The growth of eSports around the world continues unabashed and the South African scene is no exception. More and more players are entering the local scene and doing their part to drive growth in South Africa’s competitive gaming landscape.
Mega8 is the latest player to enter the scene. With big names behind it, such as Kagiso Media, MTN and Billosoft, Mega8 is looking to propel the eSports scene to new heights with a key focus on sustainable, consistent growth.
Having already hosted a Dota 2 tournament, Mega8 now has its sights placed firmly on CSGO and its Autumn Cup. With a prize pool of R50 000, 16 teams will be battling it out for the top spot.
The Qualifiers & Final 8
Qualifiers will be held on the weekend of the 18th-19th March as 16 teams battle it out for a spot in the final 8. In keeping with with international CSGO standards, the qualifiers will follow the Swiss System format. Teams will have to win three games to qualify for a spot in the final 8.
All the heavyweights and up and comers will be making an appearance, so this is not a tournament you want to miss. The full line up is as follows:
White Rabbit Gaming
FlipSid3 Tactics South Africa
White Rabbit Gaming Aspire
The final 8 will be played on the weekend of the 31st March-2nd April where a winner will be crowned.
If you have a hugely popular and competitive game along with a stacked lineup, the final ingredient necessary is quality production. All the matches will be streamed across two simultaneous channels on Mega8’s YouTube channel.
Games will feature local shoutcasting talent along with an expert panel that will provide more in depth analysis and break down the matches as they unfold. The casters and panellists will all be revealed shortly.
Stay up to date
A lot of information will be coming out in the next few days and you’ll want to keep up with every last bit. Stay tuned to Mega8’s Facebook page for some great upcoming content as well as all the information you’ll need to know about the Autumn Cup.
South African eSports is on the rise and there’s no better time than now to rally behind those in the scene striving to take it further. With the recent CSGO roster changes, and fresh blood in the scene, this tournament will be an interesting look at how local teams stack up against one another. You don’t want to miss it.