The City of Cape Town, ACGL, EGE and Zombiegamer are having an Esports Weekend

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The Electronic and Gaming Expo (EGE) is around the corner, and the event is often seen as Cape Town’s biggest, and pretty much only, major gaming event of the year. EGE has also in the more recent years become home to esports in Cape Town as organisations such as Orena, African Cyber Gaming League, Zombiegamer, and more flock to the expo to bring some of South Africa’s best talent to the floor. While EGE has acted as a professional hub, this weekend EGE, ACGL and Zombiegamer are teaming up to bring an Esports Weekend to Cape Town in order to promote the development of Esports and Gaming in Cape Town. The event will see tournaments in FIFA 17 and Injustice 2 on Xbox One and PS4 respectively.

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Image courtesy of Zombiegamer, a bunch who have been doing this for quite some time.

Here’s all the information you need:

  • Where:  Sarepta Sport and Recreation Centre, Kappertjie Street, Kuils River, Western Cape
  • When: Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of June.
  • Times: Saturday – 09:30 to 18:00, Sunday – 10:00 to 16:00.
  • How much: It’s totally free.

The Schedule:

Saturday: FIFA 17 (Xbox One)

  • Player Cap: 256 players (128 via pre-registration | 128 via walk-in)
  • Times: 9:30-10h30 – Player Registration | 11h00 to finish – Tournament
  • Prize Pool: R16,000 cash (Split across top eight)
  • Bracket: Double Elimination: Up to 128 players | Single Elimination: 129 to
    256 players
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Saturday: Injustice 2 (PS4)

  • Player Cap: 64 players (32 via pre-registration | 32 via walk-in)
  • Times: 10:30-11h30 – Player Registration | 12h00 to finish – Tournament
  • Prize Pool: R8,000 cash (Split across top eight)
  • Bracket: Double Elimination: Up to 32 players | Single Elimination: 33 to 64
  • players

Sunday: FIFA 17 (Xbox One) | 13 to 18-year- old only

  • Player Cap: 128 players (48 via pre-registration | 120 via walk-in)
  • Times: 10h00-10h45 – Player Registration | 11h00 to finish – Tournament
  • Prize Pool: R2,400 cash (Split across top eight)
  • Bracket: Double Elimination: Up to 64 players | Single Elimination: 65 to 128
    players

Sunday: Injustice 2 (PS4) | 13 to 18-year- old only | Free-to- play | No tournament

If you’re looking to attend you can pre-register online, which would mean you skip the queues.

This is a great grassroots initiative by EGE, ACGL and Zombiegamer as it incorporates two titles which are easy to understand and enjoy. The two most important parts to development are taken care of and those are engagement and enjoyment, and we can rest assured that this event will see a number of players getting their first taste of some good competition.

 

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Last Updated: June 22, 2017

Kyle Wolmarans

Critical Hit’s esports guy. I talk about esports and drink whiskey. I also write and cast for elsewhere – but my work here is independent of that.

  • Weanerdog

    Funny that Injustice 2 is rated 16 but there is a 13 – 18 yo competition. I am not commenting on the age restriction and who should be playing and who shouldn’t. I do find it interesting that the organisers don’t follow the guidance of whoever decided on the age restriction. Of course xbox one is only rated teen but that’s probably just cause the lower resolution. #TrollNowBeforeTheXComesOut.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      But you ARE commenting, just being passive aggressive about it. 😀

      • Weanerdog

        Passive aggressive, me. Sounds about right. Also warframe sucks.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          That’s fine, I guess.

    • Holden ZA

      The South African age restriction for Injustice 2 is 13

      • Weanerdog

        Interesting, so the restriction on the ps 4 box is the international rating?

        • Holden ZA

          Yep, PEGI is 16 but was rated 13 in SA.

          • Weanerdog

            Thanks

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