Sportradar head of esports departs over betting breach


Sportradar parted ways with its head of esports following the revelation that he was betting on esports matches.

Sportradar issued a statement on Tuesday about the investigation and indicated that only small amounts of money were wagered on matches.

The company also said that the Esports Integrity Coalition, with which Sportradar partners, found no reason to believe that the company’s integrity services for esports were in any way compromised.

The internal inquiry was ‘led by two of the most senior management in the company’.  Importantly, no evidence was found to suggest that James was using privileged information to bet, nor that he bet on any events where integrity concerns were raised by ESIC (Esports Integrity Coalition).

Furthermore, there was no evidence to suggest that he was engaged in any manipulation of pricing for the purposes of betting through any of his online activity.