Sony Launches PlayStation Tournaments Feature on PS4, Starts With NBA 2K17

October 20, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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Partnering with eSports company ESL, Sony has launched a new tournaments feature on PlayStation 4 today. With PlayStation Tournaments on PS4, you’ll be able to find and participate in competitions organized by ESL, using the PlayStation App or ESL Play to take advantage of interaction features such as Check-in.

The first Major Tournament in North America will come to NBA 2K17, running from October 27 to November 26, with Major Cup rounds every Saturday. The top three winners of the tournament will receive a prize pack that includes a DualShock 4, PlayStation gear, and more. In the future, Mortal Kombat X, Project CARS, and more games will receive tournaments.

European PS4 owners can currently register for FIFA 17, NBA 2K17, WRC 5, and Project CARS tournaments, with Tricky Towers and Tumblestone tournaments to come.

In order to participate in PlayStation Tournaments, you’ll need a copy of the game, a PlayStation Plus membership, and a linked ESL account (you’ll be prompted to make one if you don’t already have one). Tournaments will only support 1v1 matches to begin with, but Sony is working to increase the number for the future.

Sony adds:

Once tournaments are live, you can find them under Events on your PS4 system menu to view the details. Once you have signed up for a tournament, your PS4 will automatically prompt you when it is time to play your matches. There are many types of Tournaments and matches taking place, so check out the PlayStation Tournaments feature and compete!

ESL’s Marcel Menge says:

We’re incredibly excited to be able to offer this seamlessly integrated solution for the most passionate eSports fans. ESL’s mission is to bring competitive gaming to fans around the world, and when doing so, to create an environment that allows them to fully focus on their gaming skills. In the partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment, we’re going to host hundreds of weekly tournaments for players from any corner of the world. Anyone who wants to try their hand at competitive gaming, can now easily do so across a wide variety of titles.

Will you be participating in tournaments?

[Source: PS Blog (1), (2), ESL]