(10 August, 2021) Varsity Vibe and CharlieWolfGaming is calling on South African Mortal Kombat 11 players to register for its biggest Mortal Kombat 11 online event ever.
With a guranteed prize pool of R5000, the first to three, double elimination tournament is set to take place over five weeks with four qualifiers on the 5th, 12, 19th and 25th of August, and the grand final on 5 September.
Despite the recent announcement from NeatherRealm Studios that they would no longer be supporting or providing any new content for Mortal Kombat 11 the local appetite for the game is only growing. This is especially true of the South Africa FGC (fighting game community) who remain active and eager to compete.
Recently we’ve seen American sponsors like CGL and Mr Aquaman’s Kolosseum Global show interest in the African Fighting Game Community having each sponsored a major online event in 2021 but this marks the first time a local sponsor has thrown their hat (and money) into the ring to provide a prize pot that rivals its international counterparts.
CharlieWolfGaming, an independent game streamer has partnered with Varsity Vibe, South Africa’s first student discount app, to dish up the R5000 prize pool with the hopes of growing it even bigger via Matcherino donations before the grand finals in September.
“We’re incredibly grateful to Varsity Vibe for putting their confidence in us and agreeing to put on such an awesome tournament. This creates such a great opportunity for the players to earn some real money doing what they love. Our community is so active and passionate and have shown us such amazing support over the last year so this really feels like we’re giving back. We’re also hoping that an event this big is going to attract a new group of players who, perhaps, we don’t even know are out there. It’s a very exciting time for us and a big step for eSports in South Africa,” says Carlo Visser, founder of CharlieWolfGaming – an independent gaming streamer.
The first 2 finalists have already secured their spot in the top-8 finale, meaning there are 6 more slots up for grabs. If you’d like to be a part of the action you can sign up for free at https://smash.gg/tournament/varsity-vibe-kombat-kup/register
View last weeks stream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g8JvXo-V9Y&t=2604s