Esports Comes to The Masses
VS Gaming Weekly, South Africa’s first free-to-air gaming show is here and is set to air every Wednesday at 18:00 on SABC 3 and on TelkomONE. The show, which comes as a result of the continued rise in popularity in Esports, will make it possible for viewers to follow their favourite gamers and keep up with developments in the world of Esports and gaming. It will also expose the world of professional gaming to a bigger local audience than ever before.
Lifestyle, fashion and gaming YouTuber/content creators George Mnguni popularly known as ‘Okay Wasabi’ and digital entrepreneur Sibu Mpanza are teaming up to host the show.
VS Gaming is South Africa’s largest independent gaming brand and the leading platform for online gaming in Africa, they are at the forefront of sport’s next frontier, providing regular tournaments across all major game titles and skill levels.
Robert Hart, Specialist said, “We have witnessed a massive rise in interest in gaming
and Esports across the globe in recent years and our belief was that it was always a matter of time before we saw a similar boom take place in South Africa. Our hope is that VS Gaming Weekly will become a catalyst to a major rise in interest in local gaming and that it will illustrate to the country the amazing local Esports talent. I would like to thank our partners Telkom and SABC for helping to make this a reality and urge all of South Africa to check out the show and learn just how exciting Esports and gaming can be.”
VS Gaming Weekly will bring the viewer an intimate look at players and teams that compete in the VS Gaming league and Esports scene as well as deeper insights from the VS Gaming Masters for CS:GO and Rocket League. Viewers will also be exposed to the latest in gaming news and trends weekly on the show. The show’s hosts will also interview and challenge celebrity guests, with the likes of CamCeej, Priddy Ugly, Candice Modisellle, CarpoMore set to feature.
Lined up on the show is an introduction to VS Gaming, a chat with the first eDiski festival winner Zuhair ‘Zaze’ Ebrahim about his historic win, and interviews with Esport gamers on the comparisons between PlayStation and Xbox. The show will also feature an interview with South African actor, stand-up comedian and scriptwriter, Mojak Lehoko followed by a friendly cuphead gaming session between Lehoko and Okay Wasabi.
Don't miss VS Gaming Weekly, every Wednesday at 18:00 on SABC 3 and TelkomONE with repeats every Wednesday at 23:00 on SABC 1, Friday at 22:00 on SABC Sport, and Saturday at 11:00 on SABC Sport.