PlayStation Tournaments coming to PS4

Sony is partnering with ESL to implement the feature.


Sony announced a partnership with ESL (Electronic Sports League) to debut a feature called Tournaments to PlayStation 4.

Through ESL, you'll be able to participate in tourneys for a wide range of games. Sony and ESL have just the inaugural event in mind.

"We’re kicking off the first Major tournament with NBA 2K17, to celebrate the beginning of the NBA season," wrote a Sony rep. "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."

Anyone interested in competing can sign up later today, but you'll need three prerequisites: a copy of NBA 2K17, a PlayStation Plus account, and an ESL membership so you can register.

Once Sony pushes through PS4's Tournaments update, you'll find it under the System menu option. Signing up for a tournament prompts notification-style updates telling you when it's time to play.

"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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