The recorded data –which will include player information, team information, game results, in-game statistics and more — will be used as the official resource as a data archive and as proof of credentials for professional players. The first two esports categories to be addressed with the partnership are League of Legends and FIFA.
According to the announcement, the goal of the partnership is to create a resource for teams and players to create strategies or coaching methods for tournament success, assist teams in finding new talent in the amateur scene, and to create a historic archive of Korean esports.
“It is very meaningful that we will be able to work with the association that has been working diligently to develop esports in Korea,” said Choi Sang-in, CPO of OP.GG. “We will be working to make Korea the center of the esports market in a rapidly expanding global market by creating the most internationally trusted esports data management system.”
The current OP.GG website has been one of the most popular resources of searching League of Legends player statistics in Korea and North America, including those of professional players. This will be the first officially created esports data archive on a national scale, and is expected to be a resource to both professionals and independent players alike.