Console esports boost – ESL to power up PS4 competitive gaming

In a big win for console esports supporters ESL has announced today that it will integrate ESL competitive gaming systems and technology into the new ‘Tournaments’ feature on PlayStation 4 (PS4™) systems. ps4-esl

Millions of PS4 owners will be able to find and participate in competitions organised by ESL, available to them at the touch of their fingers. In addition to PS4, tournaments can be accessed for interactions, such as Check-in, through both the ESL Play and PlayStation App.

Marcel Menge, Managing Director ESL Technology said: “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.”

The ‘Tournaments’ feature will kick off the first Major tournament with NBA 2K17, to celebrate the beginning of the NBA season. Mortal Kombat X, Project Cars*1 and more, will be joining the ranks in the future. The integration is global with 15 different languages currently supported to enhance competitive gaming on a worldwide scale. 

PS4 is the world’s top-selling console, with more than 40 million units in consumers’ homes globally. According to a Newzoo report, there is enormous potential for esports growth among console gamers, as only 25% of all console gamers currently identify as competitive gaming enthusiasts.

Esports Insider says: Music to the ears of console esports fans, and with titles such as Madden and FIFA with huge passionate followings, this is a great deal by ESL and Playstation.