Sony wants to become a major player in the booming esports sector. The Japanese group took out the checkbook to buy the Repeat.gg tournament platform, one of the heavyweights in the field.
This is a big blow for Sony. The company has indeed got its hands on Repeat.gg, a platform for organizing esports tournaments whose counter has exceeded 100,000 competitions in which 2.3 million players have participated. The tournaments are based on the hits of today’s competitive game: Fortnite, League of Legends or Call of Duty: Warzone.
An esports platform for everyone
Repeat has the ambition to facilitate the entry of millions of players, whatever their level, into esports tournaments so that everyone can feel the adrenaline rush and the sensations of competition. All in an inclusive environment where the main goal, ultimately, is to have fun with players from all over the world.
The platform discussed for months with Sony in order to align the objectives and the vision of each of the parties involved. Now that the transaction has been completed, Repeat will be able to rely on Sony to evolve and grow, by creating esports events open to as many people as possible. The new owner will also bring new games, additional features and future suitable updates.
Therefore, Repeat will access unique technologies and resources. The platform clarifies, and this is important, that the gaming community as a whole comes first, which is why the service will continue to support PC, mobile and other console games. next to the PlayStation “.
This is not the first time that Sony has entered the esports sector with force. 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 a suspension due to the pandemic. Sony also organizes its own PlayStation tournaments.