GRID received the certification following an audit conducted by the eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) body. The body inspects, tests and certifies online gambling systems.
“This is an important milestone in the evolution of the data standards accreditation, with GRID being the first esports-focused data company achieving the accreditation,” said Khalid Ali, CEO of the IBIA. “It recognises a high level of integrity in the collation and distribution of esports data by GRID, which in turn gives an important reassurance to those parties wishing to utilise that data that it is of a high level of reliability and accuracy.
“It is essential that consumers have confidence in the integrity of the product and of the data supply chain creating that product.”
Companies that receive the data standards accreditation must comply with the IBIA’s three principal standards – data collection processes, data integrity and personal vetting and training.
“GRID has been created upon the conviction that official data assets should be standard in gaming and esports,” said Mikael Westerling, chief security officer at GRID Esports. “For the past four years, we have been building and improving our technology to ensure that the quality of our service, reliability of data and level of support we offer to our partners enable the sustainable growth of the industry we are passionate about.
“We are proud of what we have achieved so far and being awarded the IBIA accreditation is a testimony to the hard work of our team and a great motivation to strive for excellence.”