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Sony acquires esports tournament platform

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Sony acquires the esports tournament platform, marking the PlayStation maker’s latest investment in esports. has hosted more than 100,000 tournaments with more than 2.3 million participants, reports GamesIndustry.bizwith popular games like Fortnite, League of Legendsand Call of Duty: Warzone.

“Together with the talented team, we are excited to explore more ways players can participate in competitive gaming and expand the breadth of our esports offering,” said Steven Roberts of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “This is just the beginning of our journey and we look forward to sharing more updates with our community in the future.”

The acquisition will give access to “more resources, game titles and technology,” the team wrote in his blog post about the acquisition. And the platform will continue to support PC, mobile and other consoles “besides PlayStation”.

The acquisition of follows Sony’s purchase of the prestigious esports tournament Evo last year in partnership with RTS. (The first in-person Evo since 2019 will take place in August.) The company also hosts all of its own tournaments through the PlayStation Tournament Platformand as Sony expands widely into live-service games, it looks like the company is looking for more ways to bring players together for competitions.

Monday’s acquisition is also just the latest in a string of recent deals. Sony has officially announced the acquisitions of Destiny developer Bungie and Jade Raymond’s Haven Studios last weekand in May 2021 it announced a major partnership with Discord.

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