BOSTON/CHICAGO—June 29, 2020 —Today, Stats Perform, the SportsTech leader in data and AI technology, announced a multi-year extension with the digital sports entertainment and gaming provider DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG). The deal provides DraftKings access to Stats Perform’s unparalleled sports data feeds for use in its daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests and DK Live, the company’s play-by-play fantasy app.
Through the partnership extension, DraftKings will incorporate Stats Perform data from a multitude of professional sports leagues, including the NBA, MLB, NHL, WNBA, FIBA, CFL, college football, men’s college basketball and most top soccer leagues worldwide. The increase in data accessibility will allow DraftKings to further expand its daily fantasy contests across different sports and countries.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with DraftKings to create a fun and exciting DFS experience for sports fans worldwide,” Stats Perform Chief Revenue Officer Steve Xeller said. “Using Stats Perform data, DraftKings has sparked innovation and dramatic growth within the fields of predictive sports analytics and digital entertainment. As interest in DFS continues to grow, we look forward to our continued work with DraftKings to power a new wave of AI-powered sports statistics that drive new insights and opportunities for the DFS experience.”
Since its inception in 2012, DraftKings has collaborated with Stats Perform to deliver an interactive, cutting-edge experience for sports fans and DFS players. Through the extended agreement, Stats Perform’s proprietary data will continue to power new offerings on DraftKings’ innovative fantasy app, DK Live, offering a more immediate and customizable fantasy sports experience.
“DraftKings has become a premier destination for skin-in-the-game sports fans,” said Ezra Kucharz, Chief Business Officer at DraftKings. “Our growing list of DFS games are extremely popular and require fast and accurate data for fans who are following along to games in real-time. Through our longstanding partnership with Stats Perform, we have developed an important layer of trust between our customers and the sports data they interact with. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Stats Perform as we expand our offerings in the U.S and abroad.”