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Join the ACGL Overwatch Tournaments with over R15 000 in prizes!

Overwatch is one of the fastest growing eSports, with huge competitions of several thousand dollars being held before the game even officially launched. Even locally in South Africa there have been a few large competitions already, and we took part in the Overwatch World Cup last year. The game was instantly included in the DGL roster of games and now we have another tournament to look forward to: The ACGL Overwatch Festival.

Technically, it’s not just one tournament. Instead, the African Cyber Gaming League is hosting 5 tournaments on each Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Sponsored by MWEB GameZoneSteelSeries and KontrolFreek, these tournaments aim to break open the Overwatch scene and get away from the typical 6v6 matches that are normally played. Instead, the tournaments are going to exclusively 3v3 and 1v1 elimination matches to try be more accommodating to the community as a whole. According to Derrick Kaylor Product Manager of New Services at MWEB GameZone:

MWEB GameZone is excited to be part of the Overwatch Festival with ACGL. We are positive that this event will contribute to growing the Overwatch and gaming community, in South Africa. We look forward to more Overwatch events, like this, in the near future.

The biggest problem that the ACGL is trying to compete with is the huge barrier blocking players from getting entrenched in the competitive gaming scene. This festival hopes to address some of these challenges. As Alan Spohr SteelSeries and KontrolFreek Brand Manager for Megarom Interactive says:

eSport in South Africa is hungry for development in all genres. The 1v1 and 3v3 concept in Overwatch helps involve those players not yet part of a full team and gives them a taste of the competitive field in South Africa. With this in mind, we felt it was a great concept to get involved with alongside ACGL again and in an active tournament that has a fresh and new dynamic for the community.

If you are interested, here are some of the finer details:

 

Tournament & Registration Dates:
    • 15 February – 1v1 Mystery Duel (Registrations Open now)
    • 19 February – 1v1 Mystery Duel (Registrations Open 16 February)
  • 22 February – 3v3 Elimination (Registrations Open 20 February)
  • 26 February – 3v3 Elimination (Registrations Open 23 February)
  • 1 March – 1v1 Mystery Duel (Registrations Open 27 February)
Prizes up for grabs: 
 
All participants of the Overwatch Festival will be entered into a lucky draw and stand a chance to win the following:
  • Overwatch Limited Edition Soldier 76 Statue
  • Overwatch Recruit Kit
  • Overwatch Badge
  • SteelSeries Mousepad
  • KontrolFreek Tee & Sticker pack
  • KontrolFreek Controller Shield (PS4/Xbox One)
For the elite players, the Top three individuals from each respective platform will be awarded some great prizes. 
 
Here is what is up for grabs for the top player of each:
 
1st – PC 
  • R1000 Cash
  • Overwatch Collector’s Edition*
  • SteelSeries Rival 300 Mouse
  • SteelSeries Siberia 200 Gaming Headset
  • SteelSeries Mousepad
  • Overwatch Badge
  • Reflex Warmer
 
1st – Xbox One
  • R1000 Cash
  • Overwatch Collectors Edition*
  • Overwatch Badge
  • KontrolFreek FPS Freek Galaxy
  • KontrolFreek Logo Tee & Sticker pack
  • KontrolFreek Controller Shield
  • Reflex Warmer
 
1st – PS4 
  • R1000 Cash
  • Overwatch Collectors Edition*
  • Overwatch Badge
  • KontrolFreek FPS Freek Galaxy
  • KontrolFreek Logo Tee & Sticker pack
  • KontrolFreek Controller Shield
  • Reflex Warmer
*Collectors edition will not include the game disc.
Oh did I mention that all entries are free? Anyone is welcome to enter, regardless of skill level and regardless of how well you do you still have a chance at the lucky draw. Head over to the ACGL page for more information or to enter.
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Michael Oerder
Assassin, Warrior, High Mage, lord of all he surveys and pathological liar. Grew up playing arcade games on my dad’s work laptop with my older brother, and always being relegated to player 2. Spent most of my childhood sorting through my Pokémon cards and playing RPGs, although I feel cheated because I still have never played any Legend of Zelda games. Only recently got an internet line able to play online games, and the world hasn’t seen more than my avatar since. Also I try get some work done at university where I am doing my masters in medicinal chemistry.