April 25, 2024

NODWIN Gaming begin registration for 4 community tournaments


Global esports company NODWIN Gaming has revealed it will be holding four (4) new grassroots community tournaments in Africa, each featuring a $100 prize pool.

The announcement comes after NODWIN Gaming successfully held two Apex Legends African Throwdown community cups last year, which collectively attracted enthusiasts from over 50 countries globally.


Inspired by the success of the activations and tremendous community support, NODWIN Gaming was compelled to continue to provide maturing esports communities with a stage to showcase their skills with the whole of Africa.

The gaming communities set to have light shed on them are Garena Free Fire, League of Legends, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) on PC and the format of the will follow a Single Elimination bracket, comprising a Group Stage and Playoff.

Similarly, Call of Duty: Mobile will also feature a Single Elimination bracket format, including best-of-three matches following the same structure of Group Stage and Playoff. In each case, the number of lobbies or rounds hosted will be dependent on the number of registrants.

Speaking about NODWIN Gaming’s interest in the continent was the company’s Head of Africa, Nathaneal Slabbert, who said: “Over the past two years, we have established a strong foothold in growing the esports scene in Africa, following the tremendous success and retention of our flagship IPs, the Umzansi Esports League, and related IPs.”

NODWIN Gaming Head of Africa, Nathaneal Slabbert

“Now, our focus also turns to nurture grassroots talent on the continent. Our community cups will serve this purpose, enabling us to identify trending titles and cultivate a community-oriented gaming and esports ecosystem. We believe this will empower players and teams in developing communities and further improve NODWIN’s reach and brand awareness into Africa.”

NODWIN Gaming’s Head of International, Merlin Wiedeking, added: “From the start, our goal was clear: Build sustainable local esports ecosystems from the ground up. Today we are taking one more step down that path by expanding to additional games and offering their communities a way to show off their skills.”

Registration for each tournament is free and kicked off on 1st March 2022 and will wrap up on 22nd March 2022 on the NODWIN Gaming Africa website.

Below are the countries permitted to register for the tournaments:

• Angola
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Congo (DRC)
• Côte d’Ivoire
• Djibouti
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Eswatini
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• The Gambia
• Ghana
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Kenya
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Niger
• Nigeria
• Réunion
• Rwanda
• São Tomé & Príncipe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• South Africa
• Somalia
• Sierra Leone
• South Sudan
• Sudan
• Tanzania
• Togo
• Uganda
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe

Each community tournament will run over one month and intends to support rising grassroots esports talent in Africa. For more details head on to NODWIN Gaming Africa’s official website.