current focus on popular eSports games including CS:GO and League of Legends. The company recently announced the establishment of the Esports Balkan League, which is set to premiere on the 11 September. 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.

Fortuna Esports CEO Mihajlo Jovanović Dzaril said the partnership came at an opportune time in the lead up to the launch of the all-new Balkan League, “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.”