Capegate Tech & Gaming Expo kicks off this week

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On Thursday 3 November, the Tech & Gaming Expo starts at the Capegate Shopping Centre in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. The expo will feature “the future of technology” and attendees will be able to “try out new games and consoles before buying them”. On top of this there will be a cosplay event on Saturday, as well as a number of tournaments which we (yes, the undead) will be hosting.

Entry to the event and tournaments are free and winners will be showered with a variety of prizes including cash, product and vouchers. We also want players not to feel intimidated by the large scale tournaments and titles, so a number of smaller ‘King of the Hill’ events will be hosted featuring opportunities throughout the expo to win. And on top of that, for just participating, you will be entered into a number of random draw giveaways.

We will be demoing a number of titles too, so head over and give some games a try.

The Capegate Tech & Gaming Expo runs from 3 November to 6 November during normal shopping hours.

Tournaments

All tournaments will operate as a first-come first-served basis and no pre-registration will be available. Ensure that you are on-site at the times listed and note that entries can be capped to ensure fluid operations.

The expo’s tournament activities are as follows:

Racing

  • All expo.
  • Fastest Lap Competition with daily prize and overall prize.
  • Participate in any of the competitions and stand a chance to win in a random draw giveaway.

Thursday (3 November)

  • 10am: Fruit Ninja Kinect
    • Main Stage
    • Highest Score Wins
    • All Day

Friday (4 November)

  • 10am: Rocket League
    • Main Stage
    • King of the Hill (Longest Winning Streak Wins)
  • 12pm: FIFA 17 presented by Xbox
    • Main Stage
    • King of the Hill (Longest Winning Streak Wins)
  • 2pm to 4pm: Just Dance
    • Main Stage
    • Highest Score Wins

Saturday (5 November)

  • FIFA 17 presented by Xbox
    • 9:30am – Registrations
    • 10:30am – Matches Start
    • Expo Floor
    • Single Elimination
    • Vouchers up for grabs
  • PES 2017 on PS4
    • 12pm – Registrations
    • 1pm – Matches Start
    • Expo Floor
    • Single Elimination
    • Vouchers up for grabs
  • 9am to 4pm: Just Dance
    • Main Stage
    • Highest Score Wins

Sunday (6 November)

  • Street Fighter V on PS4
    • 10am – Registrations
    • 11am – Matches Start
    • Expo Floor
    • Single Elimination
    • Vouchers up for grabs
  • 10am: Fruit Ninja Kinect
    • Main Stage
    • Highest Score Wins
  • 12pm: FIFA 17 presented by Xbox
    • Main Stage
    • King of the Hill (Longest Winning Streak Wins)
  • 2pm to 4pm: Rocket League
    • Main Stage
    • King of the Hill (Longest Winning Streak Wins)

*Please note that times and titles are subject to change and will be updated if needed.

Cosplay

The cosplay activities are as follows:

Saturday (5 November)

  • 12:00: Registration opens at Main Stage
  • 13:00 – 14:30: Guest-Judged Cosplay Contest.
    • Categories are: Experienced (Minimum 70% must be self-crafted), Novice & Bought cosplay. Top 3 spots per category can win awesome prizes!
    • Clear reference imagery strongly recommended of front, side and back view of cosplayed character.
  • 14:30 – 15:00 Casual Stage Time
  • 15:00 Cosplay Parade

Prizes:

  • Experienced Category: First Prize: R5000 in cash | Second Prize: R2000 in cash | Third Prize: R1000 in cash
  • Novice Category: First Prize: R1000 in cash | Second Prize: Hamper | Third Prize: Hamper
  • Bought Category: First Prize: R1000 in cash | Second Prize: Hamper | Third Prize: Hamper
  • Kids Category: First Prize: Hamper | Second Prize: Hamper | Third Prize: Hamper

You can find out more on the Capegate Tech & Gaming Expo by heading to their event page.

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