Hey South Africa, we’ve got your weekly dose of local gaming news right here.
Let’s start with the coverage from around the country for rAge and DGC, because that was probably the big news (and all the rage…) of the last week right? Don’t worry, we’re just slow and will have some pictures up very soon too.
- Zombiegamer: The results from DGC 2015
- Bravado Gaming: Triple victory at rAge 2015
- DBK Productions: Photos
- Dexerto: DGC Final Placements
- #egmr: rAge 2015: Thabo’s Surprise Selfie Collection Part 2
- #egmr: rAge 2015: The Tech At Rage
- #egmr: rAge 2015: We Lay Siege To Rainbow Six
- #egmr: rAge 2015: The Black Ops III Experience Points
- #egmr: rAge 2015: Rise Of The Tomb Raider Is A Game Even Lara Would Play
- #egmr: rAge 2015 In Pictures: Strange Encounters And Hilarious Stereotypes
- #egmr: rAge 2015: Just Cause 3 Fails To Show Any Sign Of Significant Progress
- #egmr: rAge 2015: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Showed Its Colours And Its Flaws
- #egmr: rAge 2015: NAG OC Workshop Winning At Overclocking
- G3AR: rAge Expo 2015 Cosplay, Games and Tech – As seen by G3AR
- G3AR: Microsoft has a massive line-up for your enjoyment at rAge this year
- G3AR: All aboard the Playstation ship as you #escapetoplanetrage
- G3AR: Alienware And Telkom Will Be Bringing Their Game-Faces To rAge
- Geeknode: Events: rAge 2015 – Cosplay In Pics
- Geeknode: Events: rAge 2015 – T-Shirt Terrorist & Geek Node Giveaway In Pictures
- Geeknode: Events: rAge 2015 – Unplug Yourself
- Lazygamer: A quick tour of rAge 2015
- Lazygamer: rAge 2015 – A review
- Lazygamer: Heroes of The Storm at rAge–Grand Final Roundup
- Lazygamer: DGC 2015–What went right, and what went wrong
- Lazygamer: Do exhibitors like The Attraction Academy belong at rAge?
- MWEB GameZone: Your most important The Division questions answered
- MWEB GameZone: rAge 2015 and the evolution of eSports South Africa
- SA Gamer: Video: We take a walk around rAge 2015
- SA Gamer: Video Interview: The Division
Other news from around the country that you may have missed between all the rAge hoo-ha.
- G3AR: Huawei Mate S now available in South Africa
- MWEB GameZone: This week’s Deals, Steals and Discounts
- SA Gamer: PlayStation VR to cost roughly as much as PS4 and mall demos in SA malls come December
This coming weekend offers a good variety of activities, with the Eastern Cape featuring two events in their neck of the woods, while Cape Town has the MGMS LAN Grand Final and GAC LAN to enjoy.
- MSSA City of Johannesburg Regional Championship is on Saturday (17 October) at 9am at the Old Edwardian in Johannesburg. FIFA 15 and board games are on the agenda. You can keep check for details via the MSSA Facebook Page.
- Games On in Rondebosch, Cape Town is hosting a FIFA 16 tournament on Saturday. Kick off is 1pm and regsitration is R45 per player. Details can be found on the Event Page.
- Jukes Club and Esports Lounge are hosting Dota 2 team trials at their venue in Pretoria. Be there at 3pm on Saturday and play for a spot on the Jukes team. Details can be found here.
- There are a few events slightly further in the future that you may want to book in your diary:
Giveaways & Competitions
FIFA 16 ESWC SA Qualifiers
On Sunday 11 October, the grand finalists faced off in the South African qualifier for this year’s FIFA 16 at ESWC in Paris. With an all expenses paid trip to play in the tournament up for grabs, the best of the local scene’s FIFA 16 community had played in two regional qualifiers before meeting up to determine who is the best of the best… for now at least.
We hosted the Cape Town leg on 27 September, and from that Waseem Moerat and Enrico Cottee claimed the two spots assigned for Cape Town in the Johannesburg grand final. They were joined by 18 other players in the decider which hosted some previous winners, including the 2014 representative to Paris, Shuaib Hassen.
In the end, it was the Cape Town winner, Waseem Moerat, that claimed first spot and the spot to play in Paris at the end of the month. Our congratulations go out to him, and we wish him all the best when he faces off against his opponents from around the world.
Our thanks to Maingaming for asking us to assist with the Cape Town leg of the tournament.
Photos from the grand final can be viewed here.
Orena have (again) changed the date(s) for their next Battle for the Throne event for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The tournament will now run on two weekends starting with the weekend of 24 October and continuing one week later on 31 October.
Registration is R500 per team and there is a total of “R5000.00 plus EPIC cosmetics up for grabs!” The tournament will be a double elimination ‘king of the hill’ affair and teams interested in participating can register here.
1st: R2000 + 5x USP-S | Orion (Field Tested)
3rd – 6th: R500
SATURDAY (24TH OCTOBER):
-13:00PM: Group Stage Round 1 (Bo3)
-18:30PM: Group Stage Round 2 (Bo3)
SUNDAY (25TH OCTOBER):
-13:00PM: Group Stage Round 3 (Bo3)
-18:30PM: Single Elimination Round 1 (Bo3)
SATURDAY (31ST OCTOBER):
-13:00PM: Single Elimination Round 2 (Bo3)
-18:30PM: Single Elimination Round 3 (Bo3)
SUNDAY (1ST NOVEMBER):
-15:00PM: Challenger Match! (Bo3)
-18:30PM: Battle for the Throne! (Bo5)
The FIFAChamps have announced the date of their next (you guessed it) FIFA 16 tournament. On 24 October, the crew will be back at Lounge Relax Play in Canal Walk for the event which will have a total of R1,750 in cash up for grabs. R80 will get you playing, and the tournament kicks off at 11am.
rAge expo 2015
by DBK productions
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