Whether you’re organizing a Counter Strike: Global Offensive tournament, posting live results to your website or simply want to record your own game data, you need a CS:GO esports API to make it happen. We’ve been keeping our eyes on esports APIs and want to share a few good choices whatever your project is.
Valve has a free CS:GO API that is more focused on the needs of tournaments, teams and players. The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Game State Integration site explains how to activate the game’s state-change notifications. With that information, you can:
- Trigger lighting, pyrotechnics and other stage events.
- Trigger lighting and haptic devices on your own gaming rig.
- Stream live, in-play updates to websites, apps and widgets.
- Annotate post-game videos.
eSports game data API providers
If you’re a tournament organizer or app developer who needs a more comprehensive set of tools, you’ll want to look at these B2B esports data providers. They offer CS:GO data APIs as well as feeds for other top esports.
If the name doesn’t make it obvious, Toornament’s primary customers are league and tournament organizers. The APIs cover all aspects of creating and running a tournament from seeding teams to game-play reporting and widgets. Besides offering a CS:GO data API, Toornament’s game integrations include LoL, PUBG, Fortnite, Rainbow Six, Overwatch and more. A free plan lets you use Toornament’s organizer software. For $599 per month, you get access to the Toornament API and up to 250,000 monthly requests. Custom solutions are also available.
GameScorekeeper provides fast, reliable and accurate esports data to developers in the media and gambling industries. Not as comprehensive as the others on this list, GameScorekeeper focuses on six games: CS:GO as well as Arena of Valor, Dota 2, Honor of Kings, LoL and Valorant.
Betting providers and top-ranked esports teams use Abios’ APIs on their websites. The company provides pre-match, live and historical data for CS:GO, Dota 2, LoL and nineteen other games. Coverage includes all tier 1 and tier 2 tournaments.
Multi-sport API providers
If your project’s esports coverage is part of a broader multi-sport service, then you may want to choose a data provider that covers traditional sport as well as esports. All of these providers offer CS:GO esports APIs. Because they are not as specialized, however, you will not get the same deep data provided by esports-only API companies.
Pinnacle Solution is the data services arm of online betting company Pinnacle. In addition to traditional sports data, the Pinnacle Solution iFrame API provides esports data from thirty-three games. Supported titles include CS:GO, LoL,Rainbow Six and Dota 2.
Of the multi-sports data providers we’ve looked at, SportRadar has the smallest coverage with only CS:GO, Dota 2 and LoL data available through its API. You can get pre-match and results data for all three. For CS:GO, however, you also get live data, maps and kill details. Contact SportRadar for pricing.
Goalserve provides data from fourteen sports as well as ten esports games. The company’s coverage includes CS:GO as well as StarCraft, LoL and Dota 2. You can pull schedules, live scores and results from all ten games. The CS:GO data API provides live stats. Monthly pricing is $100 and discounted annual or semi-annual plans are available.