There are approximately 3.09 billion active video gamers worldwide, with almost $221.4 billion in global gaming revenue. In the fast and developing world of online gaming, companies that provide insights and tools to players hold valuable growth potential and advantages. OP.GG, a Korean company, has taken advantage of the industry’s dynamic growth, emerging as a game-changer for various online platforms. Using data-driven software, OP.GG is a game service platform that has helped to revolutionize the gaming industry and support individuals worldwide.
OP.GG was founded in 2012 by a group of young individuals who wanted to create a platform to make gameplay experiences more enjoyable, providing core services for people who may not even know they need them. Fast forward to 2023, the company has transformed online gameplay with over 55 million monthly active users on its website, mobile app, and desktop app.
The system that runs OP.GG uses artificial intelligence to provide statistical analysis and real-time game information for online multiplayer games. The company started by providing services for the League of Legends game before expanding to other popular games, including Fortnite, PUGB, Overwatch, and Valorant.
OP.GG equips gamers with detailed information, analysis, and personalized insights to enhance their gaming experience and skills. Leveraging data-driven insights from the official games’ APIs, the system uses vast amounts of game data to provide detailed statistics to players, such as win rates, champion rankings, and item builds, to help them make informed decisions.
Riot Games, the designer behind League of Legends and Valorant, allows developers like OP.GG to access game data through their developer portal and apply for a production API key. The company receives over 30,000 requests every 10 minutes for sparsely obtained production keys. These keys grant developers access to Riot Game’s database to make a public product for players.
Insights provided by OP.GG enable gamers to analyze their performances, identify their play styles’ strengths and weaknesses, and develop improvement strategies. During games, users can view and read through their opponent’s performance data to understand and exploit weaknesses to gain a competitive advantage. Players can also find the best characters to use based on the leaderboards and statistics of each region.
As an automated game data analytics software, the platform also offers various features such as live game tracking, which allows users to monitor ongoing matches in real time, and replay analysis, which enables players to review their gameplay and learn from their mistakes. These allow players to watch professional gamers, friends and matches directly from the platform. The company also utilizes previous data to provide personalized recommendations and builds based on a player’s recorded data and playstyle.
Since being established, OP.GG is now available in 23 languages on five continents: Asia, North and South America, and Europe. In 2022 alone, OP.GG achieved over ten million dollars in revenue, showing remarkable exponential growth compared to the previous year. They were recently awarded the ’10 Million Dollar Export Tower’ award at the 59th Trade Day Ceremony at COEX Mall in recognition of their economic contribution.
Looking ahead, the company hopes to continue fostering a vibrant gaming community for players. OP.GG has recently acquired the OGN channel from CJ ENM, the world’s first game broadcasting station, which has aided in pioneering esports. Collaborating with OGN, the company hopes to work towards developing game media and attracting a global audience.
OP.GG actively supports the future of competitive gaming – frequently sponsoring tournaments, hosting esports events, and collaborating with professional teams and players. They recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Ubisoft Entertainment and esports data service company Offiji, highlighting their commitment to promoting and developing professional leagues and the esports market.
Through their data-driven insights, OP.GG has helped to revolutionalize and foster an expanding gaming community. Their continued support and role in esports have helped promote the platform and allowed them to bring the stage to a broader audience. With its current assets and upward mobility, the company continues to develop its services to unlock and elevate the future of online gaming.
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