Esports tournament organiser PGL has agreed a multi-year deal that will see Odin.gg remain as the exclusive provider of data and integrity services for several of its events.

Under the terms of the new deal, Odin.gg has reinforced its position as the organisers exclusive provider of data and integrity services for PGL’s Dota 2 and Counter-Strike 2 events, including a minimum of eight Dota 2 headline events along with a minimum of eleven Tier 1 Counter-Strike 2 tournaments.

Silviu Stroie, CEO of PGL, stated: “At PGL, our core mission is to craft the ultimate esports experience on a global scale. Independence, innovation, and integrity are the pillars we stand on, promoting fairness and sustainability within the esports world. In Oddin.gg, we’ve found an ally that resonates with our ethos, making them the ideal partner as we forge ahead. 

“Our ongoing partnership solidified through a multi-year contract, echoes our mutual commitment to the community of esports. With Odin.gg’s unmatched data and integrity expertise, we’re elevating our tournaments beyond mere excitement to meet the highest benchmarks of fairness. United, we are on a quest to curate unrivalled esports events, propelling this dynamic industry toward a vibrant and thrilling future.”

Covering from 2024 to 2026, the partnership renewal comes at a significant time as PGL looks to expand its annual event roster. In addition, there will be new regulations starting 1 January 2025, which mandate the separation of tournament organisers from teams to create a more competitive and varied landscape for Counter-Strike 2 tournaments.

Odin.gg will collaborate with the organiser on some of the biggest esports events, following on from the impressive PGL Major Copenhagen, which became the third-most watched event in Counter-Strike history.

The upcoming Wallachia tournament in May will be the first competition taking place under this new agreement. However, as mentioned above, Odin.gg will work on tens of tournaments across the years, which will each have prize pools of at least $1m and be played in by the world’s best teams.

Marek Suchar, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Partnerships at Oddin.gg, said: “Our commitment is to affiliate with the premier entities in esports, and PGL stands out as a peak of excellence within the tournament circuit. Their team has masterfully orchestrated the top three most-watched Counter-Strike and the two most-watched Dota 2 tournaments in history. 

“With the dynamic evolution expected in 2025, we are both excited and privileged to align with PGL’s visionary path for the esports community to support, protect and entertain esports fans. This partnership is a strategic step towards enhancing the global esports experience, and we eagerly anticipate the groundbreaking advancements PGL will introduce for Counter-Strike 2 and Dota 2 in the years ahead.”

Data continues to be integral to the esports industry, proven not only by this deal, but by a recent agreement between Team Vitality and data provider Abios, which was created to increase fan engagement on the esports club’s app. 

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