About | Game-changing esports analytics - Shadow

We are the esports analytics experts

The short version of

Our Story

Founded in 2016, Shadow is the first dedicated, multi-title esports analytics solution. Supporting Counter-Strike: Global Offensive at launch, we soon added products for League of Legends and Dota 2, and our global list of clients at the top tier of international competition continues to grow.

Every piece of data Shadow collects and every metric, tool, and visualization we build is informed not only by our direct experiences with esports team ownership, coaching, and competition, but also by insights gathered in close partnership with the championship-winning coaches, analysts, and players who use Shadow every day. While we draw inspiration from proven practices within traditional sports analytics, we’re keenly aware of what makes each esports title unique—from data collection to match preparation techniques to performance measurement. We use this wide range of perspectives to create innovative, custom solutions that contribute to the only outcome that really matters: better in-game performances.

Shadow is a product of Shadow Esports, a Berlin-based esports startup that harnesses the power of big data to build tools and services that help players and fans to understand and master their favorite esports games. We are backed by BITKRAFT, an early stage investor and company builder focussed entirely on the esports sector.


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Our Staff and Leadership

The Shadow team includes 18 staff dedicated to product design, development, testing, security, and client support. We are rooted in the DOJO Madness offices in Berlin, Germany, while some of the team dials in from other parts of Europe or North America.

Ben Riewe

Ben is an eight-year gaming industry veteran. He used to work for European's biggest AAA free to play publishers and was responsible for monetization & product strategies. In 2014 Ben joined Dojo Madness as one of the founding employees were he currently acts as CEO of Shadow.

Roman Almeida

Roman has started his first venture backed gaming studio at 19 and after a decade long hiatus he has rejoined the startup game in 2016 at Dojo Madness. He is leading the tech team at Shadow since 2019, trying to bring a pragmatic perspective to the technical challenges his team faces while trying to deliver the biggest impact to our customers.