We’re all eagerly awaiting the launch of Battlefield 1, but there are those out there who are perhaps more interested to see what the new title has to offer in terms of eSports. In the past two years, despite having to chase other eSports titles, South Africa’s flourishing Battlefield scene has stuck true to their colours hosting a large amount of tournaments which often fly under the radar. Let’s not forget that South Africa fielded the Nation’s Cup Champions in 2014, proving that we do have some of the best Battlefield players in the world.
With that in mind, it’s no surprise that Battlefield 4 was the community vote for the ASUS Republic of Gamers Carnage Cup, which will be run by Orena, and commence throughout October. The cup will take place on the Orena site. The tournament will play out in groups, where it will then move onto the playoffs phase, showcasing some of South Africa’s up and coming Battlefield talent.
The premise of the Carnage Cup is to promote the teams who do not get to feature in South Africa’s top eSports tournaments. Battlefield, although hiding in the shadows, has an extremely large competitive player base, and this notion creates an exciting atmosphere as the competition moves forward.
The top eight teams will move on to the playoff phase, and they’ll be competing for R24 000 in Rebel Tech vouchers, as well as some ASUS Gear.
- 1st Place: R10 000
- 2nd Place: R6 000
- 3rd/4th Place: R4 000
Everyone’s a winner at the ROG Carnage Cup and will receive a custom ASUS ROG shirt with their clan and nickname printed on the back. Teams won’t be the only amateurs as I will try my hand at some Battlefield 4 shoutcasting alongside an aspiring shoutcaster who will hopefully share some knowledge on the game.
In the hopes that Battlefield 1 will deliver in terms of eSports, let’s give Battlefield 4 a proper send off with some exciting action from South Africa’s most promising teams.
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Last Updated: October 3, 2016