SA Gaming News Wrap

Let’s be completely fair, there is only really one event to worry about this week and that’s rAge but for some, Gauteng is a lifetime away, so there’s still a case for this week’s SA Gaming News Wrap. Here are few local interest articles you may have missed elsewhere: Zombiegamer: Preview: ESL Africa Season Two Finals Zombiegamer: rAge inside the Dome Zombiegamer: Preview:…

Big 5 – The most improved team of ESL Africa

The Thulani “LighteRTZ” Sishi-led Big 5 eSports has come on in leaps and bounds since their debut in Season One of the ESL African CS:GO Championships. Made up the remnants of previous White Rabbit Gaming and Aperture Gaming lineups, they’ve certainly made their mark on the championship after finishing a highly commendable third in the inaugural season. Disclaimer Some of…

SA Gaming News Wrap

Welcome to another edition of our SA Gaming News Wrap. If you missed the local gaming news from the week, want to know what’s happening near you or just wondered in by mistake, then there should be something for you here. The news you may have missed previously: Zombiegamer: [Photos] Stelcon 2017 Zombiegamer: Profiled: NiBBLe eSports [SA MGO] Zombiegamer: New MGO Alpha…

SA Gaming News Wrap

Ah yes. Another week has flown by and we sit again with the task of looking both backward and forward in the weekly SA Gaming New Wrap. Let’s start with a few things you may have missed elsewhere: Critical Hit: Wesely “oDu” Rose joins White Rabbit Gaming in Dota 2 roster change Critical Hit: Orena’s Championship Series gets a date change Critical…

eXdee Gaming and Cougar Gaming Announce 2017/2018 Sponsorship

eXdee Gaming and Cougar Gaming: 2017/2018 Sponsorship If there is one thing that gets players and MGOs united, it’s the prospect of fresh sponsorships entering the local esports market. In fact, many MGOs burn the midnight fuel putting together proposal after proposal to try and secure committed sponsors. Thus whenever an agreement is finally reached between an MGO and a…

SA Gaming News Wrap

That’s it. Another week in the local scene, and barring the promised zombie apocalypse, there should be a few more on the horizon still. Let’s kick off with a few local articles you may have missed recently: Zombiegamer: Valkyrie Challenge – a compelling case for more standalone esports events Zombiegamer: LAN added to Con.ect 2017 ACGL: Top 5 Plays of the Month…

Player Contracts, Salaries, and Professionalism in South African esports | A Sinister Response

A Sinister Response On the 19th of June 2017, Tech Girl (Facebook | Twitter) published an article introducing Goliath Gaming, which I highly recommend you read here. The MGO reveal was fairly significant for a few reasons, most notable of which was the focus on a more professional business model and structure (with specific attention paid to implementing player salaries in…