SA Gaming News Wrap

This past week was dominated by rAge and its associated activities, but now that the Cape Town event is over, it’s time for a small level of normality to return to the local gaming scene.

If you’re keen to read more from us on rAge and what went down this weekend, you can find out more about the tournament we ran with Clan Connection – the ASTRO Gaming Cup – here, while the Telkom DGL Masters gets love over here. rAge itself has a full wrap up in this article, and our first batch of photos from the event can be viewed here.

Other news not related to rAge can be found via these links:


Upcoming Events

Even without rAge hogging the weekend, there’s not a lot happening.

  • MSSA host the 33rd Gauteng Provincial Championships this weekend at LC De Villiers at the University of Pretoria. Ensure you are at the venue by 8:30am on Saturday and/or Sunday for the 9am start. Details (as much as there are) can be found here.
  • Game Arena are hosting a Heroes of the Storm online tournament on Saturday from 5pm. Registrations close on Friday at 5pm, so endure you get your entry in or miss out on the chance to win Cooler Master goodies. More information can be found on the event page.
    The venue is also hosting an ARK: Survival of the Fittest day on Monday 28 March. For R250 you can ‘join the tribe’ and get access to a PC, Internet and a tribal Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. More information is available here.
  • MaD Hatters are hosting two events on Monday (28 March). The one is the third March Of The Cards Hearthstone tournament, while the other is a Street Fighter V tournament. The online events are sponsored by Roman’s Pizza and Nerd Nab.

Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:


Competitions & Giveaways


Energy eSports_Copenhagen_01Energy eSports

Energy eSports are in Copenhagen, Denmark for the Copenhagen Games this weekend.

To celebrate, you can show your support for the team with profile pics, cover images and more, while standing in line to win a SteelSeries Rival Gaming mouse.

Details and images available here.


Mall of the South_Gamer's Fest_01Gamer’s Fest Gaming Event

Mall of the South (in Gauteng) is hosting a gaming event from 1 to 3 April in their Centre Court.

This slightly unexpected event will see 400 players competing on the centre’s 4Gbps line in the LAN area where over R200,000 in prizes will be up for grabs. Tournaments will be hosted for Dota 2, CS: GO and FIFA 16.

Entry is R350 per gamer (includes a food voucher) and spectators are welcome and will be allowed in for free. The tournaments (or gaming at least) runs from 9am to midnight each day, while spectator access is only until 6pm.

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WLU League_Tavern Hero_01Weekly Level Up

Weekly Level Up have announced their next Hearthstone event. The event on 16 April forms part of their WLU League Tavern Hero Tournament and will be hosted at Doodles in Blouberg from 12pm.

Entry per competitor is R100, while spectators will be charge R30 each (with random draw prizes up for grabs). Prizes will be based on a ‘pledge per ticket’ system that will see R30 per entry added to the prize pool.

The winner of this event will secure a spot in the Tavern Heroes Tournament “taking place the day before the Spring Preliminary where the top 32 players will join the 128 top players from the region in the Spring Preliminary.
This event will score points towards the WLU League standing and act as a qualifier for our Seasonal Final.”

Competitors will be required to bring along their own device to compete.

More information is available on the Facebook event page.


CTS_02Cape Town Showdown 6

Fighting community and tournament organisers Cape Town Showdown have announced their sixth major event which will see Street Fighter V take center stage.

The tournament will be a double elimination bracket and will be hosted at the MWEB Mcave in Parow, Cape Town on 30 April from 9am.

Additional details are still to follow, but keep your eye on the event page for more.


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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