ESL African Championship Live Finals Survival Guide
A few days left before the second season of the ESL African Championship concludes. At the end of the event, the best African CS: GO team and Hearthstone player will be crowned champions.

Short version

Where: rAge expo, Johannesburg

When: 6, 7 & 8 of October, 2017

What is it about: ESL African Championship Live Finals, both Hearthstone and CS: GO.

Starting time: Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 AM SAST

Where to watch: CS:GO Channel - Hearthstone Channel - Facebook Live

How to get there

The event is set to take place at The Ticket Pro Dome in Northgate, South Africa, which is located at Northumberland Rd and Olievenhout Ave, North Riding!

Furthermore, if you have purchased your ticket there will be shuttles to take you to the venue, provided by rAge expo. If you are interested in this mode of transport visit the following link to learn more!

What to do

So, you are now in the venue and you need to know what’s the schedule and what is going to happen the following days. Don’t worry as we’ve got you covered for this as well.

The CS: GO games will be played on the 6th and 7th of October, while Hearthstone will span the whole duration of the event, from the 6th until the 8th of October.

CS: GO Schedule

Friday 6/10/2017

Expo Opens 10:00 30 min 10:30

Opening Ceremony 10:30 30 min 11:00

Semi Final 1 11:00 3.5 hours 14:30

Kwese Play Activation 14:30 30 min 15:00

Semi Final 2 15:00 3 hours 18:00

Expo Closes  

Saturday (07/10/2017)      

Expo Opens 9:00 30 min 9:30

Panel Goes Live 9:30 30 min 10:00

3rd/4th Place Match 10:00 3 hours 13:00

Activation 2 13:00 30 min 13:30

Activation 3 13:30 30 min 14:00

Grand Finals and award ceremony 14:00 4 hours 18:00

Expo Closes    

Sunday (08/10/2017)  

Expo Opens 10:00 30 min 10:30

CS:GO Show Match Map 1 10:30 1 hour 11:30

Activation 4 11:30 30 min 12:00

Hearthstone Schedule

Friday (06/10/2017)      

10:00 ESL African Championships: Pascal & Pierce Live DJ Set

10:30 ESL African Championships Opening Ceremony

11:00 ESL African Championships HS Finals

• Semi Final 1

• Semi Final 2

• Losers Bracket Game 1

• Winners Bracket Final HS Stage HS Stage 7 hours 

Saturday (07/10/2017)      

09:00 Kwese Fireside Gathering Public Registration

09:30 Kwese Fireside Gathering HS Stage HS Stage 7.5 hours

17:00 Kwese Fireside Gathering Prize-giving HS Stage HS Stage 1 hour

Sunday (08/10/2017)  

10:00 ESL African Championships HS Finals Stream

14:30 ESL African Championships HS Finals Prize Giving

• Losers bracket Final

• Grand Final HS Stage HS Stage 30min

What’s at stake

The teams will not only compete for the ultimate Champion title but there is also a huge prize pool up for grabs for both games!

The CS: GO teams will compete for a total prizepool of ~$46,000, distributed as follows:

1st Place


2nd Place


3rd Place


4th Place


On the other hand the Hearthstone players will compete for a combined prizepool of $9,252, distributed as follows:

1st Place


2nd Place


3rd Place


4th Place


Generic Info

Can I bring a camera with me?

You are more than welcome to bring your own camera and take photos/videos throughout the duration of the event. Nonetheless, in order to provide the best possible experience for our audience we would like to request to not bring any monopods, tripods, selfie-sticks etc., with you. 

Is there anything that I can’t bring with me?

In general, you are allowed to bring whatever you like with you, as long as you are not breaking any laws or disturbing any other people, including the teams. That being said, vuvuzelas, laser pointers, large rigs etc., are not allowed inside the venue. The above also include large signs and banners that might obstruct and/or annoy the vision of the other visitors. Keep in mind that the personnel at the entrance will have the authority to either deny your entrance or keep any unwanted items during your stay at the event.

Code of Conduct

All attendees are expected to behave politely. Local police, event staff, or management may remove you from the event for unacceptable behavior at their sole discretion.

If you have any additional questions about the ESL African Championship Live Finals, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at hourfiend(at)staff.eslgaming.com.