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PS Tournaments on PS5 brings competitive gaming to Sony’s new generation console
November 30, 2022
It’s something that goes a little under the radar at times, but it’s Sony big on eSports right now. One thing it has tried to push, even as far back as the PS4, is PS Tournaments on the console – a sort of competitive environment where you can sign up, compete and win prizes. To be clear, you don’t need to be a pro to enter – but you do need some serious chops to win.
And now the entire environment has rolled out on PS5, with new features and an improved interface to boot. Starting with FIFA 23, Guilty Gear Strive, and NBA 2K23, you’ll find different open competitions within each game’s activity card. You can then use these to sign up and enter the contest, and you can even check the overall bracket to see where your potential competition might come from.
In addition to individual tournaments for each of the aforementioned games, Sony is also running a Win-A-Thon between December 1st and January 31st. This will effectively act as a leaderboard for all of PS5 and PS4’s upcoming competitions, and winning tournaments will earn you a point on a regional leaderboard. If you come out on top, you will be eligible to win prizes such as a DualSense Edge controller or Pulse 3D wireless headset.
As part of today’s rollout, the platform holder also boasts some improvements to the overall tournament experience. For example, it has condensed the brackets to ensure that the contests are shorter, but if the limit is exceeded, it will simply roll out more brackets – with the prizes unchanged. Similarly, it promises more competitions in general – weekly and even daily, so there are more opportunities to play.
And the new UI on PS5 seems pretty neat: it’ll let you know when your next match is over, and you’ll even be able to browse real-time results for the entire console. Of interest, the platform holder has also launched a new Discord community specifically for PS tournaments, which you have to imagine will be more deeply integrated into the device once the social network is finally added natively to the new gen format.