After a successful two days, last night VS Gaming crowned the winners of the Xbox One and Playstation 4 EA SPORTS FIFA tournament. The VS Gaming Cup, held on 05 and 06 May, saw 1,024 players compete to win the right to contest the FIFA eWorld Cup playoffs later this year.
After two grand finals, Shiaan Rubeer and 16 year old Thabo Moloi were victorious on Xbox One and Playstation 4 respectively. Each player won R400,000 as the first prize on each platform.
Wanda Mkhize, spokesperson for VS Gaming said, “This was an historic moment for efootball in South Africa. Through this tournament South African players have now been given the international spotlight that they deserve. This is what it means for VS Gaming – to open new doors of possibility for our players and thereby grow our communities.”
VS Gaming was given the rights to host a FIFA eWorld Cup Qualifier in March after signing an agreement with EA Sports.
“We are proud of what we have been able to achieve this weekend. Over a thousand players competed to take on the worlds best and two of our South Africans will be able to compete on the world stage as a result. We are excited to see what the future holds for this sector,” says Mkhize.
The total prize pool for this year is over R1,5 million with the winner on each platform receiving R400, 000. The breakdown is as follows:
|XBOX WINNERS||PS4 WINNERS||PRIZE POOL||TOTAL|
|1st Place||1st Place||R400 000||R800 000|
|2nd Place||2nd Place||R150 000||R300 000|
|3rd Place||3rd Place||R75 000||R150 000|
|4st Place||4st Place||R30 000||R60 000|
|5th–8th Place||5th–8th Place||R15 000||R120 000|
|9th–16th Place||9th–16th Place||R5 000||R80 000|
|R755 000||R1 510 000|