Recently VS Gaming announced that they had acquired the licence to operate a FIFA eWorld Cup Qualifier tournament for South Africa. The tournament features over R1,5 million in cash prizes as well as a spot (or even spots possibly) in the Global Series Playoffs later this year.
At the time it wasn’t clear as to when or how those keen to compete in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tournament could enter, but now that question has been answered. Tickets are now available to purchase. Well, a venue entry pass is available now but the FIFA 18 tournament itself is free. *insert knowing nod and wink here*.
A one day pass will cost R150, while a weekend pass is R210. As to which one you actually need, we would suggest badgering the VS Gaming team, although it seems that purchasing the ticket via Computicket allows you to select your preferred platform at the price of R150. It’s a little unclear whether you need to also register via the VS Gaming site to ensure your spot, but that might just be a good idea.
The tournament will be held at Montecasino in Fourways on 5 and 6 May 2018 and has a player entry cap of 512 per platform (1024 players in total). So we would suggest you get your tickets as quickly as possible before you are disappointed. Also, a word of advise – if you fancy your chances, it might be an idea to get your passport in order.
The event will feature some other activities for those that want to head along and support their FIFA-playing relation/friend/partner. For additional information, you can hit the press release below.
The full prize breakdown is as follows:
|XBOX WINNERS||PS4 WINNERS||PRIZE POOL||TOTAL|
|1st Place||1st Place||R400 000||R800 000|
|2nd Place||2nd Place||R150 000||R300 000|
|3rd Place||3rd Place||R75 000||R150 000|
|4st Place||4st Place||R30 000||R60 000|
|5th–8th Place||5th–8th Place||R15 000||R120 000|
|9th–16th Place||9th–16th Place||R5 000||R80 000|
|R755 000||R1 510 000|
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Tickets on sale for the VS Gaming FIFA eWorld Cup Qualifier Tournament
12 April 2018, Following the announcement that VS Gaming has acquired the rights to host a FIFA eWorld Cup Qualifier in 2018, the tickets for the tournament will officially be on sale through Computicket as of 12 April 2018.
The VS Gaming Cup is an accredited official EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 Global Series qualifier and will see 1024 players competing on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms for a combined prize pool of over R1,5 million. The tournament will take place on 5 and 6 May 2018 at Montecasino.
The ticket prices are as follows:
- One day ticket – R150
- Weekend pass ticket – R210
As a player you need to purchase a ticket to enter the venue but entry into the tournament is free of charge. Upon purchase you will need to specify which platform (Xbox or Playstation) you will be competing on as there is a limited number of player tickets available.
“There will be activities and events for the whole family over the weekend so, even if you are not playing in the tournament you can still bring the family to come and watch and enjoy the festivities,” says spokesperson for VS Gaming, Wanda Mkhize.
Esports enthusiasts who would like to compete in this tournament and become a part of the VS Gaming community can register on www.vsgaming.co.za.
For more details on the entire EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series, please visit www.FUTChampions.com.