E-Sports Highlights: FIFA 19 Tournament At Trenchtown In December

By: Mandy J Watson
Posted: 18 December 2018
Category: Feature
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Zombiegamer's community e-sports tournaments at Trenchtown in Cape Town are back for a short season that's running in the December 2018/January 2019 holiday period. Here are the highlights of the first tournament, a FIFA 19 event on the PlayStation 4.

E-Sports Highlights: FIFA 19 Tournament At Trenchtown In December

In recent years ACGL (African Cyber Gaming League), which is part of the Zombiegamer family, has taken on a lot of the local e-sports tournament duties, additionally also running them online, which, as a positive, has made them accessible to gamers all over Southern Africa, while other entities have also emerged with big budgets to sponsor gaming events that cater to serious gamers wanting to turn professional. As a result small community-focussed tournaments have been few and far between in Cape Town, besides mall based activations and events that have primarily taken place in the Northern Suburbs.

This past Saturday Zombiegamer decided to go back to its roots so the team organised an end-of-year community tournament at Trenchtown in Observatory, which, readers of this site will know, played host to many FIFA and Call Of Duty events over the years before the tournaments went into hiatus just over a year ago.

The game chosen for the tournament was a 1v1 FIFA 19 event on the PlayStation 4. Twenty-one gamers entered the tournament, which consisted of a group stage featuring three teams of five players and one of six. From there the top two from each group moved on to the knockout stage, which featured home and away matches and goal aggregates determining the winners.

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The semi finals featured Brandon Bowers, who is a Trenchtown tournament regular (and winner), against Muzammil Mowzer (who is another star of the tournaments), which ended with a score of 3-2 to Brandon Bowers, and Uzair Abrahams against Zuhayr Abrahams, which ended with a score of 6-5 to Uzair Abrahams.

E-Sports Highlights: FIFA 19 Tournament At Trenchtown In December
Above: Brandon Bowers (left) and Uzair Abrahams facing each other in the finals.
Consequently the bronze match pitted Muzammil Mowzer against Zuhayr Abrahams, with Zuhayr Abrahams winning decisively with an aggregate score of 6-0.

The final featured Brandon Bowers, who opted to play as Juventus, against Uzair Abrahams, who picked Manchester City. In their first match Brandon Bowers took the lead with a score of 2-1. The second was a 2-2 draw, resulting in Brandon Bowers securing first place in the tournament with a 4-3 aggregate score.

E-Sports Highlights: FIFA 19 Tournament At Trenchtown In December
Above: The Trenchtown tournament area is unfortunately dimly lit but here Zuhayr Abrams, Uzair Abrahams, and Brandon Bowers receive, respectively their third-, second-, and first-place prizes from Zombiegamer's Dylan Rosser.
Brandon Bowers won R1000 for the effort, while Uzair Abrahams won R300 for his second place, and Zuhayr Abrahams won R100 for placing third.

Zombiegamer will be running a Call Of Duty tournament at Trenchtown in January, which has tentatively been scheduled for 12 January 2019 but which may be pushed back to a weekend later in the month. Keep an eye on the web site for details closer to the time.

Tags: Cape Town, Games, South African E-Sports

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