As major companies continue building their platforms in the gaming space, Microsoft continues to make moves. This morning, they announced the acquisition of esports platform Smash.gg.
We’ll share more on the acquisition as we learn further details. For now, the official Smash.gg Twitter account had the following to say:
For now, it's business as usual as our combined team continues to support our community and tournament organizers. We're excited about this acquisition's potential to further empower the esports community and expand https://t.co/TieVAfV74C's reach and scale. (3/3)
— smash.gg (@smashgg) December 2, 2020
As we’ve discussed extensively, Microsoft is very serious about the future of gaming and their place in it. This is yet another move to ensure that they are covering their bases and with esports growing extensively, particularly in Asian regions like South Korea, it will be increasingly important.