SA joining the rush as Esports grow in popularity across the world

As is often the case with new things, Esports is struggling to earn its place as a recognised sporting code, but in an age with millions of teenagers around the world locked to their screens, it’s only a matter of time before it receives the respect it deserves.

Even in South Africa, video gaming has taken off at a rapid rate and there are opportunities for players to make a living from it.

One of the players who is taking the country by storm is 19-year-old Fifa specialist Zaid April from Cape Town, who won the Safa eCup last month, qualifying for the global Nation v Nation finals to be held in June.

April, who played outdoor football in high school, signed with local team Goliath Gaming ahead of the 2023 season and he is showing tremendous potential in the popular Fifa game developed by EA Sports.

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