Repeat.gg is a leaderboard host that is designed to make esports more assessible. It tracks how players are doing in games and does not require all those competing to be online at the same time. The company has hosted over 100,000 tournaments with more than 2.3 million participants.
Steven Roberts, vice president of global competitive gaming at Sony, explained the reasoning for this move, “At PlayStation, our vision for esports has always been about breaking down barriers for gamers to compete at all levels.”
CEO of Repeat.gg also gave a statement, saying “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.”
This move is the latest when it comes to Sony making purchases into the esports sphere. The company also own EVO, the largest professional fighting game organization. More recently they’ve also gone on record as wanting to target the esports community and becoming the “Nike of gaming gear”.