Cologne/New York/Berlin – ESL FACEIT Group (EFG), the leading competitive games and esports company, and Bayes Esports, the leading source for official esports live data, today announced a strategic match data partnership that will run until 2025. The collaboration will see Bayes Esports become the exclusive match data provider for several esports leagues, tournaments, and events hosted by EFG, comprising of all ESL Pro Tour in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) competitions, ESL Impact and FACEIT Collegiate CS:GO Tournaments, and all EFG’s Dota 2 properties.
Bayes Esports and EFG are expanding their partnership after successful preceding relationships aimed at building the match data infrastructure necessary for esports to reach its full potential. With Bayes Esports’ cutting-edge technology in the esports data industry and EFG’s leading position and experience in the competitive games and esports industry, both parties are able to continue benefiting from the strategic partnership and professionalize the esports industry as a whole.
In addition, both companies will establish a dedicated team to innovate and transform in the space of data-driven content creation, and EFG will gain access to the existing technological product portfolio of Bayes Esports. While continuing to collaborate on best-in-class practices to protect the integrity of esports, which includes the use of Bayes Esports’ premium integrity market monitoring and rightsholder protection.
Besides continuing to advance esports integrity and the expansion of the offered data portfolio through the added FACEIT-branded and ESL Impact competitions, the new partnership also includes new data-driven Bayes Esports brand integrations in broadcast segments and at live events.
Moreover, Bayes Esports and EFG are looking to build on the existing game data technology stack to create innovative solutions for media and fans. This includes the development of data-driven and automated content-creation solutions for EFG and its partners. One such solution lies in the further development of “Project V,” an innovative tool that automatically synchronizes video and data to create content such as highlight clips that can be posted on social media.
Martin Dachselt, CEO & Managing Director of Bayes Esports, stated: “What a tremendous start we have had to 2023. To be able to make some many impactful announcements, one of which being this absolutely momentous partnership with EFG, is incredible. Besides being a great sign for us that shows that we are on the right track and that what we are doing is catching on with the industry’s most important players, it’s also a clear statement towards the gray market of the esports data industry. With the leader in competitive games and esports and data from over 12.000 matches by our side, we can move forward and continue to shape esports around official data, ensure the integrity of its biggest events and give those that hurt the long-term development of this industry through improper offerings no quarter.”
“Over the last couple of years, we were able to establish uniform industry standards for official data together with Bayes Esports. Because of our joint initiatives, we are at the forefront of preserving and promoting integrity in esports,” said Bernhard Mogk, Senior Vice President Global Business Development & Commercial Strategy at EFG. “We are excited to continue our long-term strategic partnership and to keep on innovating in the area of data-driven content solutions to create additional value that will contribute to the long-term commercial sustainability of the entire ecosystem.”
The ESL FACEIT Group is the leading competitive games and esports company. At EFG we create worlds beyond gameplay where players and fans become community. The company is built on the great legacy of the world-renowned ESL, FACEIT, DreamHack and DreamHack Sports Games brands. We harness this legacy to further innovate and develop the esports and gaming landscape worldwide. Working with our developer, publisher, brand, and media partners, we deliver products and experiences that accelerate gaming culture and make gamer communities come together. Join us on the journey as we help gaming communities thrive by creating worlds beyond gameplay that unite players, fans, and creators around the esports and games they love.
About Bayes Esports
Bayes Esports is the world’s leading esports data supplier. We have built an unmatched, diverse ecosystem of 450+ data consumers, covering all relevant use cases from media, service providers, and analytic companies to betting operators and community partners.
With BEDEX, our global, best-in-class data platform, we provide the fastest, most reliable and accurate esports data on the market, powering top tier clients from Google to bet365 with more than 10.000 live matches per year.
Thanks to exclusive partnerships with ESL FACEIT Group for their CS:GO and Dota 2 esports properties, BLAST Premier, and Riot Games for LoL Esports, we are exclusively providing content impacting 80% of official live esports betting turnover.
Our data portfolio is completed by further partnerships with BTS, OGA, and KRAFTON for PUBG: Battlegrounds, allowing us to offer the most relevant range of official data coverage in the industry.
We believe in an open ecosystem and in healthy competition, that drives innovation in the market. Our mission is to drive prosperity and sustainability for everyone in the esports industry.