September already… And poor old September, it always has to worry about October and the fact it brings rAge. It doesn’t stop September from having its share of gaming events however.
Weekend One (5 to 7 September)
The first weekend of every month is generally the busiest one, and September appears to not want to buck the trend.
Ground Zero are back at Tamboti Hall in Kiblerpark from 9am until 9pm on 6 September 2014. Entry is R50 per person and the LAN will feature a Modern Warfare 3 free-for-all. Details can be found here.
There’s a LAN at TUKS on Saturday too, starting at 9am but only running until 7pm. The LAN will be held at the Springbok Hall in the Rembrandt Sport Center on LC de Villiers campus of the University of Pretoria. Entry costs R40 for TUKS MindSports Club and R60 for the public. More information can be found here.
The MSSA Nkangala Regional Championships will be at Generaal Hertzog Hoerskool, Witbank on Saturday, 6 September. The event starts at 10am and will feature Morabaraba, FIFA, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and OSU. Registrations close on the day.
Scheduled to start on Saturday (and run through until 25 September) is the final online leg of the MWEB GameZone Ghosts Masters Series which will eventually culminate in the LAN grand finals on 18 October.
MainGaming rounds off the weekend with their FIFA 14 South African Qualifier for ESWC. Up for grabs at the tournament being hosted at Norwood Mall on Sunday (7 September) from 9am is a trip to play against some of the world’s best in Paris at the end of October.
Weekend Two (12 to 14 September)
Online appears to (currently) rule this weekend.
HearthBattles are hosting their ‘Back 2 Basics‘ tournament in conjunction with MWEB GameZone on 13 September. Registrations close on 12 September and entry is free, however, the 64 player limit has already been reached, so the action should be fast and furious.
The NAG Gaming League hosts their third qualifier (Sunday 14 September) in ‘Aorus Corsair Dota 2 Clash’ which features around R275,000 in prizes. Yes. You read correctly. Registrations are seemingly still open, so head here. Should you want to watch the matches unfold, nAvTV is the official casters for the NGL, so keep your eye on them here.
Weekend Three (19 to 21 September)
A quieter weekend than the others on the third weekend.
In fact, NAG Gaming League seems to be the only active folk this weekend. Sunday 21 September they host their fourth qualifier in ‘Aorus Corsair Dota 2 Clash’. Registrations can be done here, and if you want to watch the matches unfold, nAvTV has you covered.
Weekend Four (26 to 28 September)
Like the first weekend of a month, the last is an active one. It should be expected considering the Xbox One launches in South Africa on 23 September.
MWEB GameZone kicks the weekend off on Friday (26 September) with the FIFA 15 launch party. It’s a party, so get your party outfit out. Entry to 30 members of the public is via a ‘golden ticket’ giveaway which is open until 10am on the 23rd of September. Head here for details of how to enter and about the event.
Saturday 27 September sees Bloemfontein get some gaming love. Game Edge hosts a FIFA 14 tournament at with a monster prize. Or a mini, as in a Mini Cooper. Registrations close 7 September, so time is running out. Head here for more.
We (the zombies) will be hosting the second T-Fest event at Trenchtown which will be a celebration of the Xbox One launching in SA. Entry will be completely free and activities will include a FIFA tournament, a number of other tournaments, cosplay (or more precisely the best-dressed zombie), dodgeball, a market and plenty more. Details soon.
Repeat events throughout September…
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.