National esports champions crowned -Next stop, online regional competitions
The Namibian Electronic Sports Association (NESA) hosted the final round of the eFootball PES and Tekken National Tournament of 2020 over the weekend.
The competition was tight, and the tension high as athletes competed for a position on the Namibian Esports Team in their respective esports titles.
In the tournament for eFootball PES, Rashaad Matjila took first place, making it his 3rd time to be on the Namibian Esports Team. While, Matias Fillemon secured the first place in Tekken, dethroning the 3-year champion, Freddy Mazila.
Both athletes performed exceptionally and showed dedication and perseverance is key to reaching their goals.
“NESA is proud to have them on the team. These two athletes will have to represent Namibia in upcoming international test matches and will also represent Namibia against South Africa in the online regional competitions of the International Esports Federation’s (IESF’s) Esports World Championship,” said NESA Vice President Salomé de Bruyn
The winners of the online regional competitions will go through to the finals of the Esports World Championship which will be held in Eilat, Israel, in December.
The annual national tournaments for esports in Namibia is gaining more support from gamers, sponsors and the community as esports is gaining momentum worldwide.
Meanwhile NESA thanked Logitech G, Vander Designs, and Future CC for sponsoring the event, APS Guesthouse for making their venue available for the whole tournament, as well as all the volunteers who tirelessly assisted in the administration and running of the tournament.
From Left to Right – Salomé de Bruyn and Rashaad Matjila (eFootball PES Winner)