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Abios Extends Coverage for FIFA

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As FIFA has grown in popularity, so has the demand for live-data. The quick gameplay and the resemblance to football has made FIFA a popular beginner-esports for both viewers and punters, which has driven the interest of betting operators and media publishers alike. Due to the increased customer demand, Abios has extended its coverage for FIFA to both live-and pregame data.

Live football was put on halt due to the pandemic, resulting in a spike in popularity for esports games such as FIFA. The game, which is developed by EA Sports, reached a record-breaking number of viewers during the FIFA 21 Challenge. The one-day event experienced an average per-minute viewership of 254k viewers, putting it on par with popular esports titles such PUBG, Rocket League and Rainbow Six Siege. FIFA seems to have kept up its high engagement and viewership, making it all the more lucrative for sportsbooks and media publishers. Due to the popular demand, Abios has extended its coverage for FIFA to both live-and pregame data.

We have high expectations on the continued development of FIFA as a proper esports. It has since the pandemic become abundantly clear that games based on real sports are a tremendous bridge between regular sports fans and esports. Even though regular football is back on track, we believe that FIFA still holds its place as a filler product and sport for those who can’t wait for the next match. We look forward to continuing to improve our FIFA coverage and data quality through official data partnerships with the tournament organisers.”

Oskar Fröberg, CEO at Abios

Live Data Coverage

Live and pregame data will be obtainable for all tournaments in Tier 1, 2 and 3 in FIFA. This includes popular tournaments such as LigaPro, FIFAe World Cup and 2021 FIFAe Nations Cup. Additionally, there are several new data points including stoppage times, scores and half times. More will be added continuously, such as ball tracking, which is currently in beta.

Computer Vision

Abios collects live data by using state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms, computer vision (CV). The algorithms extract and analyse data in milliseconds by using object tracking, object detection and segmentation models on images from streams. After collection, the data gets further verified and cleaned by the algorithms, ensuring our customers get the latest and most accurate data.

Implementation

Live data for FIFA can now be implemented into any and all esports projects. Extensive development documentation and test environments are available to ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible.

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Dignitas Partners with Virus International

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Dignitas, the esports vertical of New Meta Entertainment (NME), has announced athletic wear brand VIRUS International as its Official Game Day Apparel Partner.

As per the deal, VIRUS International will create Dignitas’ Official Competitive Game Day uniform including the Official Team Jersey with logo presence on the front of the jersey, Game Day Warm Up and Performance Workout Apparel kits which include T-Shirt, Sweatshirt, Hoodie, Player Jacket, Joggers and Leggings. Both kits will be uniquely designed to fit Dignitas Women’s and Men’s teams. All apparel will be co-branded with Dignitas and VIRUS International.

Dignitas will integrate Dignitas and VIRUS International co-branded merchandise into its online store, which will be available for fans to purchase at DignitasStore.com.

“We’re excited to partner with Dignitas and break into the esports & gaming community. The synergy is perfect. VIRUS’ mission has always been to provide the highest quality gear to our athletes in order to help them perform their best and to enable them to achieve their athletic & lifestyle goals without restriction,” Ashley Gomez, Director of Brand & Partnerships at Virus International, said.

“VIRUS operates at the forefront of the latest innovations in apparel and bio-physical technology which has allowed our brand to produce technology-infused fabrics that have stood the test of time since 2010. Like VIRUS, Dignitas marries technology with its sport and industry, and this synergy between technology and gamers is undeniable,” Melanie Lin, Director of B2B Sales at Virus International, said.

“Dignitas is thrilled to partner with VIRUS International, an athleticwear brand that understands the needs of our esports athletes. Performance apparel is an everyday part of our athletes’ lives as they train, travel the world, and compete against the world’s best competition on-stage. VIRUS’ end-to-end control of the design and manufacturing process allows us to collaborate on new silhouettes to match our diverse fans and athletes’ tastes season to season and in real-time globally,” Ian K. Partilla, SVP of Strategic Global Business Development at Dignitas, said.

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Compliance Updates

Intema announces Isle of Man OGRA license application

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Intema Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce that the Isle of Man regulatory authorities have formally accepted for review the application by Livestream Esports Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intema, for a license under the Online Gambling Regulation Act (OGRA) 2001.

“Obtaining this license from one of the world’s most prestigious gaming jurisdictions would be another great milestone for Intema, particularly in the context of the proposed acquisition of LOOT.BET,” said Laurent Benezra, Intema’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Isle of Man promotes the highest standards of jurisdictional control in the gaming industry. In addition, the license granted by this regulatory body has many financial and logistical benefits, and would allow us to offer continuous fun, safe and responsible gaming experiences for gamers around the world.”

Team Bloodhounds Inc. Acquisition

Additionally, further to the press release dated June 22, 2021 and the press release dated September 24, 2021, as consideration in respect to the acquisition of Team Bloodhounds Inc. (“Team BH), Intema has made a cash payment of $60,500 and issued 943,396 common shares of Intema to the shareholders of Team BH (with an additional cash payment $60,500 payable in three months following the closing of the acquisition).

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M88 expands esports coverage by partnering with BETER

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International sports and esports betting provider BETER announced today that they have teamed up with M88. The leading Asian sportsbook has decided to take advantage of BETER’s portfolio to further engage their players across the region with the addition of more than 30,000 extra global esports tournament events and 200,000 ESportsBattle matches every year.

“Here at BETER, we are convinced that collaborating with M88 is another significant step towards increasing our presence in the Asian market, which is one of our primary focuses for the next few years. We firmly believe that this partnership will prove to be prosperous and beneficial for both parties,” said Gal Ehrlich, CEO at BETER.

BETER will provide M88 with customised quarter markets that perfectly suit their players’ needs. All live streams, data, odds, and margins can easily be managed in the BETER’s Client Console.

“We’ve been interested in the type of fast content which BETER provides for some time, and we also see exactly what BETER can offer to M88 customers with live streaming of engaging ESportsBattle matches and odds for the most popular global esports tournaments. The integration and testing process proved that we found a reliable partner with top-notch solutions that will help us further enhance what we offer bettors,” said Alan Wafer, Head of Business Development at M88.

In his strategy presentation in July 2021, Gal Ehrlich emphasised that expanding into the Asian market is one of BETER’s core goals, as this region represents a promising avenue for future business growth. He also added that the company would focus on expanding its product portfolio and developing exclusive content.
BETER is a leading provider of fast sports & esports content, live streaming, live data, and odds for the betting industry. BETER powers Setka Cup, ESportsBattle and Asia Pro League tournaments and offers trading of world esports events. BETER sports and esports content is featured on more than 100 sportsbooks across the globe.

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