This past weekend, the MAG Cup saw the top eight teams battle for seeding, while the addition of international caster Benson ‘Ben’ Bowe to the broadcast team was announced.



The eight teams delivered a feast of entertainment over the two days of action, and have set up a tantalising prospect for the MAG Cup LAN finals in Johannesburg.

After the dust settled, the teams ended the weekend with the following seedings:

The full tournament bracket is available here under the ‘bracket’ tab.




It has been announced that “internationally renowned caster” Ben ‘Benson’ Bowe will be joining the team of local casters consisting of HoldenZA, Tiano10_ZA and CS1977 for the LAN finals at rAge 2016.

The live LAN event will see the top eight teams battle for the over R120,000 in prizes across the three days of the expo and on the expo floor.

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CWL MAG CUP – Press Release

19 September 2016 – South Africa Monster Energy, ASTRO Gaming, PlayStation, KontrolFreek, Always On and African Cyber Gaming League (ACGL) in conjunction with the Call of Duty World League are proud to reveal that at the CWL MAG Cup at rAge 2016, internationally renowned caster, Ben ‘Benson’ Bowe will be joining the team of local casters for the LAN finals.

The CWL MAG Cup is already shaping up to be the biggest Call of Duty console tournament in South Africa with over R120 000 in prizes and gear up for grabs.

Now, with the online qualifiers for the CWL MAG Cup complete and the final eight teams ready to battle in front of a live audience at rAge in Johannesburg, as well as being streamed live to the Call of Duty community in South Africa and internationally, the addition of Benson to the list of casters promises to level up this epic Call of Duty event even further.

Benson was born in the United Kingdom and has been a familiar and popular face of eSports broadcasts over the years, becoming an MLG presenter in 2012. He has been part of the Call of Duty Championships broadcast team in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and only missed 2016 due to illness.

In his announcement video, Benson said that “the South African community has always been a favourite of mine since I started my eSports career and I cannot wait to get out there and meet you all.”

Benson will be joining South African casters Nick ‘HoldenZA’ Holden, Cristiano ‘Tiano10_ZA’ Dos Ramos, Clint ‘CS1977’ Smith and more at the Ticketpro Dome for rAge from 7 to 9 October 2016.

Holden has the following to say regarding the addition of Benson to the event:

“The acquisition of Benson to our casting line up at the CWL MAG Cup is invaluable to the Southern African community. He brings with him a specialized skill set in his vast knowledge of eSports and casting that can only help to improve and further our level of production in the competitive console community.

I have been fortunate to have shoutcasted alongside the boisterous Brit in the past and am ecstatic that I will have the opportunity to do so again.”

The CWL MAG Cup is shaping up to be an event that you don’t want to miss out on, so be sure that you get yourself ready for the biggest Call of Duty console event that this continent has ever seen!

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