Telkom VS Gaming announces 2020 esport leagues

As another jampacked and thrilling Esport season is kickstarted for 2020, we applaud our 2019 league champions who entertained capacity crowds and well supported streams with breath-taking finals for both CS:GO and Dota2 for the coveted Masters titles proudly hosted at Comic Con Africa at Gallagher Estate in Midrand.  Energy Esports deservedly walked off with the Masters title for Counterstrike while Goliath Gaming claimed their Masters title accolade for Dota2.

The Telkom VS Gaming championships were concluded at the Telkom VS Gaming Esports High Performance Centre at Matrix Warehouse in Rivonia and the game title champions were as follows:

  • CS:GO Championship - B5|Big 5,
  • Dota 2 Championship - GG.Goliath Gaming
  • League of Legends Championship - RYL Royalty Esports
  • Rocket League Championship - xD.Rocket League
  • Overwatch Championship - GG.Goliath Gaming
  • COD:BO4 (PS4) Championship - WRG - White Rabbit Gaming
  • Quake Champions Championship - Ph4ntom (Stephen Cloete)

The ever popular and rapidly growing High School Esports League (HSEL) saw first places being awarded to Paul Roos Gymnasium for CS:GO, Grantleigh High School for League of Legends and Grey High School for Dota2.   All HSEL Finals took place at the Telkom VS Gaming Esports High Performance Centre at Matrix Warehouse in Rivonia. Congratulations to our school Champs for raising the bar and setting the scene for another riveting HSEL season.

The commitment, long hours and hard work over the 2019 season paid off for all our winners and we certainly look forward to another thrilling and competitive season as newcomers and our loyal gamers alike continue to challenge the top teams for the titles and lucrative prize monies on offer from Telkom VS Gaming.  

While, together with gamers and fans we look forward to another successful season, we will specifically focus on less game titles to provide our community of gamers with a higher level of quality and service.

Registrations for the 2020 leagues open on the 27th of January 2020 and will close on the 16th of February 2020. Those who missed the first round of registrations are welcome to enter the second round of registrations available between 23rd of March and 5th of April 2020.

“This year will be bigger and better for gaming enthusiasts. How the activities this year will be structured is that each league is split into three micro-seasons, known as legs,” says Wanda Mkhize - Executive Content & VS Gaming. “These legs take place online between March and August, with a short registration period held before each leg begins.”

The top qualifying teams will be invited to compete at a Final, which will be held in August 2020.

These are the 2020 game titles for the league:

  • Counter-Strike Global Offensive (Masters)
  • Dota 2 (Championship)
  • League of Legends (Championship)

Game titles that did not make the list will be supported throughout the year with short-form cups. “We will continuously review the number of entries into these cups and host additional cups for popular game titles,” adds Mkhize.

School Esports League

The hugely successful High School Esports League (HSEL) is also back for its third season this year. Telkom VS Gaming have been working closely with the HSEL board to ensure the dates coincide with the terms and do not clash with exams.

The school teams will compete over the course of two legs and qualifying teams will be invited to compete at the HSEL Finals.

These game titles will be supported:

  • Counter-Strike Global Offensive
  • League of Legends

Mobile Leagues

In the spirit of never leaving anybody behind, Telkom VS Gaming has also announced the launch of a mobile league platform, named Telkom Plus. This platform is available exclusively to Telkom customers. Gamers get to play games and stand a chance to win some epic prizes along their journey.

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