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Local Battlefield team lands top sponsorships

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Aperture Gaming

What does it take to go pro? We often get asked this – plenty of people like to play games, and some of them even like to play competitively. Some of those people are even pretty good. But that’s not the whole story. Aperture Gaming (APG) is making waves in Battlefield 4 – they’re even part of that South African team competing internationally; they’re doing so well, they’ve landed some cool sponsors.

BenQ has stepped up to sponsor them some really snazzy monitors. Of course having better monitors means that they can push out the highest possible frame rates at the best resolutions. Country Sales Manager, Michael Chi, said in a press release I’m going to copy and paste here:

We wanted to support South African eSports and decided that Aperture gaming was the right match for us, they have a winning Battlefield 4 team and a professional management team, this gives us confidence that they will share the message of how good our products are to the local gaming community.

You see – you need some management and stability in a team in order to get some solid sponsorships. CoolerMaster has also jumped on board, giving the team CM Storm Novatouch TKL mechanical keyboards, CoolerMaster Sirus 5.1 gaming headsets & high precision gaming mousepads. While these things may be classified as peripherals, they aren’t peripheral to performance, right? Of course CoolerMaster is also looking to grow its products in the eSports scene.

Last year, Aperture won the Telkom DGC Battlefield finals, picking up eight MSi GE40 gaming notebooks. Obviously, this got MSi’s attention and they are looking to sponsor the team as well. While things haven’t been finalized yet, the Regional Manager John Hung said:

MSI has been focused on gaming for quite a while now, we sponsor the best teams in the world and where possible like to partner with local teams to promote our brilliant gaming product range and support the growth of eSports by sponsoring teams and competitions.

It all sounds quite cool for the team. They are doing well and I’m keen to see what happens in their clash with team xTc. Battlefield often doesn’t get as much attention in local (or international) eSports, so it’s great to see that they’re doing so well.

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Last Updated: April 2, 2015


  1. Hammersteyn

    April 2, 2015 at 15:10

    Lorgat is gonna send smses again 😛


  2. Capt. Bob of the Blood Ravens

    April 2, 2015 at 15:11

    I wonder how these guys compare to our “official” national team?


    • Matthew Holliday

      April 2, 2015 at 15:29

      do we have one for bf4?
      the team that did well overseas last year was the “SA barbarians” or something.


      • Capt. Bob of the Blood Ravens

        April 2, 2015 at 15:37

        No idea. I figured that they were blocked from using the flag because they weren’t the national team. Otherwise why kick up such a stink?


        • Gavin Mannion

          April 2, 2015 at 15:50

          There is no official national Battlefield team. They kicked up a stink because they are idiots who are attracted to power like bears to honey


          • Capt. Bob of the Blood Ravens

            April 2, 2015 at 15:55

            If it’s a game you/they don’t actively manage why not let them use the flag? It’s not like it’s a conflict of interest – you/they don’t offer it under your list of “services”. And what about people who have the flag on gaming platforms like steam who enter international tournaments, must they change their flag for that tournament then switch it back afterwards?

            The whole system is stupid.

          • Capt. Bob of the Blood Ravens

            April 2, 2015 at 16:00

            On a separate thought, can’t a group of people form an organization and get accreditation with the national sports council in opposition/competition with “them that shall not be named”? If you are dissatisfied with their level of service/ activity in the industry surely you can petition to start a better organization with member’s interest at the fore? Or am I not thinking like a government agency?

          • B4d R0b0t

            April 3, 2015 at 11:49

            I dunno, chess broke away from MSSA so it is possible.

      • Aries

        April 2, 2015 at 15:44

        We have a SA team, but they sort them self out because of that people


      • B4d R0b0t

        April 2, 2015 at 20:25

        The comp is hosted by ESL who have the only contract with DICE to support eSports for BF4 (partnered with AMD). Last year it was 8vs8, this year its 12vs12. From the start of BF4 there has been 5vs5 dom ESl with finals hosted at ESL one. Top MGO’s like Fnatic & Dignitas have contending for the winners titles.


    • Aries

      April 2, 2015 at 15:43

      We have the Southern Barbarians, and they a mixed team from APG, xTc, Bvd and so on


    • B4d R0b0t

      April 2, 2015 at 20:20

      4 of them are in that team.


  3. Svarupa Singh

    April 5, 2015 at 23:30

    Fucking Renji <.< Fabulous hair and sponsors now pfff


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