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Top SA all-girl gaming teams to battle it out in the Valkyrie Challenge


Mettlestate, in partnership with Tech Girl and Evetech, have announced the launch of the Valkyrie Challenge. The Valkyrie Challenge will see two all-girl CS:GO teams, Amaryllis Gaming and Energy Esports, battling it out in a winner takes all CS:GO competition on Saturday 5 August 2017. The team to come out on top in the best-of-five match will walk away with R50 000.

Join in on the Valkyrie Challenge action

For those who are keen to attend the event at the Evetech studio on Saturday 5 August 2017, access will be free but must be pre-booked. Tickets will be released via the Mettlestate, Tech Girl and Evetech social media channels on Wednesday 19 July 2017. There are limited spaces for a studio audience. Mettlestate will be providing food and refreshments for the afternoon and the chill space in the Evetech Studios will be open from 13:00 to allow people a chance to play some games and jam with one another. The best of five show match between Amaryllis Gaming and Energy Esports will kick off at 15:00. The match will have an all-female analysis panel, and two of SA’s top shout casters will be casting.

There will also be great new products from Evetech on display so it will be a fun social setting before getting into the action. Those who aren’t able to make it to the Evetech studio can stream the show match on Twitch from 15:00.

Energy Esports

eNergy Finesse team was formed to showcase the best female gamers in South Africa. They created the team after noticing a lack of professional female players in the local scene. "We would like to highlight the talent that South Africa has and we believe that we can achieve just that". eNergy Finesse aims to provide the platform to show the scene what girls in gaming are all about. "We are very proud to be in Energy eSports as we believe that they will provide us the platform to show the scene what girls in gaming are all about!" Just like their male counterparts, these young women aspire to not just compete locally but have dreams and aspirations to also make it globally. Some of the ladies have already represented other gaming organisations and teams and we are excited to have signed a team who desires, as we do, to compete and win at the highest levels of competitive play.

Amaryllis Gaming

Amaryllis Gaming is an all-female eSports team focusing on Counter-Strike; Global Offensive. The team was formed in January 2016 by a group of dedicated players whose aim is to highlight female gaming within South Africa. The three core players have been competing alongside each other since Counter-Strike; Source and after observing the growth of female eSports on an international level and through the success of local legends, they decided that it was time to take local female eSports to the next level after sourcing out the remaining two members of their squad hoping to one day join the big names on the international scene.