PandaScore signs esports deals with Betcris & Pixel.bet

20 July 2020

Live esports odds and data provider PandaScore has signed new agreements with LeoVegas-owned esports betting operator, Pixel.bet, and Latin America-focused operator, Betcris.

The deals will see PandaScore provide real time esports odds and data to Betcris. Pixel.bet, meanwhile, will also benefit from the integration of Pandascore’s new esports stats widgets which are designed to provide esports fans with the statistical information they need to make improved betting decisions.

Key information such as recent wins and losses, head-to-head records ad in-game performance statistics will all be available through the widgets.

Esports fans have traditionally relied on external data to make their betting decisions – and a lack of official data is seen as a key reason esports betting websites struggle to provide the right content to their fans.

Eirik Kristiansen, chief executive at Pixel.bet said: “We were very impressed with the content capabilities of PandaScore’s esports Widgets and I’m excited that Pixel.bet is the first esports betting operator in the world to offer such an innovative data delivery tool to our players”. 

According to Flavien Guillocheau, founder and CEO of PandaScore, "successful esports betting is a matter of good luck and good judgement".

"[Whilst] PandaScore can’t help with the former, the latter can be greatly enhanced through the data provided to players and our new esports widgets,” he added.

“We’re delighted to launch this new innovation with leading esports betting operator Pixel.bet and to be providing esports data to a brand as well regarded as Betcris. We look forward to integrating with more leading operators in the near future”.

Given the lack of live sports throughout the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, esports betting has seen a recent surge in popularity. H2 Gambling Capital predicts a 35% year-on-year increase in gross gaming yield for the vertical in 2020, which would see esports betting account for 3% of all online betting by the end of the year.