Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has announced plans to acquire esports technology platform Repeat.gg for an undisclosed sum.
The platform, which is designed to make esports more accessible, lets users compete in free and paid entry tournaments for popular games like Fortnite, Call of Duty Warzone, League of Legends, PUBG and Dota 2.
“At PlayStation, our vision for esports has always been about breaking down barriers for gamers to compete at all levels,” Steven Roberts, vice president of global competitive gaming at SIE, told GamesIndustry.biz.
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“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.”
Repeat.gg CEO Aaron Fletcher commented: “Repeat.gg was designed to enable new tournament formats that are easy to enter and scalable to millions of 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.”
Following the acquisition, Repeat.gg will continue to support tournaments for multiplatform games.
Last year SIE teamed up with a new esports venture, RTS, to jointly acquire the Evolution Championship Series.
And last Friday it said it had also completed its $3.6 billion acquisition of Destiny studio Bungie.