SA Gaming News Wrap

Another week has passed, so that means we’re on hand to wrap it all up.

Let’s start with some coverage from elsewhere:


Upcoming Events

What’s happening this weekend around the country? Just these things. So get out there and support the organisers and events.

  • Mindstorm LAN is “26 Hours of NON-STOP Gaming action!” for 60 players in Brackenfell, Western Cape. It’s R80 to get a seat and the will be a COD4 free-for-all tournament with cash prizes from 10am on Saturday. The LAN starts at 6pm on Friday 18 September. More information is available here.
  • Crown the King are back with another FIFA 15 tournament on 19 September in Mafikeng, and there are cellphones and FIFA 16 up for grabs. Registrations close on 18 September, so get to their Facebook Page for more information.
  • GameLocal is in Johannesburg this weekend for the next leg in their 16-city FIFA tournament. The winner walks away with R10,000 cash and will play for a R50,000 first prize next year again. Entry is R350, and additional information can be found here.
  • Jukes Club and Esports Lounge in Pretoria, in conjunction with Microsoft and Game Arena, is hosting a “Virtual Reality Showcase, and an Unreal Tournament”. Up for grabs are retail copies of Windows 10 64bit. Details are available here.
  • MWEB GameZone Masters Series reaches the finals of the second Counter-Strike: Global Offensive qualifier on Sunday 20 September. Times are still to be confirmed, but matches will be streamed live on the MWEB GameZone Twitch channel. You can find the brackets for the tournament here.

Competitions & Giveaways


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On Saturday (19 September), we will be at Trenchtown in Observatory hosting a FIFA 15 tournament which will award the winner entry to the MWEB FIFA 16 launch event on Friday 25 September.

While we’re at Trenchtown, Games On in Rondebosch and Braccianos in Brackenfell will be doing pretty much exactly the same thing, meaning you can choose the venue which is closer to you, and still bag entry to the FIFA 16 launch event.

At the event, the three winners will play each other to determine the ‘King of Footie‘ in Cape Town, but all will stand a chance to win one of two PlayStation 4s up for grabs (along with a host of other items too).

That all sounds pretty appetizing doesn’t it, but if you want to be in line to win a PS4 without the nuisance of having to be a ‘good’ player, you can simply try you luck in the random draw for an entry to the FIFA 16 launch event.


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Orena have announced their ‘Premium Cups’ tournaments – a pay-to-play series of online events with bigger cash prizes up for grabs.

Up first is the next Battle for the Throne tournament for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which will see R5,000 cash and “EPIC in-game cosmetics up for grabs!”

Entry for the tournament is R500 per team, and the tournament will be double elimination on Saturday 26 September and Sunday 27 September.

You can register for the tournament here, and get more information on the Premium Cups here.


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The Crucial Cup for Battlefield 4 and Dota 2 recently came to their conclusion and saw Aperture Gaming and Bravado Gaming secure the first spot respectively.

Battlefield 4 winners bagged themselves five Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2x8GB) 2400MHz DDR4 Gaming Memory Kits (Worth R2300 Each), while the Dota 2 winners won five Crucial 250GB BX100 2.5? Internal Solid State Drive (Worth R1400 each).


Videos

Some videos from the local scene this week.


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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