Gamers walk off with big prize purses at VS tournaments

VS Gaming COO Johann Von Backstom chats to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies about the growing industry.

VS Gaming is the largest competitive e-sports company in the country and we've just come from a couple of very successful tournaments that we hosted up in Gauteng.

Johann Von Backstom, VS Gaming COO

This included the Counter Strike Cup where the winners walked away with a prize pool of R110 000.

The winner of the tournament at Gallagher Estate the previous weekend walked away with a cool half a million.

Johann Von Backstom, VS Gaming COO

The company decided to bring the finals to Cape Town and it takes place at the CTICC.

The guys will be competing here for a R550 000 prize pool.

Johann Von Backstom, VS Gaming COO

He says the event will be a fantastic gaming festival with all things gaming related.

But also the top players in the country will be performing in the VS Masters team.

Anyone who wants to see the best competitive gaming in the country.

Johann Von Backstom, VS Gaming COO

Electronic and Gaming Expo (EGE) ran from Friday 28 to Sunday to 30 July 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Take a listen to what VS Gaming is all about below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Gamers walk off with big prize purses at VS tournaments


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
How SA-born perfumer Sue Phillips came to create scents for Hollywood stars

How SA-born perfumer Sue Phillips came to create scents for Hollywood stars

Phillips is one of the most sought after suppliers of unique perfumes to Hollywood stars.

'Tourist who survived 20m fall on Table Mountain is the luckiest man alive'

'Tourist who survived 20m fall on Table Mountain is the luckiest man alive'

Incident commander Roy Schoor says the man fell 20m and landed on a section of a cliff. His cry was heard by someone in Camps Bay.

Veteran journalist Pippa Green talks about her new SA Press Ombudsman role

Veteran journalist Pippa Green talks about her new SA Press Ombudsman role

Green will be taking over her new role from 1 April replacing former ombudsman, Johan Retief.

The hunt for the Endurance in the Antarctic hasn't panned out as planned

The hunt for the Endurance in the Antarctic hasn't panned out as planned

An international team sailed bravely into the icy Antarctic to try to find the wreckage of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance.

New Nintendo Switch about to hit South Africa

New Nintendo Switch about to hit South Africa

A gaming console, Nintendo Switch, will be go on sale in South Africa from March 3 with a R5 599 price tag.

Mobile gaming app Pokémon Go cashing in on global success

Mobile gaming app Pokémon Go cashing in on global success

The app is a GPS-based game which uses a cellphone camera to catch virtual Pokémon characters that appear in one's surroundings.

Popular articles
[VIDEO] Muizenberg pedestrian attacked in broad daylight

[VIDEO] Muizenberg pedestrian attacked in broad daylight

A woman was attacked on her way to work on Saturday morning.

'Tourist who survived 20m fall on Table Mountain is the luckiest man alive'

'Tourist who survived 20m fall on Table Mountain is the luckiest man alive'

Incident commander Roy Schoor says the man fell 20m and landed on a section of a cliff. His cry was heard by someone in Camps Bay.

[WATCH] Owner catches car thief off guard and thwarts vehicle theft in Springs

[WATCH] Owner catches car thief off guard and thwarts vehicle theft in Springs

The vehicle's owner came out of the store just in time to scare away the man attempting to steal his bakkie.

[WATCH] Horrific moment as baby falls down escalator at a mall...but is saved

[WATCH] Horrific moment as baby falls down escalator at a mall...but is saved

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Durban paramedics dodge armed hijackers

[WATCH] Durban paramedics dodge armed hijackers

A quick-thinking ambulance driver put breaks on attempted hijacking when his advanced driving skills kicked into gear on Sunday.

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

The Panorama, Welgelegen and Plattekloof Neighbourhood Watch has identified a new house break-in trend.