Sony has been ramping up its esports efforts in recent years. Last year, the company acquired EVO, the world's biggest fighting game tournament event, and this year, the team is adding the tournament organising platform ‘repeat.gg' to its roster.
This week, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that it has acquired Repeat.gg, although since this is a private deal, exact terms, such as overall price, were not shared. The Repeat.gg platform has existed for years already, often being used to organise free and paid-entry tournaments for the biggest multiplayer games, like Call of Duty Warzone, PUBG, Dota 2, Fortnite and League of Legends. At the time of writing, 268,624,369 matches have been played using the platform.
Speaking with GI.biz, SIE VP, Steven Roberts, explained that Sony hopes to use this acquisition to grow its esports offerings further and help players discover new ways of engaging in competitive multiplayer, beyond the standard matchmaking playlist in-game.
Much like EVO, Repeat.gg will continue to support multiple platforms, and multiplatform games. So far, Sony has not announced plans for direct integration with PlayStation, but we could perhaps see repeat.gg accessible directly on consoles at some point.
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KitGuru Says: Sony is making a big push for esports at the moment. Have you ever used repeat.gg to compete in a tournament? Do you think we'll see these features directly integrated on PlayStation consoles?