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UPDATED | MGMS First Recon Registrations Now Open

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The MWEB GameZone Master Series (MGMS) is back with our annual First Recon tournament. The MGMS 2016 season will see a significant change as the platform moves to PlayStation 4. Running Call of Duty: Black Ops III MGMS on the PS4 means more players and, therefore, a bigger competition. So, join us in welcoming South Africa's PS4 Call of Duty teams to our first MGMS tournament for 2016.

Last year we ended the season with a bang when we saw the best four Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare teams go head to head to determine who was the best team in South Africa. By the end of the competition, Astra Infinite triumphed to take the title as the best Xbox One Call of Duty team in South Africa. With PS4 as the new platform for MGMS, all bets are off, and it's anyone's game. Exciting times ahead for SA's competitive Call of Duty console community.

The first recon will not only provide an opportunity for tournament organizers to come to grips with the new title, but also will allow unknown players and teams to stamp their mark on the competitive scene. Below you will be able to find out all the information that you need to know in order to register for the MGMS First Recon Tournament. 

UPDATE

Registrations for the MGMS First Recon tournament for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on PlayStation 4 has received 52 registrations thus far. As a result of the overwhelming support, we are going to open the door to more teams by increasing our bracket size from 32 teams to 64. We will be increasing the length of the tournament by one week to allow for more teams to compete. Please be sure to check the updated fixture schedule below.

Fixtures

The First Recon Tournament for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will see a bracket of 64 teams in a double elimination bracket. Teams will be expected to complete their matches within their allocated stages of completion that will last over a three week period. The tournament will consist of ten stages that will run from the 8th to the 25th of  with the finals taking place on the 28th of February. 

Stages 

All games are scheduled to kick off at 7pm on the first date provided. Teams are, however, allowed to organize a time slot with their opposition provided that both sides agree. 

  • Round 1 - 8-9 February: Winners Bracket Round 1  
  • Round 2 - 10-11 February: Winners Bracket Round 2, Losers Bracket Round 1
  • Round 3 - 12-13 February: Winners Bracket Round 3, Losers Bracket Round 2
  • Round 4 - 14-15 February: Winners Bracket Round 4, Losers Bracket Round 3 
  • Round 5 - 16-17 February: Winners Bracket Round 5, Losers Bracket Round 4 
  • Round 6 - 18-19 February: Winners Bracket Round 6, Losers Bracket Round 5 
  • Round 7 - 20-21 February: Winners Bracket Round 7, Losers Bracket Round 6 
  • Round 8 - 22-23 February: Losers Bracket Round 7 
  • Round 9 - 24-25 February: Losers Bracket Round 8
  • Final Day - 28 February: LB R9, LB 10, Grand Final

Pre-seeded Teams 

The teams that represented at the MGMS 2015 Grand Finals will gain preseeding into the tournament - if they choose to register. The teams that qualify for preseeding are: 

Registrations

Registrations are now open. Teams must register a minimum of four players and have the option to register an addition two players (substitutes). No players are allowed to register for more than one team. 

You can register for the MGMS Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 first recon tournament here.  

Prizes

  • 1st Place - R3000
  • 2nd Place - R2000
  • 3rd Place - R1000

Ruleset and Frequently Asked Questions 

The ruleset is subject to change before the competition and will be updated the week before the tournament. The ruleset on the 8th of February will be the final ruleset for the rest of the event. You can check out the full rule set here, as well as any frequently asked questions. 

If you have any questions on the MGMS First Recon tournament feel free to ask below, or hit us up on Facebook or Twitter. If you’re chatting about the MWEB GameZone Masters Series on Twitter (or even Facebook), remember to add the hashtag #MGMS. 

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