PlayStation Tournaments Feature Announced

on October 20, 2016 8:17 AM

Sony has announced that ESL’s competitive gaming systems and technology is coming to the new Tournaments feature on PS4. The new feature will allow players to participate in Tournaments with fellow gamers from around the world.

The new feature, which begins to roll out today, will be kicked off with an NBA 2K17 tournament. The tournament will run from October 27th to November 26th, with Major Cup rounds taking place every Saturday. The 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.

Signups will be available starting today.  In order to register you’ll need a copy of NBA 2K17, a PlayStation Plus membership, and an ESL account.

Once tournaments are live, you can find them under Events on your PS4 menu to view the details.  After signing up for a tournament, your PS4 will automatically prompt you when it is time to play your matches.

Marcel Menge, Managing Director ESL Technology accompanied the announcement with the following statement:

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 skillsIn 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.”

Tournaments for Project Cars and Mortal Kombat X have also been announced, though no further details were divulged.

 

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