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MTN SHIFT Gaming Experience



14 Jun - 16 Jun


7:00 - 15:00




Edgars Court


Friday & Saturday, 9am - 7pm & Sunday, 9am - 5pm


The MTN SHIFT Gaming Experience is back!  Taking place over 4 months at 8 different Hyprop shopping centres; Somerset Mall, Rosebank Mall, The Glen Shopping Centre, Clearwater Mall, Woodlands, Table Bay Mall, Capegate Shopping Centre and Canal Walk Shopping Centre. It incorporates free gameplay on a variety of games for various ages, different gaming experiences, engaging activations, competitions, and one of the largest-ever national gaming tournaments in SA, played on EA 24™. This tournament includes 8 qualifiers, 1 at each shopping centre, and 1 national final.  

MTN Shift is hosted by Hyprop, in partnership with MTN, Computer Mania, PC BuilderRedragon, and The Toyota Gaming Engine. All tournaments and gaming are operated by ACGL.  

E-Football Tournament: EA 24™

The Somerset Mall Qualifier consists of online and in-centre heats.

The online heat takes place on Sunday, 7 June 2024, on the ACGL platform. The top four players from the online qualifiers will be fast-tracked to the in-centre qualifier finals. Register for the online heat now.

The in-centre heats take place from 14 June to 16 June 2024 at Somerset Mall, as per the heats below. Players register in-centre, limited registrations are available, and is open to all ages. In-centre registrations take place 1 hour before the heat starts. The first two heats are reserved for scholars. Scholars need to pre-register on the links provided below.

The Somerset Mall Qualifier Final takes place on Sunday, 16 June 2024. The winner will go through to the National Final, taking place on 15 September 2024 at Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town. Terms & Conditions apply.

Somerset Mall Qualifier Prizes:
1st Place - R2500 Somerset Mall Gift Card
2nd Place - R1500 Somerset Mall  Gift Card
3rd Place - R1000 Somerset Mall Gift Card

National Final Prizes:
1st Place - R25 000 cash
2nd Place - R15 000 cash
3rd Place - R7 500 cash
4th Place - R2 500 cash

Friday, 14 June 2024 
- Heat 1 Registration & Check-In: 9am .
- Heat 1: 10am to 1pm (Reserved for scholars - Register here).
- Heat 2 Registration & Check-In: 12pm.
- Heat 2: 1pm to 4pm (Reserved for scholars - Register here).
- Heat 3 Registration & Check-In: 3pm.
- Heat 3: 4pm to 7pm

Saturday, 15 June 2024
- Heat 4 Registration & Check-In: 9am.
- Heat 4: 10am to 1pm.
- Heat 5 Registration & Check-In: 12PM.
- Heat 5: 1pm to 4pm.
- Heat 6 Registration & Check-In: 3pm.
- Heat 6: 4pm to 7pm

Sunday, 16 June 2024  

- Heat 7 Registration & Check-In: 9am.
- Heat 7: 10am to 1pm.
- Mall Final (28 players from heats and 4 players from online qualifier)

Win with MTN and Battle +

MTN will be giving away an Xbox Series S at Somerset Mall. The person with the highest score on Beat Saber over the three-day period wins.
Beat Saber is a VR rhythm game where you slash the beats of adrenaline-pumping music as they fly towards you, surrounded by a futuristic world.
Beat Saber will be played on Batte +, MTN’s esport platform, where you can watch exclusive videos and play tournaments or compete in challenges to earn rewards. Battle + is available on for all MTN subscribers.        

PC Gaming powered by PCBUILDER

Compete for prizes and bragging rights in popular competitive games like Fortnite™, Rocket League, Minecraft, Flight Simulator, and Cities: Skylines II.
Defeat your foes in style utilising the latest gaming tech with PCBuilder’s performance-optimised prebuilt gaming PCs.
Whether you’re a first-time gamer, scholar, everyday gaming enthusiast, streamer, or professional gamer – every PCBuilder gaming PC is engineered to deliver the perfect balance of stunning visuals, lightning-fast speeds, and unrivalled gaming performance. 
Build the gaming PC of your dreams with the PCBuilder custom build tool. 

Keyboard Rebuild Race powered by redragon

Redragon has launched even more gaming keyboards in 2024! How do we celebrate much-needed gaming keyboard diversity? Join us for our hugely popular Redragon Keyboard Rebuild Race to test just how quick your fingers are. We’ll be giving away a brand new Redragon gaming keyboard daily – but only the fastest time wins! Terms & Conditions apply.

supersprint powered by the toyota gaming engine

Experience the thrill of GT7 with The Toyota Gaming Engine. The fastest daily lap wins a R1000 Somerset Mall Gift Card. 
Sign up on The Toyota Gaming Engine at the MTN Shift Gaming Experience and stand a chance to win a R5000 Gift Card. Terms & Conditions apply.

COMPUTER MANIA pop-up shop

Computer Mania, a premium retailer at our mall, will host a pop-up shop where you can purchase all the products on display. Shop the latest gaming gear available at great prices, exclusively available during the Shift Gaming event.  

Fighting CupS: 

Players sign up at the in-centre event to participate in a one-day cup taking place each day, limited registration available. The tournament format is a 1V1 single-elimination tournament. Matches in a knockout bracket are played one after the other until the tournament is finished. All matches must be started as soon as possible and played until completion. Postponing matches is at the discretion of the tournament admin. Terms & Conditions apply.

1st Place - R1000 Somerset Mall Gift Card
2nd Place - R500 Somerset Mall Gift Card

Title: Brawlhalla
Registration from 2pm
Matches from 3pm

Title: Tekken
Registration from 2pm
Matches from 3pm

Title: Streetfighter 6
Registration from 2pm
Matches from 3pm  

Game Settings:
Time: 60 seconds
Best of 3
All DLCs available  

gaming Free play 

Various titles will be available on gaming stations for shoppers to play at their own leisure and with spot prizes for selected achievements. These include:

- Beat Saber
- Rocket League​
- Brawlhalla
- Tekken 
- Street Fighter 
- Minecraft
- Aim Lab
- Fortnite - No under 13's. 13 to 16-year-olds need parental consent to participate
- GT 7
- Subway Surfers
- Flight Simulator
- City Skylines 2 and much more  

The tournament, cup and activation titles are available for free play during times when tournaments, cups and activations are not taking place. 


Somerset Mall: 14 - 16 June
Rosebank Mall: 21 - 23 June
The Glen Shopping Centre: 28 - 30 June 
Clearwater Mall: 12 - 14 July
Woodlands: 19 - 21 July   
Table Bay Mall: 9 - 11 August
Capegate Shopping Centre: 23 - 25 August
Canal Walk Shopping Centre: 11 - 15 September

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