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Bayes Esports strengthens top team with pair of senior moves

| By iGB Editorial Team
Leadership changes reflect Bayes Esports’ commitment to accelerating the drive for growth and profitability in 2024 and beyond.

Bayes Esports, the leading supplier of official esports live data, services and products, has announced significant changes to its leadership team.

Effective 1 May, Amir Mirzaee, formerly chief commercial officer (CCO), steps into the role of co-chief executive officer (co-CEO) alongside current CEO Martin Dachselt, while Christopher Bohlmann, previously VP growth & finance, assumes the position of chief financial officer (CFO). The company’s financial and growth strategy will continue to be run by Bohlmann, while Mirzaee will continue to focus on Bayes Esports’ commercial success.

The transition in leadership titles is part of Bayes Esports’ strategic plan to drive sustainable growth and hit its mid-term goals of profitability. With both of them excelling in their respective roles, these leadership changes will strengthen the collaboration within the company and foster business continuity.

Commenting on the announcement, Amir Mirzaee said: “Bayes Esports has cemented its position at the centre of the esports ecosystem and this shift reflects our continued growth. Together with Martin, we will foster innovation and integrity within the esports industry, while forging partnerships with the very best in the industry.”

The company has recently made headlines for its latest initiative which safeguards licensed data. Mirzaee is leading the company through these integrity and legal issues, in order to protect the commercial interests of Bayes Esports and its partners. In their battle against grey market data use and circumventing of safeguards protecting official data, Bayes Esports’ legal proceedings with PandaScore and Oddin remain ongoing.

Bayes Esports plans to announce major distribution and content partnerships in the upcoming months which will significantly contribute to its profitability goals. Martin Dachselt and Amir Mirzaee have recently completed Bayes Esports’ product suite, now offering a full range of data services comparable to that of public companies like Genius Sports and Sportradar, albeit esports centric.

Bohlmann and Mirzaee bring almost 30 years of joint experience between them with careers spanning across JP Morgan and Google. Both are lateral entrants to esports, exemplifying the benefits diverse backgrounds and perspectives can have on professionalising the esports industry.

Their work in their respective roles have led Bayes Esports to great achievements: From closing its funding round at the end of 2022, hitting 50% YoY growth in 2023, to forging countless partnerships shaping the esports ecosystem. By leveraging their collective expertise and experience in the esports industry, Dachselt, Mirzaee and Bohlmann can steer the company towards excellence.

“I have had the pleasure of working alongside the Bayes Esports team the past two years and I want to continue building on this momentum. We are on an exciting path to profitability with many new opportunities in the pipeline. We haven’t even scratched the surface of our potential,” said Christopher Bohlmann. “I look forward to this new era of Bayes Esports, where we navigate challenges and unlock new opportunities, by building an even stronger data-driven ecosystem and thereby creating value for Bayes Esports and all our clients.”

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