Sony Launches PlayStation Tournaments Feature on PS4, Starts With NBA 2K17

National Basketball Association 2K17, Mortal Kombat X and Project Cars will be among the first games to support tournaments when it launches in the near future - but there's no word yet on a specific date. Major Cup rounds will take place each Saturday, with the top three winners of the Tournament scoring a prize pack that includes PlayStation gear, as well as accessories such as a DualShock 4 controller.

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

The European PS4 owners can now register for "FIFA 17", "NBA 2K17" and "WRC 5" tournaments.

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A PlayStation Plus subscription is required in order to enter a tournament for any game, and you will also have to create or link an ESL account before registering for the tournament.

We are sure to see this feature support Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat X in the future.

Once signed up, you'll be given a prompt reminding you to play your tournament match when your match starts.

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"We're incredibly excited to be able to offer this seamlessly integrated solution for the most passionate esports fans", ESL exec Marcel Menge said.

Sony's John Koller has confirmed that the PlayStation Tournaments feature will, initially, be limited to one-on-one competition, though has pledged that the company will 'continue to enhance the feature in the future.

Will you be participating in tournaments?

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