The Chief Executive Officer of Bayes eSports Solutions, the world’s leading provider of eSports in-game data, Martin Dachselt has indicated that he expects the Africa eSports industry to focus on developing its mobile eSports scenery in order to reap benefits from the sector.
The mobile eSports sector has seen tremendous growth over the past few years and it is unsurprisingly expected to overtake PC and console gaming to become the driving force of the global eSports industry.
Niko reported in 2019 that mobile eSports games generated $15.3 billion, with $5.6 billion from China alone, and another $450 million from Greater Southeast Asia while PC esports titles earned $16.1 billion in revenue globally, with about 40% of the earnings coming from China.
The report highlights the fast rate at which mobile eSports is seeking to overtake PC and console gaming and it is something Martin expects the Africa eSports industry to take advantage of.
According to Martin, who has 20 years of top level management experience in tech startups and also served as CTO for Dojo Madness, the popularity and easy access to mobile phones in Africa should make it possible for Africa to become a powerhouse in mobile eSports.
In an exclusive interview with eSports360s.com, he said: “In some Asian countries, it is much easier (to use mobiles because maybe most people do not have gaming pc at home) so they are using the mobile to play eSports.
“I would expect that this is the way for Africa too because the number of people who really have gaming pc at home is not really high, maybe it is limited. But mobile phones, I know, is very advanced in Africa and it is used, for example, for a lot of payment so I would expect that mobile eSports tournament will get more attraction. For example, PUBG mobile could be something interesting”.
Bayes eSports Solutions in Africa
Martin Dachselt also indicated that his outfit is monitoring competitions on the African continent and will soon provide in-game data for eSports competitions in Africa.
The company has already secured a partnership with Riot games to provide in-game data for its renowned League of Legends competition to help broadcasters and the media to have the ability to share pre-match, real-time, and post-match insights about the competitions they’re covering.
On a possible expansion to Africa he said:
“We are watching the tournaments in Africa to acquire data rights and we are in discussions at the moment with some south Africa organizers.
“So we will observe the tournaments scene in Africa and as soon as it reaches a certain level, from the prize pool to the professionalism we will, of course, try to offer data for African tournaments too”.
About Bayes eSports solutions
Bayes eSports Solutions is the leading company in eSports in-game data and is providing data for the renowned League of Legends competition.
With their cutting-edge technology-driven products, Bayes Esports solutions solve real issues that eSports organizers, teams and media companies are facing everyday backed up by our very own machine learning algorithms. Partnerships with some of the biggest names in the esports and betting industries put Bayes Esports Solutions in a unique position that allows the team to make a real impact in this vibrant and exciting space.
Bayes Esports Solutions delivers unprecedented opportunities for rights holders to utilize and monetize esports data of pro level leagues and tournaments through its extensive partner network of media and betting companies.
Bayes Esports Solutions also powers the innovative products of its customers with a wide range of standard applications and tailored solutions. Customers of Bayes Esports Solutions benefit from unified feeds for fixture and result information, live in-match data, and live odds for major eSports titles.