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GRID Signs Multi-Year Deal With Ubisoft for Rainbow Six Esports 

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James Fudge

Berlin-based gaming and esports data platform GRID announced Thursday that it has signed a multi-year deal with French publisher Ubisoft to serve as the company’s exclusive esports live data platform.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

GRID will begin this new partnership by collaborating with Ubisoft to grow its esports data ecosystem for BLAST R6. with the first set of esports data being made  available during the BLAST R6 Major Atlanta.

Further, GRID Esports will oversee the distribution of all official BLAST R6 data assets, including “major global and regional tournaments” such as BLAST Majors and Six Invitationals. 

GRID and Ubisoft have also collaborated to establish the data infrastructure and APIs required to source data from the esports gameservers, GRID noted in its release. That data includes “granular, real-time, in-game statistics for pro players, teams, and matchups,” which will be available “exclusively on the GRID Data Platform” 

The BLAST R6 Major Atlanta kicked off on Oct. 31,  in Atlanta, Georgia, and will run until Nov. 12. Tournament organizer BLAST announced at the end of October that it had partnered Eureka Ergonomic and CTRL for the event.

The officially-sanctioned competition for Rainbow Six: Siege features 24 of the world’s top teams competing for a lion’s share of the USD $750K USD prize pool, and league points to qualify for the Six Invitational 2024 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  

 

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James Fudge

With a career spanning over two decades in the esports and gaming journalism landscape, James Fudge stands as a seasoned veteran and a pivotal figure in the evolution of esports media. His journey began in 1997 at Game-Wire / Avault, where he curated gaming and community news, laying the groundwork for his expertise in the field. In his more recent roles, James cemented his status as an authority in the esports business sphere as Senior Editor Esports at Sports Business Journal and The Esports Observer between 2018 and 2021.

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