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PS5 Tournaments Public Beta Starts in Coming Weeks

Sony quietly dropped PS5 Tournaments public beta information at some point yesterday, presumably with the intention to announce the beta during Gamescom 2022, which lasts until Sunday. As spotted by ResetEra user modiz, the Tournaments page is only accessible in some countries (you can view it via a U.S. VPN), and provides first details about the upcoming PS5 Tournaments feature.

PS5 Tournaments overview

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Both the PS5 Tournaments feature as well as its public beta will be available in select countries in “coming weeks.” We currently don’t have a full list of countries but the U.S. is a lock. An official overview is as follows:

  • Easily discoverable tournaments: Tournaments will be reachable from familiar places like the PS5 Control Center and Game Hub, making it simple to find the competitions you want to join. You can access tournaments by launching the Control Center with the PS button while an eligible game is open.
  • Seamless on-console signup: Registration can be done quickly and easily, straight from the PS5 console.
  • Shorter tournament times: Bracket capping is a new mechanic we’re bringing to PlayStation Tournaments. Traditionally, tournament length increases when more participants compete. To minimise this effect, bracket size will be capped to ensure a standard duration for every tournament. If a cap is exceeded, multiple independent brackets will be created for the same tournament.
  • Higher tournament frequency: Tournaments will be offered at more often and regular intervals, so players with different schedules can find a more convenient time to compete.
  • All-new UI: PlayStation Tournaments on PS5 comes with a brand-new UI built into the action card framework. You can pull up your bracket and other information about the tournament through the Control Center, even while playing a game. The interface creates a smoother tournament experience from start to finish, with the information you need right at your fingertips.
  • Real-time match results and automatic reporting: Match results are instantly displayed and automatically reported as you progress through the bracket, and you can see the status of the entire bracket at any time.
  • Prizing: Each tournament will have prizes up for grabs. Some tournaments will even offer unique rewards just for participating. All eligible players have equal access to a shot at the offered prizes regardless of skill level.

You can access the PS5 Tournaments page here (thanks, ResetEra).