Well hello October. You’re a sexy month aren’t you? And tasty too. It’s Halloween month of course, so it’s only fitting that you offer yourselves to the zombies, because we’re tired of chasing you.
Weekend One (3 to 5 October)
Cape Town’s Organised Chaos is back and they get their 800-man event underway on Friday (3 October) at 4pm. The LAN runs until and run until 2pm on Sunday (5 October) at the Montague Arena. Tickets cost R170 and R220 for LAN participants, while spectators pay R30. There will be three tournaments run featuring COD 4, Dota and CS: GO with cash prizes. Register here.
A LAN at CTU College starts at 5pm on Friday 3 October, be at the college in Roodepoort for a 29 hour ‘LAN Party‘. Entry is R30 and Modern Warfare 3 appears to be the game of focus. Details can be found here.
Saturday, we are hosting our C4 LAN, which is a Call of Duty Ghosts charity tournament at Trenchtown in Observatory. Details can be found here.
TUKS MindSport Club had a LAN scheduled for Saturday, but the event at the University of Pretoria appears to have been pulled. Details which appeared on Facebook are now missing.
Weekend Two (10 to 12 October)
Look. It’s rAge this weekend, so almost everything else will get overshadowed. You can expect the usual abundance of new titles, hardware, giveaways and humans. There is of course the DoGaming Championships, NAG LAN and the NAG Gaming League Dota 2 finals. Day tickets to the expo cost R80, and a weekend pass is R150. All you need to know can be found here.
GAC LAN is the brave soul of the weekend, offering Capetonians an event to attend if they’re not one of the lucky ones to hit Gauteng. The LAN starts at 5pm on 10 October and runs until 7am on 12 October. Head to the Abe Sher Stadium in Bothasig with your R140 in hand and expect PCs, consoles and Quake Live and Dota 2 tournaments. The event page is available here.
Weekend Three (17 to 19 October)
MWEB GameZone will be hosting their final event in the Call of Duty Ghosts Masters Series, which is the Xbox 360 grand final at their offices in Parow, Cape Town on 18 October. The final four teams will be playing for their share of R40,000 cash and you can expect the matches to be streamed as well as watched live at the venue.
Braccianos eSports Lounge is hosting a FIFA 15 tournament on Saturday 18 October from 11am which offers the winner a PS4 and copy of FIFA 15, along with WebAfrica bandwidth. A second and third prize is also up for grabs and the tournament is restricted to 32 entrants. R100 is the entry fee and you can register by emailing email@example.com. More details can be found here.
Cape Town FIFA players are spoiled this weekend, because FIFAChamps will host their first FIFA 15 tournament on Saturday (18 October) from 11am. R50 entry fee gets you playing for R1000 cash at Lounge Relax Play in Canal Walk. Details are available here.
If FIFA or Call of Duty isn’t your thing, then the ninth Cape Town Cosplay Picnic is happening from 12pm on Saturday (18 October) at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Details can be found on the event page.
Braccianos is not finished with this weekend. On Sunday (19 October) from 9am the venue will be showing the League of Legends World Championship finals.
Weekend Four (24 to 26 October)
It’s T-Fest again. This time (25 October), the theme is Sci-Fi and Horror and entry to all the tournaments (including Halo 4) and the event itself is free. There will be the usual host of activities to entertain gamers and even non-gamers. Details will be posted on the site soon.
The MSSA Limpopo Provincial Championships are scheduled for 25 and 26 October. Keep your eye on the event page for details.
Repeat events throughout October…
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: 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.