NESA hosts 11th NamLan event


The Namibia Electronic Sports Association pulled off its most anticipated event of the year, the NamLan, for the 11th year in Windhoek this past weekend.


E-sports lovers were able to compete for cash prizes to the value of N$30 000 in the game titles, FIFA18 and Tekken 7 on PlayStation4, NESA treasurer Salomé De Bruyn told The Villager.


“League of Legends and Counter-Strike, Global Offensive were played on personal computers Participants could also test their driving skills on the ever-popular racing simulator, Assetto Corsa.  The action took place at the UNAM Gym Hall in Windhoek, which was a hive of activities as professional gamers in the country, and beginners alike came together for this annual eSports festival,” she said.


In the FIFA 18 game, Mapenzi Chiman won the first place; Eugene Morkal second place and Tristan Meyer won the third place.


Teken7 winners are, Freddy Mazila; Flip de Bruyn and Shosho Chiinda.


League of Legends winners are Braai Time Gaming; Poro Squad and RayODT respectively.


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive winners are EZK 25: 17; Braai Time gaming and RayODT.


Louis van der Merwe; Edan Farmer and David Beukes won Assetto Corsa ride respectively.


Best overall placement for players is Jonathan Calitz; Flip de Bruyn and Tristan Meyer.


Jonathan Calitz was officially crowned as NamLAN Champion 2018, dethroning Tristan Meyer’s 3-year winning streak as NamLAN Champion.


“NESA would like to sincerely thank the sponsors KIA Motors, Monster Energy, Rocomamas, BDO, Radio Energy 100FM, Future CC, MikelJes Music Productions and Link Media.”


“Without their contributions, NamLAN would not be possible. NESA would also like to thank all the volunteers who assisted in making sure that the event runs as smooth as possible throughout the weekend,” de Bruyn.