African Cyber Gaming League announces Overwatch Festival Tournament

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Overwatch is still very much in its infancy in South Africa. We’ve seen a few tournaments spring up since the official launch last year, and some of us were expecting some big things for 2017. Overwatch is still going slow, and the ACGL have just announced their inaugural Overwatch tournament, with a twist.

The “Overwatch Festival” is not going to be the conventional 6v6 competitive matchup, but instead the ACGL have decided to shake things up by introducing several game-types spread across all platforms.

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According to their press release:

Traditionally, tournaments for Overwatch have been hosted as 6-a-side events. We at ACGL would like to break the mould and kick off with something more accommodating to the community by breaking that extensive barrier for entry. Thus, we are very excited to announce that all the Overwatch Festival tournaments will consist of solely 1v1 and 3v3 Single Elimination tournaments. 

It’s a rather interesting tournament, but it’s also quite smart. It’s well known that PC has been dominant in competitive Overwatch with console lacking a good number of competitive players. The tournament will now see adamant console competitors being able to form teams with a friend (or two) or even competing by themselves to show off their skill. PC will fill up, as it always does, but the push for console is great and registrations are opening up soon.

Tournament & Registration Dates:

  • 15 February – 1v1 Mystery Duel (Registrations Open now)
  • 19 February – 1v1 Mystery Duel (Registrations Open 16 February)
  • 22 February – 3v3 Elimination (Registrations Open 20 February)
  • 26 February – 3v3 Elimination (Registrations Open 23 February)
  • 1 March – 1v1 Mystery Duel (Registrations Open 27 February)

As with every tournament, there will be some prizes up for grabs.

1st – PC

  • R1000 Cash
  • Overwatch Collector’s Edition*
  • SteelSeries Rival 300 Mouse
  • SteelSeries Siberia 200 Gaming Headset
  • SteelSeries Mousepad
  • Overwatch Badge
  • Reflex Warmer

1st – Xbox One

  • R1000 Cash
  • Overwatch Collectors Edition*
  • Overwatch Badge
  • KontrolFreek FPS Freek Galaxy
  • KontrolFreek Logo Tee & Sticker pack
  • KontrolFreek Controller Shield
  • Reflex Warmer

1st – PS4

  • R1000 Cash
  • Overwatch Collectors Edition*
  • Overwatch Badge
  • KontrolFreek FPS Freek Galaxy
  • KontrolFreek Logo Tee & Sticker pack
  • KontrolFreek Controller Shield
  • Reflex Warmer

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