AfrEsports | Details, schedule and more

This coming weekend our sister organisation, ACGL, takes on GrandWest with AfrEsports. The event (which will feature zombies, obviously…) sees Call of Duty and FIFA hog the limelight with a total of R40,000 in cash prizes, while other titles will also be featured in a variety of shorter tournament formats. There is also a free entry option to the event for those keen to browse at vendors, spectate, participate in racing challenge and enjoy limited giveaways.

Call of Duty

PlayStation 4 competitive players will be able to battle for the R30,000 cash prize pool up for grabs in a two-day bring-your-own LAN event.

  • Date: Saturday 24 February and Sunday 25 February 2018
  • Time:
    • Saturday check-in: 9:00am to 9:45am
    • Saturday matches: 10:00am to completion
    • Sunday matches: 10:00am to completion
  • Where: Sun Exhibits, Grand West, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood, Cape Town, Western Cape
  • What: Call of Duty: WWII (4v4)
  • Cost: Spectator Pass – Free | COD Team Pass – R1,200 (Standard)
  • Prizes: R30,000 in cash plus ACGL XP
  • More here


Both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will feature across four qualifying heats per platform. Players finishing in the top spots will return Sunday and battle in a home and away knockout phase to determine their share of R10,000 cash.

Pre-registering and paying online secures your spot. Walk-ins will only be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis and up to the player cap per platform per qualifier (20 each).

  • Date: Saturday 24 February and Sunday 25 February 2018
  • Time:
    • Qualifier One: Saturday | Check-In from 9:00am | Matches from 10:00am
    • Qualifier Two: Saturday | Check-In from 12:00pm | Matches from 1:00pm
    • Qualifier Three: Saturday | Check-In from 3:00pm | Matches from 4:00pm
    • Qualifier Four: Sunday | Check-In from 9:00am | Matches from 10:00am
    • Grand Finals: Sunday | Check-In from 12:30pm | Matches from 1:30pm
  • Where: Sun Exhibits, Grand West, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood, Cape Town, Western Cape
  • What: Football Tournament (on FIFA 18) on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
  • Cost: Spectator Pass – Free | Football Player Pass – R200 (Standard)
  • Prizes: R10,000 in cash plus ACGL XP
  • More here

MWEB Mini-Tournaments

Over the weekend, there will be R1,000 cash up for grabs per mini-tournament sponsored by MWEB. A variety of titles will be on offer at set times, with players keen to participate requiring a token received with their R50 Day Play Pass (available at the door), and to be at the registration desk at least 30 minutes before the start of their preferred tournament.


  • 10h30: PES 2018 [MWEB Arena]
  • 10h30: Rocket League 1v1 [Stage Area]
  • 12h30: Injustice 2 [MWEB Arena]
  • 14h30: Dragon Ball FighterZ [MWEB Arena]
  • 16h30: Rocket League 1v1 [MWEB Arena]


  • 10h30: Injustice 2 [MWEB Arena]
  • 12h30: Tekken 7 [MWEB Arena]
  • 14h30: PES 2018 2v2 [MWEB Arena]

Apex King of the Hill

If you’re looking for really quickfire tournament options that reward you for a winning streak, the Apex Interactive King of the Hill is for you. A variety of titles will be run over the weekend with products being rewarded as you maintain your winning streak. Products are sponsored by Apex Interactive and includes everything from lanyards to headsets.


  • 10h00: Injustice 2 [KotH Area]
  • 11h00: FIFA 18 [KotH Area]
  • 13h00: Brawlhalla [Stage Area]
  • 13h30: Rocket League 1v1 [KotH Area]
  • 14h00: COD:WWII 1v1 [Stage Area]
  • 16h00: Injustice 2 [Stage Area]
  • 16h30: Tekken 7 [KotH Area]


  • 10h00: Injustice 2 [KotH Area]
  • 11h00: FIFA 18 [KotH Area]
  • 13h30: Injustice 2 [KotH Area]
  • 13h30: Dragon Ball FighterZ [KotH Area]

*These times are subject to variances due to estimated completion times of other events.

Racing Challenge

There’s a completely free-to-enter Racing Challenge sponsored by Apex Interactive and Silver Dollar Spur (in GrandWest). The fastest lap per session on Project CARS 2 will bag themselves a Spur voucher and Apex Interactive sponsored item. The overall winner will walk away with additional items on top of that. Please note that session winners will not be able to win multiple sessions. The sessions will run from 10h00 to 13h00 and 13h00 to close each day on the weekend.

Metal Gear Survive

The latest game in the Metal Gear franchise arrives this week, and you can try it at the event. Doing so might even bag you some swag. Find out more here.


We will have a few titles available for those keen just to try something out and in doing so you could win in one of the random giveaways. There will also be a host of vendors for you to peruse (you can do so without paying an entry fee). Recording for MWEB’s Glitched series will also be happening over the weekend with footage being broadcast when season two rolls around.

Cosplay is welcome at #AfrEsports. If you attend the event in cosplay, you will be entered into a special random draw giveaway. There is no official cosplay competition this time around.


  • Date: Saturday 24 February and Sunday 25 February 2018
  • Time:
    • Saturday: 10:00am to 6:00pm
    • Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Where: Sun Exhibits, Grand West, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood, Cape Town, Western Cape
  • What: Call of Duty: WWII (4v4), FIFA 18 and more
  • Cost: Spectator Pass – Free | Play Pass – R50 | Football Player Pass – R200 | COD Team Pass – R1,200
  • Prizes: Over R50,000 in cash plus ACGL XP

Additional information can be found on the AfrEsports page.

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