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Introducing PlayStation Tournaments

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Introducing PlayStation Tournaments

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

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

  • Xbox1_Sign_Out

    Lol, NBA.

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

  • futurestarjosh

    We need a FIFA tournament or call of duty

    • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • Let me know when we do call of duty tournaments lol

    • HAKIMY-SENSEI

      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

      sorry it wasn’t meant for you.

  • HAKIMY-SENSEI

    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

    Do this for MLB and I’m in.

  • Tristan7214

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

  • KidCommando

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

  • DaRkS1LeNc3

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

    • 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

      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 :)

  • We need a gamer saloon type app made for ps4

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

  • spriZe_Guess_who

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

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

  • 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.

  • DESTROYnALL

    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

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

    • @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.

  • Is Rocket League eligible for this?

  • 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

    Rocket League !

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

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

  • rigo-the-best

    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”.

  • what about madden???

  • pablikenemy79

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

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

  • I would love this in Hot Shots Golf.

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

  • BoltWiz1973

    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.

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

  • Swartzstrom

    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.

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

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

  • Chriskiller00

    Will there be a user created tournaments?

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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….

  • Definitely Rainbow Six Siege Tournaments

  • Street Fighter V

  • 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

      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?

    • @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

    Towerfall Ascension, NHL, Nidhog tournaments!

  • how to register? link?

  • Paragon! best MOBA console game.

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

  • EleminatorX

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

  • 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

    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?

  • Will PS4 has arena function just like Xbox One?

  • 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

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

  • HeeebrewHammer

    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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