Sony, or more specifically PlayStation, is set to acquire Repeat.gg — a platform that hosts and tracks esports tournaments. The purchase falls in line with Sony's continued interest in all things esports, what with its acquisition of Evo — the world's largest fighting game event — last year.
Repeat.gg is designed to be as accessible as possible, so that anyone can organise and present their event in an easy-to-read fashion. According to Games Industry, the platform has hosted over 100,000 tournaments to date, with over 2.3 million participants. Indeed, it's pretty much the most-used technology as far as esports tournaments go.
It should also be noted that Repeat.gg will remain multiplatform in terms of the games that it covers, despite Sony's purchase.
"Repeat.gg was designed to enable new tournament formats that are easy to enter and scalable to millions of players. We're thrilled to join the PlayStation team and work together to enhance the variety of tournament experiences gamers can enjoy, regardless of their skill level," says Repeat.gg CEO Aaron Fletcher. It sounds like the deal makes sense for everyone involved.
"Together with the talented Repeat.gg team, we're excited to explore more ways for players to engage in competitive gaming and expand the breadth of our esports offerings," explains Sony's vice president of global competitive gaming Steven Roberts. "This is just the start of our journey and we look forward to sharing more updates with our community in the future," he continues.
Better get used to seeing a lot of headlines with 'Sony' and 'esports' in them!