This year, Telkom took the gaming experience to new heights, thrilling fans and participants in the gaming hall
The gaming and connectivity partner of Comic Con Africa, Telkom VS Gaming, successfully elevated the gaming experience during the league finals held from 22 to 25 September 2023.
Comic Con Africa delivered an action-packed weekend where esports competitions, cosplay enthusiasts, artists and passionate gamers converged to celebrate the vibrant worlds of pop culture and gaming.
Telkom VS Gaming demonstrated its unwavering commitment to advancing the local esports industry by enhancing spectator access, raising awareness, providing educational opportunities, and fostering a fun and rewarding environment for both professional and casual gamers. This year, Telkom took the gaming experience to new heights, thrilling fans and participants in the gaming hall, where attendees had the privilege of witnessing the Telkom VS Gaming Masters Championship, eDiski and the High School eSport League (HSEL) finals.
Throughout the year, VS Gaming ran various online leagues for various gaming titles, with participants in this year’s finals competing for their share of R615 000. Fans were treated to an exciting line-up of esports tournaments at Comic Con Africa 2023:
- VS Gaming Masters Season 8 Finals: The VS Gaming Masters Finals featured 40 players from eight teams, including Bravado, Nibble, Royalty, Goliath, VYBN, Nixuh, GFX MuscleMen, and KitsuneZA. The Masters champion, Bravado, secured victory with a 3-1 win against Nixuh, taking home a grand prize of R150 000.
- VS Gaming Championship Season 3 Finals: The VS Gaming Championship finals saw eight teams, including EXDEE, Bird, White Rabbit Gaming, Monarch Realm, Unity Esports, Team Fusion, and Nixuh competing for the championship title. The winner was EXDEE, achieving victory of 4-1 in a best of seven against White Rabbit in a thrilling contest, taking home R20 000.
- eDiski Season 6 Finals: Eight players competed in the eDiski finals, where Zaid April emerged as the winner, beating Aasim by two games to one in a best of three final. Zaid took home R80 000. This marked his first eDiski title.
- High School Esports League (CS:GO) Season 6 Finals: The top two schools, Hoërskool Waterkloof and the returning champion Parklands College, battled for the HSEL championship title. Hoërskool Waterkloof was crowned the next VS High School CS:GO champion as they took the victory in a convincing 2-0 victory in the grand final match.
- High School Esports League (Rocket League) Season 3 Finals: Hoërskool Waterkloof and Hoërskool Oos-Moot competed for first and second place in the Rocket League High School finals. Waterkloof took home the gold by closing out the match 4-1 in their favour. With Hoërskool Waterkloof taking the victory in both the Rocket League and CS:GO titles, they walk away with a total of R110 000 for their school.
The VS Gaming leagues offered substantial prize pools and showcased the finest talent in South African esports. These tournaments featured intense matches, skilled players, and thrilling gameplay that captivated spectators.
For those unable to attend the Finals live at Comic Con Africa, all the Telkom VS Gaming tournament finals were available to stream via the Telkom VS Gaming Twitch and YouTube channels, allowing viewers to cheer for their favourite teams as they competed for victory.
Telkom VS Gaming remains committed to nurturing a dynamic gaming community and providing an environment that brings gaming to life in innovative ways. The Telkom Next Gen Village at Comic Con Africa served as a hub of activity, offering fans the opportunity to interact with their favourite gamers, comic creators, cosplay icons, and even celebrities from films and series.
Marked as a memorable event, the Telkom VS Gaming League Finals at Comic Con Africa 2023 provided an unforgettable experience for friends and families alike. Whether attendees were casual gamers, hardcore enthusiasts, or simply lovers of gaming and pop culture, the Telkom Next Gen Village had something exciting in store for everyone.
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