NODWIN Gaming makes its esports tournaments open for the whole of Africa
South Asia’s leading esports company NODWIN Gaming set foot in South Africa earlier this year with its first international office in Johannesburg. NODWIN has now opened its operations to the rest of the African continent in a move to target a wider audience. The first step towards wider expansion is enabling the participation of the on-going Inkosi Super Cup, Last Chance Qualifiers, and future tournaments for teams and players from Africa.
NODWIN Gaming started off with South Africa as a mission to bring about a finely-structured esports ecosystem that boasts of viable career opportunities, meaningful partnerships, and business prospects. Upon identifying the potential of the continent and its immense love for esports, NODWIN set a clear goal of widening its base to the African continent. With over 5 years of experience and associations with global leaders like ESL, DreamHack, Blizzard, and Airtel, the company has established itself as a key player in the South Asia region.
“NODWIN’s first international expansion is still fresh, but one thing led to the other and now we have extended our esports services for the diverse African continent and its gamers in less than 6 months. Our first operation in South Africa gave us a gist of the buzzing community of gamers in the rest of Africa and I feel that there could not be a better time to tap into the larger audience” said Akshat Rathee, MD & Founder, NODWIN Gaming.
The very first NODWIN operated tournament in South Africa, the Inkosi Super Cup is nearing its end. Inkosi is a qualifying tournament for the upcoming Umzansi Esports League. Although Inkosi was initially restricted to South African gamers, the tournament has now opened its last chance qualifier for the African continent. The registrations for the “Last Chance Qualifier” is set to take place from 5th to 12th July. The Last Chance Qualifier will determine the final contenders for the bigger Umzansi Esports League.
The number of slots up for grabs by the Last Qualifier winners per game:
CS:GO – 2 Teams
Tekken – 2 Players
FIFA20 – 2 Players
PUBG MOBILE – 8 Squads
Inkosi Super Cup took the South African gaming community by storm as one of the first esports tournaments in the region to have commenced at the time of the lockdown.
To know more about the “Last Chance Qualifier” of the Inkosi Super Cup, head on to
FIFA20 – https://rb.gy/uceibz
CS:GO – https://rb.gy/uvz6dm
Tekken 7 – https://rb.gy/ueya6t
PUBG MOBILE – https://rb.gy/4rmad2
“After the successful kickoff of our first South African tournaments, I’m very excited to follow up on requests from players across
Africa to open our existing and future products to as many people as possible across the continent”, added Merlin Wiedeking, CEO, NODWIN International.
The Inkosi Super Cup and Unzansi have four elite esports titles, CS:GO, PUBG MOBILE, Tekken 7 and FIFA20 in the line-up. However, the line-up of games will be different for many African countries, the details of which can be found below.
Matches for Inkosi Super Cup will go live on GINX Esports TV (DSTV Channel 127), NODWIN Gaming Africa Facebook channel, and NODWIN Gaming YouTube channel from 11th July onwards.
About NODWIN Gaming
NODWIN Gaming, South Asia’s leading esports company, is an independent subsidiary of the mobile gaming company Nazara Technologies. Formed in 2014, the India based company has since produced over 10,000 hours of gaming content, has been watched by over 100 million+ viewers, and organized 100+ gaming and esports events.
Through its strategic partnerships with global publishers and partners including ESL, Valve, Blizzard, and Tencent, NODWIN Gaming has introduced Indians to some of the best global experiences such as DreamHack, the India Premiership, Gaming merchandise and Gaming influencer management services. NODWIN actively works with media broadcasters on offering Media Rights for its national and global properties for broadcast. NODWIN Gaming builds and operates its own esports IPs and currently operates in India, the Middle East, and Africa.