ArcSystem Works has revealed that Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle is finally getting a tournament mode but it’ll have to go through a beta period. Tournament mode which has players competing against each other to see who is the strongest is now available on PS4 but will be in a beta period on January 13th and January 20th as for the reason to do the beta on PS4 is to take advantage of the tournament function on PS4, the beta will be available in single elimination, double elimination and swiss rounds. Down below is an explanation on how to get into a tournament as explained by Arc System Works

A new mode that has been implemented using the PlayStation 4 Tournament function. Players will be able to participate in tournaments that have been set by the server.

■ Tournament Regulations

There are three different rule sets for a tournament.

  • Single Elimination
  • Double Elimination
  • Swiss Round

The tournament regulations change with each rule set. Please check the tournament overview for more information.

■ To participate in the tournament, players are required to follow the following procedure:

  1. Register for the tournament – Players are required to register for the tournament before it starts. For more information, please see “Registration Procedure” below.
  2. Check-in for the tournament – Players are required to check in for the tournament before the tournament starts. The check-in time for each tournament is in the tournament overview. For more information, please see “Check-in Procedure” below.
  3. Joining a Match – Select “Join” in the menu to begin matching with your opponent when it is time for your match to start. A message displaying “Please Wait” will be displayed when selecting “Join” before the match. Please wait until the time of the match, or restart the application and select “Join” again once it is time for the match.

■ Registration Procedure

  1. Select “Online” → “Tournament” in the in-game menu and select a tournament to participate in.
  2. Select “Register” to register for the tournament.
  3. Logging into an ESL account is required if it’s the first time the player is participating. Enter your ESL account or PlayStation Network account to login.
  4. A check mark will be displayed if registration is successful.

■ Check-in Procedure

Please check in during the check-in period. The check-in period is stated in the tournament overview.

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■ Joining a Match

Once the event starts and the opponent has been decided, it will be displayed on the tournament screen. Select “Join Now” and a session with the opponent will be created automatically.

However, selecting “Join Now” before the time of the match will not begin matching and will prompt a “Please Wait” message. Wait at the screen until the time for the match, or play in an offline mode while waiting for the match to start. However, do take note that the player is required to close the application to return to the game.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

■ Match Result

The match result will be sent automatically to the admin. If the opponent does not appear when it’s time for the match, please report to the admin using the menu below. The result of the match will be set by the admin in this case before the player can proceed to the next match.

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■ Progress of the Tournament

Players will be able to view the progress and result of the tournament from the tournament event detail screen by selecting “View Match Results or “Tournament Standings.”

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Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle is available now on PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Source: Event Hubs, Gematsu

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