Competitive gaming, or eSports, has been experiencing a meteoric rise in popularity, worldwide and here in South Africa.
Massive growth in gaming
According to newzoo, the gaming industry generated a whopping $493 million in revenue in 2016 – and it’s projected that this figure will exceed $1 billion by 2019.
As well as interacting online, players regularly get together to compete, at events ranging from overnight competitions at local schools to international championships in packed stadiums, with prizes in the tens of millions.
At The Workspace, we’re getting in on the action!
We’re delighted to be sponsoring five teams, who’ll be competing in the Digital Gaming Championship (DGC) at the 2017 rAge Expo. We’re also hosting a training boot camp for the players at our Wynberg branch – and spectators are welcome.
About the rAge Expo
From 6 to 8 October, the rAge Expo – South Africa’s biggest video gaming expo – is taking place at the TicketPro Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg.
The rAge Expo includes a bring your own computer/ console (BYOC) NAG LAN tournament, during which members of the public will spend 52 gruelling hours playing multi-player games on the same network. rAge also includes the Digital Gaming Championship (DGC), which is open only to players who’ve qualified to compete – and spectators, of course.
Sponsorship of gaming teams
Founded in 2012, BerZerK Gaming is a popular, South African multi-gaming organisation.
The Workspace is pleased to be sponsoring the organisation’s two Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) teams, its Dota 2 team and two League of Legends teams, which will all be competing in the 2017 DGC.
We wish the teams luck in this year’s fiercely contested tournaments.
Meet the players at our Wynberg branch
From 2 to 5 October, our Wynberg branch will be hosting a boot camp, where the BerZerK Gaming teams can train in the lead-up to the DGC.
Whether you’re a fanatical gamer or completely new to interactive gaming and hoping for an introduction to the phenomenon, you’re welcome to drop by at any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on each of the training days.
Chat to the players, see their gaming skills in action and ask any questions you have. At certain times, play will be broadcast live on large screens in the atrium.
For more information, feel free to contact us at the Wynberg branch.