ESWC CS: GO Qualifiers for SA announced


Orena (who just revealed their new website) have revealed the ESWC 2016 qualifiers for Counter-Strike which will see a South African team heading to Paris later this year to participate against teams from around the world.

Last year, the honour fell to Bravado Gaming, and this year, the battle should be an exhilarating one, with the qualifiers reaching their apex at this year’s Electronic & Gaming Expo (EGE) in Cape Town.

But before heading to Cape Town, teams will first need to qualify via online tournament (restricted to 64 teams) set to start next week, with the top four teams securing spots at EGE. Another opportunity to qualify will happen at EGE itself when 12 teams will be able to play through an open LAN bracket at the expo.

Registrations for the online tournament open on 30 May, with qualifiers starting 7 June, while EGE runs from 29 to 31 July at CTICC.

More titles for the ‘Esports Arena’ at EGE will be revealed shortly, so keep your eyes on the zombies.

Press Release:

Last year Orena partnered with Oxent to host the ESWC South African Qualifiers which sent Bravado Gaming to Canada to compete against some of the world’s best CS:GO teams. Giving our teams the opportunity to travel abroad and compete has always been a major goal here at Orena as eSports continues to grow exponentially by the year.

Allowing South Africa’s best teams to compete in a tournament for the chance to go overseas is always a triumph for us at Orena as it brings out the most competitive teams in the country and gives them a platform to improve on as the competitions get bigger and better.

Cape Town, May 24th
Orena is proud to announce the 2016 South African Electronic Sports World Cup Qualifiers will take place at the Electronic Gaming Expo from the 29th of July, 2016.

The Online Qualifiers will be announced early in the new week with registrations open to 64 teams.

Qualification will be run online where four finalists will earn a direct spot at the LAN qualifiers which will take place at EGE. An additional open qualifier will take place at EGE for teams that didn’t not make it in the online qualification. There will be 12 available slots for teams to compete in the “second chance” LAN qualifier which will take place in the “Esports Arena” at EGE. Tickets to compete at the “second chance” qualifier will cost in the region of R300 with full access to expo facilities for the entire weekend being provided to the players.

The winning team will earn themselves a spot at ESWC taking place during Paris Games Week from the 27th to 31st October with all flights and accommodation expenses covered. Signups open on the 30th of May, with online qualifiers beginning on 7th of June.

MWEB GameZone will be providing the ESWC Qualifiers with premium servers throughout the online qualification phase!


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