Alongside the announcement of the ECS Season 3 finals FACEIT has also revealed a new partnership with GeniusSports.
GeniusSports is a company that creates data analytics solutions for multiple sports leagues across the world, including the NBA and Premier League. They have now developed a CS:GO analytics platform that provides real-time data driven predictions from information that they get from the ECS matches. This system will transforms in-game data into split second predictive outcomes and performance assessments of teams and players.
It will also provide data on betting on the ECS matches, and will alert all interested parties to any potential unusual betting trends, to help identify match fixing. The system will monitor betting markets in real-time and alert ECS to any unusual market patterns.
The partnership will also see the two work together to educate players and teams about betting and other issues through educational workshops conducted by the Genius Sports team.
“Integrity has always been the core value for FACEIT and ECS,” said Michele Attisani, Chief Business Officer and Co-founder of FACEIT. “We are very aware of the challenges all leagues face as the industry grows and we felt this was a logical next step to safeguard our fans and stakeholders. Genius Sports is the trusted and go-to platform for all major sports leagues, their unrivalled experience in this sector alongside the newly developed technology specifically designed for CS:GO makes them an integral partner for ECS as the league continues to grow.”
“We are incredibly excited to partner with FACEIT and ECS with our groundbreaking esports technology to help increase fan engagement,” said Mark Locke, CEO Genius Sports “as well as help ensure players and fans are treated to a fair and transparent game, and ECS league representatives are equipped with information and tools necessary to maintain a clean, honest and exhilarating contest.”