The Namibian Electronic Sports Association (NESA) held the National Qualifiers on Saturday, October 15 at the MTC Mobile Home, Maerua Mall to select Namibian athletes for the African Region 5 Youth Games‘ Global Esports Federation African Esports Championships: Southern Africa Region.
Namibia has been invited to send representatives to this historic event for the titles Street Fighter V and eFootball 2023. As a result, the Namibia U20 Qualifiers are over, and the Namibian representatives have been selected!
Street Fighter V Champion, Jannie Potgieter, is 17 years old, and our eFootball 2023 MVP, Nathan van Wyk, is 16 years old. These two will represent the country in Lilongwe, Malawi, from December 2nd to December 5th, 2022.
According to NESA, it “hopes to cultivate these young athletes into formidable esports champions, and lead them on the road to success even past the GEF Esports demonstrations.”
NESA President Flip de Bruyn closed the event by formally welcoming all new members, announcing the placements for each title, and congratulating our elected representatives.
Overall, the day was a huge success, with many new faces taking part in their first esports tournament. The atmosphere was electric at MTC Mobile Home, Maerua Mall, as we cheered on our Street Fighter and eFootball players.
The African Esports Championships: Southern Africa Region, which will be augmented with the flagship GEFcon – with global thought leaders, stakeholders, and idea creators from esports and adjacent industries sharing views and opportunities on the future of esports – will take place concurrently with the Africa Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 Youth Games, which will take place from December 2-11, 2022.