CS: GO | Evetech Champions League Season 1 announced

It seems like the local Counter-Strike community is getting just a little spoiled these days given all the tournament announcements recently, but here is another one to add to the year.

Evetech in association with nAvTV have announced the R150,000 first season of the Evetech Champion’s League (ECL). And yes, I do assume given the ‘first season’ mention, this will not be a once-off event.

Four of the country’s top teams have been invited to attend a three day LAN event in Pretoria this August, but two more teams will be able to join them by way of an online qualifier kicking off on 18 July. The online qualifiers will run until 15 August and interested teams can register here.

The LAN event itself will run on 26 to 28 August at a currently undisclosed venue in Pretoria, with spectators able to gain entry via a sequence of ticket giveaways.

Waiting for the two online qualifiers at the LAN will be: Aperture Gaming, Bravado Gaming, Carbon eSports and Energy eSports.

You can expect all the action to be covered by nAvTV over the course of the tournament.

Press Release:

The Evetech Champion’s League offers up R150 000 to South Africa’s best CS:GO eSports teams.

Evetech in association with NavTV will kick off season 1 of the Evetech Champion’s League (ECL) in an exclusive 3-day event in Centurion, Pretoria..

EMBARGOED for all media until 7:00 CAT 1 July.

South Africa’s top four CS:GO teams have been invited to compete from the 26th to the 28th of August for their share of R150 000 in prize money. Two other teams will have their opportunity to take their place amongst the country’s best, by fighting for an ECL spot in the online qualifiers, taking place from the 18th of July to the 15th of August on http://www.evetech.co.za/ecl

“Evetech strives itself on having the most competitive pricing in the market for our whole range of Desktop Computers, Laptops, as well as various components. From our humble beginnings, Evetech has blossomed into the number 1 online computer shop with some of the best deals in South Africa.” says Evetech Managing Director, Imran Sorathia.

“This is in no small part due to the massive support we have been receiving from the community, each and every order placed has made a change and paved the way to where we are today. ECL is Evetech’s way of giving back to the community who has helped and supported us to the point where we are today.”

“We have no doubt that our August ECL (Season 1) event will not only usher in a new standard but also revolutionize and shape how eSports events in South Africa will be from now on, while shining the spotlight on the best South African gaming has to offer. We are planning big things with the ECL, and we implore you to keep your eyes glued for more information, as this is going to be something for the record books!”

Intel South Africa, MSI South Africa, SteelSeries, Crucial, Level-7 Wireless and Ballistix have also thrown their weight behind the ECL and added their own names to the Sponsors list.

While two competition spots are open the four teams invited and confirmed to compete are:

  • Aperture Gaming
  • Bravado Gaming
  • Carbon eSports
  • Energy eSports

The Evetech Champion’s League will take place over three days in August at an exclusive Centurion venue. Limited tickets can be won by spectators and more details on these competitions to gain entry will be released in the coming weeks. For those not based in the Gauteng area, all the games will be live streamed via nAvTV as well as featured on CSGOLoung.com and HLTV.org.

For more information on how to win tickets be sure to like Evetech on Facebook and Follow @Evetech on Twitter. Use the hashtag #ECL

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