August 24th, 2023

The Show Championship Series is MLB The Show 23’s pro-level event, rebuilt from the ground up. The marquee event will feature three stages and $50,000 in cash prizing. The series will start with two open qualifiers hosted on ESL Play.  MLB® The Show™ 23

Qualifier #1 begins on September 9, with Qualifier #2 following a week later on September 16th. Qualifiers are a two day affair, with players battling over the weekend for a Top 6 finish to earn a direct invite to the live broadcasted finals on September 28 – October 1. The remaining players in the Top 32 of each Qualifier will be eligible for a Wild Card Round, where four more players will earn a spot in the final. 

To participate, simply visit the ESL Play Tournament page (MLB Playstation | ESL Play (, ensure your PSN Account is linked and register for either Qualifier. No Create a Stadium, no Create a Player, no knuckleball pitchers, no excuses. Practice is over; time to compete. 

To support the upcoming Championship Series and everything else in competitive MLB The Show 23, we’re teaming up with an exciting roster of esports Ambassadors. Scann & Yeyo will be returning this year, while we welcome JX Gamiing & WizEnrique who will be representing the Spanish speaking community. These Ambassadors will be there to answer questions, share esports news & updates, and broadcast MLB The Show esports events!

With MLB The Show’s premier event around the corner there’s never been a better time to take your game to the next level!