Kwesé Gamer to host ESL Championship finals at 2017 rAge Expo


The gaming expo, rAge, is celebrating its 15th anniversary with an expo that aims to meet and exceed the needs of every fan of geek culture. One of its areas of dominance will be eSports, where Kwesé Gamer will be hosting the ESL African Championship finals throughout the rAge weekend.

Taking place from Friday, 6 October to Sunday, 8 October at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg, this is the first year that Kwesé Gamer will have exhibition space.

The ESL arena will host the ESL African Championship finals, where the top two teams from the South African and north African group stages will compete to be crowned Africa’s ESL CSGO champion. With seating for many South Africans, visitors will be able to watch all the live action on big screens in front of the stage.

Kwesé will also be bringing two international casters to rAge; Lauren ‘Pansy’ Scott and Jason ‘Moses’ O’Toole. The two will aim to lend their casting abilities and trademark style to the talent deck of the grand finale, alongside a host of local commentators, panellists, and analysts.

Scott is a 27-year-old British nationalist, contracted to ESL, who has been involved in eSports for over 10 years, while O’Toole started his professional career at the age of 16, playing for United 5 in North America.

Kwesé Gamer will also be hosting a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering on Saturday, 7 October at rAge, where the top three players on the day will compete to win their share of R10 000.

As part of the ESL African Championship, the Hearthstone portion’s finals will be played at rAge, while the action will be broadcast live on Kwesé Gamer’s Facebook page and Twitch channel.

Kwesé Gamer will also host an Overwatch competition. Blizzard’s team-based shooter has announced a new one-versus-one mode, and Kwesé Gamer will give players an opportunity to try out the mode while also competing for various prizes.

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