Have an Android phone? Enjoy a little bit of virtual racing? Want to bag some cash for doing so? Then the MTN Asphalt Cup will quench all of those thirsts.

Up for grabs at the grand final is a whopping R250,000, but in the four “time-limited” tournaments leading up to the event there is R87,500 per week on the line.

To compete for the money, you will need to grab the mobile game via mtnasphaltcup.mobi or dial *464*80#. You must then burn rubber between 17 August and 2 September with the top eight players heading to Comic Con Africa on 14 to 16 September to compete for the quarter of a million Rand up for grabs. This will go down at the Star Trek-themed stand of  “the sole telco sponsor of Comic Con Africa”. [Hold on. Isn’t Telkom subsidary VS Gaming at and sponsoring Comic Con? Yes, we’re just being difficult but someone has to be. – Undead Ed]

Either way, it’s a rather great opportunity to win some cash for playing games… if you’re good enough of course. Just be aware that there is a R3 per day charge to compete in the tournament and you will need to be an MTN user.

This post has not been sponsored by MTN and is via a Press Release:

MTN brings Asphalt Cup to Comic Con Africa

MTN, in partnership with Gameloft, is bringing the Asphalt Cup racing tournament to South Africa with the finale of the mobile gaming tournament culminating at the first Comic Con Africa to be held at the Kyalami Convention Centre from 14 to 16 September. The mobile game is available for download to all android users in South Africa from mtnasphaltcup.mobi or dial *464*80#

MTN has modified the much-loved mobile racing game for South African gaming fanatics to give it a local racing experience complete with a local is lekker soundtrack that features some of the finest South African EDM DJs. Gamers can download the soundtrack on MTN Music+.

The MTN Asphalt Cup tournament will run from 17 August to 2 September 2018 with four time-limited/weekend tournaments that will see gamers competing for their share of R87 500 in weekly prizes. The weekly players will be entered onto the MTN Asphalt Cup leader board where the top 8 racers (nationally) will participate in the finale at Comic Con Africa. The ultimate winner at Comic Con Africa will win the R250 000 grand prize.

As the sole telco sponsor of Comic Con Africa, the MTN Star Trek themed stand will feature futuristic elements as well as a multi-player mobile gaming facility. The MTN space promises to be oodles of fun with interactive games for adults and kids to unwind and experience our digital product offerings.

“We’re delighted to be one of the sponsors of Comic Con Africa and we can’t wait to connect the fans to such a brilliant pop culture convention, and we know that since great power comes with great responsibility, our gamers, as always, will be on top form.” says Jacqui O’Sullivan, Executive for Corporate Affairs at MTN South Africa.

Comic Con Africa has seen comic fans, costume players, gamers, e-sports fans and movie fanatics counting down the days in excitement since the event’s announcement in February this year. The three-day event features comic books, science fiction/fantasy related films, TV and popular arts, and you can expect animations, toys, video games, cosplay, gadgets, table-top games, anime and more. There will also be a few famous faces for the fans which include Ricky Whittle (The 100), Yetide Badaki (American Gods), Rick Worthy (The Magicians), Kevin Sussman (The Big Bang Theory), and cosplayers Yaya Han and Philip Odango.

You can book your Comic Con ticket at Computicket.

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