SA Gaming News Wrap

Well, this coming week, we’re pretty sure the only thing everyone is thinking about is rAge. We won’t mention it too much.

Here’s a few local articles you may have missed in the last week:


Upcoming Events

We mentioned before that it’s rAge this weekend, but we will have to mention it again. There is at least one or two other events happening in South Africa, so if overwhelming masses are not your thing, there’s more palatable options available to you.

  • rAge 2015 kicks off Friday (9 October) at 10am and keeps going (except for the evenings) until Sunday at 4pm. You can get all the information you need here, but expect tech, discounted goods, geek products, cosplay, eSports (if you can arrange access to the basement) and more over the weekend.
  • Carnage.LAN offers those that have decided to stay in the Western Cape a LAN event in Vredenburg. The R150 ticket price includes the LAN and accommodation, so it should be a good weekend of relaxing with like-minded souls. More information is available here.
  • ESWC SA Qualifier: The second FIFA 16 Johannesburg qualifier and the Grand Final which will determine who goes to ESWC in Paris will be hosted by Maingaming at Bright Water Commons. Registrations are from 9am to 10am and you can pre-register here. Keep an eye on the Maingaming Facebook Page for details.

Competitions & Giveaways


Sales & Discounts


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OK. We’ll mention it once more. There are plenty of highlights, and you can expect to catch a zombie or two wondering around the venue (and let’s be fair, that’s a real highlight to see a zombie in the wild).

At rAge for the eSports fans will be a number of tournaments with the biggest being the basement bound DoGaming Championship which again has monstrous quantities in prize pools.

Rather than regurgitate all the highlights, we will point you in the direction of those that have already done a fine job of summarizing everything.


MGMS_01MWEB GameZone Masters Series

This past weekend saw the LAN grand finals of the MWEB GameZone Masters Series (MGMS) for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (Xbox One) and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive at the MWEB offices in Cape Town.

Eight teams (the top four qualifiers for each title) played for their share of the R44,000 in cash up for grabs, in front of an auditorium of spectators and viewers online. The spectators at the venue were also treated to a variety of giveaways which included Raru vouchers, a Proline smartphone and Acer 144Hz monitors.

The action was at times intense with many matches being closer than the overall scorelines suggest. The teams finished the event in the following placings per title:

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive:

You can find additional coverage here, as well as interviews with the four Call of Duty and four CS: GO teams. Photos from the event can be viewed here.

Coverage Elsewhere:


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‘Local is Lekker’ PlayStation Avatars

Those chaps from #PWND have gone and done you all a favour and made a number of clan, organisation and other local industry logos ready for use as your PSN avatar for PlayStation 4.

We’re not going to copy/paste the instructions on the ‘how to’ of adding the images and using them, because SA Gamer has already done that for you. There are also plenty of logo options available for you in the link, but we will however point out that the sexiest one is the one to the right. Of course.

#PWND: Twitter | Facebook


FanCon_01FanCon (Cape Town Comic Con)

Readers Den have announced FanCon – subtitled ‘Cape Town Comic Con’. The event is scheduled for 7 and 8 May 2016 at The Lookout in the V&A Waterfront, and will (for 2016 at least) replace the Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) event traditionally hosted on the first Saturday in May.

The move to a new venue follows the increasing popularity of the FCBD event and the space restrictions encountered. The FanCon event will be a ‘ticketed’ one, with details set to follow in the future. We suggest that you can expect everything you got used to at FCBD, just more.

Source | FanCon Website

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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.

About Zombie Dredd

Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.