Last week, I told you about a COD: Ghosts LAN tournament to take place on Saturday. We were unable to attend and report back to you because of our amazingly fun community get together (yes, I’m organizing another one, don’t worry). I received the results from them today, including a dodgy press release.
Gavin has told you before about the glory of the MSSA press releases – that’s where we had the joy of “Ape Town” – and it appears that Afrihost and Ivents were determined to do way better. However, this still has to be one of the most awkwardly worded press releases I’ve read in a long time:
Once the players were accorded their time to setup and greet and cajole with their friends and competitors and put their additional togs in a secure room, the spectators were permitted entry. They immediately went to greet their friends and players whom they wanted to see and meet in person.[...] Overall the local teams were treated to an awesome display of lan, which is more common place in the Western Cape for this Console and game. [...] Team Adept had their metal tested
Okay, so the press release isn’t great, but let’s not judge the event based solely on that – it appears that for the most part the tournament went well and the prizes were certainly worthwhile:
- First, second and third places: prizes from Afrihost of R10 000, R6 000 and R4 000 respectively
- First, second, third and fourth placed teams: four Afrihost mifi devices per team, each mifi device with 50GB data bundles
- First, second, and third place: BarkieUK sponsored return air tickets to the next tournament
- First, second, third and fourth placed teams: four Microsoft gift cards per team compliments of Evopoints
That’s a very nice cash prize! I’m sure the competitors will definitely take part in the next tournament if they think prizes will be comparable. For those who are interested, check out the table to see who came out on top:
All in all, I’m glad to see another player organizing tournaments. It’s important for the eSports scene in South Africa, and our local teams need all the opportunities (and prizes) that they can get. Hopefully we can see bigger and better events from them in the future.