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Microsoft acquires Esports community tool Smash.gg

Microsoft has acquired Esports community tool Smash.gg, it’s today been announced.

“Since we started in 2015, our goal has been to build active esports scenes around the games people love to play. Today we’re excited to take the next step in that journey by joining Microsoft to help strengthen our existing relationships and explore new opportunities,” a message on Smash.gg states. “Smash.gg will continue as a self-service esports platform available to tournament organizers from all game communities. If you have any questions about existing tournaments please reach out to hello@smash.gg.”

Big news everyone! [Smash.gg] is joining us at Microsoft,” the company said on Twitter. “Same great tournament organization features. Same amazing team. Even more support and opportunities. Get ready to play!

What do you make of the acquisition? Microsoft’s been spending big of late, with a huge acquisition of The Elder Scrolls, Fallout and Doom publisher Bethesda back in September.

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