In an electrifying display of skill and determination, South African esports team Astra Infinite emerged as the champions of the 2023 African Cyber Gaming League (ACGL) Grind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (COD:MWII) tournament. Powered by Predator Gaming, this highly anticipated esports event witnessed 37 teams battling it out for a piece of the R21,000 prize pool. After six weeks of intense competition from May 29 to July 2, Astra Infinite’s exceptional performance earned them the top spot, securing the first-place prize of R10,000.
The ACGL Grind COD:MWII tournament showcased some of the best Call of Duty talent in Africa, as teams competed fiercely in their quest for victory. Divided into two groups, 29 teams battled it out in the Contender group, while 8 teams faced off in the Premier Group. Each team brought their A-game, showcasing their skills and strategies in this high-stakes event as they looked to book their place in the Playoffs.
Astra Infinite proved their mettle and dominated the tournament from start to finish. The team, consisting of Dillon “Lithium” Charalambous, Percy “Enigma” Jackson, Rahil “Rahil” Bux, Cayden “Heroz” Beadsworth, Kyle “Frosty” Nortjie, and Adnaan, showcased exceptional teamwork, communication, and individual prowess. Their consistent performance throughout the tournament propelled them to the top of the leaderboard.
Astra Infinite’s outstanding gameplay earned them a staggering total of 8188 points, securing the coveted first-place prize of R10,000. Their hard work and dedication were evident as they finished 509 points ahead of second-placed Aerial Gaming. Astra Infinite’s triumph was a testament to their skill, discipline, and strategic approach, which allowed them to outperform their opponents.
While Astra Infinite emerged as the champions, they faced stiff competition from other talented teams. Aerial Gaming showcased their prowess, claiming the second-place prize of R5,000 with a total of 7679 points. Monarch Realm COD secured the third-place prize of R3,000, while LFO received R2,000 for their fourth-place finish. Fifth-placed Saintz E-Sports secured R1,000 for their commendable performance.
The ACGL Grind COD:MWII tournament not only showcased the immense talent within the African esports community but also highlighted the rapid growth and potential of the industry. The event’s collaboration with Predator Gaming emphasised the commitment of industry leaders to support and nurture the esports ecosystem in Africa. With increasing investment, sponsorship, and recognition, the future of African esports looks brighter than ever.
Astra Infinite’s triumph in the 2023 ACGL Grind COD:MWII tournament solidified their position as one of the best Call of Duty teams in Africa. Their exceptional performance, strategic gameplay, and unwavering determination enabled them to claim the championship title and the first-place prize of R10,000. The event powered by Predator Gaming served as a platform to celebrate the talent and potential of the African esports scene, paving the way for further growth and success in the future.