Activision Blizzard has partnered with Sportradar to protect the integrity of its Call of Duty League and Overwatch League.
The multi-year deal will see Sportradar implement a “comprehensive” integrity in both leagues to battle betting-related corruption.
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Sportradar will monitor the global betting activity of both leagues, reporting any potential breaches in an attempt to maintain integrity. It will also provide access to its specialised “intelligence and investigation services unit” and look to educate players on the risks and rules on betting.
Jason Hahn, Head of Strategic Initiatives at Activision Blizzard Esports, spoke on the partnership in a release: “Call of Duty League and Overwatch League have long taken steps to safeguard the integrity of matches, and working with Sportradar is a step to further reinforce the importance of fair play. As our esports activities continue to grow and as fans increasingly engage with wagering on matches, we need to ensure we are doing as much as we can to proactively protect our ecosystem.
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