We wonder how incomplete your life would be without the weekly SA Gaming News Wrap? Yeah. Not very we know, but we hope we complete at least one person’s week with it.
Here’s a few things you may have missed elsewhere:
- Zombiegamer: 72 hour Gaming Stream in aid of Autism South Africa
- Geek Node: Events: Sci-Fi Con 2015 – The Power of the Schwarma
- Lazygamer: The MSI Laziest Heroes of the Storm Tournament signups have been extended
- Lazygamer: Let’s take a close look at “South Africa’s” League of Legends team
- MWEB GameZone: Cape Gate Tech & Gadget Expo this week
- MWEB GameZone: About local Star Wars Battlefront servers
- MWEB GameZone: South Africa [took] on Israel in League of Legends Test Match
- RetroEpic: Every.Single.Soldier and RetroEpic Software join forces
- Telkom Gaming: eSports
The slow down of events continues as the exams hit full swing and the year moves towards its end. But here’s a few things happening in the country:
- Cape Gate Tech & Gadget Expo starts on Thursday 19 November and runs until Sunday 22 November. The free expo will feature a variety of tech, gadgets, gaming and other exhibitors, including us and TGN Racing Simulators. You can find out more here.
- MWEB GameZone is hosting their Star Wars Battlefront event on Friday, but if you’re not on the list, you’re not going to be getting in.
- Jukes Club and Esports Lounge is hosting a trial for players for their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team. You can find out more here.
- There are a few events slightly further in the future that you may want to book in your diary:
Competitions & Giveaways
- Win a Clan Rebrand with #PWND
- SA Gamer: Free Games Vrydag – Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Zombiegamer: Win a Raru voucher and a Zombiegamer t-shirt
OK, so this is shameless self-promotion, but who’s gonna stop us? OK. Maybe a bullet to the head might. We have the following upcoming events where our ugly mugs will be lurking and scurrying around pretending to look busy:
- 19 to 22 November: Cape Gate Tech & Gadget Expo
- 28 November: Black Ops 3 LAN
- 28 November: FIFA 16 Tournament
- 5 and 6 December: UCON 2015
This year’s DGC did not pass without controversy and the saga of the Ventus League of Legends team that took second place at this year’s DGC has reached its conclusion with Ventus receiving a punishment that some see as not severe enough, while others believe that there is not enough proof.
After DGC completed this year, a dispute was logged against Ventus accusing them of falsely fielding a player at the LAN event. Ventus have been found guilty of the accusations, and Telkom Gaming have stripped them of their second place, along with the prizes associated with it, and have banned the players for 12 weeks. The punishment is detailed in this article on Telkom Gaming’s site, but many think that what transpired is tantamount to fraud, and that the punishment should have been more severe.
So Steam has been updated and it now brings games to South Africans with Rand values attached. In some cases, this has proved to be a positive change, but in others, the games have become just a little more expensive. OK. A lot more expensive.
- Lazygamer: Steam’s PC prices are cheaper in Rands
- MWEB GameZone: The Rand on Steam – Are you happy with the change?
- SA Gamer: Some new Steam games in Rand cost as much as console games?
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.
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