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This past weekend, a number of titles hosted their pre-expo qualifier tournaments which secured a few players spots at the finals in their various games.

The Black Ops 3, Halo 5 and FIFA 16 all saw their conclusions happen with the top teams and players becoming the next batch to gain auto top seed berths after the recent ESWC qualifiers.

Black Ops 3

32 teams kicked things off just about two weeks ago and Sunday saw the culmination of the action when ViNCO Gaming and eN_F34R faced off in the finals to determine who would seed first and second at the LAN finals on Sunday of the Electronics & Gaming Expo (EGE).

The Energy eSports team (eN_F34R) were battling from the loser’s bracket and had to ensure two best of five wins to grab first spot and seed, while the ViNCO team only required the one win. It was the Energy team that were on-point for the finals and secured both required legs to secure first seed.

Both teams will now wait for the top two teams from the LAN qualifier at the expo to play on Sunday for their share of the R40,000 cash prize pool. There are still spots available for teams to participate at EGE, and if you’re keen to join, you can do so via this post.

You can view the tournament bracket for the online qualifier here.

Halo 5

Ten teams were part of the one day double elimination qualifier on Saturday with the teams having to fight it out in best of five matches. Favourites were ViNCO’s Halo squad and Ventus Gaming’s Halo team, but while ViNCO had it their own way to the finals, Ventus found themselves bumped down to the loser’s bracket by Forge eSports – a team to keep your eye on in future Halo tournaments.

Ventus battled back and have now setup the final many were expecting, with all the action playing out at EGE on the Saturday and on the eSporst stage.

You can view the tournament bracket for the online qualifier here.


Around 40 players across both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One battled it out to secure the top two spots available per platform at Sunday’s grand final for FIFA 16 at EGE.

On PlayStation 4, Yashen Moodley and Grant Morgan grabbed first and second respectively, while on Xbox One, the honours went to Masoom Fakie and Fagmie Towfie.

Players still wanting to participate at EGE can do so via one of five legs and placing in the top two per platform to head to Sunday’s grand finals where R10,000 cash is up for grabs. Details and registrations are available here.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Four teams have bagged their spots for the big event at EGE which will culminate in Sunday’s matches being played in the CTICC’s Auditorium 2.

Another group of teams will be playing in the LAN ‘second chance’ qualifier on the weekend of EGE to join:

  • Bravado Gaming
  • Carbon Esports
  • Damage Control
  • Flipsid3 South Africa

Spectators will be able to watch the action on the floor of the show and in the auditorium as long as they have access to the expo itself.

We would like to congratulate all the teams and players that have qualified for EGE, and look forward to the upcoming battles on the weekend itself.

If you want to find out more about the tournaments, BYOC LAN, school day, cosplay and volunteering to assist, links are available here.

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If you do feel compelled to make contact with us, we will do our best to answer you. Please be patient as there’s only so many hours in a day and we are also losing our workable limbs…

The following fine people will be working together to make EGE 2016 happen:

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