You don't need to game professionally to participate in tournaments hosted by the ESL. PlayStation offers players the opportunity to join tournaments directly through the console and the comfort of their own home. All you need to do is have an active PlayStation Plus membership and ensure that your ESL account and PlayStation Network account are linked together. It's easy to do so.

How to link your PSN and ESL accounts

  1. Go to the ESL Gaming website.
  2. Either sign-in or create an account.
  3. If creating a new account, you can choose to register right away through your PlayStation account.

  4. Check your email and confirm your new account through the link provided. (It may be in your junk mail)
  5. From the main page, scroll down to Upcoming Open Tournaments.
  6. Select the tournament you wish to enter.
  7. Register your PSN ID on the right side of the screen.

  8. Sign-in to your PSN account and select Accept.

How to unlink your PSN and ESL accounts

And if you decide you don't want to have your accounts linked for the foreseeable future, you can easily unlink them as well.

  1. Log-in to your account on the ESL website.
  2. Click the dropdown arrow on the top right of the screen next to your username.

  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Manage account at ESL ID.

  5. Select Manage authorizations.

  6. Select Revoke to unlink ESL from your PSN account.

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PlayStation Plus 12 Month Membership

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PlayStation Plus members can join in the new Tournaments: Challenger Series and truly put their skills to the test. Anyone of any skill level can join so long as their subscription is active, so get registered and start having fun.

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