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.

Main picture taken at the Gaming4Charity event this past weekend by Rebel Monkey. More photos via our Facebook page soon.

Upcoming Events

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


Southern Barbarians

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.

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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.

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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.

Coverage Elsewhere:

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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