Game On! Winners in first round of HYPROP MTN SHIFT Gaming Tournament at Somerset Mall

Game On! Winners in first round of HYPROP MTN SHIFT Gaming Tournament at Somerset Mall
HYPROP MTN SHIFT Gaming Experience - Athenkosi Duva - Somerset Mall 1st place

R200k in prize money, eight qualifiers nationwide, culminating in one epic gaming showdown…

this is the MTN SHIFT Gaming Experience 2024!

The much-anticipated HYPROP MTN SHIFT Gaming Experience, the largest national mall-based gaming tournament in South Africa, kicked off with an electrifying start at Somerset Mall on Friday, 14 June 2024 and culminated in an epic battle on Sunday, 16 June 2024. The first leg of this groundbreaking series saw intense competition among gamers from the Western Cape, setting the stage for an epic journey to the national finals.

The spotlight shone brightly on the EAFC tournament, where the following players emerged

1st Place: Athenkosi Duva
2nd Place: Reatile Thakholi
3rd Place: Miekaaiel Saban

Athenkosi Duva showed his gaming prowess, and has secured his place in the national finale, set to take place at Canal Walk from 11 to 15 September 2024.

Now in its second year, the HYPROP MTN SHIFT Gaming Experience has quickly become a
cornerstone in South Africa’s gaming scene. With MTN and Hyprop as the driving force behind it, this year’s tournament promises to be bigger and better. The series will include eight qualifier events at various Hyprop Malls across the country, leading to the climactic national final at Canal Walk in Cape Town this September.

Reflecting on the success of the event, Somerset Mall Marketing Manager, Jana Kuipers expressed her enthusiasm: “The turnout for the first leg at Somerset Mall exceeded all our expectations. The energy and excitement from both the participants and spectators were truly remarkable. It’s clear that South Africa’s gaming community is thriving, and we’re thrilled to provide a platform for these talented gamers to shine. We can’t wait to see how the rest of the series unfolds as we head to other regions.”

Somerset Mall Highlights

The Somerset Mall event was a hotbed of excitement and camaraderie. While EAFC drew the largest crowd, gamers also showcased their skills in a variety of other competitions:

  • MTN Beat Saber Challenge
  • Toyota SuperSprint on GT 7™
  • Fortnite
  • Fighting Games
  • Minecraft
  • Redragon Keyboard Rebuild Race
  • Spectators and participants enjoyed a host of additional activities, including:
  • Rocket League
  • Brawlhalla
  • Aim Lab
  • Mario Cart and a variety of other free-to-play games

Winners of these competitions walked away with gift cards, spot prizes, and a wealth of bragging rights. There were also giveaways for the enthusiastic spectators who contributed to the vibrant atmosphere.

Upcoming Qualifiers and Events

The road to the national final is paved with more opportunities for aspiring champions to join the ranks. Here’s a glimpse at the upcoming qualifiers and events across the nation:

The Glen Online Qualifier: 23-Jun
The Glen Event: 28 to 30 Jun
Clearwater Mall Online Qualifier: 7-Jul
Clearwater Mall WM Event: 12 to 14 Jul
Woodlands Boulevard Online Qualifier: 14-Jul
Woodlands Boulevard Event: 19 to 21 Jul

Table Bay Mall Online Qualifier: 4-Aug
Table Bay Mall Event: 9 to 11 Aug
Capegate Online Qualifier: 18-Aug
Capegate Event: 23 to 25 Aug
Canal Walk Online Qualifier: 8-Sep
Canal Walk Event: 11 to 15 Sep

These events promise not only the intense action of the EAFC tournament but also a plethora of additional competitions and activities, making them a must-visit for any gaming enthusiast.

Grand Finale and Prizes

The grand finale at Canal Walk will be the pinnacle of the HYPROP MTN SHIFT Gaming Experience.

The top gamer from each regional event will compete for the ultimate glory and a share of the substantial R50,000 prize pool:
1st Place: R25,000
2nd Place: R15,000
3rd Place: R7,500
4th Place: R2,500

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this supreme gaming experience. Whether you are a seasoned gamer or a passionate spectator, the HYPROP MTN SHIFT Gaming Experience is your gateway to the exciting world of competitive gaming. Visit our official website for more details on how to register for the upcoming events and stay tuned for more updates.