According to the banner on the front page of the platform website, Microsoft has purchased the esports tournament hosting platform Smash.gg.
“Since it started in 2015, our goal has been to build an active esports scene around the games that people love to play,” the Smash.gg website reads. I will. “Today, we’re excited to take the next step in that journey by joining Microsoft to strengthen existing relationships and explore new opportunities. Smash.gg hosts tournaments for all gaming communities. It will continue to be a self-service esports platform available to the public. “
It’s unclear what this means for Microsoft and Smash.gg, but they could collaborate on official applications or host tournaments around popular Xbox games such as Halo and Killer Instinct. Microsoft has not publicly commented on the acquisition.
As the name implies, Smash.gg was originally founded to make tournaments easier in the casual and competitive Super Smash Bros. scene. Since its inception, the platform has been extended to host tournaments in other games, primarily fighting genres such as Brawlhalla, Rivals and Aether, Street Fighter V, and Tony Hawk’s ProSkater 1 + 2.