Abios welcomes Rasmus Schmidt Christensen as new Head of Odds Operations

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Schmidt Christensen joins Abios from Danske Spil and brings a wealth of esports and sports betting experience to the newly created role

Abios, a global leader in esports data and odds provision, has appointed Rasmus Schmidt Christensen, formerly of Danish operator Danske Spil, as the company’s new Head of Odds Operations.

With a background in betting analytics, Schmidt Christensen is a seasoned industry veteran with a wealth of experience in esports and sports betting, spending nearly eight years improving the esports vertical at Danske Spil. Beginning his industry journey as a sports trader at the Danish betting operator, Schmidt Christensen gradually assumed more responsibility over the esports segment, ultimately taking charge of the vertical as an Esports Product Specialist.

The role allowed him to work closely with product, marketing and customer-focused teams, creating a comprehensive esports strategy for the operator. He used customer feedback to ensure the product met customer demands and ensured Danske Spil offered innovative product features early on, including player propositions.

As Head of Odds Operations, a newly created role at Abios, Schmidt Christensen will strengthen the Abios team by providing expertise in esports from Denmark, which has long been the home of Counter-Strike. Combining his knowledge of what esports fans want and product development, he will act as a bridge between trading and Abios’ automated odds setting, creating the ultimate end product for end users. 

Anton Janér, Managing Director of Abios, said:

“Esports is a fast-growing segment within online sports betting. For sportsbooks to stay competitive in the area, working with people who truly understand esports is paramount.

At Abios, we’ve historically been in the fortunate position to attract people with strong esports expertise. Rasmus is no different, having spent significant time at Danske Spil improving their esports vertical. We’re thrilled to have him on board and look forward to seeing him taking our offering to the next level.” 

Rasmus Schmidt Christensen, Head of Odds Operations, said:

“Having worked in esports for years, I’m thrilled to join the Abios team. As they’re building new and exciting products on top of best-in-class data and modelling, Abios is at a very exciting growth stage. I’m happy to be part of the next step in that journey”. 

About Abios

Abios facilitates the growth of a sustainable esports ecosystem by fueling enterprises and ambitious startups with the tools and data needed to build esports projects at scale. With more than 10 years of experience in esports, Abios provides historical and stream-live data from popular esports titles, such as Counter-Strike, League of Legends, VALORANT and Dota 2, to sportsbooks, search engines, esports teams, and others. As part of Kambi Group PLC, Abios provides data-driven odds and widgets to the regulated betting industry. Using proprietary modelling and innovative product features, Abios is taking esports betting to the next level.