ACGL Gaming Championship announced: R100,000 prize pool


ACGL Gaming Championship announced: R100,000 prize pool

Attention, local gamers! We’ve got some fantastic news to share, as South African tournament organizer African Cyber Gaming League (ACGL) has announced the massive ACGL Gaming Championship (AGC) LAN event, with a combined prize pool of R100,000. Here’s what we know so far.

AGC first event details

In case you didn’t know, ACGL has been at the forefront of esports in schools and universities in South Africa, with over 160 schools registered for Nitro ASL leagues.  ACGL recently made the AGC event announcement via their official website.

AGC is ACGL’s first national tournament, incorporating all sections, including public leagues, universities, and high schools, with the aim of “officially crowning South Africa’s best.”

So here’s what we know in terms of official details. The event will take place at the University of Cape Town’s Sports Hall in the Western Cape. It is scheduled to run over the weekend of 26th to 28th July 2024, so mark your calendars!

There’s a combined prize pool of R100,000 for local gamers. ACGL has already revealed the prize pool distribution for various titles:

  • Rocket League (trios) – R30,000
  • Fortnite (solo BR) – R20,000
  • EA FC 24 – R20,000

The remaining 30,000 is being donated to schools for “various accomplishments within the schooling esports scene. ACGL continued to explain that: “Friday will be reserved for high schools in the Nitro ASL with Saturday featuring both ASL and competitions open to the public.”

We also know that the AGC event will support over 250 LAN seats, and we’ll see enough consoles to support 500 or more EA FC 24 players. ACGL explains what you can further expect: “a 5v5 PC set up on stage, racing simulators and additional consoles for free play, live broadcast, and show space for gaming and technology businesses. The venue will be able to run two full Fortnite lobbies simultaneously, making it the largest event featuring Fortnite in sub-Saharan Africa.

Adam Thomas-James, explains: “It feels like every event and arm of ACGL is accumulating for this massive tournament. I want to give a taste of what the future of esports holds to students as the next generation of gamers and create an event that every gamer in South Africa can look forward to every year.”

Co-owner of ACGL, Nick Holden, talked about the AGC in the announcement, explaining that: “I’m so thrilled to announce the launch of AGC, an event that will unite schools, universities, and public esports communities under one roof. This championship is a celebration of the culture and passion that drives competitive gaming, providing a platform for aspiring gamers to showcase their skills and connect with like-minded enthusiasts. We believe AGC will be a cornerstone event that fosters growth, camaraderie, and excitement in South African esports.”

We definitely share in Nick’s excitement. It is, after all, a fantastic idea that I personally believe we’ll see flourish over the years to come. With ACGL’s expert guidance, I can’t wait to see how the event plays out.

Don’t forget to stay up-to-date with all their announcements by following ACGL on Twitter and Facebook and joining their Discord server.

Header image via ACGL.

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