A WEEKEND OF LIVE VS GAMING ACTION
This weekend sees the pinnacle of eSports in South Africa taking place; the 2021 Telkom VS Gaming Finals are here.
VS Gaming is a South African gaming brand and the leading platform for online gaming in Africa. This weekend gamers in the amateur leagues right-through to the pro’s will battle it out in the finals from 24 – 26 September 2021.
This year Telkom VS Gaming saw the evolution of the Masters series, the fourth season of the High School Esports League as well as the announcement the brand-new Rocket League VS championship.
Masters Grand Finals| 24-26 September
The Telkom VS Gaming Masters is South Africa’s largest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Tournament. Since the tournament kick-off in February 2021, we have seen over 150 Semi-Professional teams competing for their share of the R230,000 prize pool. Bravado Gaming and DNMK demolished their opposition, and have now secured their chance to be the next Telkom VS Gaming Masters.
Sinister 5 and Goliath Gaming fought their way up through the lower-bracket, where they survived an onslaught from teams fighting to stay in the tournament. Goliath Gaming and Sinister 5 will come face-to-face on the 24th of September. The survivor will play again on the 25th of September against the loser of the match between Bravado Gaming and DNMK.
Championship Grand Final | 25 September
The first season of the Telkom VS Gaming Championship comes to an end this weekend as we see Rocket League teams, Pirates and Socks Up battle it out in a best-of-seven grand finale taking place on 25 September live from the Telkom Studio where the winners will be crowned the 2021 Telkom VS Gaming Champions and win their share of R45 000.
High School Esports League (HSEL) Grand Final | 25-26 September
Through its four years of existence, the HSEL has focused on growing and promoting eSports in schools by providing a competitive league structure. The 2021 edition of the HSEL saw two gaming titles, Rocket League and CS:GO, being played throughout schools across South Africa.
On Saturday, we will see Rondebosch Boys’ High School and Parklands College battle it out in the CS:GO division.
The Rocket League (RL) is an extremely accessible esports-ready title, where we will see Paul Ross Gymnasium and Curro Hazeldean going head-to-head on Sunday, 26 September.
This heritage weekend, VS gaming fans will see the Telkom VS Gaming Masters 2021 finals as well as the Championship and High School Esports League (HSEL) Grand Finale live from the studio, starting on 24 September.
Friday 24 September:
15:45 / Masters: Sinister 5 vs. Goliath Gaming
19:20 / Masters: Bravado Gaming vs. DNMK
Saturday 25 September:
13:15 / HSEL CS: Rondebosch Boys’ High School vs. Parklands College
17:00 / Championship: Pirates Exdee vs. Socks Up
19:25 / Masters: Lower-Bracket Final
Sunday 26 September:
15:20 / HSEL RL: Paul Roos Gym vs. Curro Hazeldean
17:40 / Masters: Grand Final