Microsoft acquires Esports platform Smash.gg

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Microsoft has acquired Esports platform Smash.gg, it’s been announced.

A message on Smash.gg reads:
Since we started in 2015, our goal has been to build active esports scenes around the games people love to play. Today we’re excited to take the next step in that journey by joining Microsoft to help strengthen our existing relationships and explore new opportunities. Smash.gg will continue as a self-service esports platform available to tournament organizers from all game communities. If you have any questions about existing tournaments please reach out to [email protected].

The company said on Twitter:
Big news everyone! [Smash.gg] is joining us at Microsoft. Same great tournament organization features. Same amazing team. Even more support and opportunities. Get ready to play!

What do you make of the acquisition? In September, Microsoft acquired Bethesda, the publishers behind The Elder Scrolls, Fallout and Doom.
 
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PGen98

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It makes sense, Microsoft is preparing for their future beyond the realm of video game consoles. They're publishing titles where they can, acquiring studios to push bigger games, and now they've acquired a platform for esports to push them into another realm. It's a solid move overall.
 

BigPete7978

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It makes sense, Microsoft is preparing for their future beyond the realm of video game consoles. They're publishing titles where they can, acquiring studios to push bigger games, and now they've acquired a platform for esports to push them into another realm. It's a solid move overall.
Completely agree. Well said.
 
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