Over the past few years, PlayStation has made an effort in expanding more into the esports side of gaming. Last year, they made a big acquisition, acquiring EVO, the biggest fighting game tournament. Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that it is acquiring Repeat.gg, an online global platform where players can compete for real cash and coins in your favorite video games on both consoles and PC.
Repeat is excited to announce we are now a part of the Sony Interactive Entertainment family, the home of @PlayStation and many amazing game studios.
— Repeat.gg – Tournaments (@Repeatgg) July 18, 2022
Repeat.gg CEO Aaron Fletcher said: “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.”
Talking more about why Repeat is joining PlayStation, the company said “We have been talking with SIE for some time now as we wanted to ensure that our vision and goals aligned. At Repeat, we have always focused on “Esports for Everyone”. We want to bring the thrill and rush of competition to every gamer, no matter your skill level. We did this by creating automated, easy-to-enter tournaments that can scale to millions of simultaneous players and have always focused on creating an inclusive environment where players could compete, improve and have fun! SIE mirrors this vision, and with their support, Repeat will have the opportunity to scale and create esports events for millions of players. Our goal is to deliver some truly unique experiences at a scale we would not be able to without SIE’s support.”
The company has hosted over 100,000 tournaments with more than 2.3 million participants.
Repeat said that they will continue to support PC, mobile, and other consoles alongside PlayStation. This includes the addition of the most popular competitive game titles, regardless of what platform they are on.
“At PlayStation, our vision for esports has always been about breaking down barriers for gamers to compete at all levels,” explained Steven Roberts, vice president of global competitive gaming at Sony Interactive Entertainment.