Updated 30 October 2018

PS4: Competing in tournaments

What you need to do to play in an ESL tournament on your PS4


Tournaments let you compete against other PSN users across the world to gain recognition among the community or win prizes.

Go to [Events] > [Tournaments] to find out what tournaments are coming up and to register to take part.

How to sign up for a tournament

You’ll need to link your account to your ESL account and have an active PlayStation Plus subscription to sign up for a tournament.

  1. Go to [Events] > [Tournaments] to choose which tournament you want to compete in.
  2. Be sure to check the tournament information and rules on the detail page.
  3. Select [Register] to take part. You’ll be redirected to ESL via web browser so you can sign in with your ESL ID (or create an ESL account) and link your accounts if you haven’t previously done this via PS4 Settings.
  4. The Tournament is now visible in [My Events] but if you want to drop out before your match you can do this by selecting [Unregister] on the tournament detail page.
  5. When the tournament is due to start, you will be requested to “Check-in” in order to confirm your final attendance. Check-in period is in the tournament event detail page. You need to check in by opening the event and selecting [Check In Now]. This is to make sure all players are ready to start at the scheduled time.
  6. After the Check-In period has ended, you will receive a notification when you have been matched to an opponent. You can find your current Tournament Match in [My Events]

After your match

If you won, you’ll make it to the next stage of the tournament, but you need to report your result first.

Go to the tournament match  screen and select [Report Result]. Be honest! Your opponent needs to agree to the result before you can get to the next stage.

If you and the other player don’t agree on the result  a dispute is raised with an ESL moderator who will contact both players to resolve the situation.

We recommend that you always attach a screenshot of the final outcome when you report the result after your match.