Sony wants to become a major player in the booming esports sector. A Japanese group pulled out a checkbook to buy the tournament platform Repeat.gg, one of the heavyweights in the field.
This is a big blow for Sony. The company did get its hands on Repeat.gg, a platform for hosting over 100,000 esports tournaments with 2.3 million players. Tournaments are based on the hits of modern competitive games: Fortnite, League of Legends or Call of Duty: Warzone.
An esports platform for everyone
Repeat aims to make it easy for millions of players, regardless of their level, to participate in esports tournaments so that everyone can experience the adrenaline rush and the feeling of competition. All in an inclusive environment where the main goal is ultimately to have fun with players from all over the world.
The platform has been discussed with Sony for several months to agree on the goals and vision of each of the parties involved. Now that the deal is complete, Repeat will be able to rely on Sony to grow and grow by creating esports events that are open to as many people as possible. The new owner will also bring new games, additional features and future suitable updates.
Thus, Repeat will have access to unique technologies and resources. The platform clarifies, and it’s important, that the gaming community as a whole comes first, so the service will continue to support PC, mobile and other console games “along with the PlayStation.”
This is not the first time that Sony has been actively entering the esports sector. Since last year, the group has been a partner of the prestigious Evo tournament, the next edition of which will take place at the end of August after being suspended due to the pandemic. Sony also organizes its own PlayStation tournaments.