The organisers of the Cape Town 10s, the pre-eminent annual social sport and lifestyle event, are always looking for innovative ways to innovate and appeal to an even wider and bigger audience and in 2019 one of the ways they are doing this is through including an Esports element to the festival.
“The face of sport, especially among young people, is changing. By including Esports in the Tens Series, we are keeping up with the top global trends in sport,” says Gerhardi Odendaal, CEO of Old School Group, the organisers of the event.
“In 2019, the Tens, WiFi-IT and Mettlestate created a partnership to include Esports in this traditionally outdoor sports festival series and to introduce participants, fans and consumers to the growing gaming industry. However, we have had to delay our very exciting partnership due to some technical aspects with regards to the tournament.”
Although there will still be Esports Zone at the Cape Town 10s, with big screens live streaming the action, two MCs, an entertainment area and an Esports activation, the qualifying teams will now compete for their share of the prize in an online tournament in the Mettlestate studio in Johannesburg as apposed to the live arena at the event. The R100 000 prize pool (courtesy of WIFI-IT Events) is still up for grabs for our four qualifying teams – it’s just the format in which they’ll play that’ll change.
“We know that nothing beats the experience and vibe of a LAN event, but, given the circumstances, this was the best outcome we could reach with all parties involved. We apologise to those fans who were looking forward to seeing the gamers live, and hope that they will still visit the Esports Zone to experience what this growing craze is all about,” added Odendaal.
If you’ve already purchased tickets to attend the Cape Town 10s, you’re still in for a treat because there’s loads to check out and enjoy, including epic live sports, 18 music acts and some of SA’s biggest sports and entertainment stars.
Join up to 4,000 sportsmen and women participating in eight different sport codes and an expected 25,000 fans at the Hamilton Rugby Club in Cape Town from 1 to 2 February and experience the fun, games and gees.
For more info, check out https://capetown.10s.co.za/
Dates: 1 & 2 February 2019
Venue: Hamilton Rugby Club in Green Point
Price: From R50 for children (13-17 years); R140 for students and R150 for adults.
Tickets: Quicket (https://www.quicket.co.za/events/60577-cape-town-10s-2019/#/)
For more info visit the website: https://capetown.10s.co.za/
Official event hashtag: #capetown10s #Iam10s
The event is owned and proudly managed by Old School Group www.oldschoolgroup.co.za