Champion Gaming CEO Ken Hershman noted that adding Inpredictable gives “us best-in-class advanced analytics in basketball to give players the winning edge”
The strategic partnership will add a new platform for NBA and WNBA analytics
Champion Gaming (TSX-V:WAGR) Group Inc., formerly Prime City One Capital Corp, and the new corporate head of EdjSports and Football Outsiders, have announced that wholly-owned subsidiary EdjSports LLC has struck an exclusive partnership with Inpredictable, which includes the integration of Inpredictable’s proprietary formulas and analyses.
Inpredictable’s founder, Michael Beuoy, began Inpredictable as a venue for publishing Beuoy’s team rankings based on betting market information. It has since evolved into a general playground for sports analytics work, focusing primarily on the NBA and WNBA.
Inpredictable has developed win probability graphs for every NBA game going back to the 1996-97 season – the beginning of the NBA play-by-play era – as well as for the entire 22+ year history of the WNBA. Additionally, there are other tools built around the concept of win probability related to player win probability, a top-games finder, and a “record explainer.”
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Throughout the partnership, Champion Gaming (TSX-V:WAGR) and its subsidiaries will receive access to Inpredictable’s data and analytics. Beuoy will continue to develop Inpredictable’s models and will act as a strategic advisor to Champion Gaming (TSX-V:WAGR). Beuoy will also help develop data analytics and win probability models for horse racing, soccer, and tennis.
“As we continue to grow Champion Gaming (TSX-V:WAGR), we seek to partner with leaders in the sports betting analytics space,” Champion Gaming co-founder and CEO Ken Hershman said in a statement. “Like EdjSports and Football Outsiders in football, adding Inpredictable gives us best-in-class advanced analytics in basketball to give players the winning edge.”
Meanwhile, Frank Frigo, who is the Chief Innovation Officer at Champion Gaming and co-founder of EdjSports, noted that Mike Beuoy and Inpredictable are “an ideal fit” for Champion Gaming.
“Their unique metrics and sophisticated modeling capabilities, particularly in the NBA, represent the top tier of sports analytics,” said Frigo.
For his part, Beuoy said he is excited to collaborate with the “talented” Champion Gaming and EdjSports team and “to bring my tools and insights to a broader audience.”
Inpredictable joins other analytics properties in the EdjSports portfolio, which include the following:
- Football Outsiders – the original NFL football analytics website founded by Aaron Schatz known for its proprietary DVOA and DYAR statistics;
- EdjSports – the go-to resource for independent, sportsbook agnostic betting tools and insights and the revolutionary prescriptive analytics tool trusted by NFL teams and Super Bowl Champions;
- EdjVarsity – a predictive play-calling analytics tool for high school football programs that launched this past spring; and
- Massey Ratings – provides objective team evaluation for professional, college, and high school sports.
Champion Gaming is building the moneyball of sports wagering. It is a sports content, data and analytics company that provides predictive and prescriptive analytical models and win probability applications and statistics in the sports industry for teams, media, fans, and bettors.
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