smash.gg has risen as a premier platform for hosting tournaments — from the smallest locals to huge tournaments like Combo Breaker and the Evolution Championship Series — and it’s not stopping.
VentureBeat reports that smash.gg raised $11 million “to help local esports fans create their own tournaments.” The idea is to help out scenes on a grassroots levels — rather than giving more money to major events, to try to inspire local events to pop up more often. Several investors are pouring money into the platform — which, in addition to fighting games, gets occasionally used by sporting events, trading card game tournaments, and Rocket League. Over 2,000 events per month crop up on the service.
Now, if $11 million enters the picture, could we expect some kind of monetary support to those scenes who opt to participate in Burst League/Curleh Circuit? Stay tuned until we find out more — possibly in the second seasons.