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Team South Africa to Overwatch World Cup

Team South Africa to Overwatch World Cup

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My name is Sam. I was recently voted in as General Manager to head up the Team South Africa committee for the Overwatch World Cup. Blizzard has offered South Africa a spot at the World Cup which takes place in Anaheim, Los Angeles at Blizzcon in Oct/Nov. The committee was voted in by the player base registered with Blizzard. Our job is to help select a team and get them to Los Angeles. I'm also known as Tech Girl online and work as an esports commentator.

We're trying to raise funds to get Team South Africa or the "Southern Barbarians "to the Overwatch World Cup which takes place in Los Angeles at Blizzcon in October/November. The top 10 teams have their flights and accommodation covered by Blizzard. Unfortunately, Team South Africa did not qualify for the Top 10. This means even though we have a position in the competition we need to fund the trip entirely by ourselves. That means flying 7 players and a coach to Los Angeles, providing them with accommodation for 7 days and allowing them the opportunity to compete. The players will cover their food, transport and visa costs but many do need assistance with the bigger travel expenses (specifically flights and hotel accommodation in Los Angeles during the competition).

We need to raise funds as soon as possible. We need to try book hotels and flights ASAP. However, we estimated we can keep fundraising until the end of August.

We've contacted a travel agent who has estimated we will need roughly R300 000 to cover 7 to 8 days in a hotel for the players as well as flights to Los Angeles and transport to and from the airport. The costing is for 10 people (7 players, 1 coach, the general manager, and the community lead). However, both the General Manager (me) and Community Lead (Liz) have agreed to fund player and coach flights first and will fund our own trips should the need arise.

This is the first time a South African Overwatch team will be able to travel to Blizzcon to compete on LAN. We will be able to not only allow 7 players the opportunity of a lifetime but also gain valuable knowledge and experience at a World Cup. We can not only bring this experience back to South Africa but also showcase our esports players on a global stage and hopefully encourage more tournament organisers to include the region in global competitions.

The donations will go into a bank account that will be administered by the committee (and bank statements will be available on request) we will then pay for the necessary costs from said account.

Follow the team on Twitter: 

OWWC2019 TEAM SOUTH AFRICA

Facebook: Southern Barbarians 

And Instagram

Donations

  • Sep 15, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Donate agane!" - Naori

  • Sep 15, 2019 - USD $ 35.21
  • "Thank Sam" - Doezer

  • Sep 14, 2019 - USD $ 7.45
  • "Haha MestrO, I donated more than you!" - Eli

  • Sep 06, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Let's go dood" - MaestrO

  • Sep 06, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Maybe South Africa will get some local servers now, lets go dude! " - Deny

  • Sep 04, 2019 - USD $ 34.77
  • "I might be a SA in London, but I’m supporting you all the way" - fearstay

  • Sep 04, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Do us proud!" - Sanshin

  • Sep 03, 2019 - USD $ 14.00
  • "Some love from RPL, !bobhype" - H4v0cH3lls1ng

  • Aug 30, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Pop off :)" - R2D2Soon

  • Aug 30, 2019 - USD $ 5.79
  • "Let's go RSA! <3" - EsProxy

  • Aug 29, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Coaching" - Visions

  • Aug 28, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "GET THAT BREAD ! " - Lag Beast

  • Aug 27, 2019 - USD $ 13.78
  • "Good Luck!" - twinky

  • Aug 27, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "finally getting fiber in my area and this is how I will celebrate!" - Faster Internet

  • Aug 26, 2019 - USD $ 52.78
  • "I'm someone that has always kept on piece of my heart in a place I loved when visiting... South Africa is one that took the biggest part, and can't wait to see you guys kick ass at BlizzCon" - Nazih Fares

  • Aug 15, 2019 - USD $ 77.75
  • "Look forward to saying GGWP." - Kevin Meltzer, Big5 Games

  • Aug 12, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "(Rival710 @ShanLaing) Let's go Rhinos, GL HF!" - Shan

  • Aug 12, 2019 - R 60.00
  • "Good luck may South Africa make it and take the gold @WesMatt97 Rival710" - Sodapop

  • Aug 12, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck with your quest" - Gastlizzle

  • Aug 09, 2019 - USD $ 34.98
  • "????" - Meneer Groot piel

  • Aug 09, 2019 - USD $ 139.92
  • "Make us proud." - Anonymous

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Good luck ZA " - XX-RipperJack-XX

  • Aug 04, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Good luck!" - Humernator (Repress Esports)

  • Aug 03, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "YES! BEST OF LUCK! thank you" - Euphoriac

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Represent and make us proud" - Pieter / Palnatoke

  • Aug 02, 2019 - USD $ 34.42
  • "Rival710 ;)" - @NaoriMizuki

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 52.44
  • "@Hay_Haylstorm Rival710" - Haylstorm_SA

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "LET'S GOOO DUUUDE, make us known!" - PaleNative

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "I know GG has pledged but I also want to put in <3 I love this community and I cannot wait to see you guys play ;) ! " - Lag_Beast

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Good luck guys <3" - Desypher

  • Aug 01, 2019 - USD $ 11.14
  • "Here is the last of my student money. Get yo asses to Amerrricaaa" - A_M_A_L_I

  • Aug 01, 2019 - USD $ 14.85
  • "I wish you guys ALL the best! " - Angela/Vinx

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 60.00
  • "@JaggerJackZA Rival710" - JaggerJack

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Coaching" - Visions

  • Jul 30, 2019 - USD $ 74.08
  • "It’s no fun if everyone doesn’t make it! GL with getting to your goal!!" - Aurora199607

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 1 522.50
  • "All the best!" - Meg Pascoe

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "All the best guys. #representSA" - Azrak_xerxes

  • Jul 28, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Good Luck <3" - Xongile

  • Jul 26, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck~! <3" - Xen

  • Jul 26, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "I beieve!!!" - Jayson

  • Jul 26, 2019 - USD $ 14.93
  • "Show the world what we've got. " - Paragon

  • Jul 26, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "- Lets DO THIS!" - VirgoLiz

  • Jul 25, 2019 - R 154.23
  • "LET'S GOOOO!" - Geoffrey Chisnall (MooncakeZA)

  • Jul 25, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "GL HF" - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2019 - R 5.14
  • "Good luck! and make us proud! BAWK!" - ChickenWingZ

  • Jul 15, 2019 - USD $ 26.37
  • "ZA best A. " - BHP

  • Jul 13, 2019 - USD $ 37.65
  • "Let's go ZA!" - Naori

  • Jul 13, 2019 - USD $ 11.30
  • "Here's my drop into the required ocean of ZAR... GLHF team ZA" - Beetle001

  • Jul 13, 2019 - USD $ 52.56
  • "Good luck!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 13, 2019 - USD $ 52.56
  • "Good luck! " - Anonymous

  • Jul 12, 2019 - USD $ 378.33
  • "glhf" - Bionyx187

  • Jul 12, 2019 - USD $ 13.29
  • "I'm all for getting as many teams to Blizzcon as possible" - Tom Breeze

  • Jul 12, 2019 - USD $ 5.28
  • "Hope you guys get the funding to compete, if everyone gives a little this will be met easily. " - SoupGod

  • Jul 12, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "GG" - Garrith Steyn

  • Jul 12, 2019 - R 40.60
  • "Go Peter and team! Proud of you " - Georgie Berens

  • Jul 12, 2019 - USD $ 37.83
  • "Born and (partially raised) in SA, hope to cheer for you guys - Graham Ashton, The Esports Observer" - Graham Ashton

  • Jul 12, 2019 - R 4 112.80
  • "Good luck, have fun, kick ass :) <3 ZA" - Paul Chaloner

  • Jul 12, 2019 - USD $ 211.66
  • "Do it" - UFD

  • Jul 12, 2019 - USD $ 15.14
  • "Let's get this started! " - Tech Girl

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 33 912.61

Fundraising target

R 150 000.00
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Team South Africa (the Southern Barbarians) is crowdfunding to get to the Overwatch World Cup which takes place in Los Angeles at Blizzcon in October/November.