Come March 2019 a number of South African esports competitors will be in China competing for their share of $5.5 million in prize money. But before that, Mettlestate are hosting the qualifiers to determine who that will be.

From today until Sunday (11 November 2018), registrations are open for the local qualifiers for Dota 2, CS:GO, Hearthstone and StarCraft II. On the line will be $5,000 split between the titles, as well as all flights and accommodation to China covered come March 2019. The qualifiers will generally be hosted online with the finals happening at an offline event in Johannesburg.

For more on this (and the three-year partnership agreement between Mettlestate and WESG), check the press release below.

World Electronic Sports Games South African Qualifiers – Hosted by Mettlestate

Are you ready for it? The World Electronic Sports Games (WESG), one of the biggest international esports championship tournaments, is kicking off once more. With $5.5 million up for grabs, Mettlestate is proud to annouce that together with #WESG we will be hosting the South African qualifiers.Registrations for the WESG African qualifiers are now open and will close on Friday the 9th of November 2018. Register over at and join us on Discord if you get lost 😉 *Please note* MGO owners should be registering their respective teams.Titles that will be covered within these qualifiers are: Dota 2, CounterStrike, Hearthstone and StarCraft II – Single elim online qualifiers for all games. The finals will be an offline event hosted in Johannesburg.Powered by AliSports, SteelSeries South Africa & ASUS Republic of Gamers South Africa

Posted by Mettlestate on Sunday, 4 November 2018

Press Release:

World Electronic Sports Games qualifiers comes to South Africa, hosted by Mettlestate

In March 2019, the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG), one of the biggest international esports championship tournaments, will take place in China. The prize pool for this tournament is $5.5 million, and official qualifiers for South Africa, to be hosted by Mettlestate, has been announced.

WESG has signed a three-year deal with Mettlestate, confirming they are the official liaison for WESG in South Africa.

Barry Louzada, co-founder of Mettlestate, is ecstatic to finally be able to share the news with the esports community, and is looking forward to how this partnership with WESG will further develop esports in South Africa. “Access to international tournaments for South Africans have always been rare opportunities – and ones that are sorely needed if we want to get international experience and recognition. WESG have strict regulations when it comes to becoming an official partner, and Mettlestate has been working actively to meet all the requirements laid forth by WESG. After much work, sweat, long hours and many chats with WESG, we finally managed to secure the three-year partnership thanks to Mettlestate’ ongoing commitment to improvement and upping the esports ante in South Africa. This is awesome news for esports in South Africa as it means that there will be guaranteed WESG qualifiers in Africa for the next three years,” says Louzada.

Registrations for the WESG African qualifiers, hosted by Mettlestate, open on Monday 5 November and will close on Friday 9 November 2018.

Titles that will be covered within these qualifiers are: Dota 2, CS:GO, Hearthstone and StarCraft II – with single elimination online qualifiers for all titles. The finals will be an offline event hosted in Johannesburg.

For the African qualifiers there will be $5 000 up for grabs:

  • $2 000 dollars to the first place winners in Dota 2
  • $2 000 dollars to the first place winners in CS:GO
  • $500 dollars to the Hearthstone winner
  • $500 dollars to the StarCraft 2 winner

In addition to that, winner’s will also be getting flights and accommodation to China, for the WESG finals in March, 2019, where they’ll compete for the glory and the prize pool.

More information on how and where to register for the WESG African qualifiers can be found on Mettlestate’s social media channels and on their website.

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