We are pleased to announce that Corsair have joined in and sponsored the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, increasing the cash prize pool to R30,000, as well as sponsoring over R15,000 in hardware for the top three teams. The tournament will now be known as the Corsair CS: GO Tournament. See details of prize breakdown below. Teams can register here, via the good folk of Orena.
So far, the registrations for the Call of Duty Advanced Warfare on Xbox One and PS4 have been opened, and today it’s the turn of the PC players – especially if those players play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
The CS: GO tournament will be run over two days – Saturday 30 May and Sunday 31 May – and as with the Call of Duty on Xbox One, it will feature a group phase on the Saturday and playoffs on the Sunday. Competitors – if available – are encouraged to attend on the Friday and use the time to scrim, meet and greet, and even interact with the community and players on the other platforms.
Friday 29 May 2015: Orientation, pre-registration, community interaction and practice for players available.
Saturday 30 May 2015: Group Phase. Max four groups with max. four teams per group (best of one). Top two from each group proceed to Sunday.
Sunday 31 May 2015: Playoffs. Single elimination best of three matches.
Check schedule below for more details, including times.
- Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town. Hall 3 and 4A.
- What: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (5v5 eSports) on PC
- R150 registration fee per player | R750 per team (includes entry to the expo). Details of ticket payment and purchase will be confirmed.
- Prizes: Currently a guaranteed cash prize pool of R15,000. Additional prizes to be confirmed.
- This is a Bring Your Own tournament – this includes, a screen, PC (and cables), Mouse, Keyboard, Headset and a copy of the game.
- Players under the age of 18 will need to have a waiver form signed by a legal guardian for the event. We will email document on notification via the information in the contact form.
- Should you wish to make any changes to a registered team, please ensure you notify us by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org (alternatively, you can email us at email@example.com and we will forward information on to Orena)
- Registrations will close when we hit the maximum team cap of 16. Should we not reach the cap before the event, teams arriving unregistered will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note: We will be opening registrations per tournament at a rate of one a day this week.
- 4 May: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare on Xbox One
- 5 May: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare on PS4
- 6 May: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on PC
- 7 May: Mortal Kombat X on PS4
- 8 May: FIFA 15 on Xbox 360
Zombiegamer operates a ‘fair play’ policy. No cheating, abusive language (or abusive actions to anyone at all) and activity deemed unacceptable to an enjoyable, but competitive tournament, will be tolerated. The Admin or Referees decision is final. Anyone who acts in a way not deemed in good spirit or clearly breaking policies will be immediately disqualified from the tournament. The player identification holders and lanyards are the property of Zombiegamer and are to be returned at the end of player participation in the event. Additional terms and conditions will be made available on www.zombiegamer.co.za. By signing this you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.
Please note that we will no longer delay the start of events indefinitely. Should you not arrive on time and have not pre-registered, you can not participate. Should you pre-register and arrive late for your scheduled match (attempts to accommodate will be made) your opponent will be issued with a default win. Should that be in the loser’s bracket, you will be eliminated.
- Please note that bringing food and drink purchased off-site is forbidden unless cleared with venue management.
- Rules, Gamertags and other items relevant to the match setup not to be changed.
- Controller settings can be changed.
- Custom classes can be changed.
- Own headsets and controllers may be used.
- Setup times for controllers, headsets, etc. will be restricted to five minutes only.
- No cheating, abusive language (or abusive actions to anyone at all) and activity deemed unacceptable to an enjoyable, but competitive tournament, will be tolerated.
- The Admin or Referees decision is final.
- Anyone who acts in a way not deemed in good spirit or clearly breaking policies will be immediately disqualified from the tournament.
- The player identification holders and lanyards are the property of Zombiegamer and are to be returned at the end of player participation in the event.
Please note: Schedule is subject to change.
|CS: GO (PC)|
|10:00am||Group A and B Teams Registration and Setup|
|10:45am||Group A and B Round 1 Matches|
|11:00am||(Main Stage Match)|
|12:15pm||Group A and B Round 2 Matches|
|1:45pm||Group A and B Round 3 Matches|
|2:00pm||(Main Stage Match)|
|2:45pm||Group C and D Teams Setup|
|3:30pm||Group C and D Round 1 Matches|
|3:45pm||(Main Stage Match)|
|4:00pm||Group C and D Round 2 Matches|
|5:30pm||Group C and D Round 3 Matches|
|5:45pm||(Main Stage Match)|
|CS: GO (PC)|
Currently confirmed cash prize pool of R15,000.
1st Prize – R15,000
2nd Prize – R10,500
3rd Prize – R5,000
Along with a total of over R15,000 in hardware for the top three teams.
Why so few PC competitive titles?
- The cost of the infrastructure and lack of prize pool dictated this. We had to also consider the likelihood of players and teams willing to fly to Cape Town in the first year of the event.
Why no 72-hour casual LAN?
- Cost of the infrastructure and restrictions by the venue meant allowing attendees to stay overnight was not possible. This will be looked at in future years.
Why must we ‘bring our own’?
- Unfortunately, we are but zombies (and friends) on a limited budget. To make this happen we decided a bring your own event would ensure enough equipment to operate the various tournaments successfully.
What if not enough players/teams attend?
- We will be placing a minimum and maximum number requirement for each event, and in the case where the number is less than expected, the tournament will continue, but the expo organisers (Impact Exhibitions) reserve the right to reduce the cash prize pool in those cases.
What if I am underage according to the game rating of the game I want to participate in?
- We will require your legal guardian to sign a waiver form which can be supplied.
What are the show dates and times?
- The expo itself will run from 10am to 8pm on Friday 29 May and Saturday 30 May. On Sunday 31 May it will be open 10am to 5pm. The competitive area will have specific times and schedules that will be detailed in the previous registration details.
*FAQ will be updated as more questions are asked… and answered.
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 all this happen: