You could win a real-life Platinum Trophy in PlayStation's Player Celebration event

By Heidi Nicholas,
Sony may be closing the PlayStation forums, but they're celebrating the PlayStation community in a whole other way with their Player Celebration event. Starting today, players can sign up for the chance to win a real-life Platinum Trophy engraved with their own PSN ID. Taking part in the Player Celebration also gives you the chance to earn PSN Avatars, themes, vouchers, and games.

Player Celebration

Once you've signed up, all you have to do is what you'd be doing anyway: playing games and winning trophies. The event will have three stages, and each stage will have two community goals: to earn a certain number of trophies, and play a certain number of games. There's a limit; only up to six Trophies per day will count towards the goal, and each game must be played for at least one hour — although this counts across as many sessions as you like, so don't worry about having to invest an hour all at once. But aside from that, each game and trophy you play and earn will go towards the goals for each stage. Trophies for multiplayer games will count for double. The goals and rewards for each stage are as follows:

Stage One

Goal: 125k games played and 500k Trophies earned.
Rewards: an exlusive PS4 static theme and PSN Avatar. Stage One will begin next week, on 24th February, at 8am GMT.

Stage Two

Goal: 375k games played and 1.5 million trophies earned.
Reward: five PSN Avatar images of PlayStation exclusive characters, such as Horizon Zero Dawn's Aloy.

Stage Three

Goal: 675 games played and 2.7 million trophies earned.
Rewards: an exclusive PS4 dynamic theme, made up of image strips from games like God of War and Uncharted.

Just signing up for the event puts you in with a chance to win a PlayStation kit made up of a real-life Platinum Trophy engraved with your ID, a PlayStation store voucher worth £75/€90, and voucher codes for a selection of PlayStation hits. To get these, there'll be a skill-based question on 17th March at 11am GMT. Stage One of the Player Celebration event starts next week, on February 24th, at 8am GMT. You can sign up here.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!