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Introducing PlayStation Tournaments

John Koller's Avatar Posted by Vice President, PlayStation Brand Marketing, SIEA

We’re excited to announce that PlayStation is partnering with ESL to introduce Tournaments, a new PS4 feature that will allow players to participate in Tournaments with games that gamers want to play.

We’re kicking off the first Major tournament with NBA 2K17, to celebrate the beginning of the NBA season. The Major Tournament runs from October 27 to November 26, with Major Cup rounds occurring every Saturday. Top 3 winners of the NBA 2K17 Major Tournament will receive a prize pack that includes items such as a DualShock 4 and PlayStation gear.

If you’re interested in entering, signups open today. You’ll need a copy of NBA 2K17, a PlayStation Plus membership, and link an ESL account to register and compete. The registration process will prompt ESL account creation if you do not already have one.

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!

Initially, Tournaments will support 1 on 1 matches, and we’ll continue to enhance the feature in the future. We’ll be kicking off more exciting tournaments in the future, so make sure to come back to PlayStation.Blog for the latest info!

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Apollyon_Vice said:

October 20th, 5:05 am

Hmmmmm, very interesting.
I’ll keep an eye on this.
Not my kinda game but if this spreads.
More of a fighter player myself.

    yassinetg_328 said:

    October 20th, 6:46 am

    Fifa 17 tournement ASAP please!

    buckboy1 said:

    October 20th, 11:01 am

    Madden 17 plz or cod 4 plz best games out there

    Oste18262009 said:

    October 20th, 11:14 am

    No way there won’t be an Uncharted 4 one. Too bad the P90 is OP af

    The_Judgment_ said:

    October 20th, 12:20 pm

    …Thanks for letting us know, you play fighting games. Cool.

    Severon said:

    October 20th, 3:01 pm

    Fifa and I’m in

    K-block0323 said:

    October 20th, 4:11 pm

    What about a street fighter 5 tournament. That would be really cool.

    MrJoshuaGray said:

    October 20th, 5:10 pm

    Stay tuned, my friend! <3 Fighting Games!

    anelkangoy34 said:

    October 20th, 7:33 pm

    Anelkangoy34 on October 20th,2016 at 11:30 am said gta 5 need play please?

    Bdynamite81 said:

    October 21st, 6:38 am

    Pvplive said SFV is gonna be apart of it soon I read the article last night

    shoshotobz said:

    October 27th, 11:12 am

    Yeah like wwe 2k14

Xbox1_Sign_Out said:

October 20th, 5:05 am

Lol, NBA.

Let me know when you guys decide to select a better game.

futurestarjosh said:

October 20th, 5:10 am

We need a FIFA tournament or call of duty

    Chir18 said:

    October 20th, 6:01 am

    Reducey_ said:

    October 20th, 6:23 am

    There are plenty of 3rd party sites that have Cod tournaments. UMG.com is the main one, but you can use gamebattles even tho it’s slowly going away.

Mohamed_Zeeshan said:

October 20th, 5:25 am

Hi! i want Rainbow six siege and FIFA17 tournament. that would be really exciting if you arrange this tournament.

bri_08 said:

October 20th, 5:26 am

Great idea! Would love something like Overwatch tournaments for the future

GABEv01 said:

October 20th, 5:29 am

I like this! Hopefully it evolves into something real serious and rewarding while at the same time something appealing and engaging for casual gamers. Totally looking forward to see it in action. #Tekken 7 #StrikeVectorEX #CoD #TheDivision

BerzerkYT said:

October 20th, 5:40 am

Let me know when we do call of duty tournaments lol

    HAKIMY-SENSEI said:

    October 20th, 5:51 am

    is this available to anyone around the world? so lets say someone is living in the Middle East or some parts of Asia or Africa can he/she participate in such tournaments? and if he/she wins how can they get their prize?

    HAKIMY-SENSEI said:

    October 20th, 5:52 am

    sorry it wasn’t meant for you.

HAKIMY-SENSEI said:

October 20th, 5:51 am

is this available to anyone around the world? so lets say someone is living in the Middle East or some parts of Asia or Africa can he/she participate in such tournaments? and if he/she wins how can they get their prize?

Strangla_N9ne said:

October 20th, 5:53 am

Do this for MLB and I’m in.

Tristan7214 said:

October 20th, 5:59 am

World of Tanks, Grand Ages Medieval, Warframe and Paragon would be good games for tournaments.

KidCommando said:

October 20th, 6:02 am

That’s cool, but I doubt any good games will get tournaments.

DaRkS1LeNc3 said:

October 20th, 6:02 am

this is the first time i’ve ever heard of ESL. why not use MLG/Gamebattles

    Jubez187 said:

    October 20th, 6:41 am

    ESL is extremely popular and has been around for ages haha. It’s a tad more EU based I believe but it’s starting to get a lot bigger in NA.

    Captain1704 said:

    October 20th, 7:02 am

    Don’t know about GameBattles but MLG is a USA only thing pretty sure and I’m hoping this is gonna be worldwide. Would be pretty awesome. Plus then there will end up being country/continent rankings as well :)

Chir18 said:

October 20th, 6:02 am

We need a gamer saloon type app made for ps4

    ryytytut said:

    October 20th, 7:37 am

    Your not speaking English

devioz559 said:

October 20th, 6:07 am

Very awesome. Hopefully it will be added to wwe and ufc games.

spriZe_Guess_who said:

October 20th, 6:22 am

I think PlayStation should do a vote on what games they should be doing for tournaments to let the community decide.

Reducey_ said:

October 20th, 6:24 am

Hopefully Siege will get picked up. Since I moved from Xbox I miss competitive siege.

ellisonnet said:

October 20th, 6:44 am

FIFA should be next, I’m surprised it’s not the first, but I understand it’s in honor of the NBA season. Please we want fifa next.

    sleep1015 said:

    October 20th, 2:59 pm

    I doubt anything published you EA will a tournament.

DESTROYnALL said:

October 20th, 7:24 am

I would love to be in a Star Wars Battlefront tournament, just to bad my ps4 stopped working 2 days ago and now when i turn on the ps4 all it shows is a black screen with white letters saying (connect sync cable to a DUALSHOCK 4 controller and press PS button). But when i press PS button the controller slowly blinks blue and wont turn on ps4 and i have to pull the plug because the ps4 wont turn off.

    redrooster303 said:

    October 20th, 4:31 pm

    You need to reconnect your controller with the usb wire. Did you use your controller on another machine. Simple fix. Unless your trolling haha.

    thekeybear said:

    October 21st, 1:02 am

    @DESTROYnALL thats a common issue with standard models. Basically there is a lack of perfected air flow in the case and because of that a heating issue. Personally got a mini vacuum and a can of air and spent around 20 minutes blowing out dirt and sucking up dirt from all the vents on it. Not a permanent fix as the heating issue is slowly burning out processor and motherboard. But a small fix till you can get the Pro next month.

MaDogNik96 said:

October 20th, 7:25 am

Is Rocket League eligible for this?

    GGGGit said:

    October 20th, 6:03 pm

    Rocket league hosts their own tournaments.

capitolc said:

October 20th, 7:27 am

An interesting idea!

I thought the PS4 Events section was a good idea too, but its’ the same events for the same game over and over. Not quite what I though it would be. I guess that is more developer focused.

This, an interesting idea, if Playstation really stands behind it. So many games, so many ways to have tournaments among the community. Once again, if it’s the same stuff over and over, then it will be another Events section.

I hope this works!

nidgetorg_be said:

October 20th, 7:29 am

Rocket League !

ja1p9a9n1 said:

October 20th, 7:36 am

Good, but how about increasing the party chat? It will be a great idea as well. 8 people isn’t enough!

ja1p9a9n1 said:

October 20th, 7:37 am

Good, but how about increasin the party chat? It will be a great idea as well. 8 people isn’t enough!

rigo-the-best said:

October 20th, 7:45 am

This is nice. Now, it would be also interesting if you could make something like communities but between developers and players, where developers would get feedback from players as to what new addition to the game they would like to be implemented, or new additions that developers plan to add and they want to see what percentage of players would be interested in. Also to get feedback from betas. Stuff like that. Could be called something like “Playstation Works”.

Sn1perLuck said:

October 20th, 8:17 am

what about madden???

pablikenemy79 said:

October 20th, 8:25 am

Who cares about tournaments, what about support ps vita !?
Anyways…..

Finally ! I can REALLY play console quality games on the Go….
THANK YOU NINTENDO !!!!!!

krae_man said:

October 20th, 8:34 am

I would love this in Hot Shots Golf.

However, I probably won’t qualify to enter any because Canada doesn’t get squat.

BoltWiz1973 said:

October 20th, 8:36 am

My thoughts are that they should of did this in the beginning. I, for one, am interested in this feature. I might use it to find more friends.

dscb2002 said:

October 20th, 8:43 am

Good idea, open it to additional games. FIFA next. The more games this applies to, the better the success.

Swartzstrom said:

October 20th, 9:19 am

Since Ubisoft won’t do an ESL for Rainbow Six on PlayStation, you guys should do R6 Siege Tournaments. The R6 community would absolutely love this.

ReDRuM1245 said:

October 20th, 9:29 am

This has to come to Rocket League. I probably won’t win but it’ll be fun to participate.

    phade2blaq said:

    October 20th, 9:56 am

    I agree! I’m not hung up on winning but I do enjoy playing the games and the challenge!

Chriskiller00 said:

October 20th, 9:55 am

Will there be a user created tournaments?

phade2blaq said:

October 20th, 9:55 am

I think I may try my hand with this! Seems like it may be fun!

Crunchewy said:

October 20th, 11:17 am

I’d be a lot more interested in a feature that let you create your own tournaments for games. A system-wide way of doing that for tournaments with your friends would be awesome.

Dixie437 said:

October 20th, 11:40 am

Great idea guys! Would love if you guys could implement tournaments for rainbow six siege, as we are currently the only players that can’t take part in the pro league. Thanks

boomstickbhg said:

October 20th, 12:24 pm

Hello Sony, you repeatedly mention something called ESL and the need for an ESL account.

So what in the bleep is an ESL?

Sony: Always leaving you wanting more… explanations….

makyam1 said:

October 20th, 12:27 pm

Definitely Rainbow Six Siege Tournaments

D-Squad3 said:

October 20th, 1:26 pm

Street Fighter V

batosaims said:

October 20th, 1:44 pm

So basically, a stripped down, dumbed down version of the XBL Arena feature? Nice Sony…nice

I think the biggest issue here is that PS4 doesn’t have any good multiplayer exclusives and they’ along with tournaments, will be at the mercy of 3rd party games. I mean NBA…Really?

    Senjutsu_Dav said:

    October 20th, 3:18 pm

    It’s a start at least, I don’t see how starting to have tournaments is a bad thing for you… Are you a hater or something like that?

    batosaims said:

    October 20th, 3:22 pm

    @Senjutsu_Dav No, I think that because Sony is by far the weakest platform when it comes to multiplayer games (they excel in SP though) that they’re going to be at the mercy of 3rd party publishers like 2K and Activision for tournaments.

Senjutsu_Dav said:

October 20th, 3:17 pm

Towerfall Ascension, NHL, Nidhog tournaments!

holyv6 said:

October 20th, 4:13 pm

how to register? link?

Mr_Prince1 said:

October 20th, 4:25 pm

Paragon! best MOBA console game.

J-slo-3 said:

October 20th, 4:28 pm

Very cool. Looking forward to what can become of this. Hoping for some team tourneys like with rainbow six siege or something.

EleminatorX said:

October 20th, 5:13 pm

Defnitely need Rainbow 6 Siege tournaments. We have PC and Xbox. Ps4 will complete the set.

GGGGit said:

October 20th, 6:07 pm

Obviously any game with a dedicated MP is a good fit. I’d personally like to see some racing games or some indie titles make it.

SirGaryColemans said:

October 20th, 6:36 pm

Is NBA 2k17 1 on 1 at the Park (MyPlayer vs MyPlayer) or is it 1 on 1 as in 1 NBA team vs another NBA Team?

If it’s not MyPlayer related… any plans for a tournament based on Park/Pro-Am?

taikoboh7 said:

October 20th, 10:07 pm

Will PS4 has arena function just like Xbox One?

Ashkiin said:

October 21st, 9:48 am

Finally! Hope this evolves and expands quickly enough. Specially important would be fifa, call of duty and rainbow six siege’s main leagues as the demand is already high on ps4

BONEDUHRD said:

October 22nd, 4:44 am

Hi i want to register for Project Cars Tournaments how do i link my Esl Account to my psn account please??

HeeebrewHammer said:

October 23rd, 5:31 am

Love this! Thank you for bringing ESL to the PS4. Would love to have Rainbow Six Siege added in the near future!

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