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NODWIN Gaming announces Umzansi Esports Spring League and expansion

Wessel Minnie

Jul 22, 2020 7:30 am

In February, India’s biggest esports company, NODWIN Gaming, expanded to South Africa. We had an interview with NODWIN Gaming ZA’s head of operations and spoken about the Inkosi Super Cup series.

At the time, NODWIN also announced the Umzansi Esports League, with a combined prize pool of R1 million spread across two seasons.

Umzansi Esports Spring League

With the success of the Inkosi Super Cup and Grandslam series, it is now time for the Umzansi Esports Spring League to kick off. The first season will run from 24 July, culminating in a final in October. After a short break, season two will then start, which should end in early 2021.

The titles in the Umzansi Esports Spring League are:
  • CS:GO
  • PUBG: Mobile
  • Tekken 7
  • FIFA 20

The teams for the Umzansi Esports League will have contenders qualifying through the weekly and monthly cup systems of the Inkosi Super Cup as well as a “last chance” qualifier.

 

Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the company has decided to delay the LAN finals for 2020. They will reevaluate the situation in early 2021. Instead, NODWIN Gaming will continue with its digital push, expanding to the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa.

NODWIN Gaming expansion

NODWIN is expanding the Umzansi Esports League to all countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, which means more players, teams, and competition.

 

This is a great move to get the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region involved in esports. NODWIN Gaming has decided to include all the Sub-Saharan African countries into its tournaments, opening up entries “by including localized community groups throughout the region in its campaigns”.

Akshat Rathee, the MD and Founder of NODWIN Gaming, talks about the expansion:

“The African continent is catching the wind and we are extremely happy with the response so far. Inkosi laid the basic foundation of a model that serves us potential in and around the markets of the region in the coming times.”

NODWIN Gaming South Africa’s Merlin Wiedeking comments:

“Umzansi is the next important step in on our mission to elevate the African Esports market and to build a sustainable ecosystem for players at home instead of having to go abroad.”

 

If you don’t want to participate, but plan on watching, then you are in for a treat. On GINX Esports TV (DSTV channel 127), you will be able to watch new live matches, shows designed with the African esports fan in mind, and weekly highlights packages from the Umzansi Esports Spring League.

 

Header image via NODWIN Gaming.