Sony To Acquire Esports Tournament Platform Repeat.gg
Sony Interactive Entertainment ramps up its investment in competitive games with another acquisition.
Sony Interactive Entertainment extends its investment in the Esports industry with the acquisition of Repeat.gg, the online tournament hoster confirmed via a blog post shared on the website.
Repeat.gg will work in harmony with Sony’s PS brand to access new games, features, and technologies, allowing the company to increase the quality of the service offered to 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.” CEO Aaron Fletcher described his thoughts to GameIndustryBiz.
Steven Roberts, VP of global competitive gaming at SIE, said further: ”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. This is just the start of our journey and we look forward to sharing more updates with our community in the future.”
According to the blog post, Repeat.gg is not going to become a PlayStation exclusive. As confirmed, the Esports platform is not expecting any notable changes in the short term. It will pursue its acclaimed model, supporting online competitive PC and console games. However, players can assume Repeat.gg will focus more on PS titles as it gets new directions in the coming months.
Repeat.gg is an online tournament hoster, allowing players to compete in their favorite games such as Fortnite, LOL, Dota 2, PUBG, and COD: Warzone at no cost. Players can register for the tournaments without having to be online, and climb up the ranks on the leaderboard with their scores calculated based on their fashion. Repeat.gg also provides automated statistics for those who connect their game account to the website.
Sony intends to be a powerhouse in the growing Esports industry as it is in the console market. The industry juggernaut acquired the most popular fighting game tournament, the Evolution Championship Series, back in March. Lastly, Sony has reiterated this intention with the acquisition of Repeat.gg. Players will see what the company’s next step will be to dive into the Esports ecosystem.