Microsoft acquires esports tournament platform

03 December 2020


Technology giant Microsoft has acquired self-service esports tournament platform for an undisclosed amount.

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The news was shared officially on’s Twitter account after followers called out a banner on the platform’s homepage referencing its acquisition. Outside of a tweet from its MSN Esports social account, Microsoft has not made any public mention of the deal at the time of writing.

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Esports Insider confirmed the acquisition of with a representative from Microsoft’s public relations agency, who added that the company is looking to “expand their offerings” and that the tournament platform “provides a key piece in that journey to innovate and accelerate their content offerings.”

A statement from also read: “With this acquisition, the community and tournament organisers will continue to benefit from the platform, while our team will now benefit from additional resources and support as part of the Microsoft Content Services team.

“For now, it’s business as usual as our combined team continues to support our community and tournament organisers. We’re excited about this acquisition’s potential to further empower the esports community and expand’s reach and scale.”

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In August 2017, reported a $11m Series A investment round featuring the likes of Spark Capital, Accel, and Horizon Ventures.

Esports Insider has reached out to for additional information surrounding the acquisition.

Esports Insider says: It’s certainly a red letter day for and its staff seeing through an acquisition from one of the biggest technology companies in the world, but it’s hardly a surprise. The self-service esports platform has been a key component of both live and online Super Smash Bros competitions, and has vastly expanded to tap bustling communities like Rocket League over the years thanks to its functionality and sleekness.