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After an utterly jam-packed May events schedule, June may look a little pedestrian in comparison, but maybe it’s the month of quality over quantity, or the simple fact that the gaming gods feel you need a little breather. Either way, here’s what you can expect in June – and it’s actually quite a treat.

Weekend One

This is the busy one.  It is truly packed with activity.

The H.I.V.E kicks the gaming off with a Black Ops 2 tournament.  Well, they end May with it. Join them on 31 May at 6pm for a 5v5 competition which we assume is PC only.

**UPDATE** dAZLAN

On to Saturday 1 June:

Ground Zero LAN hosts their monthly event from 8am at  Klipriviersberg Recreational Center. R50 gets you in, and if you’ve attended one of their events you know what to expect.  If you haven’t, then just go along and find out.

Xtreme Gaming hosts a FIFA 13 tournament at Blue Route Mall in Tokai.  In a turn around for the books, entry is free, but limited to 32 players.  Get there at 9am for kick off.

You’ll excuse me if I favour this one a little, but the first event by the newly formed 2upGamers eSports division happens on 1 June. FIFA 13 and Black Ops 2 (2v2 SnD) will be the games played, and there are cash prizes and plenty of spot prizes, all for only fifty of your Rands. Registration is between 11am and 11:30am with gaming going in to full swing from 12pm, and it all goes down at Trenchtown in Observatory, Cape Town.  or more about the Trenchtown Gaming Tournament, head here.

Weekend Two

Saturday 8 June is the day Cape Town Showdown 4 goes down. High flying kicks to the face and other acts of violence will be order of the day at UCT’s Molly Blackburn Hall. Get there at 10am to register and enjoy a day of wanton beatdowns for… free!

Saturday’s other event is nationwide via the interwebz. The ‘Super 8’ knockout phase of the Mweb Gamezone Black Ops 2 Ladders goes down, and you will be able to watch selected games live from the comfort of your own home.

The ever active FIFA 13 community gets another addition to its competitive calendar. On Sunday 9 June from 2pm, Zevolis Bar in Rondebosch, Cape Town plays host to the Heineken FIFA 13 Playstation Competition. R50 is the registration fee and you can win one of three Heineken sponsored hampers.

**UPDATE** FifaChamps will be hosting a FIFA 13 tournament on PS3 on 8 June from 11am at Lounge Relax Play in Century City, Cape Town. R50 gets you in and there is R1000 up for grabs.

Weekend Three

… is a long weekend. Go away, but drive safely. As soon as we get wind of any events happening, we will update.

**UPDATE** MainGaming has decided to grab the long weekend with both hands and host two FIFA 13 tournaments. On Saturday 15 June, they will be in Cape Town, while on Sunday 16 June they will be in Gauteng. Both tournaments carry an entry fee of R100, and offer R1000 in cash prizes.

**UPDATE** MainGaming will also be active on Saturday 15 June in Gauteng. This time the game will be Rugby, and will cost you only R50 to play. Prizes to the value of R5000 are up for grabs.

Weekend Four

Friday (21 June) starts with Organised Chaos at 12pm. Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town plays host to the PC LAN which features a Dota 2 tournament and more and runs until 12pm on Sunday 23 June.

dAZLAN hit Centurion from 4pm on Friday to host their monthly LAN event at 290 Friederiche Str Wierda park. The LAN will end at 8am on Saturday morning.

**UPDATE** 2upGamers

**UPDATE** FIFA 13 Cape Town Regional tournament postponed.

**UPDATE** MainGaming will be at Fourways Mall with their FIFA 13 SAEF Cup on Sunday 23 June.

Weekend Five

**UPDATE** ‘North vs. South’ postponed.

The month of June ends with the MSSA Northern Cape Provincial. Details are still to be released, but we will update our fellow SA gamers as soon as we get them.

**UPDATE** dAZLAN

**UPDATE** Top Deck Events will be operating their first gaming tournament on 29 June at Cafe Togethernest in Cape Town. The registration to play is R20, and games featured on the day will be CoD MW3, FIFA 13, Gran Turismo 5 and more. The venue will also be offering food specials during the day.

**UPDATE** DBNGamers (or Durban Gamers) will be hosting a get together on 29 June from 2pm. Dubbed ‘Aftermath’, the venue is still to be confirmed, but will be in – you guessed it – Durban.

**UPDATE** 2upGamers

**UPDATE** MainGaming will be at Tyger Valley Centre for their FIFA 13 SAEF Cup on Saturday 29 June and will be at Fourways Mall on Sunday 30 June.

**UPDATE** Saxon Rovers FC will be hosting a FIFA 13 Tournament from 7pm on Saturday 29 June. R50 gets you playing.

Repeat events throughout June…

A number of events happen on a set day, every week of June.

The Mweb Gamezone Black Ops 2 1v1 Sniper Ladders will probably be played every night until the ladders end on 28 June and head into the the ‘Super 8′ part of the competition on 6 July.

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.

LSLEvery Monday you can enjoy FIFA 13 tournaments somewhere around Cape Town.  The traditional Monday night 1v1 will be shifting days (still awaiting confirmation on the day), but in its place a 2v2 league has sprung up. Legends Celebrity Sports Cafe on Edward Street in Bellville, Cape Town will host a three week league which kicks off on 10 June and ends three Mondays later on 24 June. **UPDATE** The seeding tournament for the league happens on 3 June. R100 ‘Season Fee’ per team.

Meanwhile, if you get your kicks online, the Mweb Gamezone FIFA 13 Ladders will be ongoing until they are closed on 1 July, so that’s around 30 days of goals, saves and virtual dives.

Your favourite zombies (us in case that wasn’t clear) will be hosting a very casual gaming night every Monday night from 6:30pm at Trenchtown in Observatory, CT.  On 3 June, you can enjoy some rocking games such as Rock Band and Rocksmith.  10 June we’ll bring out the Master Chief in Halo 4, while 17 June is a virtual kick to the head with a bunch of fighting titles. On 24 June there will be the monthly FIFA 13 tournament.

**UPDATE** FIFA 13 Tournament moved to Thursday 27 June at Trenchtown.

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 Calendar. We will update both the calendar and this article if new events are announced for the month.