R 1 000 000 Combined Prize pool for 2 seasons ending early 2021 

Johannesburg [Date]: NODWIN Gaming, one of the worlds leading esports companies, has today announced the continuation of its 2020 plans by launching the Umzansi Esports League in Africa. With R 1 000 000 combined prize pool for CS:GO, Tekken 7, FIFA20 and PUBG MOBILE, the event looks to establish their flagship IP on the continent after the successful completion of the Inkosi Super Cup and Grandslam series in South Africa earlier this year.

With the continuation of the COVID-19 global pandemic, NODWIN has decided to continue with its digital push by expanding to the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa, delaying the decision of hosting LAN finals for 2020 and reevaluating the situation in early 2021. Spring League will commence on the 24th of July and culminate in the finals in October 2020 before a short seasonal break. The teams for the Umzansi Esports League will have contenders qualifying through the weekly and monthly cup systems of the Inkosi Super Cup as well as a “last chance” qualifier. NODWIN has also decided to include all Sub-Saharan African nations into its tournaments and to open up entries by including localized community groups throughout the region in its campaigns.

Akshat Rathee, MD and Founder, had this to say around the expansion of the company’s services and the next big stop, that is, the Umzansi Super League, “The African continent is catching the wind and we are extremely happy with the response so far. Inkosi laid the basic foundation of a model that serves us potential in and around the markets of the region in the coming times.”

The continued relationship with GINX Esports TV, on DSTV channel 127, will see a host of new live matches, weekly highlights packages, and shows designed with the African esports fan in mind.

NODWIN continues to engage with partners and fans in Africa, led by Merlin Wiedeking, who had this to say, “Umzansi is the next important step in on our mission to elevate the African Esports market and to build a sustainable ecosystem for players at home instead of having to go abroad.”


NODWIN Gaming, South Asia’s leading esports company, is an independent subsidiary of the mobile gaming company Nazara Technologies. Formed in 2014, the India based company has since produced over 10,000 hours of gaming content, has been watched by over 100 million+ viewers, and organized 100+ gaming and esports events.

Through its strategic partnerships with global publishers and partners including ESL, Valve, Blizzard, and Tencent, NODWIN Gaming has introduced Indians to some of the best global experiences such as DreamHack, the India Premiership, Gaming merchandise and Gaming influencer management services. NODWIN actively works with media broadcasters on offering Media Rights for its national and global properties for broadcast. NODWIN Gaming builds and operates its own esports IPs and currently operates in India, the Middle East, and Africa.