A spectacular season of VS gaming
A season of victories & defeats concluded this weekend in the Telkom VS Gaming Masters, Championship and High School Esports League (HSEL) finals.
With the rise of esports as a professionally recognised sport and every gamer striving to play at the highest level of competition, VS Gaming League (formerly the Digital Gaming League) is fast becoming the leading platform for online gaming in Africa since its inception in 2008. 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.
The Telkom VS Gaming tournament kicked off in February and this weekend esports fans gathered to witness prestigious VS gamers, amateurs right through to the pro’s, battled it out back-to-back to determine which teams will reign victorious.
2021 Telkom VS Gaming Masters Results
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. Five years since their last win, Bravado Gaming secured their title as the 2021 Telkom VS Gaming Masters in a historic Grand Final against DNMK.
- 1st Place: Bravado Gaming
- 2nd Place: DNMK
- 3rd Place: Sinister 5
- 4th Place: Goliath Gaming
High School Esports League (HSEL) Results
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.
Curro Hazeldean were crowned the 2021 Telkom VS Gaming High School Esports League victors in the Rocket League high school finals. During the best-of-seven grand finale, Curro Hazeldean beat Paul Roos Gym 4-3.
- 1st Place: Curro Hazeldean
- 2nd Place: Paul Roos Gym
- 3rd Place: Rondebosch Boys’
- 4th Place: Hoërskool Zwartkop – Skitz
On Saturday, Rondebosch Boys’ High School and Parklands College squared off and Rondebosch Boys’ came out victorious and were crowned the 2021 Telkom VS Gaming High School Esports League victors in the CS:GO division. Parklands College came in second place and Paul Roos Gym came in third place.
- 1st Place: Rondebosch Boys’
- 2nd Place: Parklands College
- 3rd Place: Paul Roos Gym
- 4th Place: Hoërskool Waterkloof
Telkom VS Gaming Championship Results
The first season of the Telkom VS Gaming Championship came to an end this weekend, where Rocket League teams faced off in a best-of-seven grand final. Pirates Exdee defeated Socks Up 4-1 and have been crowned as the Telkom VS Gaming Champions!
- 1st Place: Pirates Exdee
- 2nd Place: Socks Up
- 3rd Place: meh.
- 4th Place: Mist