Namibia Electronic Sports Association (NESA) will be hosting Tekken and FIFA National PS4 tournament during the first weekend of June for the 2018 national color qualifiers at Windhoek.
This tournament will serve as the gate-way for players to get a chance to represent the country on an international level, NESA treasurer Salome de Bryn has told The Villager.
“The winners in the first qualification games are expected to take on each other. Then the way forward will be decided. We have some very good players in both categories. And I can assure you that it will be a fun-filled tournament with lots of surprises from the players as they are not new to electronic sports,” she said.
She added that the venue where the tournament will be held is yet to be announced.
NESA will also be hosting the League of Legends and Counter-Strike national online tournament during the same weekend.
“This is a back to back tournament weekend for the association and the public is welcome to familiarise itself with electronic sports. An online tournament is played in a fashion that players compete with each other from different locations, towns or countries. It is very exciting and very challenging,” she said.
She added that Namibian players have shown great interest and love for electronic sports and have joined the association in numbers over the past few years.
The winners of FIFA PS4 first qualifier tournament are Isaac Ngishekwa who walked away with the firts prize of N$800; Ricky Tjiuenza who scooped N$500 for runner up and Paulus Nkandi who walked away with a cash amount of N$200 after he ended as the third place winner.
The Tekken winners are Freddy Mazila (N$800) as the overall winner for the first qualifier tournament, Flip de Bryn (N$500) and Peter Siska (N$200).
Entries for the upcoming tournament are N$300 and this will then also register interested players as NESA members.
“Players have to have NESA membership to be able to stand a chance to be awarded with national colours. National colors will be awarded at the final round and the date and detail are still to be confirmed,” de Bryn said.