Kambi Team acquires esports business Abios

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Kambi Team has acquired world esports professional Abios for an preliminary thing to consider of SEK 150m ($17.2m) in funds, with up to SEK 120m to be paid out in earnouts.

This sort of earnouts will be associated to product or service development and the long term revenue performance of Abios. The offer “transforms Kambi into a main company of esports merchandise and companies as it seeks to capitalise on the emerging chances inside of this swiftly developing vertical,” a statement from the sports betting firm read through.

“The esports classification has lengthy been beneath mindful consideration by Kambi and we now sense it is the opportune minute to get the following action and construct out our capability in what is a vertical of good world likely,” claimed Kambi CEO and Co-founder Kristian Nylén (pictured).

“In Abios, we attain the esports DNA we keenly sought, and which enhances the heritage and experience we now possess in athletics betting.”

The acquisition was spearheaded by Abios CEO Oskar Fröberg and CTO Anton Janér, the two of whom will continue to be in their roles next the offer.

“Oskar and Anton have crafted a excellent crew that understands what it can take to be successful in esports and I’m fired up to not only see the Abios business mature, but also what the integration of Abios to Kambi’s modular system will bring to esports betting in the upcoming,” included Nylén.

Established in Stockholm in 2013, Abios is an esports info and odds supplier, presently doing work with operators these kinds of as Kindred Team and LeoVegas Group, as very well as technological innovation enterprise Microsoft.

Fröberg commented: “Having created a potent partnership more than lots of decades, we believe that Kambi to be the ideal lover for Abios. Not only do they have faith in in our people and capabilities, but we share the similar values and extended-term vision. 

“The possibility in esports is compelling as ever and we look forward to exchanging knowledge with Kambi and adding their working experience and muscle mass energy to our entrepreneurial character.”