Esports data and technology company Abios has announced a partnership with Russian sports platform Sports.ru.
As part of the deal, Sports.ru will implement Abios’ data to its services to boost its esports offering and enable growth. Specifically, the sports platform will incorporate several features including match-and tournament calendars and in-depth statistics.
Aleksey Pontyakov, Senior Product Manager at Sports.ru, commented: “We have a lot of Dota 2 and CS:GO fans, and we need a stable data source, especially during main events like The International or PGL CS:GO Majors. Abios do it really great.
“Our users want to get a lot of information about their favourite teams, players, they want to know tournament schedules. Also, some of our users are biggest fans, and they dive into game analytics deep during or after the match (and of course the more data the better).”
According to the release, Sports.ru aims to fill the gap for a community platform for esports fans in Russia and the CIS region (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus etc).
Its esports offering currently covers Cyber.sports.ru, an android app called Well Played and an app for Russian esports team Winstrike Team.
The platforms allow for fans to take part in news, tournament-and match schedules as well as community features for esports.
Jacob Howard, Key Account Manager at Abios, said: “Sports.ru and their esports initiatives have come a long way and answer the need for esports coverage in CIS-countries, as many fans, teams and players are housed in the region.
“We’re well-aligned with their mission to bring esports to a position where it’s on par with other sports and recognised as the ground-breaking phenomenon it is.”
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Abios will be able to support Sports.ru’s offering with esports data, enabling match and tournament calendars as well as live statistics-and streams. For dedicated fans, the granularity of the data provides an opportunity to deep dive into both live in-game and post-game statistics.
Esports Insider says: Esports has grown dramatically in the CIS region and is among the most popular sports in Russia and Ukraine. Sports.ru looks to take advantage of this unique opportunity and offer additional services to its customers. By collaborating with Abios, which provides a wide range of data-driven products, Sports.ru is set to reach its goals in short order.