Well, this makes sense.
With the eSports industry continuing to boom in popularity, Sony is reportedly preparing its own eSports platform, the PlayStation Plus League, which could see thumb-tapping action as soon as this week...and with money on the line, already.
IGN was able to unearth that revelation, upon seeing a PlayStation Plus League website, in French, pop up on the Internet. That site highlights games such as Street Fighter IV Ultra, Battlefield Hardline and FIFA 16, which all expect to be included in this new Sony eSports platform. The site also points to championship tournaments being held throughout the year with several divisions and seasons being part of the equation as well.
The website also says titles such as Mortal Kombat X and Rocket League will be included this week as part of Sony's new league and the annual Paris Games Week. That makes sense, considering the site is in French. A segment of the site also shows a monthly stipend being doled out to the tournament's best 32 players this week.
This only bolsters the hysteria surrounding eSports and growth of the industry via the mainstream, which last month seen Turner and WME/IMG joining forces to develop their own eSports league with TBS even set to air 20 live video-game events next year.
That came in addition to ESPN posting a job ad for a general eSports editor earlier in September. While the Worldwide Leader in Sports' mere acknowledgment of the industry is significant, its active covering of the growing sector just shows how far it has come in such a short time.
The PlayStation Plus League seems poised to only add to that.