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Bayes Esports joins forces with GRID to support Esports World Cup partnership

| By Guy Parsons
Two leading providers of esports data services join forces to drive match integrity and community engagement globally for the world’s single largest esports event.

Two of the leading companies in esports data, Bayes Esports and GRID, are partnering up to support the single largest esports event in history, the Esports World Cup. They are working together to provide comprehensive official data solutions that will help drive match integrity and community
engagement worldwide.

Starting on 2 July, and running for eight weeks, the world’s best esports teams will compete across 21 game titles and 22 tournaments to be crowned the first ever Esports World Cup Club Champion. The unique cross-game format and an unprecedented prize pool of $60m makes the EWC one of the most exciting events of the season.

Bayes Esports and GRID will help bring engaging and immersive fan experiences to the event’s global audience through live data. Both Bayes Esports and GRID have a long-standing history of advocating for official data in the esports industry. Both companies have a shared vision of
building a sustainable infrastructure for esports which can only be done by forging official data partnerships. By uniting together, Bayes Esports and GRID can ensure the reliability, integrity, and innovation for the Esports World Cup.

Commenting on the announcement, Charles Hanley-Nickolls, chief procurement officer of GRID, said: “The Esports World Cup is unmatched in its ambition and scale in our industry, and their vision for the future is equally impressive. It’s a great pleasure to collaborate with Bayes Esports on this project to help provide integrity services and deliver community access to official data from the event. Bayes Esports and GRID both bring unique strengths to the table and this combined offering will be a first in the industry. We’re really excited about the potential of this partnership.”

Amir Mirzaee, co-CEO and managing director of Bayes Esports, said: “Partnering with GRID for the Esports World Cup marks a pivotal moment in our industry, bringing together the two leading data providers. We want to unite our strengths and tackle integrity and grey market issues together. Jointly, the companies can expand on the individual successes of the companies and build an overwhelmingly powerful service portfolio. We are both committed to delivering unparalleled data experiences built on fair and transparent practices. In doing so, we will fortify the esports industry as a whole.”

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