It’s nearing that time of the year again. The Girl Gamer Esports Festival is nearly upon us. This year the global tournament will be taking place in our very own backyard of Cape Town.
The event has been running since 2017, and is showing no signs of slowing down. As you might have guessed, the goal of the event is to promote competitiveness in the world of women’s gaming. The all-inclusive event is taking place over the coming weekend, 25 June until the 26 June at the ATK Arena in Cape Town.
“A once male-dominated field has shifted in recent years, extending acceptance to women who are equally as interested and qualified,” says Lesego Nyamane, Head of marketing at Acer.
“Female techies and gaming enthusiasts need more representation on an international scale and that’s why we and other sponsors are stepping up. The Girl Gamer Esports Festival is the perfect platform to demonstrate girls’ true gaming skills in a space free from bullying or discrimination.”
The official games of this years event will be Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, paired up with League of Legends. Plenty of partners and sponsors have also been announced with some big names mentioned on the list.
These include Acer Predator, Monster Energy, PUMA South Africa, Logitech, Intel and the City of Cape Town. If you’re a fan of Acer Predator hardware, be on the lookout for displays featuring the Helios 300, 500 and Triton 300SE.
Throughout the weekend you’ll find plenty of competitions and challenges to keep you busy. There’ll be a giveaway taking place too. You’ll stand the chance to win one of two Galea 311 headsets, courtesy of Acer Predator. For more details on the giveaway, you’ll need to head over to Acer’s social media platforms on how to enter.
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What fun would a gaming weekend be without some sort of challenge? A pretty bad one… Luckily that isn’t going to be an issue here. Besides the local finals taking place over the weekend for League of Legends and Counter-Strike – there will also be the Girl Gamer Challenge. This will be an online competition running alongside the event. Take note that only women-identifying gamers will be able to take part in this one.
The weekend promises to be one of fun for all the gamers and techies in South Africa. If you’re interested and have nothing planned this weekend, definitely give it a look. You can find out more about registering for the event here.