Of course, as the year nears its end, you can only expect the news from the local scene to slow down. This may in fact be the last SA Gaming News Wrap of 2015, but if something happens this year, we’ll be sure to report on it.
Until 2016 then. Thanks for a great year.
Some local interest articles you may have missed over the last week:
- Zombiegamer: Halo World Champs – Is there really only one Halo team in South Africa?
- Geek Node: Mobile Game Review: A Day In The Woods
- MWEB GameZone: Spoil yourself with these PlayStation specials this Christmas
- MWEB GameZone: 2015 in SA Gaming – We Laughed, We Cried and We Raged
- RetroEpic: Mountain Creation from Data Tutorial
- Telkom Gaming: eSports
This appears to be the last weekend of active gaming events, so get in there and support them, before 2016 looks a lot less busy.
- Game Arena: The latest addition to the gaming venues of South Africa has a busy weekend coming up. Hit the links below for more.
- My AXE Gaming hosts the Gauntlet Evolution eSports LAN at Emperors Palace from 18 to 20 December. The event will feature tournaments for Black Ops 3 (PC), CS: GO and League of Legends with sponsored prizes up for grabs. For more on what appears to be 2015’s final LAN event, head here.
- GameLocal which promised R210,000 in prizes over a variety of cities and events is scheduled to hit Cape Town this weekend. The FIFA 16 tournament would have awarded the first place finisher with R10,000, but it appears as if the organisation has shuttered, as their Facebook Page has gone dark. So no, this is not really an upcoming event.
- There are a few events slightly further in the future that you may want to book in your diary:
Competitions & Giveaways
This past weekend saw the inaugural Battle Hardened Gamers (BHG) LAN event hosted at the Vodacom World Events center in Midrand Johannesburg. On the agenda for the event were CS: GO, Dota 2 and Battlefield 4 tournaments sponsored by Asus, SteelSeries, MSI, Gigabyte and more with prizes totalling well over R30,000.
While the CS: GO and Dota 2 tournaments appear to have happened without any issues, a statement issued by the organisers reveals that the Battlefield 4 tournament was cancelled due to reasons not detailed. All affected teams and players for that tournament will receive a refund, as well as free entry to the next event or participation in an online variant of the Battlefield 4 tournament.
The other two titles saw familiar faces battling for the podium, and in CS: GO, two old rivals faced off again. In a repeat of many finals Bravado Gaming met Energy eSports, but in a reversal of recent matches, Energy reigned supreme with a 2-1 win. The full bracket for the tournament can be found here. You can also read more in-depth coverage of the final here.
Bravado Gaming took another podium spot in Dota 2, but this time they ran out winners.
— Mandy (@Mandy_Forster) December 14, 2015
The South African National Championships were hosted this past weekend at HTS Witbank, with the attendees playing for their National Colours.
These are 2015 MSSA MWEB South African National Championships Results:
- 2015 MWEB SA National Championships in FIFA. Andrew Reeve (Fairmont) draws with Kyle Turnbull (HTS Witbank)
- 2015 MWEB SA National COD: Advanced Warfare (XBOX) Champion: Apex Gaming School
- 2015 MWEB SA National COD: Advanced Warfare (PS4) Champion: Northcliff High School
- 2015 MWEB SA National StarCraft Champion: Morizane Boyes (female)
- 2015 MWEB SA National StarCraft Champion: Gideon Hefer (male)
- 2015 MWEB SA National Checkers (Anglo-American) Champion: Sharné Nortjé (female)
- 2015 MWEB SA National Checkers (Anglo-American) Champion: Francois Moutoon (male)
- 2015 MWEB SA National Ultimate Street Fighter Champion: Armand eickler
- 2015 MWEB SA National League of Legends Champion: Tuks Mindsports Club
- 2015 MWEB SA National Tekken Champion: Maryke Kennnard (female)
- 2015 MWEB SA National HearthStone Champion: tie between Brandon Horn & Carl Olinger
- 2015 MWEB SA National Tekken Champion: Morizane Boyes (female)
- 2015 MWEB SA National Tekken Champion: Filipe Batista (male)
- The Dorian Love Award for Sportsmanship was awarded to Jessie Joubert (Rondebosch Boys’ High School)
Management Board Awards for 2015:
|Mind Sports Person of the Year:||Elishia Retief||Old Edwardian Wargames Club|
|Board Gamer of the Year:||Lubabalo Kondlo||Dr Niederhoffer Memorial CC|
|Computer Gamer of the Year:||Kyle Turnbull||HTS Witbank|
|Wargamer of the Year:||Jason Batzofin||St John’s College|
|Volunteer of the Year:||Morizane Boyes||HTS Witbank|
|Mind Sports Writer of the Year:||Andrew Rose||MyCommunity|
|Best Sponsor of the Year:||MWEB|
Photos from the event via the MSSA Facebook Page.
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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