May 23, 2024

Acer Nitro ASL: Fueling the Future of Esports in South African Schools with Excitement and Competition!

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Get ready for the thrill of esports in South African schools with Acer and the African Cyber Gaming League (ACGL) joining forces to establish the Acer Nitro ASL (ACGL Schools League). This groundbreaking league is set to bring the excitement of competitive gaming to over 60 schools and 600 aspiring esports athletes across the country.

Supported by Acer for Education, Acer Nitro ASL is specifically designed for high school students, providing them with an unparalleled platform to showcase their skills and compete in popular competitive games for exciting prize pools. Rocket League, League of Legends, Fortnite, FIFA 23, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are among the thrilling titles featured in the league, with Acer Nitro stepping up as the headline sponsor, boosting the prize pool with R6,000 per term per game.

But it’s not just about the prizes. Acer Nitro ASL goes beyond traditional education by promoting game-based learning that nurtures hard skills, social and soft skills, and cognitive skills. With the increasing integration of AI in the workplace, esports prepares learners for the future like no other programme can. Acer Nitro ASL is open to schools across South Africa, making it one of the biggest esports leagues in the country with over 64 teams already signed up and the widest range of supported gaming titles. Schools that have not yet joined the league are invited to seize this opportunity and be part of the Acer Nitro ASL journey.

In addition to the titles with prize pools, Acer Nitro ASL also offers games without prize pools, giving students the chance to compete for the joy of the game and exposure. Chess, Brawlhalla, Apex Legends, Clash Royale, Overwatch 2, and Valorant are among the exciting titles featured in this league.

ACGL has a proven track record, having operated since 2016 and organising over 3,500 tournaments for more than 100,000 participants across the continent. The launch of Acer Nitro ASL, supported by Acer and Acer for Education, takes the esports scene in South African schools to new heights, providing more opportunities, structure, and capacity for ACGL to make a positive impact in the gaming community.

Clint O’Shea, Director at ACGL, expressed his excitement, stating, “High School esports has always been a massive part of ACGL’s history, where we’ve always attempted to provide opportunities to schools within our capacity. The support from Acer Nitro allows us the opportunity to offer schools more opportunities, structure and the capacity for ACGL to do more in the space. Acer Nitro’s response to the call to support this blooming sector within our gaming community is held in such high regard by us and the team. We couldn’t be more proud to work alongside such a future-focused company that really understands and sees the value of esports locally, “