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Microsoft Acquires Esports Platform Smash.gg

Microsoft Acquires Esports Platform Smash.gg - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 January 2021 / 3,570 Views

Microsoft has acquired esports platform Smash.gg. The news was shored by the official Smash.gg Twitter account and confirmed by Microsoft's MSN Esports Twitter account.

"Today, we're excited to announce that Microsoft has acquired Smash.gg," said Smash.gg via Twitter. 

"With this acquisition, the Smash.gg community and tournament organizers will continue to benefit from the Smash.gg 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 organizers. We're excited about this acquisition's potential to further empower the esports community and expand Smash.gg's reach and scale."

The MSN Esports Twitter account added, "Smash.gg is joining us at Microsoft. Same great tournament organization features. Same amazing team. Even more support and opportunities. Get ready to play!"

The amount Microsoft acquired Smash.gg for was not disclosed. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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4 Comments
OneTime (on 03 December 2020)

Are they going after Twitch again? That didn't work out too well last time...

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gtotheunit91 (on 02 December 2020)

Wonder what Microsoft is hoping to accomplish with this purchase

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kirby007 (on 03 December 2020)

who

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Tridrakious (on 02 December 2020)
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