MWEB Gaming and MSSA (Mind Sport South Africa) are hosting the first ever eSports inter-regional championship, live on Friday July 19 at the MWEB Cape Town auditorium in Parow.
There will be one event where invited guests will get to support their city as the best players in Cape Town take on the best players in Joburg in the ultimate test of skill in ‘COD Black Ops 2’ and ‘FIFA13’. The matches will stream live with commentary from the MCave in Cape Town and The HIve in Joburg.
“We are proud to be hosting such a momentous event,” says Desmond Kurz, Online Gaming Manager of MWEB Gaming. “‘COD Black Ops 2’ and ‘FIFA 13’ were chosen as they are two top titles used in competitive gaming in South Africa and internationally.
A team from South Africa was even sent to compete at the ‘Call of Duty’ Championships in Los Angeles for a share of $1million in April.”
This North versus South inter-regional competition is the culmination of months of the MSSA’s regional and provincial championships, where the best and the brightest have been competing to be recognised as the top players in their city or province.
“In a gaming market set to spend an estimated R1.41 billion on 2013, up from the R1.33 billion in 2012, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers Media and Entertainment Outlook, there is huge excitement to see who the top players in South Africa will be,” says Kurz.
“Like any big sporting event, the atmosphere is going to be electrifying. Guests will be dressed to support their city in either red for Joburg or Blue for Cape Town; live commentators keeping the crowd going with the help of top local DJ group Whatisfiction, two big screens where all the action will be screened live; drinks, food and loads of prizes to be won.”
* For more information on the MSSA, visit www.mindsportsa.co.za.