Nesa national qualifiers thrill

TOP THREE … Mandume ‘Vasilias’ Kaukungwa (centre) topped the Nesa national qualifiers, with Tommy ‘King Ikela’ Ikela (left) second and Luka ‘El_Vasquinho’ Bauleth placing third. Photo: Contributed

It was an electric affair recently when the Namibian National Esports qualifiers were held inside the MTC Innovation Centre at the Namibia University of Science Technology in Windhoek.

The event, courtesy of chief sponsor MTC, served as preparation for the World Esports Championships, and after five hours of intense competition, the e-sports talent in Namibia shone brightly, showcasing skill, strategy and sportsmanship.

Mandume ‘Vasilias’ Kaukungwa emerged the victor, followed by Tommy ‘King Ikela’ Ikela and Luka ‘El_Vasquinho’ Bauleth in third place.

“A huge shout-out to our winners and all participants for making this qualifier a success! With a total prize pool of N$3 500, our e-athletes not only battled for glory but also for impressive rewards,” the Namibian Electronic Sport Association (Nesa) said in a statement.

“Looking ahead, the journey continues with the second qualifier set for 6 April, at the same venue, from where the top eight e-athletes will advance to face off at the Namibian National Qualifier Finals for the eFootball™ series. The chosen national e-athlete will carry the flag in representation of Namibia on the international scene,” noted Nesa.

“Nesa is dedicated to promoting diversity and excellence in e-sports. We strongly encourage female e-athletes to participate as we aim to elevate e-sports within Namibia. Let’s gear up for the next qualifier and continue to support our e-athletes.

“The road to Riyadh begins in Namibia, and the nation watches eagerly as its e-athletes prepare to make their mark on the global e-sports arena.”

For more information on the qualifiers, visit Nesa’s official website, follow their social media platforms, or contact Nesa president Flip de Bruyn at 081 141 5100 or

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