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Mettlestate launches Matrix Maverick Challenge


Mettlestate, together with Matrix Warehouse, are proud to announce the launch of the Matrix Maverick Challenge – an amateur CS:GO tournament. From 17 July 2017, eight up-and-coming CS teams will battle it out round robin style to compete for their share of R50 000 in prizes.

The purpose of the Matrix Maverick Challenge

To prepare young gamers for the bigger tournaments, to give them a proper foundation to build upon; and to create that sense of pride and belonging when they get to the bigger tournaments hosted within the industry. Earlier this year Mettlestate hosted the Samsung CS:GO Championship which saw some of SA’s top CS team competing for their share of a R1 million prize pool. That event went off incredibly well and was a great opportunity for the established teams to compete for a nice prize.This time, though, we are focusing time (and prizes) on the up-and-coming gamers. At the moment, there is no one really catering for these teams. The simple fact is there is nothing for them to play for. All of the other tournaments have all the top tier teams playing in them already, and the chances of the smaller teams qualifying, let alone winning anything, becomes more and more difficult. We really want this tournament to bring the smaller teams up to the same level as the more established and professional teams

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Thanks to Matrix Warehouse for partnering up with Mettlestate

Wesley Lowe, head of gaming at Matrix, affirms that getting involved with the local Esports scene has been on Matrix’s radar for a while, and this proved to be the right opportunity to jump in. "With Esports scene seeing rapid growth in South Africa, atrix Warehouse understands how imperative it is to be involved in the early stages, not only in engaging with well-established gamers, but also in the development of up and coming gamers and the youth who are interested to get into Esports. We are very excited about this tournament!"

The winning team

Walk away with R50 000 in hardware vouchers from Matrix Warehouse, a full social and branding make-over for the team which includes logo redesigns if needed; and professional Esports shirts designed and printed for them.

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