It’s been an interesting week in South African gaming, with Apex Interactive announcing the return of the SEGA Mega Drive to retail shelves, while SuperSport have started to add some eSport to their broadcasts. We’re pretty sure you can expect a whole not more excitement over the coming months.
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- G3AR: SEGA Mega Drive back in SA!
- Geek Node: EGE will be making another appearance in 2016
- Geek Node: South Africa Getting A SEGA Megadrive With 80 Games
- Geek Node: Geek Girl Dinners – Empowering Women in Tech
- Geek Node: SuperSport is set to highlight IEM Katowice
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- IGN: rAge Cape Town 2016: Get Involved with the Local Cosplay Scene
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- Lazygamer: What SuperSport’s involvement in eSports really means
- Lazygamer: Supersport will be showing highlights of IEM Katowice
- Lazygamer: Energy eSports CS:GO are going to Copenhagen Games
- MWEB GameZone: What the ASUS partnership means for SA gaming
- MWEB GameZone: SEGA Mega Drive will be available again in SA
- MWEB GameZone: eSports will make its debut on SuperSport
- MWEB GameZone: Tom Clancy’s The Division SA Price List
- MWEB GameZone: Energy eSports is heading to the Copenhagen Games and you can join them
- MWEB GameZone: EGE 2016 Cape Town: Ticket sales open and a peek at what’s to come
- MyGaming: eSports will now feature on SuperSport
- MyGaming: The Sega Mega Drive will return to South Africa
- NAG Online: Interview: Nick Hall on new local games industry body Interactive Entertainment South Africa
- Telkom Gaming: SuperSport Ups its eSports Game
- Telkom Gaming: DGL Masters Cape Town Brackets Announced
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One of those weekends where there’s very little actually happening. There’s a few ongoing events along with a few others, but maybe everyone is saving themselves for rAge Cape Town:
- E-Sports South Africa sees their Black Ops 3 tournament still ongoing. You can keep updated via their website with the bracket available here.
- Game Arena has their Cooler Master Hearthstone March Cup scheduled for Thursday at 6pm. Points in the ladder are up for grabs and entry will cost you R50 with your own device. Additional information can be found here.
- Game Arena is hosting their second event in under a week. This time League of Legends gets some love and will be a celebration of International Woman’s Day in March. Entrance to the tournament is free, but is only open to female gamers who are residents of South Africa. More details can be found here.
Keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:
Competitions & Giveaways
- G3AR: Win 1 of 5 double entrance tickets for Cape Town rAge 2016
- Geek Node: Street Fighter V Giveaway!
- MyGaming: Win one of 3 great PlayStation 4 games
- NAG Online: WIN: Far Cry Primal and a pack of prehistoric loot
The Southern Barbarians are heading into the knockout phase of the ESL Battlefield 4 Nations Challenge.
Their round of 16 match sees them up against Team Austria/Switzerland and should the players from South Africa prevail, they are likely to face Team Sweden in the Quarter Finals (assuming the Swedish team overcome Ukraine of course).
Details of when the team is playing their important match is still to be confirmed, but rest assured we will let you know once the information is made available.
Remember to give the team a like on Facebook.
Weekly Level Up has announced its first Hearthstone ‘Minor’ tournament. The online event will be played this Sunday from 3pm and will see players awarded with WLU League points.
For more information, as well as registration, you can head here.
The Crucial Cup Battlefield 4 tournament reaches its knockout phase from this Sunday, when it sees PewPew Gaming take on TAG – Renegade, while Pulse Gaming face DHK Gaming. The matches will be streamed live at 6pm and 8pm respectively on YouTube Gaming. You can view the bracket here.
The Dota 2 bracket (which sees a number of familiar faces remaining) can be found here.
It has also been announced that going forward, the Crucial Cup will be known as The Ballistix Masters Cup SA and will feature Battlefield 4 and Dota 2 with a prize pool of R33,000.
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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.
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