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:
- Zombiegamer: Crucial Cup registrations live with R33,000 up for grabs
- Connect: South Africa’s eSports reaches next level
- Fin 24: Want to be a pro-gamer in SA? Here’s how
- Geek Node: Come Support ViNCO In The Halo World Championship
- Geek Node: The MaD Hatters Have Some Community Tournaments For March
- Geek Node: Test Match between Ghana and South Africa
- Geek Node: Podcast – Episode 13: GeekCrate! (Videocast Episode)
- Geek Node: GeekFest 2016 Stall Bookings Now Open
- Geek Node: Xbox Live Gold – Local Price Comparison
- Geek Node: Date For eSports National Team Trials Has Been Set
- htxt.africa: What South Africans made for Global Game Jam 2016
- Lazygamer: Microsoft is hosting a Halo 5 World Champs viewing party – and you’re invited!
- Lazygamer: These are my top five South African CS:GO teams for 2016
- MWEB GameZone: You are invited to the Halo world championship SA viewing party
- MWEB GameZone: February 2016 SA Gaming Events Calendar
- MWEB GameZone: Your go-to article for 2016’s SA eSports events
- MWEB GameZone: nAvTV is recruiting
- MWEB GameZone: An inside look at Telkom’s DGL Masters Series
- MWEB GameZone: The Southern Barbarians gear up for battle
- SA Gamer: There’s a local Halo World Championship viewing party this weekend and you get to attend
- Telkom DGL: Match Maker
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
- G3AR: Win a Promo/Review copy of the Resident Evil Origins Collection on Xbox One
- SA Gamer: Free Games Vrydag – XCOM 2 (PC)
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.
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:
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.
— Astra Infinite (@Astra_Infinite) January 31, 2016
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Sadly, another one bites the dust.
nAv TV is hiring shoutcasters – or at least on the look out for new talent. If you’re keen, you can find out more here.
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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