An Xbox eSports Call of Duty team called F34R ADEPT beat 14 of the country’s finest Call of Duty Ghosts teams to victory in the MWEB GameZone Master Series Ghosts LAN tournament in Johannesburg over the weekend.
A total of 15 teams, numbering 60 players, took part in the pool stages of the console event on Saturday, followed by semi-finals, third and fourth place playoffs and the final on Sunday.
The final was a hotly contested affair between F34R Adept and Insane Gaming. Insane Gaming pulled off an epic comeback after being down 1 to 4, fighting their way to a 4 – 5 score going into what would be the final round. F34R Adept absorbed the pressure and took the last game, bringing the final score to 6-4 in their favour.
The winning team members – Ismail Jacobs (F34R J4K3Z), Andrew Harris (F34R DREW), Rory Burmiester (F34R HAZARDS) and Kyle Nortje (F34R FROST) – won a combined R5 000 in kalahari.com vouchers and Red Bulletin SIGG Flasks.
Winning Team: F34R ADEPT: Kyle Nortje (F34R FROST), Ismail Jacobs (F34R J4K3Z), Brad Kirby (MWEB GameZone), Andrew Harris (F34R DREW), Rory Burmiester (F34R HAZARDS).
Team Insane Gaming – Kaelin Govender (Insane Tankerr), Dylan Evans (Insane QualaTee), Jason Louw (Insane Beyond) and Callum Lumley (Insane Blizzard) – walked away with a combined R3 000 in kalahari.com vouchers and Red Bull Racing Caps.
Third place went to Team Origin, which won R2 000 in kalahari.com vouchers and Red Bull Racing Caps. Team Origin is made up of Warwick Long (Origin Aeroh), Jaco Moolman (Origin Deqa), Ryan Williams (Origin Astryan) and Donovan Barrett (Origin Flamez).
Fourth place was claimed by Team Paragon Elite – Connor Nicolson (Savage TPE), Cameron Sheasby (ApeXGoD TPE), Zandre van der Berg (TBGBrutal TPE) and Keaton Smith (Cerberus TPE) – who won racing caps.
We have a great, competitive console community in South Africa and we love rewarding their passion by investing in tournaments like these to boost the growth of professional gaming in South Africa,” said Des Kurz, head of Digital and Gaming at MWEB. “We’re really proud of all our top Call of Duty teams who took part in this tournament. Our next major gaming event in September will also focus on Xbox (but not on Call of Duty) and it’s going to be spectacular.
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