Hi there South Africa. This November you can expect action in almost every corner of South Africa. Not really, but there’s still plenty happening.
Weekend One (31 October to 2 November)
The weekend should be a celebration of Halloween, and is at most clubs and bars in South Africa. There’s also Horrorfest on which features a variety of horror films at the Labia in Cape Town until 7 November.
Things kick off on Saturday with the East Coast Tournament‘s Street Fighter IV tournament in East London. Be at the Methodist Church at 52 Griffen Road from 12pm with your R30 (or R40 if unregistered) in hand and get fighting. [More…]
Cape Town’s Zombie Walk stumbles from the Company Gardens at 3pm and heads towards the foreshore via St. George’s Mall. Expect screaming and mass hysteria from humans along the way. [More…]
Bracciano’s eSports Lounge gets into the Halloween spirit with a party on Saturday from 7pm that wants you to “come as your favorite gaming character, or a monster/villain/superhero from your favorite movie!” [More…]
Weekend Two (7 to 9 November)
Hmm. Nothing appears to be scheduled this weekend. Maybe we’ll slot in the zombie apocalypse just for kicks…
Weekend Three (14 to 16 November)
On Saturday, 15 November, we’re hosting an event in collaboration with Kamimodo eSports Cafe and Kombokitten. Alongside cosplay workshops presented by Kombokitten herself, we will be hosting the ‘Ultimate Super Star‘ tournament which will feature gaming to make you feel like a star… or very foolish. Details can be found here.
The Eastern Cape is having a good month in November. The second event of the month is the PE Gaming LAN and starts at 6pm on Saturday (15 November) and runs for 12 hours. It is a multiplatform event with a focus on Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. Other games will be played and entry will cost either R50 or R80, depending on whether you will enter the tournaments or not. Head to the Dr Viljoen Primary School in Sydenham, PE and support what we hope is the first of many for the region. [More…]
Weekend Four (21 to 23 November)
The weekend’s only event at the time of writing is a big one. Orena (with us for some of it) is hosting the Life Child Invitational. The three day event kicks off on Thursday 20 November and runs for three days, and will feature Dota 2, CS: GO (both on PC) and FIFA 15 on console. FIFA features a R5,000 cash first prize, while the two team-based PC titles will share in a prize pool of up to R75,000. Find out more here. Please note, that pre-registration for the FIFA is crucial to secure your spot.
Weekend Five (28 to 30 November)
Dark Carnival hosts GeekFest 2 in Gauteng. On Saturday, 29 November at 10:00am, head to the Ball and All Driving Range, Pub & Restaurant in Krugersdorp and expect a “fun filled day just for Geeks” for the “whole family and your pets.” Details can be found here.
In Cape Town, we zombies are offering our very own ‘fest’ which we call T-Fest. From 1pm on the 29th of November, join fellow social (and serious) gamers as we explore the shooter. Details will follow in the coming days, but entry is free, and prizes will be on hand, as will Call of Duty Advanced Warfare and other notable new shooters.
Repeat events throughout November…
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.
The Cape Town zombie will be hosting a casual gaming night every Wednesday night from 7:00pm at Trenchtown in Observatory, CT. For more details as they break, keep your eyes here, there and on our social media.
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 Cafe, Games On, Bracciano’s and PS3 & PS4 Gaming Lounge.
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.