PlayStation has announced its newest esports-related acquisition—an esports technology platform called Repeat.gg. This is the company’s second major esports acquisition since becoming co-owner of Evo.
PlayStation is continuing its expansion in the esports side of things with the new acquisition of Repeat.gg. According to gamesindustry.biz, Repeat.gg is a technology platform with services l ike hosting leaderboards and tournaments to make esports more accessible. Repeat.gg has hosted over 100,000 tournaments.
“At PlayStation, our vision for esports has always been about breaking down barriers for gamers to compete at all levels,” said Sony Interactive Entertainment’s vice president of global competitive gaming Steven Roberts.
“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 was designed to enable new tournament formats that are easy to enter and scalable to millions of players,” said Repeat.gg CEO Aaron Fletcher. “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.”
Far from the first esports-related acquisition by Sony, the company had previously become a co-owner alongside RTS of Evolution Championship Series — an annual fighting game tournament held in Las Vegas. The acquisition was announced back in 2021.
Acquisitions by Sony outside of esports have also continued, with the company having recently finished procedures for acquiring Bungie into the PlayStation family.