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Microsoft acquires Smash.gg

Esports platform to remain running, with added support from Microsoft

Microsoft has acquired esports tournament and event organization platform Smash.gg for an undisclosed amount.

The news was shared today by the Smash.gg Twitter account and confirmed by Microsoft via its MSN Esports socials.

"With this acquisition, the http://Smash.gg community and tournament organizers will continue to benefit from the http://Smash.gg platform, while our team will now benefit from additional resources and support as part of the Microsoft Content Services team," reads a tweet from Smash.gg.

An additional notice on the Smash.gg website adds that the platform will continue "as a self-service esports platform available to tournament organizers from all game communities."

Smash.gg launched in 2015 as an esports tournament and event organization platform, including brackets set-up and registration support for both online and live events.

It has previously raised capital from investors such as Spark Capital, Accel, and Horizon Ventures.

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