GameCo LLC, creator of the world’s first Video Game Gambling Machine (VGM) and a pioneer in skill-influenced gaming machines, is integrating GRID’s industry-leading esports data and streaming solution into land-based and online casino destinations. GRID is a technology-as-a-service platform designed to unlock the potential of
esports data with the goal of improving fan experiences and contributing to the sustainability and growth of the esports ecosystem.
The GameCo offering includes official and exclusive coverage of up to 80 percent of the leading esports competitions, real-time feeds of official data and streaming assets from esports events, state-of-the-art scoreboard and visualizations, and a range of services designed to unlock the potential of esports for casinos and sportsbooks.
Supporting the biggest esports titles like “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive,” “Dota2” and “League of Legends” at almost all major and minor tournaments, GRID’s best-in-class official esports data and analytics platform contextualizes in-game events against historical data in real time. GRID’s official and exclusive relationships allow GameCo to deliver the fastest and most granular data in the industry.
The partnership allows GameCo to unlock the potential of the GRID platform and its data assets to casinos and sportsbooks across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, enabling casinos to capture a slice of the projected $12.4 billion global esports betting market.
“Esports gambling is a tremendous untapped market across North America,” said Blaine Graboyes, co-founder and CEO of GameCo. “In partnering with GRID, our combined industry knowledge, infrastructure and technology will usher in a new era of engagement. We are thrilled to help make esports analytics and betting accessible for sportsbooks and players.”
“GameCo has cracked the code for revolutionizing the casino experience for a generation that is used to, and expects, quality game play in an accessible way,” said Moritz Maurer, CEO and co-founder of GRID. “We are always looking for strong partners who believe in esports and its potential in the same way we do. GameCo was a clear choice in this regard, and we are excited to expand our platform and efforts to a broader audience.”