SA Gaming Events in December

It’s the festive season, but we’re not about to go handing out any gifts to you. Other than these gifts of information. Because, we’re nice like that. And it’s all we can afford.

Before we hit the per weekend events, Gforce Sim is hosting a fastest lap competition at the Vaal Mall every day until 20 December. R30 gets you entry for a chance to win a PS4. Head here for more information.

Weekend One (5 to 7 December)

The busy weekend, as should be expected.

The Welkom LAN kicks things off at 4pm on Friday and runs until 10am on Saturday. It’s being hosted at the Goldfields Paintball Shop in (you guessed it) Welkom. R100 per person with a few competitions running. You can find out more here or by emailing: mike@welkomlan.co.za

In the North West province, Enjoy Gaming is hosting a LAN from 6pm on Friday until 6pm on Saturday. Entry fee is R100 and will be hosted at the Brits Town Hall. More information can be found here.

From 9am on Saturday at the Springbok Hall at the University of Pretoria is the MSSA National Championships. The Championships are continued on Sunday, and for all the details, we suggest emailing mindsportssa@iafrica.com.

On Saturday from 10am – and if cosplay is your thing – you can head to Kamimodo eSports Cafe where Kombokitten will be hosting a cosplay workshop. R30 is the entry fee which “includes your entry drink and coffee.” Head to the event page for more.

FIFA 15_December 2014_270On Sunday, from 1pm, we host the R10K FIFA 15 tournament at Trenchtown. Pre-registrations indicate the 128 player cap will be a reality, making it one of the biggest FIFA events in Cape Town for some time. Details here.

Weekend Two (12 to 14 December)

GAC LAN is the big event of this weekend. The LAN kicks off at 5pm on Friday (12 December) and runs until Sunday morning. Entry for the LAN is R140, while spectators pay R40. The LAN incorporates a Dota 2 tournament, as well as a Quake Live tournament. The event page is available here.

Cape Town cosplayers have a picnic available for their pleasure on Saturday. From 12pm at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens you can join fellow cosplayers for an afternoon of socialising and idea swopping. More information can be found here.

If you’re on the east coast of South Africa, then you’re in luck, as the FRAG LAN happens from 4pm on 12 December and runs until 14 December. Seats are from R200 per person (spectators are R80) and will be at the Sports Science Centre at the UKZN Edgewood Campus in Pinetown. More details can be found here.

Weekend Three (19 to 21 December)

The holiday season slow down is evident.

SNF Zombie Gamer 20 DEC 2014_270On Saturday (20 December) we will be collaborating with FIFAChamps on a doubles FIFA 15 tournament at Trenchtown. Entry is R75 per player (R150 per team) and there is cash up for grabs. Details can be found here.

Weekend Four (26 to 28 December)

Nothing. To. See. Here. Currently.

**UPDATE**

Johannesburg has a FIFA 14 tournament. Yes, FIFA 14. It’s on PS3 and will be in Newtown on 26 December. Entry is R35 and the winner bags R5,000. Head here for more.

Repeat events throughout December…

There are a few events which just keep on keeping on – sometimes weekly, sometimes daily. These are them.

Cape Town Showdown play host to the virtual fighters in their equivalent of the fight club every Saturday from 11am. The beatdowns happen at GamerNET House on 45 Salisbury Street, Boston, CT. Details can be found here.

Cape Town is also lucky enough to have a number of eSports Lounges operating now. There’s always something happening at one of them, so keep up to date by visiting their Facebook Pages: Kamimodo eSports CafeGames OnBracciano’s and PS3 & PS4 Gaming Lounge.

In Johannesburg, Good Game Cafe and The H.I.V.E. are your spots to enjoy some face to face gaming time.

Please note, if we have missed an upcoming event, it might be because we didn’t know about it. As much as we pretend to be know-it-alls, we’re not actually, and need your help in keeping up to date with all the happenings around this place we all call home. You can also keep up with everything happening by visiting our new Calendar. We will update both the calendar and this article if new events are announced for the month.

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