Afresports | UCON 2019 this coming weekend

On 16 and 17 March 2017, ACGL, Zombiegamer and the Genshiken Society of UCT will bring gaming and geek culture to GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town.

Afresports | UCON sees ACGL’s Afresports standalone event and the Genshiken Society’s UCON event join forces. The gaming will feature tournaments, casual competition and random giveaways while geek culture will be sated with cosplay, vendors, quizzes and more.

The event is sponsored and supported by MWEB and GrandWest.

Some of the tournaments and gaming related events planned for this year include:

  • A FIFA 19 tournament on 16 March with R3,000 cash up for grabs
  • An inter-varsity FIFA 19 tournament between players from the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University, on 17 March
  • A variety of fighting tournaments over both days featuring cash and product prizes
  • Fastest time trial competition on DiRT Rally 2.0 with product prizes supplied by Apex Interactive
  • Apex Legends highest kills daily comp with a ‘Bloody Legendary Apex Bundle’ sponsored by Apex Interactive
  • The Redragon Rebuild Race, in which we dismantle perfectly working mechanical keyboards and task attendees with rebuilding them as quickly as possible to win Redragon keyboards
  • Games to make you rage quite
  • And a whole lot more

The weekend is sure to fill your geek and gaming needs, and tickets cost R80 for a day pass or R100 for a weekend pass. Members of the UCT Genshiken Society are entitled to a R20 discount on the ticket prices.

More about Afresports

ACGL’s standalone gaming and esports event was hosted twice in 2018 at GrandWest, and saw over R80,000 in cash prizes handed out across Call of Duty, Fortnite, FIFA and more.

At Afresports | UCON 2019, there will be a FIFA 19 tournament on 16 March, an inter-varsity FIFA 19 tournament on 17 March, along with racing, fighting, Apex Legends and more. Cash prizes and products will be up for grabs with Apex Interactive sponsoring a variety of items for attendees.

More about UCON

UCON is an annual convention where all the nerds, geeks and super fans come together to celebrate the fandoms, games and anime that they love. Hundreds of people show up to see geek performances, go to workshops, buy awesome stuff from local geek themed vendors and appreciate or display cosplays in the cosplay competitions.

The convention also has quizzes, panels and the event is always exciting and colourful with its maids, butlers and baristas. UCON is a great opportunity to engage with local creators, to find people who adore the media you adore and to get the merch you’ve always wanted!!

Event Details

  • Afresports | UCON
  • 16 and 17 March
  • Saturday: 10h00 – 18h00 | Sunday 10h00 – 17h00
  • Sun Exhibits, GrandWest, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood, Western Cape, South Africa, 7460
  • Ticket Prices
    • (Non-members) – Day Pass: R80 | Weekend Pass: R100
    • (Genshiken members) – Day Pass: R60 | Weekend Pass: R80
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