MWeb Gaming and MSSA (Mind Sport South Africa) are hosting the first ever eSports inter-regional championship, live on Friday 19 July 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 $1-million in April.”
MWeb is a known supporter of the local gaming scene and provides gamers with the uncapped, unthrottled ADSL connection needed to effectively compete in online gaming. Demanding only the best speed, latency and stability in their connection, with over 65 000 online gamers active in an average month, MWeb is clearly meeting these needs. MWeb has uncapped, unthrottled ADSL available with local gaming servers and packages optimised specifically for gaming and this network is what will be making this first ever online regional event possible.
“MWeb gets gamers,” says Kurz. “And we are proud to be able to support them in every way, from providing them with the best possible connectivity and local servers, to keeping them engaged and up-to-date on the industry and all things gaming on our MWeb GameZone platform, to hosting unique gaming events such as the upcoming inter-regionals.
“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.”
There are 20 seats up for grabs to this event and you can grab one by participating in our “Tweet for your Seat” campaign. To be entered into the draw, send a tweet to @MWEBGMZ for the city you are supporting with a fun photo, blue for Cape Town, red for Joburg and make sure you include the hashtag #MWEBNorthvsSouth. You have until 1pm on Wednesday, 17 July to enter. Winners will be announced on the MWeb GameZone site at 2pm. Since the venue is Cape Town, the competition is only open to those who will be in Cape Town on 19 July.