SA Gaming News Wrap

It’s all about what is happening in you own backyard in the SA Gaming News Wrap.

A few local articles you may have missed elsewhere:


Upcoming Events

Another active weekend is on the horizon. Get involved and support the local scene before it’s not around anymore…

  • If you’re in Centurion on Saturday (25 July), there’s a FIFA 15 tournament at Crossway Office Park. Kick off is 11am and entry is R250 with an Apple Watch and cash prizes up for grabs. More information can be found here.
  • We zombies are in action at Trenchtown (Cape Town) this Saturday with a FIFA 15 tournament. Entry is a budget beating R30 and there is a minimum cash prize pool of R1,000 up for grabs. Kick off is 1pm but you need to be there beforehand to sign yourself in. Additional details can be found here.
  • Games On LogoGames On Gaming Lounge: On Saturday (25 July), there is a League of Legends tournament on at Games On in Rondebosch, Cape Town. It’s a 1v1 event with a R60 entry fee and the action runs from 6:30pm until 10pm. Details can be found here.

Competitions & Giveaways


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The registrations for the second qualifier of the Call of Duty Advanced Warfare portion of the Masters Series will close at the end of the week.

There is a total of R10,000 in cash up for grabs, as well as two spots in the LAN grand final in October where double the cash is on offer for the teams.

Other Coverage:


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Orena have announced that their Battle for the Throne tournaments for Dota 2 and CS: GO have been postponed until the weekend of 1 and 2 August.

The postponement was brought about due to one half of the organisation being delayed on their return to South Africa from the ESWC CS: GO tournament in Montreal.

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Speaking of ESWC, the self-same Orena member, Luca Tucconi (or RoBoHoBo in his disguise) bagged a bunch of photos while in Montreal and uploaded this ‘Mega Album‘.

Bravado Gaming also went camera happy and have three albums from their time in Montreal, which you can view here:

Lazygamer also covered the recent ESWC adventure with an interview featuring RoBoHoBo.


Carte Blanche ‘Game Makers’ Insert

Carte Blanche ran an insert this past weekend that focused on game development and developers in South Africa. The insert also featured glimpses of the Electronics & Gaming Expo, and if you missed the broadcast, you can catch it here.

Other Coverage:


TKC_Season 02TKC Clashes

The good humans of TKC (or The Killah Clowns) are kicking off the second season of their Battlefield 4 ‘Clashes’ event for PC.

The second season will raise funds for CANSA and all the money raised from the R100 entry fee per team will go straight to CANSA, as well as any additional donations made. Teams interested in registering for the tournament can do so here.

More information can be found on the TKC website or Facebook group.


Raru

Raru.co.za has added a new Merch department to their ever expanding online store. The new department offers a variety of gaming, movie and geek items such as t-shirts, mugs, figurines and more.


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The MSSA has gone on the equivalent of a press release frenzy this past week (well, kinda), so we’ll give you the highlights.

The Dota 2 division of the Inter-school eSports League sees three schools battling for top honours at the moment with the two schools that finish top scheduled to face two US schools at a date to be confirmed. The schools currently battling for the top spot are: Fish Hoek High School, Maritzburg College and Parklands College.

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Now that the hiatus between the third and fourth rounds of the MWEB Inter-school eSports League is over, the resumption of hostilities may now resume on Friday, 24 July 2015.

The DotA 2 division is hotly contested between three schools, being Fish Hoek High School (Cape Town), Maritzburg College ((Pietermaritzburg), and Parklands College (Table View).

And there is much to contest!

Not only may the winning school earn National Schools Federation Colours from the MSSA, but the two top schools will be paired off against the two top schools from the United States of America.

The clash against the USA will be the first of many, which will be part of the MSSA’s programme to further develop South African gamers to rightfully take their place among the top eSports nations.

However, before the two top school get there, the fight for first and second place has to be resolved.

All three schools are already on six points, all three schools have not yet lost a game, but that is all about to change…

The fourth round will see Fish Hoek square off against Maritzburg College, while Parklands College will have to field off a strong attack from Rondebosch Boys.

In Starcraft, the runaway leader is James Lu of Northcliff High School who has won three out of three matches so far.

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Friday, 24 July 2015 sees the resumption of the MWEB Inter-school Online Championships.

Although there are seven titles being contested, the StarCraft title is of particular interest.

Northcliff High School learner, James Lu, is demolishing all of his opponents. So far, James has not lost a single game and is well in the lead.

The fourth round sees James drawn against Daniel Froneman (Midstream College) who is currently in second place.

It is up to Daniel to thwart James’ plans of winning all of his games and thus earn himself MSSA National Schools Colours.

However, considering that James is the current Gauteng Champion, Daniel will have an battle of epic proportions on his hands.

This will be a game to watch…

Other Coverage:


Resident Evil

According to the website cape{town}etc, the next Resident Evil movie will be shot in Cape Town.

Filming of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will start in August and the movie is scheduled for release on 2 September 2016. If you see any zombies in Cape Town in August, they’re fake… We didn’t send them.


Videos

Footage from the recent GWZA LAN.


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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