1. Tournament cards
Games with active or upcoming tournaments will display a Tournament Card in the PS5 Control Centre, the Game Hub for that title, and in-game when you press the PS button.
PlayStation Tournaments brings competitive gaming to PS5 and PS4 in a series of organised contests that you can join direct from your console. It's an invitation to players of all skill levels to compete online in a selection of popular games, and a chance to win digital and real-world prizes from regularly organised events.
For experienced gamers, it's a doorway to the world of esports and a chance to test your skills against the best PlayStation players competing for the top prizes. For newer players, it's a great way to build gaming experience in an easy to access online community, progress through the ranks and maybe even win some prizes along the way to show how far you've come.
The flagship setup for PlayStation Tournaments, the Open Series is a rolling program of online matches that are free to enter and available to sign up for via your PS4 console, or at our Competition Centre.
Each month you can sign up for any of the open qualifiers in your chosen game and, if you make it to the final eight, you’ll have a place in the monthly final where cash prizes, virtual currency, exclusive PS4 themes and PSN avatars are up for grabs – you can even win a prize just for participating, regardless of where you finish.
Compete.playstation.com is our one-stop shop for all things esports on PlayStation – including schedules, prize information, full rules and lots of additional content like live streams of current matches and event replay videos to check out the competition.
You can also enter any Open Series tournament direct from the hub.
Check out the Events tab on your PS4 home screen and you’ll find a list of upcoming events that you can join direct from your console.
You’ll get a reminder when your match is due to take place – all you have to do is be online and ready to play at your allotted time.
Of course, it’s the taking part that counts… but there are some great prizes up for grabs too.
Whether you’re a complete novice or a Platinum Trophy-wielding expert, there's always room to tighten up your game. The PlayStation Tournaments community on Discord, Twitch and YouTube is a great place to swap skills and tactics, and you can study the top competitors' match replays to see how the winners do it.
Playing against real human competition is the best way to brush up your skills and get those reflexes twitching.
Many games will match you against equally experienced players (as will PlayStation Tournaments and Open Series events), so you’ll always be playing at the right level.
Anyone can enter PlayStation Tournaments events1 – all you need is a PlayStation Plus subscription, a copy of the game (and be old enough to play any age restricted titles) and be on hand to compete when your match is scheduled.