PlayStation Presses on with its Esports Initiative by Acquiring

Following the Gaming Brand and Esports Venture RTS' Purchase of EVO from Last Year

Well looks like Sony Interactive Entertainment is no longer satisfied with its c0-purchase of EVO from early last year as the PlayStation brand is continuing its investment in the world of esports with its acquisition of technology platform for an undisclosed amount, as reported by GameIndustry.Biz.

For those unaware, is a tournament leaderboard host that tracks a player’s performance and has hosted over 100,000 tournaments with over 2.3 million participants. The tech behind the platforms allows players to participate in tournaments without being required to be online all at the same time

“At PlayStation, our vision for esports has always been about breaking down barriers for gamers to compete at all levels. Together with the talented 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,” Sony Interactive Entertainment vice president of global competitive gaming, Steven Roberts said in a press release.

In a statement, CEO Aaron Fletcher says that the team is thrilled to join Playstation by “work[ing] together to enhance the variety of tournament experiences gamers can enjoy, regardless of their skill level.” does note that its platform will continue to feature games on platforms outside of PlayStation including other console platforms like Xbox and Nintendo, PC and mobile.