Image: FIFA poster (supplied by EA Sports)

CAPE TOWN - VS Gaming announced  that it has acquired the rights to host a FIFA eWorld Cup Qualifier in 2018 after signing an agreement with EA Sports on the 22 of March 2018.

The VS Gaming Cup is seen as the largest on the continent and the second largest gaming tournament in the world with over 1024 players competing.

 According to VS Gaming spokesperson, Wanda Mkhize, this historic agreement means players can now test their skills and be given the chance to compete to represent South Africa at the Global Series playoffs later this year.

“EA SPORTS FIFA is one of the country’s top selling video games and with almost 7 million gamers around South Africa, we can safely say this is a more than an ideal partnership between VSGaming and EA SPORTS" 

It most certainly escalates an already successful tournament to world status and gives local gamers the international exposure each of them dreams of,” said Mkhize. 

 The VS Gaming Cup is an accredited official EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 Global Series qualifier as EA brings competitive FIFA to millions of fans around the world through the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series on The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 in August 2018. 

 The VS Gaming Cup will have 1, 024 registered competitors across both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms. 

The event will be divided into eight pools per platform consisting of a maximum of 64 players per pool. The total number of contestants will be 512 per platform.   

 The total prize pool for this year is over R1,5 million with the winner on each platform receiving R400, 000. The breakdown is as follows:

XBOX WINNERS

PS4 WINNERS

PRIZE POOL

TOTAL

1st Place

1st Place

R400 000

R800 000

2nd Place

2nd Place

R150 000

R300 000

3rd Place

3rd Place

R75 000

R150 000

4st Place

4st Place

R30 000

R60 000

5th–8th Place

5th–8th Place

R15 000

R120 000

9th–16th Place

9th–16th Place

R5 000

R80 000

 

 

R755 000

R1 510 000


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