ESWC FIFA SA Qualifiers | Details and Registration

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South African FIFA fans once again have the opportunity to join the rest of the world in Paris to play for their share of $15,000 at the ESWC eSports Convention at Paris Gaming Week.

South Africa has one slot up for grabs and players in both Cape Town and Gauteng will be able to play for the coveted spot over three regional qualifiers.

Maingaming South Africa will be hosting the two Gauteng qualifiers while we zombies and our sister organisation, ACGL, will host the Cape Town qualifier. The players who finish top four in Cape Town will have slots available for the final qualifier in Gauteng on 9 October 2016, with the top Cape Town player getting their flights covered.

On 9 October, the final players will play for the Paris spot which will see the successful player have all their expenses covered as they head to France on 29 to 31 October 2016 for the high profile event.

The details per qualifier can be found below.

Cape Town Qualifier
  • Date: Sunday 25 September 2016
  • Venue: Trenchtown, 92 Station Road, Observatory, Western Cape
  • Time:
    • 12pm – 12:45pm: Registrations and Check-in
    • 1pm: Kick off
  • Membership fee: R100.00
  • Tournament will be played on FIFA 16 and on PS4 and Xbox One (FIFA 17 only releases after the event)
  • Prizes:
    • 1st Place: Slot in Gauteng qualifier with flights covered + Raru vouchers
    • 2nd Place: Slot in Gauteng qualifier (flights not covered) + Raru vouchers
    • 3rd Place: Slot in Gauteng qualifier (flights not covered) + Raru vouchers
    • 4th Place: Slot in Gauteng qualifier (flights not covered) + Raru vouchers
  • Registration via the form below.
Gauteng Qualifier 1
  • Date: Sunday 2 October 2016
  • Venue: Clearwater Mall
  • Time:
    • 9am – 10am: Registrations and Check-in
    • 10:30am: Kick off
  • Membership fee: R150.00
  • You can sign up here.
Gauteng Qualifier 2
  • Date: Sunday 9 October 2016
  • Venue: Clearwater Mall
  • Time:
    • 9am – 10am: Registrations and Check-in
    • 10:30am: Kick off
  • Membership fee: R150.00
  • You can sign up here.

Players participating should note that you will need a passport to travel to France and that should you be successful, you will need to leave a few days before the event in Paris and will return a few days after. Last year, South Africa’s Sattar Hoosein made it out of the group stages in Paris, and this year, it might be your chance.

Pre-Registration is now closed.

Walk-ins will be allowed, however, the player cap of 48 on the PS4 has been hit. Additional PS4 players will be added to a waiting list, or alternatively, you can choose the other platform should there be space.

  • Please note that by registering you agree to the ‘House Rules and ‘Terms and Conditions’ set out below.
  • If you want to secure your registration early, you can do so by paying your R100 membership fee up front. Please contact us for bank details.
  • Please note that we will enforce a player cap of 48 players per platform. Any registrations beyond that will be added to a waiting list, or alternatively, you can choose the other platform should there be space.
  • Walk-ins will be allowed but preference will be given to pre-registered players first should a player limit be instituted.
  • Contact cell numbers will allow us to make contact with missing teams on the day and will not be made public.
  • If you have any queries please email: info@zombiegamer.co.za
  • A registration confirmation email may take up to 24 hours to be sent out. If after that time you have not been confirmed, please feel free to email us.
  • All equipment will be supplied to play in the tournament, however, players may bring their own controller.

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.

Registration fees are non-refundable if you do not attend on the day. Players only qualify for a refund of their registration fee if we are notified of non-attendance at least 48 hours prior to the day of the event.

GENERAL

  • 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.

Format
  • Double elimination on preferred platform.
  • Top two per platform into home and away playoffs for prize allocation.
Ruleset

Difficulty Level: World Class
Half Length: 5 minutes
Injuries: On
Offsides: On
Bookings: On
Time/Score display: On
Camera: Default
Radar: ANY
Home Auto Switching: User Settings
Away Auto Switching: User Settings
Handball: OFF
Referee: Card Strictness & Foul Strictness (both must be average)
Stadium: Neutral ground when no Home and Away leg is played
Weather: Clear
Game Speed: Normal
Goalkeeper Control: Players are allowed to use the TRIANGLE button only to control your Goalkeeper. You CANNOT touch pad button or ‘Select’ to control your Goalkeeper.
Replays: If you score a goal you cannot watch all 3 replays, once is fine.
Time Wasting: Should you be leading in a game and start passing around in the back you will be immediately disqualified. Please call a referee if you suspect your opponent is wasting time. Should you wait until after the game, the result will stay as is, as there is nothing for the admins to rule on.
Volume Settings: Default
Defending:Tactical Defending ONLY
Pass Power Assistance must be OFF

Teams:

a)      All teams allowed except for Classic XI and World XI
b)      Same team allowed on both sides
c)       If opponent chooses to play international it is up to you to play a club or international side
d)      In a specific round (and when applicable) you have to play both legs with the team that you picked for the 1stleg

Result:

In double elimination knockout, a result is required. If tied at full time, classic extra-time, followed by penalties.
Where applicable, should scores be tied after two legs, classic extra-time will be played, followed by penalties.

No cursing, shouting, bumping or distracting your opponent.

Pause the game only if you have the ball and have given your opponent a heads up if you are going to pause. Both players must agree they are ready to resume the match.

The ball must be passed back once before you can cross in to the opponents half, you cannot run in to his half straight from kick off.

If you set up your controller, please save it on temporary assigned slot.

It is up to you as player to check your controls before the game starts, the admins and organisers will not be held liable for controllers that are not set up.

Should a console freeze alert one of the admins. If it is still in the 1st half the game will be replayed full but the game continues from the score upon which the screen froze. If it froze in the 2nd half the game is restarted and only one half of the game is played and the score is as it was upon freezing of the console.

THE ADMINS RULING IS FINAL.

Sunday 25 September 2016

  • 12:00pm – Registrations open
  • 12:45pm – Registrations close
  • 1:00pm – Matches start

*Please ensure you check-in at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start.

Prize Pool:

  • 1st Place: Slot in Gauteng qualifier with flights covered + Raru vouchers
  • 2nd Place: Slot in Gauteng qualifier (flights not covered) + Raru vouchers
  • 3rd Place: Slot in Gauteng qualifier (flights not covered) + Raru vouchers
  • 4th Place: Slot in Gauteng qualifier (flights not covered) + Raru vouchers

PS4

  1. Enrico Cottee
  2. Romario Da Silva
  3. Pren “Haunted” Naidoo
  4. Roger Adamson
  5. Godfrey Eybers
  6. Shuaib Barday
  7. Oratile Molotsane
  8. Ansaar Omar
  9. Brendan Anyster
  10. Ashley Roman
  11. Talieb Mohamed
  12. Maynoodien Lakay
  13. Waseem Moerat
  14. Surur van der Schyff
  15. Clintino Gouws
  16. Dirk Scheepers
  17. AJ Francke
  18. Ryan Adams
  19. Thomas Prins
  20. Justin Paulse
  21. Kayala Wens
  22. Stelvio Sidre
  23. Mubeen Gaffoor
  24. Joshua Joshua Jacobs
  25. Tato Shasha
  26. Mnikelo Mkam
  27. Azisiwe Mkam
  28. Albie van Rooyen
  29. Ashwin Martins
  30. Reza Juma
  31. Cameron Paulse
  32. Yashen Moodley
  33. Aphiwe Mazakaza
  34. Gift Tshetshegoa
  35. Thabelo Sibata
  36. Jaden Van Niekerk
  37. Zahid Meyer
  38. Luqmaan Meyer
  39. Anees Meyer
  40. Clinton Emmanuel
  41. Shawn Riley
  42. Naeem Thomas
  43. Imraan Van De Schyf
  44. Marlo Abrahams
  45. Ross Hershaw
  46. James Nesbit
  47. Adrià Cabezas
  48. Muhammad zaid patel

Waiting List:

  1. Aziz Hendricks

Xbox One

  1. Masoom Fakie
  2. Brandon Bowers
  3. Jade Rich
  4. Emilio Hartogh
  5. Muzammil Mowzer
  6. Liam Ram
  7. Ashley Scholtz
  8. Charl Lingenfelder
  9. Hassan Sheikh
  10. Carl Smith
  11. Wayne Africa
  12. Ridhaa Sait
  13. Sameul Martin
  14. Langa Madondo
  15. Dietrich von WIelligh
  16. Andrew Le Sueur
  17. Zubair Thompson
  18. Matthew Cannon
  19. Brett Stephens

FAQs

Is there a limit to the number of players allowed to enter this tournament?

We may restrict entries to 32 players per platform.

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…

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Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.