Rays Gaming Sunburst Circut - Open Qualifier #1

Play Ball! Welcome to the Rays Gaming: 2023 Sunburst Circuit Open Qualifiers for MLB The Show 23. Faceoff against other MLB competitors with the Tampa Bay Rays current roster for a chance at the $10,000 Finals on August 28, in Orlando, FL in a first ever MLB The Show LAN event!


MLB The Show 23

Prize Pool

Prize Pool


Entry Fee

Entry Fee


Start Time

Tournament Starts

Tournament Format


Double elimination



Cross platform

Number of participants

Registered Participants

366 Participants

Players per Team

Players per Team

1 Players

Prize Places

1st - $8,000

2nd - $2,000

Tournament Organizer

Join Tournament Discord


Tournament Rules

The Sunburst Circuit is an online eSports tournament competing in MLB The Show 23 open to players residing in the United States and Canada, aged 13 years and older. Players must have an active PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live online account in good standing to participate.

Winning the Sunburst Circuit #1 Open Qualifier or Sunburst Circuit #2 Open Qualifier enters you into the Sunburst Showdown Finals event held at Full Sail University’s Orlando Health Fortress on August 28, 2023 with a $10,000 dollar prize pool. Travel costs for the Sunburst Showdown competitors will be covered by the Tampa Bay Rays (see https://www.raysbaseball.com/gaming for all rules, terms, and conditions).

On-deck for the the Sunburst Circuit #1 Qualifier are as follows:

  • Saturday, June 10 (11-4PM EST) • Sunburst Circuit Qualifier 1 Championship (BO3)

Schedule for the the Sunburst Circuit #2 Qualifier are as follows:

EARLY ACCESS FOR QUALIFER #2 IS NOW ON THE RAYS WEBSITE: RAYSBASEBALL.COM/GAMING (this does not guarantee a registration into the second qualifier but will allow you to be amongst the first to be notified when registration opens)

  • Sunburst Circuit #2 Registration Open: June 19 - July 8

  • Sunburst Circuit #2 Tournament Begins: July 15 - 16

  • Sunburst Circuit #2 Advancing Rounds: July 22 - July 23

  • Sunburst Circuit #2 Finals: July 29 from 12PM EST - 4PM EST

  • Sunburst Showdown LAN Finals: August 28 from 2PM EST - 6PM EST

All qualifier and LAN-final will be broadcasted live across the Tampa Bay Rays - TikTok, YouTube, and Twitch channels @RaysBaseball. Popular MLB The Show 23 streamers, Austin Thune (@Thuuuuney) and Rich Veit (@ScuffyMcGee) will take over the livestream commentary for all final events.

Format: All registered and eligible participants will automatically be entered into this double-elimination tournament beginning on Saturday, May 27. All games are 9 innings best-of-one with a 10-run mercy after 5 innings. The finals of the Sunburst Circuit Qualifier events along with the Sunburst Showdown LAN final will be a best-of-three match to determine the winner.

The following settings are to be used in all Match play during the Online Qualifier Rounds and Finals Event:

 Cross play: ON (network setting)

 Add friends: ON (network setting)

 Messaging: ON (network setting)

 Mode: Exhibition (Top team in bracket will be home)

 Team: Tampa Bay Rays Current Roster

 Stadium: Tropicana Field

 Hitting: Legend

 Pitching: Legend

 Guess Pitch: OFF

 Quick Counts: OFF

 Strike Zone: ON

 Hot Zone: OFF

 Balks: OFF

 Umpire Accuracy: Perfect

 Umpire close plays: OFF

 Ejections: OFF

 Injuries: OFF

 Presentation mode: Fast Play

 Created ballplayers are not permitted.

View Full Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions Here: https://www.raysbaseball.com/gaming