The biggest township tech & gaming expo announced today the first prize esports tournament in Soweto. The event, which kicks off on 28 June at Soweto Theatre, will feature a R20,000 prize pool.
The inaugural tournament will feature popular esports titles on the agenda such as FIFA, Tekken, Street Fighter and Counter Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO) amongst others, as well as prize giveaways, arcade corners and exhibitions.
“We are thrilled to launch our official Esports tournament with great partners such as EKasi Esports and AOC South Africa,” said Mpho Tladi, i-Village (COO) and member of the EKasi Tech Fest Organizing committee “The Esports community is incredibly unique. With this tournament, we hope to create an experience unlike any other.”
“in keeping with our mission, we have designed this event to be accessible to everyone and creating a tournament structure that is more inclusive.” Said Gabriel Ramokotjo, CEO & Co-Founder EKasi Esports, “for many people this will be a first and being able to educate more people on the scale of the Esports industry is fantastic”
“We are really excited to be a main sponsor at the Ekasi Tech Fest Esports Tournament this year.
Our vision is to grow and educate the gaming community in South Africa. Working with Ekasi ESport really allows us to open the doors to many who are interested in entering the gaming arena.”
Said Chris Barnes, AOC Country Manager, South Africa”
The Tickets for the Tech Fest Esports Tournament will range from R 80.00 for day pass, R 150.00 for 2-day pass and R 250.00 for the tournament participation. Tickets for the event will be available at www.e-kasifest.co.za / www.sowetotheatre.com and at any Pick n Pay outlets.
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EKASI TECH FEST ESPORTS TOURNAMENT
Ekasi Tech Fest Esports Tournament is an initiative by I-village Foundation NPC that is built from the ground up to focus on esports community and fan creations, with the aim of creating an environment that promote esports in South Africa, increase its level of awareness, improve its participation and inspire future talent.
Ekasi Esports is a multi-gaming organisation that competes in esports leagues, tournaments and championships hosted in arenas, online and offline.
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