Get Set for the Grand Finale of SA’s Biggest Mall-based Gaming Tournament  

Between 13h00 and 18h00 on Sunday, 27 August 2023, supporters, spectators, and gaming enthusiasts can attend the finale of South Africa’s biggest mall-based gaming tournament – the SHIFT Gaming Experience – hosted by MTN and Hyprop at Canal Walk in Cape Town. From food to gaming fun, there promises to be something for the whole family to enjoy. 

Prepare to cheer your heart out as the 8 finalists, who have battled through seven gruelling qualifying rounds and a wildcard playoff, go head-to-head in the main event: the Football tournament played on FIFA 23™.  

You can also help bring the gees to the Call of Duty tournament running concurrently with the final where the top two remaining teams will be competing for their share of the R 60,000 prize pool. 

But wait, there’s more! You can get in on the gaming action yourself by taking part in side-competitions. See if you have what it takes to walk away with the prize for the fastest F1™ lap of the day, put your old arcade skills to the test in the Streetfighter™ 6 showdown and try eliminating your fellow Fortnite™ competitors for the chance to win big. 

A mobile gaming wonderland awaits in the dedicated MTN zone. Here, you’ll get to experience South Africa’s first-ever cloud gaming platform, the MTN Arena – giving you access to console-quality gaming right on your mobile device. You can also immerse yourself in exclusive videos, compete in tournaments or take part in challenges to earn rewards on MTN’s e-sport platform, Battle Plus. What’s more, little gamers can explore the Planet Games Kids Club subscription service and enjoy. Scooby Doo, Paw Patrol, Tom and Jerry all from one portal. 

Visit the Xiaomi and PC Builder activations for even more tournaments and exciting prizes to enjoy.   

Date: 27 August 2023 

Time: SHIFT Gaming Experience: 09h00 – 21h00; Final 13h00 – 18h00 

Venue: Centre Court at Canal Walk 

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