Sony is investing much more into esports
Sony is buying the esports match platform Repeat.gg, marking the PlayStation maker’s newest funding into esports. Repeat.gg has placed on greater than 100,000 tournaments with over 2.3 million members, reviews GamesIndustry.biz, that includes common video games like Fortnite, League of Legends, and Name of Responsibility: Warzone.
“Along with the proficient Repeat.gg group, we’re excited to discover extra methods for gamers to have interaction in aggressive gaming and develop the breadth of our esports choices,” Sony Interactive Leisure’s Steven Roberts mentioned to GamesIndustry.biz. “That is simply the beginning of our journey and we look ahead to sharing extra updates with our neighborhood sooner or later.”
Due to the acquisition, Repeat.gg could have entry to “extra sources, sport titles and expertise,” the group wrote in its weblog submit in regards to the acquisition. And the platform will proceed to assist PC, cell, and different consoles “alongside PlayStation.”
The Repeat.gg acquisition follows Sony’s buy of the distinguished esports match Evo in partnership with RTS final yr. (The primary in-person Evo since 2019 can be going down in August.) The corporate additionally already hosts its personal tournaments via the PlayStation Tournaments platform, and as Sony expands into dwell service video games in a giant manner, it appears as if the corporate is trying to discover extra methods to carry gamers collectively for competitions.
Monday’s acquisition can also be simply the most recent in a string of latest offers. Sony formally closed its acquisitions of Future developer Bungie and Jade Raymond’s Haven Studios final week, and in Might 2021, it introduced a significant partnership with Discord.