The world of eSports has been growing exponentially in South Africa. The SA Gaming Association reports that there are over 1 million participants in the country, with a large percentage being 18-34 years old.
South African gamers have traditionally been drawn to console games like FIFA and Call of Duty, but PC gaming is becoming more popular as well. The internet offers many opportunities for gamers to compete against others from all over the world – either through video game consoles or PCs connected to the web via high speed broadband Internet connections such as fibre optic cable.
This blog post will explore some of the key aspects of Electronic Sports in South Africa and highlight what makes it so appealing for young people across our borders!
PC gaming is becoming more popular as well. The internet offers many opportunities for gamers to compete against others from all over the world – either through video game consoles or PCs connected to the web via high speed broadband Internet connections such as fibre optic cable.
The organisation has been involved with gaming industry for more than five years and was founded by Mr Cicely Dlamini, who I am pleased to introduce as our guest speaker at this year’s Youth Day!
The world of eSports is booming, and SA is no exception. In this article we will be looking at the current state of gaming as a whole in SA, what it means to play competitive games on our shores, and some thoughts about where things may go from here. This isn’t an exhaustive survey – there are plenty more fascinating topics touching on all aspects that could have been covered – but hopefully enough to give you an idea of how deep these waters can run! Let’s start by taking a look at professional gamers themselves; they’re not just playing for fun anymore…
In the late 90s and early 2000s, South African gamers were mostly playing competitively in online games. This was mainly due to the lack of broadband internet access at home which made it difficult or impossible for SA gamers to play on LAN (local area networks) with each other. Things are different now: we have fibre-optic cables running below our streets connecting homes across cities and suburbs; most people have easy access to high speed wifi either in their homes or through mobile data plans – so anyone can game wherever they want! It’s not just about playing games anymore – there is a new breed of players who earn money from gaming that has never been seen before…
There are two major types of competitions: A player versus player (PvP) and a player versus environment (PvE). In the former, players face off against each other in one-on-one or team combat. These are often found in real time strategy games like Starcraft II, League of Legends or Defence of the Ancients II. PvE competitions usually take place in massive multiplayer online role playing games such as World of Warcraft where teams battle to complete quests or raids for gold coins.
The SA gaming scene has grown significantly over recent years with new companies entering the space and being more inclusive than ever before…
There is also an upsurge of international tournaments coming into South Africa – which is good news not only for gamers but also those who support them! The first Gaming and Entertainment Expo took place in 2014 and was such a success that is has now become an annual event.
This year, the SA Gaming Show will take place on 15-16 October at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit with over 300 exhibitors set to participate!
The world of eSports has been growing exponentially in South Africa. With over 1 million participants, it’s not just for kids anymore! In fact, the SA Gaming Association reports that there are more people aged 18-34 involved than any other age group. If you want to stay ahead of your competition and capitalize on this fast-growing market segment, reach out to us today to find out how we can help with our expertise in marketing automation software or digital advertising services.