Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the NBA 2K16 PlayStation® Plus Tour?
The NBA 2K16 PlayStation® Plus Tour is an official PlayStation® Plus tournament by ESL and can possibly be the start of for your gaming career! Compete against players from all over Europe, MIddle East and ANZ, make new friends and enjoy a gaming experience you have never had before. Do you think you have what it takes to be the best in NBA 2K16? Then prove it!

2. How can I participate in the NBA 2K16 PlayStation® Plus Tour?
To be able to compete in this tournament you need to fulfill these criteria:

  • PlayStation® Plus account for PS4 players
  • ESL account
  • A legal copy of NBA 2K16 on PS4
  • A passport or residence in one of the following countries:
New Zealand
Saudi Arabia

3. How do I register a new account?
To register a new ESL account, go to the registration page and follow the steps mentioned. All you need is an email account, a password and a nickname. If you already have an ESL account but can't remember your login information, please contact the support.

4. How do I add my NBA 2K16 Nickname to my ESL account?
The place to edit your player profile is the "command center", which is accessible through the cog to the left of your nickname under the header.

  • Choose "Gameaccounts"
  • Type = PlayStation SEN ID
  • Value = Enter the name you use for your NBA 2K16 account
  • Click send
If you can't find it, use the direct link.

5. How do I sign up correctly?
The sign up is super easy and straight forward if you have already checked the steps before. Even if you haven't it's pretty simple. Go to the cup page and simply follow the "sign up" steps in the top right. It will guide you through everything you need to do.

6. Will there be a limit for the tournament?
The tournament size is not limited.

7. What are the correct match settings?
Please check the cup page quick rules for a first idea on the match progress and rules, and our full rules for detailed in-game settings and more.

8. What proof do I need for a match result?
Both teams are responsible for making screenshots or video proofs of the results and for uploading them within 15 minutes after the match ended. The screenshots and/or videos are needed as evidence in case there is a conflict, which will be checked by a staff member. We can only make a good decision if there is enough proof for it. A screenshot/video always needs to contain the in-game nicknames of the players and show the results/issues, so we can be sure the proof is of the according match.

9. How to take screenshots with a PS4 and share them on ESL?
Please check out the official PlayStation® website to get the answers on how to take and share a screenshot. You need to upload those screenshots on your ESL match. If you are on the tournament page, you will see a "Upload screenshot/matchmedia" on the right side. There you need to click and select your screenshot and then you can upload it to your ESL match.

10. How does a match protest work?
If you have any issues during the match, you can open a protest by clicking the link "Open Protest" in the right side bar of the tournament. If you don't find the link, you can also use the direct link to see all matches, where you can write a protest. There you can choose your match and open a protest, so a staff member can check your issue. However, keep in mind that a protest needs to be written within 10 minutes after the match is over, so we don't have any bigger delays in the cup.

11. Where can I find the latest tournament news?
Breaking news, tournament information and announcements about the NBA 2K16 PlayStation® Plus Tour can be found on our NBA 2K16 Portal, on the official ESL New Games Facebook page and on the ESL New Games Twitter account @ESLNewGames. Important notifications for the remaining players will also be sent through email, if necessary.

12. When do I have to play my matches?
The match dates for the tournaments are as follows:

  • Qualifier 1: Sunday, 21st August 18:00 CEST
  • Qualifier 2: Sunday, 28th August 18:00 CEST
  • Qualifier 3: Sunday, 4th September 18:00 CEST
  • Qualifier 4: Sunday, 11th September 18:00 CEST
  • Final: Sunday, 18th September 18:00 CEST

13. Can I win something?

Yes! The winner of the tournament will take home €1000!
On top of that the 2nd placed player will receive €500!

14. Any questions left?
Feel free to contact our support.