16 November, 2017
Tonight at 7PM SAST, Orlando Pirates footballers Thabo Rakhale and Ayanda Nkosi will go head-to-head with Pirates eSports stars Zaid Patel and Shuaib Hassen to determine the Pirates FIFA18 Champion.
On November 7th, Orlando Pirates capitalised on the FIFA break and hosted an internal FIFA18 tournament. The group stages featured two groups: Group A consisted of eSports players @PiratesAbu, @Shuaib07, @8Zaidy8, @Sattar1STR and @Tebza; and Group B held Thabo Rakhale, Thabiso Kutumela, Happy Jele and Ayanda Nkosi from the Orlando Pirates First Team. The event saw each group battle it out against each other in a round robin format to distinguish the Top 2 from each group.
Thabo Rakhale and Ayanda Nkosi reigned supreme in Group B along with @8Zaidy8 and @Shuaib07 from Group A. This past week has been building up to tonight’s grand final with players taking to social media to challenge each other.
On Instagram, @8Zaidy8 started the friendly banter off by suggesting he would teach @Rakhale25 a thing or two in tonight’s final, inevitably @Rakhale25 replied within a few hours with lessons of his own for @8Zaidy8. Twitter was @Shuaib07’s chosen social platform to call out @Ayanda20Nkosi who claims he can out-skill any game.
With these four players already heated and ready to play, tonight’s highly anticipated event is bound to be both thrilling and entertaining.#PiratesPlayoffs will be streamed live at 19h00 from the official YouTube channel of Orlando Pirates, PiratesTV. Be sure to tune in and catch all the FIFA18 action.