Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation) announced the acquisition of Repeat.gg as the company expands its investments in esports.
Repeat.gg hosts leaderboard tournaments that are designed to make esports more accessible and tracks player performance. Additionally, the platform allows players to participate in competitions without having to be online at the same time.
Repeat.gg has hosted over 100,000 tournaments and more than 2.3 million participants around the world. Following the Sony acquisition, the esports platform will continue to support games across all platforms including PC and mobile
“At PlayStation, our vision for esports has always been about breaking down barriers for gamers to compete at all levels,” said Steven Roberts, Sony Interactive Entertainment VP of global competitive gaming. “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.”
“Repeat.gg was designed to enable new tournament formats that are easy to enter and scalable to millions of players.” Repeat.gg CEO Aaron Fletcher told gamesindustry.biz. “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.”
Sony Interactive Entertainment is the co-owner of Evolution Championship Series, the world’s premier series of fighting game tournaments. Lastly, EVO 2022 runs from August 5 to August 7 from the Mandalay Bay venue in Las Vegas, Nevada.