Unable to make topics under anything but bugs/technical?

The only categories shown as available for me to create a new discussion under are bugs and technical support. Why can’t I create a discussion under competitive play??

New forum users, or console players without linked accounts, are locked into the Tech Support and Bug Report forums. This prevents spam accounts from running rampant in the community discussion areas.

See this link pinned at the top of the forum for steps to remedy this: