Updated · Aug 15, 2022
PlayStation Acquires Esports Platform Repeat.gg
Updated · Jul 19, 2022
Yesterday, Repeat.gg announced it is becoming a part of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PlayStation video game brand.
Investing Even More in eSports
Looking to bolster PlayStation’s influence in the growing esports industry, Sony has added one of the biggest tournament platforms to its arsenal.
Repeat.gg earned wide popularity by organizing cash prizes and asynchronous competitions. So far, it has hosted over 100,000 competitions with over 2.3 million participants.
The acquisition does not mean the platform will become PlayStation only. According to the information in the press release, it will continue to support tournaments on other consoles, PC, and mobile. Repeat.gg will also continue to add new competitive gaming titles, regardless of what platform they come on.
“For the short term it will be business as normal for Repeat, and we don’t expect any significant changes,” said the press release.
The statement on Repeat.gg did not reveal the terms of the deal, nor did it say whether the acquisition has already happened or is yet to. However, that is only a formality at this point.
This is another step into the esports world for Sony after it previously acquired the Evolution Championship Series. The company made another huge splash earlier this year when it took over Destiny and Halo game creator Bungie for $3 billion.
"At PlayStation, our vision for esports has always been about breaking down barriers for gamers to compete at all levels," said Steven Roberts, the company’s vice president of global competitive gaming at Sony, commenting on the Repeat.gg deal.
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