On October 20, Sony announced its entry into eSports with NBA2K17. They have launched the tournament feature in partnership with ESL for PS4.

Gamers will be able to find and participate in competitions organized by ESL, using the PlayStation App or ESL Play to take advantage of interaction features such as Check-in.

The first Major Tournament in North America was for NBA 2K17, running from October 27 to November 26, with Major Cup rounds every Saturday. The top three winners of the tournament were to be awared a prize pack that includes a DualShock 4, PlayStation gear, and more. In the future, Mortal Kombat X, Project CARS, and more games will receive tournaments.

European PS4 owners can currently register for FIFA 17, NBA 2K17, WRC 5, and Project CARS tournaments, with Tricky Towers and Tumblestone tournaments to come.

All you need to have is a copy of legit game, PlayStation Plus membership, and a linked ESL Account. Currently the platform supports on 1v1 matches, Sony is working to increase the count in future.

Sony adds:

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!

ESL’s Marcel Menge says:

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 skills. In 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.

As reported on http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/

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