Sony Announces Online Challenger Series Tournament For Every PS4 User
Online competitive gaming tournaments have become increasingly more popular in the last couple of years. Mainstream media have already started taking notice on the vast potential of a new breed of athletes. E-sports is the official name of this newfound sport which is video gaming-centric in nature. Now, after various gaming tournaments having been successfully hosted, Sony is also starting a new Challenger Series for every PS4 user.
PS4 Tournament: Challenger Series
Sony has invited users of all skill levels to participate in its latest seasonal online competitive gaming tournament. The game roasters that will be played for the competition include AAA titles like Mortal Kombat 11, Warface, Battlefield V, and FIFA 20. One of the taglines the company is pushing is that anyone of any skill level can compete against their friends and other PS4 gamers to win prizes. The PS4 Challenger Series officially kicks off on August 6th with Mortal Kombat 11.
Competition & Prizes
Seasons: PS4 Tournaments: Challenger Series is seasonal, it means gamers are given repeated chance to compete again within a fixed interval. In each season, PS4 users can progress through various stages that test their skills on a level playing field which will be rewarded.
Competition Stages: In every season of the tournament, the competition will be played in 3 stages. Stage 1 has, for Mortal Kombat 11, users win at least 3 out of 4 matches to advance to the next stage. In Stage 2, users will compete at a higher skill level and need to win to get to the final stage. Stage 3 has the gamers join other elite competitors to fight for the PS4 championship title.
Prizes: Sony is offering a chance to every PS4 user to compete and win various prizes. With progression, gamers can have the value of prizes earned increase with each rising levels of competition. The prizes include unique games specific dynamic themes to in-game currency and even cash prizes. There are plenty of reasons for gamers to compete throughout the season so look out for the tournament.
Earlier this very month, a Fortnite championship had seen a teenager take home millions of dollars. Furthermore, Valve is also hosting a DOTA 2 crowdfunded tournament which will have its total prize pool cross over $35 million. If it is any indication, video games are here to stay and the multi-billion dollar industry is an ever-growing form of popular entertainment and virtual sport. Sony is jumping on the bandwagon and the PS4 Challenger Series seems very promising. It provides a competitive platform to its user and offers a great opportunity for an esports career. Stay tuned for more updates.