Gauteng Gamers Shine at Rosebank Mall in HYPROP MTN SHIFT Tournament

Gauteng Gamers Shine at Rosebank Mall in HYPROP MTN SHIFT Tournament
From left to right: Aqil Sampath (third place), Zaid April (first place) and Riaasat Ebrahim (second place).

R200k in prize money, eight qualifiers nationwide, culminating in one epic gaming showdown… this is the MTN SHIFT Gaming Experience 2024!

The HYPROP MTN SHIFT Gaming Experience continued its exhilarating journey at Rosebank Mall in Gauteng, where the gaming community came together for an unforgettable weekend of competition from 21 to 23 June 2024. As the largest national mall-based gaming tournament in South Africa, the event showcased incredible talent and crowned new champions in the EAFC tournament.

After a series of intense matches, the top three winners who emerged victorious in the EAFC
tournament are:
1st Place: Zaid April
2nd Place: Riaasat Ebrahim
3rd Place: Aqil Sampath

Zaid April showed his gaming prowess and has secured his spot in the national finale, scheduled for 11 to 15 September 2024 at Canal Walk in Cape Town, where the finalists will vie for the ultimate title and a share of the grand prize pool.

Highlights from Rosebank Mall Rosebank Mall was abuzz with excitement as gamers and fans alike immersed themselves in the vibrant atmosphere. The EAFC tournament was the epicentre of the event, but there was plenty more on offer to captivate attendees. Virtual racing enthusiasts pushed their limits in thrilling GT 7 Races challenges; while battles raged with players engaged in strategic and high-octane Fortnite duels. There were Fighting Game Face-offs where competitors showcased their prowess in action-packed fighting game matches and players demonstrated their creativity and survival skills in engaging Minecraft challenges.

Reflecting on the event’s success, Muhammad Varchia, General Manager of Rosebank Mall, shared his thoughts: “We are absolutely thrilled with the turnout and the vibrant atmosphere at Rosebank Mall this weekend. The HYPROP MTN SHIFT Gaming Experience brought together a diverse group of gamers and spectators, creating a buzz that was palpable throughout the mall. It’s wonderful to see so much enthusiasm and talent, and we are proud to be part of an event that is not only entertaining but also fostering community spirit. We look forward to welcoming more events like this in the future.”

The event also featured a host of interactive activities, ensuring that everyone had the opportunity to be part of the gaming excitement:

  • Rocket League Matches: Players teamed up to score big in adrenaline-pumping Rocket
    League games.
  • Brawlhalla Tekken and Street Fighter Tournaments: Platform fighting fans enjoyed intense
    Brawlhalla action.
  • Aim Lab Challenges: Attendees tested their marksmanship in precision-based Aim Lab trials.
  • MTN Beat Saber Challenge: Visitors experienced the rhythm-based VR Game and the
    highest score over the weekend walked away with an Xbox Series S.
  • Keyboard Rebuild Race: A unique competition where participants raced to rebuild
    keyboards for exciting prizes.

Spectators were treated to numerous giveaways and the chance to engage with the latest gaming technologies and experiences.

Upcoming Qualifiers and Events

The journey to the national final is heating up, and there are still plenty of opportunities for gamers to join the HYPROP MTN SHIFT Gaming Experience. The upcoming qualifiers and events include:

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 will continue to deliver not only the main EAFC tournament but also a variety of other gaming competitions and activities that promise fun and excitement for all.

Grand Finale and Prizes The stage is set for the grand finale at Canal Walk, where the best of the best will compete for the ultimate glory and a share of the 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 the HYPROP MTN SHIFT Gaming Experience. Whether you’re an avid gamer or a passionate spectator, this tournament offers something for everyone. Visit our official website for more information on how to participate or attend the upcoming events.