Inspired is Unlocking the Future of Esports Betting using GRID Data

Inspired is Unlocking the Future of Esports Betting using GRID Data


Inspired Entertainment, Inc. has been developing and providing content, technology, hardware, and services for a variety of regulated betting operators around the world since its inception. Now, and in addition to there current portfolio of products, Inspired is looking towards the future of betting in the esports industry.

Inspired and GRID recently established a partnership focused on making this goal a reality, utilizing GRID’s Data Consumer Solutions and official data from the GRID Data Platform to power a virtual sports product that introduces a novel betting experience for CS:GO fans around the world.

Recognizing Opportunities in a Rapidly-Growing Industry

Over the last decade, the esports industry has continued to grow to impressive heights and develop as a multi-faceted ecosystem, with betting becoming a major player over time. This of course is what Inspired has been involved with outside of esports for years, and esports betting was the natural path of entry into the sector.

Inspired has developed virtual sports products for many traditional sports and is present in more than 32,000 retail channels, 100+ websites, and 35 countries. The success of virtual sports has proved itself in popularity, profit, and accessibility for traditional sports fans — and brining this concept to esports was the goal.

Inspired looked to GRID for the official esports data and industry knowledge, and to supply its developing virtual sports product with the data needed to power it.

Bringing an New Esports Betting Product to Life

Inspired and GRID established a partnership in May 2023, with the goal of brining each party’s expertise together, virtual sports and official esports data respectively, to create Re-Play eSports.

GRID is the commissioner of the global CS:GO competition, Champion of Champions Tour (CCT), a source of hundred of professional matches around the world since 2022. As a part of the newfound partnership, GRID is providing Inspired with official video feeds that are exclusive to CCT and will be showcased via Inspired’s Virtual Sportsbook and VPP platforms to new and existing customers.

Bets will be offered on a variety of possible outcomes including, which team will win, which team will get the first kill, and total number of
survivors. Additional bets include a range of prices such as Round Outcome, where bettors can predict the number of players still alive at the end of the round.

The Result: Re-Play eSports

Re-Play eSports is Inspired’s newest product, developing from the initial goal of fusing esports with virtual sports, and ultimately tapping into the future of the esports betting landscape.

Taking the wildly-popular global esport of CS:GO, a five versus five tactical FPS title, and meshing it together with the tried-and-tested betting experience in virtual sports aims to create a novel opportunity of engagement for esports fans. Many players who have grown up with competitive video games are now seeking gaming opportunities — Inspired and GRID are adapting the betting opportunities to fit the change in the community.

Key features include:

    • Game footage from the popular global series of CS:GO competitions, The Champion of Champions Tour (CCT), which features players at the highest level from professional teams across the globe

    • Events scheduled every three minutes and available 24/7

    • Standard eSports bet markets offered, as well as additional betting opportunities for a wider range of prices, such as Round Outcome (including players alive at the end of the round), Round Winner, First Kill in the Round, Time of First Kill, and Total Kills in the Round

    • Regulated as a Virtual Sports event and resulted by a certified Random Number Generator

    • No streaming lag as Re-Play eSports events are resulted and streamed in real time

    • Offered via Inspired’s Virtuals Sportsbook and VPP platforms to new and existing customers

The Re-Play eSports product has yet to be officially launched and available to the public. To learn more about the product, and to watch the official trailer, head to Inspired’s website.

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About Inspired Entertainment, Inc.

Inspired offers an expanding portfolio of content, technology, hardware and services for regulated gaming, betting, lottery, social and leisure operators across land-based and mobile channels around the world. Inspired’s gaming, Virtual Sports, interactive and leisure products appeal to a wide variety of players, creating new opportunities for operators to grow their revenue.

Inspired operates in approximately 35 jurisdictions worldwide, supplying gaming systems with associated terminals and content for approximately 50,000 gaming machines located in betting shops, pubs, gaming halls and
other route operations; virtual sports products through more than 32,000 retail venues and various online websites; digital games for 170+ websites; and a variety of amusement entertainment solutions with a total installed base of more than 16,000 terminals.

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