Best CS: GO Tournaments in Africa
CS: GO is supposedly the single most game that has been around for over a decade offering level playing field and competition to players all across the world. If you have skills, you can earn a living by playing video games too. Some of the biggest sponsors include video cards, gaming accessories market and these tournaments are really expensive. In return, they have enough potential to make your team a celebrity in the gamer’s world.
CS: GO stands for Counter-Strike Global Offensive, which is the successor to the widely popular and household name of the 2000s, Counter-Strike 2.0.
DreamHack Delhi Invited South Africa’s Best CS: GO Team
The Goliath Gaming team flew to Delhi to represent their continent, Africa, especially the country South Africa is one of the world's biggest tournaments in gaming, CS: GO. This competition had a prize pool of $55,000 and South Africa had been largely missing from the eSports market till then. IN 2019, they were invited to Delhi as one of the best teams from South Africa, which surely made an impact on the country.
South Africa, because of its infrastructure does not have the fastest servers or adequate sponsorships to maintain high-quality gaming teams, but Goliath Gaming has struggled to change this. Marcus Lindmark, CEO of DreamHack made a statement that inviting teams from developing countries was an important aspect of worldwide reach and talent search. In 2019, DreamHack was hosted in Mumbai, the first time a festival was held in Asia.
1. CS: GO Inkosi Super Cup
Organized by NODWIN Gaming, this is a global tournament that was held in South Africa. The date was the 25th of April 2020. Some of the biggest teams from the country Goliath, Energy, ATK, and LionHeart Sports competed. There were just 4 teams in this tournament and it was a local one. The series is titled Inkosi Super Cup and Liquipedia Tier is the qualifier. They competed on the maps Overpass, Nuke, Train, Inferno, Mirage, Dust It, and Vertigo. As of now, the prize pool has been distributed making ATK the 1st rank holder followed by Goliath, and the other two teams made 3rd and 4th.
2. ESL African Championship
ESL and Kwese Sports partnered to co-host the first-ever eSports championship in South Africa, and their results could mean promising future investments across the globe. The ESL African Championship attempted to bring the first professional eSports competition to the continent. Here, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams from South Africa and the top Hearthstone players from all regions shall compete for prize money of R2,000,000 ($150,000). This is a big thing for everybody.
- The first of the series ran from April 23 to June, and the next installment shall be coming soon. The Hearthstone qualifiers kicked it off followed by CS: GO qualifiers.
- The 2nd series will be held from July to October and the grand finals will take place in rage, at Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.
This ESL African Championship has made global news and with a prize pool that high, it is sure to leave a long-lasting impression.
Malte Barth, the Executive Board Member at ESL made a statement that the ESL African Championship was a big opportunity for the local eSports community, and by giving gamers the opportunity to compete at a global scale, they can help them create legendary moments within the ESL universe. ESL Gaming Network is a prime player in this feat.
3. ESL One Rio 2020
This will begin in November, on 19th Thursday and will end on Sunday, 22nd of November. ESL One Rio 2020 is where passion leads to dream success. It is back with one of the biggest prize money in the gaming industry, a whopping US$2,000,000. ESL’s CS: GO Major will also be held in November 2020 wheel 56 of the world's best and top teams will compete for the adrenaline pumping prize pool. The tournament will be held at Jeunesse Arena and tickets have already begun sale from May. ESL and Valve are working together in making this a huge success for not just the worldwide teams but for the local community.
CS: GO Community Trading
One of the biggest ways of collaborating with players across the globe, competing and winning accolades is being able to market one's team. Several professional teams from Africa have come up but they still compete for the best infrastructure and investments. Here community trading is of great help that works regardless of geographic region and currency. The Steam Marketplace is a huge starter to trade and sell CS: GO skins and the knowledge of how to use steam market for CSGO is an essential one at that.
In fact, they also sponsor these tournaments, and being a winning team makes a lot of difference. If you sell a skin, you can make upwards of thousands of dollars than otherwise, your rank, world rankings, and ranking even in South Africa matters a lot.
Best African Team in CS: GO
According to eSports Central, Goliath Gaming ranks at the top spot which also was the reason for inviting them to DreamHack Delhi. Then you have Big 5 Esports that was established in 2017 but they achieved recognition only in 2019, last year after showing compelling results by competing in 35 maps. The third most successful team from Africa is Energy Sports and is also one of the longest surviving CS: GO teams from the country. It came into being in 2012 when CS 2.0 was still the norm.
CS: GO has the potential of proving gamers with a real even playing field and showcase their talent. Thus, as an FPS game, it has survived this long. With the ability to trade skins, it has allowed players not to wait for a tournament but also make money by trading and playing better. This has led to a new way of gaming, transforming the gaming business, eSports market.
There are also other games that have brought global competitive gaming together like Dota 2 and FIFA. By allowing South African players, we can tap into a big pool of legendary players the world has ever seen.Read Full Story