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Esports company OpTic Gaming acquires Dallas streaming chatbot Botisimo

Botisimo offers streamers ways to track data and connect with their viewers.

OpTic Gaming didn’t look far for its latest acquisition.

The Dallas-based esports company said Tuesday that it has acquired Dallas streaming platform Botisimo. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Botisimo’s platform allows video game streamers to program automatic chat responses, monetize their content and interact with their viewers, among other features. The company has 30,000 streamers and over 36 million unique viewers every month.

“Joining a future-forward and industry leading group in OpTic — a team that knows gaming, audience development and entertainment inside and out — is a natural next step for Botisimo,” Botisimo founder and CEO Oscar Armstrong said in a statement.

Armstrong is now executive vice president of technology at OpTic.

This isn’t OpTic’s first relationship with Botisimo. The esports company (then Envy Gaming) invested in Botisimo’s Series A funding in June 2021. Tuesday’s deal is a “deeper step than the original investment,” according to a company representative. It’s also OpTic’s first acquisition in the technology industry.

Both OpTic and Botisimo are part of the portfolio of Mason Bridge, a Dallas-based business that primarily invests in small software companies with strong growth prospects. Botisimo received $700,000 in seed capital and can be used across multiple platforms, including Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Discord, Slack and Trovo.

In November 2021, OpTic merged with Envy Gaming but both brands remained in the market. Last month, the company announced that the Envy Gaming brand would be retired.

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