ESL announces R2-million African Championship gaming tournament

ESL African Championship

ESL has partnered with Kwesé Sports to launch the first professional eSports competition in Africa.

The ESL African Championship boasts a total prize pool of R2 million and will include South African Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams and Hearthstone players from across Africa.

The first series of the ESL African Championship will run from April to June, with the Hearthstone qualifiers kicking off on 15 April and the CS:GO qualifiers starting on 23 April.

The second series will be held from July to October.

The grand finals will take place at the rAge Expo in Johannesburg, and will feature the top four CS:GO teams and the top four Hearthstone players facing off for their share of the R2-million prize pool.

“We are excited to bring the ESL African Championship to the local esports community,” said ESL Executive Board Member Malte Barth.

“By giving gamers the opportunity to compete at the leading global leagues and tournaments, we help them pave their way to create legendary moments within the ESL esports universe.”

In the future, ESL and Kwesé will expand the CS: GO competition to include other regions in Africa.

ESL African Championship structure

This article first appeared on MyBroadband and is republished with permission.

Now read: Gaming is becoming a real sport in South Africa

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  • will_rkr

    Once again no links to the source material. Oh well i shouldn’t have expected more from the article. The last paragraph should have had the line “Google it” at the bottom .

  • Adrenalinza

    How do i enter for hearthstone ?

  • Jody Denny

    Erm, Telkom (DGL) Masters was the first professional competition…correct me if I’m wrong?

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