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SA Online Gaming Platform GauFive Launches FIFA21 Tournament On PS4 And X-Box

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Feb. 5, 2021, 11:04 a.m.

A major eGaming competition called GauFive has been announced and is set to usher the South African esport into a brand new era of innovation.

GauFive is an online gaming platform that seeks to create interest among the youth by introducing them to the world of esports.

It is an exciting series of events in eSports starting with football moving into combat favorites like Tekken, Fortnite, and Street Fighter as well as team games like CS: Go.

The inaugural event kicks off with the Gaufive eCup, a FIFA 21 competition that will see some amateurs go head-to-head against professional gamers.

Participants will be required to play EA’s new FIFA21 game on either a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox.

The tournament will take place from the weekend of the 6th February 2021, with the SA grand final taking place on Saturday, 20 February 2021. All entrants need to be able to compete online due to COVID adjusted Level 3 lockdown imposed until 15 February 2021.

Gauteng HOD for Sports Art Culture and Recreation Ikgopoleng Masisi on hosting high-quality events for Gauteng and South African gamers said “our aim is to create opportunities in diverse sporting codes in our province and begin a journey to open up the digital economy starting with sports to ensure that our youth are at the forefront of the 4IR,” said Masisi. “We look forward to the opening of the sport into the township and rural youth in our province to create new heroes and heroines and hosting the GauFive eCup, as the 1st event of the series strengthens our position as the home of Champions”

GauFive will also host an online virtual workshop about entry into eSport on the 13th of February 2021. This workshop is geared to showcase the opportunities for the youth in Gauteng in the gaming economy, create connections, share stories with gamers from the rest of the African continent and showcase some of Gauteng’s talent in the sport. Gauteng residents can access the virtual workshop via a DATA-Free stream platform to be shared on the 8th February 2021.

The grand champion will be crowned from the winners of both devices and the winners of this groundbreaking competition will walk away with shares of a pool prize of R20 000.

Gaming fans wishing to follow the workshop on the 13th February 2021 can find further details on the GauFive or GautengSACR social media platforms. #hEitaGamer #eSports #GauFive

Registration for the tournament is open and South African citizens aged 16-and-over can register at www.gaufive.co.za.

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