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This past weekend saw 76 players battle it out over two days in the first LAN of the MWEB GameZone Masters Series. It was anarchy. Bodies hit the floor. Blood was spilled. Voices were lost. And one team stood tall to take the title.

The final saw Team Opulence face Team Adept – in some ways, the dream final for many – and the game didn’t disappoint. At the end of the first round of Domination on Strikezone, only one point separated the two teams. Team Adept took the second half of Domination by two points to overturn a one point deficit and go 1-0 up in map count.

SnD on Sovereign was an equally tight affair, but Opulence held on to bag it 6-5 and level matters overall. Opulence then hit the gas on Octane and ran out 17-10 winners in Blitz. Adept made an effort to regroup for Domination on Sovereign, but Opulence were not about to let go of their control in the game and took the map 163-136 to bag the crown and over R10,000 worth of prizes.

Of course, their were plenty of other teams, matches and results, and the following is direct from the press release, and can be verified by these very zombie’s eyes.

Group 1 Games Won Group 2 Games Won Group 3 Games Won Group 4 Games Won Group 5 Games Won
Opulence Deus

3

Adept

3

Team Tsunami

3

OverPowered

2

Fairmont

1

Astra

2

Concept

1

Adept Youth

2

Rize

3

Glory Velocity

1

Lost

1

GWSA

1

FISH

1

Smart Gaming

1

OG Internal

1

Royal Nation

0

Lanimals

1

Agency

0

Vicious Vixens

0

Opulence Khaos

0

 

Quarter finals line-up:

  1. Gaming World South Africa vs Team Opulence
  2. Team Tsumani vs Team Rize
  3. Overpowered vs Adept Youth
  4. Team Astra vs Team Adept.

Teams into the semi-finals:

  1. Team Opulence vs Team Tsunami
  2. Team Adept vs Adept Youth

Teams in the finals:

  • Team Opulence vs Team Adept

Top 4 Teams

  1. Team Opulence
  2. Team Adept
  3. Team Tsumani
  4. Adept Youth

A massive congratulations to Team Opulence for taking the win, and to all the teams for taking part.

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The event was also a spectator friendly one, with two 84″ 4K Ultra HD TVs from HiSense showing off the matches in an area featuring beanbags, gaming, giveaways and more. Up for grabs were headsets from Mad Catz, Gunnar Optiks glasses, PS Vitas and an Xbox 360, which essentially ensured a prize for almost everyone in attendance. Not really. While no spectator numbers at the event have been released, the turnout on both days seemed decent, and I suspect that it will grow when the entire circus heads to Johannesburg in July.

The event managed to garner some mainstream news coverage from Etv, which – while not the first time gaming has (positively) made the news – may be the catalyst for further growth of the console competitive scene.

MWEB LAN Article_02The press release thanks the sponsors involved in making the event happen (Red Bull, HiSense, Comet Computing and their associated brands), but I firmly believe the real heroes are those not mentioned. Without the volunteers who worked tirelessly behind the scenes, the event would’ve been dead in the water, so well done to the MWEB crew (Desmond Kurz, Reinhard ‘Choc-Salties’, Brad Kirby), Nick Holden, Dylan Rosser, Franco Duncker, Clint Smith and Taariq Kafaar.

You can see the some of the team in action in this video captured behind-the-scenes by Clint ‘CS1977’ Smith.

You can read additional coverage on the tournament (coming soon) on eSportsLive.
Holden ZA has covered the event for MWEB GameZone here.
Pictures of Day One.
Pictures of Day Two.

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About Zombie Dredd

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