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Esports platform Smashgg acquired by Microsoft

Esports platform Smashgg acquired by Microsoft

December 2, 2020 | By Alissa McAloon

Microsoft has officially acquired the online esports organization platform, an acquisition that has been made official after news broke via a small website update earlier today.

Because of the somewhat silent nature of the acquisition, there's no real details quite yet on how much the purchase of ultimately set Microsoft back. When reached for comment, Microsoft's PR agency pointed toward a three tweet thread from on the deal.

According to those tweets, as a platform isn't going anywhere. The company says that its community and tournament organizers "will continue to benefit from the platform" while the company itself joins the Microsoft Content Services team and will now have Microsoft's resources and support at its back.

"For now, it's business as usual as our combined team continues to support our community and tournament organizers," concludes the thread. "We're excited about this acquisition's potential to further empower the esports community and expand's reach and scale."

Interestingly, got its start as a community-led tournament organization tool for Nintnedo's Super Smash Bros series, but has since expanded its reach outside of Smash and into the wider world of competitive games.

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