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Level Up! Frogfoot to once again support Garden Route Gaming Tournament

by Tia

Licensed open-access fibre network operator, Frogfoot, and Ring A Nerd will once again be providing internet connectivity for the GO Geek Festival in September.

After a successful event held in March, the biggest Geek Festival in the Garden Route is expected to be even bigger when it takes places in Glentana from 27-29 September.

“We are incredibly proud to support local initiatives like the GO Geek Festival. Being part of this exciting journey is a testament to our commitment to the future of connectivity and gaming,” says Chandre Beukes, Marketing Manager at Frogfoot.

Last year saw Frogfoot acquire Garden Route Networks and Route Networks to extend its connectivity and infrastructure capabilities along the South African coast, stretching their coastal footprint by an additional 8,000 units.

South Africa’s esports market is experiencing significant growth, with a surge in local tournaments and increasing investment from international organisations. “The growth of the gaming community and the evolution of e-gaming are closely aligned with our mission to innovate and expand fibre internet services,” Beukes adds.

This year, the projected revenue in the esports market in South Africa is expected to reach US$26.4m. A 2018 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report pegs the local digital video games sector as one of “the biggest success stories” in South Africa’s entertainment and media industries. The report cites the rise of mobile gaming via smartphones as part of this substantial expansion, as many more South Africans can now afford to play. Schools and higher education institutions are also increasingly offering competitive online gaming activities.

Organised by Game Over Gaming, with Frogfoot partnering with local ISP Ring A Nerd, the GO Geek Festival will see participants competing in Rocket League, Fortnite, Battlefield and XDefiant amongst others. The three-day event will also include food and gaming retail stalls, meet and greets, live streamed interviews and a host of other entertainment.

Frogfoot calls on all Garden Route gamers, family, friends and the community at large to support this exciting local gaming initiative. Go to Game Over Gaming for more information.

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