Bring Back Sports – Online gaming tournament joining the fight against COVID-19

Bring Back Sports – Online gaming tournament joining the fight against COVID-19


The sign ups for week one have opened. Matches for FIFA 20 start on 11 April. There are four tournament options per platform (PlayStation and Xbox), with entry being free. No prizes have been announced. You are also encouraged to join the Discord server for support.

Next weekend (18 and 19 April) sees both FIFA 20 and PUBG Mobile hosted.


Bring Back Sports has been announced today, 1 April 2020. It is an online gaming tournament in the name of charity, supporting those financially impacted by COVID-19. This announcement comes as South Africa is in the middle of a 21-day lockdown. The aim is to entertain fans, for a worthy cause. Here’s what you need to know about Bring Back Sports as per a press release.

What is Bring Back Sports?

The brainchild of Glenn Kisela & Texx and the City, along with the backing of Nodwin Gaming, Bring Back Sports will shine a light on the power of gaming and esports whilst also giving back to the community that has supported its growth. Nodwin Gaming is already providing the public with ways to #StayAtHome with the Inkosi Super Cup, featuring four gaming titles to compete in.

Bring Back Sports will feature tournaments for FIFA 20 and PUBG games, which will run over two weekends in April, May and June. The best part is that absolutely anyone can join. This includes musicians, pro players, shoutcasters, streamers, influencers and even members of the public. This is your chance to battle it out for the ultimate bragging rights.

Why FIFA 20 & PUBG?

FIFA 20 is an easy game to pick up and play, which makes it more accessible for more people to get involved. Also, with all major football leagues on hold, people are itching to watch their favourite stars get back on the pitch; even if it’s digitally. PUBG was a no-brainer as it’s playable on mobile. This makes it massively accessible to anyone looking to get involved with gaming. It’s also a nice introduction to esports; something that is growing rapidly, both globally and in South Africa.

How can the public get involved?

The public can help support this tournament by paying a donation in the form of an entrance fee to participate in the tournament. The public will stand a chance to play with some of their favourite musicians, as well as battle against some of the top FIFA players in the country. There will also be prizes up for grabs and more, so stay tuned to find out exactly how to get involved.

Proceeds generated from Bring Back Sports will go directly towards the Solidarity Fund set up by the government for COVID-19 relief efforts. In addition, a relief fund will be set up to assist those in the music industry who have been hit the hardest, with donations raised during the tournament through our unique BUSQR code.

Want to know more?

Details on how to participate in Bring Back Sports will be released early next week. For now, you can stay up to date by following the social media handles below.

We will let you know when more information on Bring Back Sports becomes available.

Header image via Press Release

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