Abios: celebrating a decade in powering the esports sector

Abios: celebrating a decade in powering the esports sector

Esports data provider Abios has reached a new milestone, having announced its tenth year of trading this week. Over the past decade, the firm has expanded from providing esports data to fans to powering some of the largest entities in esports.

Sharing the news, CEO and Co-founder Oskar Fröberg, said: “We’re thrilled to reach the milestone of celebrating our 10th anniversary. It wouldn’t have been possible without our team or partners, and we’re equally excited about the next chapter of Abios. 

“Our current ambition is to get our new prediction products to the market that we believe to be on par or better than the leading products we see right now. After that, we’ll do what we’ve always done. We will innovate and create even better odds products based on our domain expertise in esports.”

Founded in 2013, Abios started as a direct-to-consumer esports data platform providing esports fans with schedules and results for upcoming esports matches. According to the company, the site drew “thousands of visitors monthly”, before expanding to include a widely popular chrome extension and mobile application, allowing fans to follow esports matches from everywhere. 

Having successfully attracted visitors, the company recognised that surviving on ad revenue alone was challenging. With various companies inquiring about buying its data, Abios pivoted into a Data-as-a-service model in 2016. 

The company is now a leading stakeholder in esports, fueling teams, sportsbooks, platforms, and search engines with data from the most significant esports titles, including League of Legends, Dota 2, VALORANT and CS:GO. 

Abios’ CTO and co-founder, Anton Janér, added: “It’s also worth noting that we’ll always be a data-driven company first and foremost. Our esports data API has powered countless websites in the past, and we’re looking forward to seeing what people will build with it in the future. 

“With more than 50 billion data points, we believe there are countless ways to build with our API. The building blocks are unrestrained, which means that there are plenty of things that can be made with our data that no one has even tried yet.”

In August 2021, Abios became part of Kambi Group PLC, but remains its own entity committed to enabling the growth of the esports industry. In its statement, it noted: “With the company’s dedication to providing the best possible service to its clients, Abios is positioned to remain a key player in the esports ecosystem for many years to come.”

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