SA Gaming News Wrap

Another week, another SA Gaming News Wrap. We’re kinda getting to be old hands at all this now…

Some articles about local activities by local websites over the last week:


Upcoming Events

It’s a good weekend for gamers, especially if you’re a Call of Duty fan, with two tournaments kicking off this Friday.

  • E-Sports South Africa sees their Call of Duty Black Ops 3 tournament continue. Up for grabs is a prize pool of R2,000, and you can expected matches to be streamed live. Keep your eye on their website right here for more, while the bracket can be viewed here.
  • GAC LAN is back for 2016 and start things off on Friday (5 February) at 5pm. The action runs until 8am on Sunday, and the entry fee is R200 per person. You can find out more about the LAN on the Facebook event page.
  • MSSA sees the Protea FIFA team take on Ghana on Saturday 6 February. It’s unclear whether the matches will be streamed live.
  • Game Arena is hosting a 1v1 Dota 2 tournament at their venue in Pretoria. The action starts at 2pm on Saturday and will cost entrants R100 with vouchers up for grabs. Additional information can be found here.

Keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:


Competitions & Giveaways


Vinco Halo_01Halo World Championship

Vinco Gaming, the team from South Africa playing at the EMEA finals of the Halo World Championship are already heading to Germany. The team faces stiff competition in their group which features Team Infused and Vitality, but hopefully with some local support, the team will grab a top two spot and head into the playoffs. Placing top four by the end of the weekend will see the team head to the United States for the grand finals.

You can catch the action live this weekend on the ESL Twitch stream. The group phases will be played on Saturday and the playoffs are on Sunday.

Show the team some love by following them on Twitter and liking them on Facebook.


Games On_Weekly Level Up_01Weekly Level Up and Games On HotS and Hearthstone Event

This past weekend saw Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone action at Games On in Rondebosch, with admin duties handled by Weekly Level Up.

Hearthstone had a particularly good turnout with 16 players in attendance battling through the single elimination tournament. The tournament was eventually taken by Carl Inflicted, while the team of Full Tilt secured the Heroes of the Storm event.

The full tournament brackets are available here:

The photos we snapped at the event can be found here, while the photos taken by Weekly Level Up are here.


GO Gaming

GO Gaming’s inaugural Call of Duty tournament is over, and the two-man team from Astra Infinite secured their top spot with  a 4-1 win.


CS: GO

If you’re a local CS: GO player, why don’t you help get a better idea of what the community looks like by completing this survey.


Prodigy LAN

Sadly, another one bites the dust.

Hey all,It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that the Feb event is cancelled. Due to 0 bookings... even...

Posted by Prodigy LAN on Tuesday, January 5, 2016


nAv TV

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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.

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