EGE 2018 | Tournaments and event details

The Electronics & Gaming Expo (EGE) is returning for its fourth year on 27 to 29 July 2018. The expo will again be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and brings geek, gaming and more to the table.

As with every year since the expo’s inception, we zombies have a role to play. Over the years we have moved operations of tournaments at EGE to our sister organisation African Cyber Gaming League (ACGL), but those that know means there is a healthy dose of undead making up the cogs of ACGL. This year, there are more titles across more platforms with tournaments ranging from the high-stakes serious competitive to the more accessible options too.

We will be updating this article with all the relevant gaming and tournament links as they go live, so keep checking back. You can also make the EGE landing page on ACGL a first stop if you prefer as that is the home for EGE’s tournaments operated by ACGL this year.

School’s Day

The Friday of EGE is ‘school’s day’ and that means tournaments aimed specifically at school goers. This year is sees FIFA 18, Injustice 2 and Fortnite on the agenda, each with R750 up for grabs. There will also be other titles with mini-tournaments happening. School’s tournaments are not open to pre-registrations and interested participants will need to ensure they register on-site. Get more details about the school’s day here.

“The Fortnite will be ongoing from just after the expo opens and will be a King of the Hill tournament structure with players able to participate in a first-come-first-served basis.”

The Details

  • Date: 27 July 2018
  • Times:
    • FIFA 18
      • Registrations/Check-in: 2:30pm
      • Matches: From 3:00pm
    • Injustice 2
      • Registrations/Check-in: 2:30pm
      • Matches: From 3:00pm
  • Prizes: R750 cash per tournament
    • 1st: R500
    • 2nd: R250

Call of Duty: WWII

Call of Duty has a prize pool of R46,000 this year and will be played on PlayStation 4 over the course of the weekend. The tournament is a bring your own LAN with all group and playoff matches on the main expo floor. On Sunday, the final three matches will be played out live on stage. Teams looking to compete can register here.

The Details

  • Date: 27 to 29 July 2018
  • Times:
    • Friday
      • Registrations/Check-in: 12:00pm
      • Matches: From 3:00pm
    • Saturday
      • Matches: From 10:30am
    • Sunday
      • Matches: From 10:30am
  • Prizes: R46,000 cash

FIFA 18

FIFA 18 features a R10,000 cash prize pool. Players can participate in one of four heats on their preferred platform (PlayStation 4 or Xbox One), with the top two players from each heat and on each platform returning Sunday for a home and away championship playoff. Additional information can be found here, with registration links available here.

Heat 1

  • Saturday 28 July 2018 | Check-in: 9:45 to 10:15 | Matches: From 10:30

Heat 2

  • Saturday 28 July 2018 | Check-in: 12:30 to 13:15 | Matches: From 13:30

Heat 3

  • Saturday 28 July 2018 | Check-in: 15:30 to 16:15 | Matches: From 16:30

Heat 4

  • Sunday 29 July 2018 | Check-in: 9:45 to 10:15 | Matches: From 10:30

Championships

  • Sunday 29 July 2018 | Check-in: 12:30 to 13:30 | Matches: From 13:30

Fighting

The fighting tournaments will feature two main titles, each with their own tournament day. Up for grabs is R2,500 per title shared between the top three placed competitors. The tournaments will be played on PlayStation 4 and currently have a 32-player cap.

Tekken 7

  • Saturday 28 July 2018
  • Check-in: 10:00 to 10:45
  • Matches: From 11:00
  • Register here

Injustice 2

  • Sunday 29 July 2018
  • Check-in: 10:00 to 10:45
  • Matches: From 11:00
  • Register here

Additional titles will feature in the form of mini-tournaments over the weekend.

Fortnite

Fortnite is getting an extended run over the EGE weekend. Alongside the school’s Fortnite tournament, Saturday offers a R2,500 cash prize pool for a 1v1 Fortnite challenge, while Sunday will allow multi-platforms to bring their own.

The Saturday 1v1 challenge will be run over two heats with the top two per heat facing off in a championship playoff:

HEAT 1

HEAT 2

CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Matches from 17h00

Prize pool per heat: R1,000 | First: R750 | Second: R250
An additional R500 goes to the winner of the championship playoff.

The bring your ownWe will allow 16 players to participate per platform: PC | PlayStation 4 | Xbox One

An additional 16 PS4 slots will be retained for the players in the Call of Duty tournament who are not participating in Championship Sunday.

TIMES

  • Check-in: 10:00 to 10:45
  • Matches: From 11:00

More information on the Fortnite at EGE can be found here.

PC Stage

The PC stage this year aims to offer a variety of titles aimed to get the social engagement going. That doesn’t mean there aren’t prizes. There are actually plenty of prizes for those competing and spectating. The PC stage is a collaboration between the ZA Gaming Alliance Facebook group, ACGLComputer Mania and MWEB with Cougar Gaming providing the gaming peripherals. Swag is valued at around R21,000 and will see Dota 2, League of Legends, CS:GO, PUBG and “maybe a surprise title or two” played.

Head here for more.

General

Computer Mania have joined EGE this year and are promising some great specials, giveaways and more. Some of the deals will get revealed in the days just before the expo but we suspect that if you’re in the market for some new PC hardware and peripherals, you should be thinking of heading to EGE to secure the specials.

If you’re looking for specials on boardgames and more, then Battle Bunker has you covered with some specials on Monopoly, Cluedo and more promised.

There is some pretty sweet swag up for grabs this year. Good Hope FM are broadcasting live from the event and there is a PlayStation 4 up for grabs over on their stand. Then starting Friday is a social media treasure hunt where an ACER Predator Helios Laptop worth R18,999 is the reward for the person who follows the clues which will be released from Thursday via the various EGE partner’s social media.

Another expo regular is Friends of Design and they will be launching their new App, as well as announcing the winner of their ‘Name Our Tribal Mascot’ competition and “showcasing Game/Concept Art & Alumni projects.”

There will also be the usual array of geek and gaming vendors and exhibitors on hand, along with food and drinks being available for attendees.

You can buy your EGE passes here. Day passes are R110 pre-bought and R130 at the door. Weekend passes are R230 and are only available online. Scholars can enjoy the expo for only R25 on the Friday – these tickets are only available at the door and terms and conditions do exist.

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