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The Esports Diaries – Overwatch Contenders, Kiev

By now you likely know that during the course of 2018 I’ve been working as the Desk Host for Overwatch Contenders Europe. The competition has three seasons and each “regular” season is roughly four and a half to 5 weeks. The studio we film out of is in Kiev, Ukraine. Blizzard takes really good care of us, putting us in two apartments. There are 5 talent members so each season…

Girl Gaming and South African Esports – where to from here?

Last night saw the final of Season 2 of the Valkyrie League take place. Leetpro beat Bravado Gaming to win the season. In Season 1 the score line was swapped around with Bravado taking the honours. A bit of history for you: The Valkyrie League is an all female CSGO league hosted by Mettlestate. If you've read my blog often you're familiar with Valkyrie. I've written about it enough, but…

RUSH Esports 2018 – The fan share!

I've been going on about RUSH for a good long minute now right? I was so excited when I heard it was coming back in 2018 and to a new venue - the Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria. I found out a few weeks after the dates for RUSH 2018 was announced that I'd actually be in rehearsals for Contenders during the same weekend and, I was rather…

South African female esports competitors – learnings from Season 1 of the Valkyrie League

When Mettlestate announced season 1 of their ROG Valkyrie League it was met with mixed feelings. I'm not going to address the concerns in this blog post. I already did that at the start of the season and you can read my views here. Now that the season 1 winners have been crowned I wanted to touch on some key takeaways from the competition that I think are of interest.…

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South African Esports – one year on

#SPONSORED When I think back to this time last year I remember a time of uncertainty, excitement and a thrill of what was to come. South African Esports was on the rise. I'd come off hosting two incredible landmark events, one alongside the amazing Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner and the other a 6 figure tournament for local CSGO, hosted by Mettlestate. There was talk of bigger things, rumblings of giant tournaments…

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