ESWC Africa for CS:GO has (recently) been announced but it is only open to selected North African countries. Of course, the exclusion of South Africa has not gone down particularly well with some players in the community. Many have questioned why this exclusion occurred. Some have accused apparent missteps by Orena during the 2017 qualifiers as a reason. However, while Orena’s Luca Tucconi has officially admitted to 2017’s qualifiers not being sanctioned in Critical Hit’s coverage of the ESWC Africa announcement, ESWC themselves have also weighed in on South Africa’s exclusion.