SA Gaming News Wrap

Last week was clearly the quiet before the storm, because this week, the SA Gaming News Wrap is a jampacked one.


 

Upcoming Events

Well, it’s fantastic to have such a busy weekend coming up. South African gamers should celebrate this and support the following events happening around the country:

  • Thursday evening (25 June), Jukes Club and Esports Lounge in Pretoria hosts a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering from 6:30pm.
  • From 3pm on Friday, there’s the ‘June LAN’ in Paarl. The event is hosted by Boland LAN and players can pay R70 at the door to LAN until 9pm on Saturday night. More information can be found here.
  • In Roodepoort, there’s a LAN promised from 4pm on Friday until “next morning”. Entrance is R50, and we suggest heading here for more info.
  • Another LAN happening from Friday (this time from 6pm) is the Cold Fusion LAN. Head to Laerskool Edleen with R150 and expect to be entertained (and entertain yourself and others) until Sunday. Details here.
  • The second Jukes event of the weekend is an online Dota 2 league which kicks off at 6:10pm on Friday and runs until Sunday morning at 1:05am. Cash prizes are up for grans, and you can get information on their Event Page.
  • According to the schedule doing the rounds, the MSSA Free State Provincial Championship is meant to be running on Saturday and Sunday. We’re assuming it’s not happening, but suggest watching the organisation’s Facebook Page in case things change.
  • Another Hearthstone Fireside Gathering, this time in the Eastern Cape. Saturday from 10am until 5pm, you can find the Hearthstone action happening at Heinz Betz Hall at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. More here.
  • We’re making a slow return to gaming events on Saturday with a setup at Trenchtown as part of the market’s second anniversary. Free entry and all social gaming – ie. no tournaments. Details here.
  • The second Eastern Cape Hearthstone Fireside Gathering is on Sunday. The event is again at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and you can get the details here.
  • Games On Gaming Lounge in Rondebosch, Cape Town is hosting their 2nd Fireside Gathering for Hearthstone on Sunday from 1pm. Details here.
  • A busy weekend of Hearthstone is completed by a Fireside Gathering at Braccianos e-Sports Lounge on Sunday from 2pm until 8pm. You can get the information needed to take part on their Event Page.

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MWEB GameZone Masters Series

MGMS Announce_03The MWEB GameZone Masters Series saw the completion of the first Call of Duty Advanced Warfare qualifier this past weekend. The finals saw a battle between this seasons most consistent teams in Astra Infinite and Ventus Xero, which went the way of Astra Infinite with a comfortable 3-0 win.

  • 1st: Astra Infinite – R5,000
  • 2nd: Ventus Xero – R3,000
  • 3rd: eN_F34R – R2,000

The full bracket can be found here.

For more on what you missed on the day, read the coverage on MWEB GameZone.

This weekend, the finals of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive qualifier is scheduled for Sunday with matches being streamed live via the MWEB Twitch channel. The current standings in the tournament can be viewed here.


 

Orena

Orena_BftT_01Orena have announced the return of their Battle for the Throne series, which sees four titles featured including CS: GO, Dota 2, League of Legends and Hearthstone.

Details of each tournament (including links to registration and rulesets) can be found in the links below:

 


Critter Gaming

cover-page-initialNewly formed Critter Gaming are running their inaugural Dota 2 tournament which features a R12,000 cash prize pool.

The tournament will reach its conclusion this Sunday and if you’re keen to keep up to date with the tournament’s happenings, you can visit the tournament page or their Facebook Page.

Matches will be streamed via Critter’s Twitch stream.


 

Energy eSports

Energy eSports_New Logo_01Energy eSports have seen a number of changes to rosters of three of their teams in the last week.

The console Call of Duty team eN.F34R has said goodbye to Kyle “Frost” Nortje with Ethan “Eros” Jamieson replacing him.

eN.Blaze, the PC Call of Duty team, sees Marco “peWpeW” Erasmus return following the departure of Niall “Nialling” Ingram.

The biggest change is with the CS: GO team which sees Ashton “Golz” Muller and Ruan “ELUSIVE” Van Wyk leaving and a “complete restructure” taking place which sees “veteran Stefan “Nefan” Smit rejoining alongside Jaun “Zeo” Nieuwoudt and Jean “kustoM” Herbst. James “zer0chance” Wijnberg will assume the roal of coach.”

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Geekfest

Geekfest 2015Geekfest 2015 is almost here, and this year there’s plenty to do.

Gamers keen to show off their virtual fighting skills will be happy to know that there’s a Mortal Kombat X tournament happening, which features an ever increasing prize pool. Copies of the game (and other games), Dark Carnival vouchers, Cooler Master headsets and CC Entertainment vouchers will all make beating others and winning even more sweeter.

Geekfest happens on Saturday 4 July from  10am at Huddle Park Golf & Recreation in Gauteng and will feature cosplay, a zombie run (never seen that happen before…), vendors and a whole lot more.

Details can be found here.


Ozone Tournaments ZA

Ozone TZA_01Ozone Tournaments ZA have revealed the pools in their latest Advanced Warfare tournament. The tournaments kicks off on 26 June.

Pool A

Concept White
Beyond Control
Instinct Black
Fact Enterprise
Vinco Gaming

Pool B

Instinct White
Joel
Team Xedus
Astra Infinite
Ventus Xero


 

Jozi Underground

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Jozi Underground has announced a Call of Duty Advanced Warfare 2v2 ‘Got Your Back’ Tournament.

The tournament is scheduled for 30 June from 6pm, but interested participants will need to register by 26 June.

You can register in the comments section here with your PSN name and clan tag.

The tournament will be based on the eSports ruleset and be a best of five affair with mode rotation as follows:

  • Hardpoint
  • Snd
  • Uplink
  • Hardpoint
  • Snd

You can find Jozi Underground on Twitter too.


 

Bloemfontein E-sports Lounge

It seems that it is Bloemfontein’s chance to add an eSports lounge to the South African landscape.

There’s a Facebook Event Page doing the rounds suggesting a launch day of 30 August, but the page itself seems more like a poll than any real announcement.

That being said, go and voice your opinion if you’re a Free State dweller and maybe you will get an eSports venue in the near future.


 

Videos

Ventus Xero reveal “Communication is Key” in this video.


 

You can find out about even more events happening in South Africa in our events calendar. If you want all the news about goings on in South Africa, simply click on the SA flag to be whisked to the most comprehensive coverage of South African gaming that you will find on the internet. You may just be surprised by how much is happening around the country.

Know of anything gaming related happening or happened in South Africa? Drop us an email at info@zombiegamer.co.za and we will do our best to cover it.

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