Microsoft has purchased quite a few game companies lately, including Bethesda, Mojang, and Double Fine. Joining that lineup is Smash.gg. Smash.gg is known for providing numerous tools to help tournament organizers, participants, and spectators alike with a wide array of features. The money that Microsoft purchased Smash.gg for was an undisclosed sum.
While the company started in 2015 geared towards Super Smash Bros, they have since expanded into other esports games, primarily focused on fighting games.
Both companies have provided their own statements. From Smash.gg's front page:
"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. 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 email@example.com."
Microsoft announced it on their MSN_Esports twitter:
Big news everyone! @smashgg is joining us at Microsoft. Same great tournament organization features. Same amazing team. Even more support and opportunities. Get ready to play!— MSN Esports (@MSN_Esports) December 2, 2020
Two months ago, Smash.gg posted about financial issues due to the slowdown of tournaments from COVID-19. While not every Microsoft gaming acquisition is a success, the recent shutdown of Mixer comes to mind, Smash.gg looks to have a bright future ahead of itself
Author's Note: What do you think? Any features you would like to see the company add? Let us know in the comments below!
Writing and Editing: Thirdkoopa