Jul 3, 2019
On the eight and ninth of June, RE ACCE Esports held their IRIS League Finals at the Matrix Maverick Gaming Centre in Rivonia, Johannesburg. This all-female CS:GO league was run by a small MGO (Multi-Gaming Organization) and culminated in the LAN Playoffs at Maverick. I think it’s great to see smaller organizations like RE ACCE getting involved in hosting tournaments.
Bearing up under the strain
The event was not without its fair share of problems, both from an organizational and broadcast point of view. Those relatively minor issues are however to be expected from a first-timer in this space and should not detract from what was a commendable effort. Particularly when one considers the female CS:GO scene has had almost nothing to get excited about this year since the discontinuation of the Valkyrie League. I’ve long been an advocate for more small, community-driven events and this is exactly the sort of thing I love to see being put into action.
I managed to talk with Michaela “KaylabearQ” Mc Kenzie from RE ACCE about the event. Here is what she had to say.
Michael “axtremes” Harmse: Tell us a bit about RE ACCE Esports. What is it, what do you guys and girls do?
Michaela “KaylabearQ” Mc Kenzie: Our MGO, RE ACCE was actually created by RE Accounting and Services (Pty) Ltd. I work for RE Accounting and I also do the marketing side of RE Accounting. On the side, I manage the MGO RE ACCE Esports and all the marketing, social media posts and designs. Eddie Mc Kenzie, my brother-in-law, is the owner of RE Accounting and RE ACCE. Organizing and planning of the tournament was mainly myself and Eddie. Our main idea was to promote Esports in South Africa as it’s still growing here and is not as big as it is in other countries. We also wanted to help develop undiscovered talent in South Africa. There are big names already, but our idea is to build a RE ACCE family where we can all grow together. We hope to one day reach the professional level and we’ll worj as hard as we can.
Read the full interview here.