Sports data specialist Genius Sports has signed a data rights and integrity partnership covering all esports events organised by Swedish digital festival DreamHack.

DreamHack is the world's largest "digital festival" and features live concerts, digital art and esports competitions, attracting tens of thousands of participants.

"This partnership is the latest example of an esports rights holder taking control of the data that powers betting markets on their matches in order to protect its integrity," Genius Sports head of esports Moritz Maurer commented.

"It's also an exciting new commercial opportunity for DreamHack and one that we are in a unique position to facilitate through our unrivalled and highly regulated distribution arm."

The data and integrity partnership gives Genius Sports the right to distribute data and video streaming from DreamHack's esports events to regulated betting partners, alongside tournament monitoring services to detect unusual betting activity.

"We are very pleased to team up with Genius Sports and have them assisting us with our ongoing integrity work across all our pro tournaments," DreamHack chief executive Marcus Lindmark said.

"But we're equally excited to have them as official data partner and bring live data to their network of partners around the world."

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