SA Gaming News Wrap

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Another week of action in the local scene has come and gone, and there is still more to come. If you’re not visiting us, chances are you may just miss out.


Upcoming Events

A couple of LAN-style events for those in Gauteng to get their teeth into:

  • Cooler Master Hearthstone April Cup hits Game Arena on Thursday 7 April from 6:30pm. Entry is R50 per player if you bring your own device or R100 per player if you don’t. At stake are league points which count towards the ladder and seeding for the championship to be held in May. Additional information is available here.
  • GAC LAN are hosting their April event at their regular venue in Bothasig. The action starts at 5pm on Friday and runs until Sunday morning. R200 gets you a spot on the Gigabit LAN, and if you need more details, you can find them on the Facebook event page.
  • *UPDATE* The Mad Hatters are hosting and broadcasting the finals of their March of the Cards tournament on Friday night at 8pm. If you’re a fan of Hearthstone and pizza, you should join the stream here. Additional details can be found here.
  • The Halo 5 2v2 Community Tournament is on this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and features R2,000 in cash split over the top five teams. The tournament is an online event and you can find out more about it over here.
  • Games On FIFA 16 Tournament: Cape Town FIFA players should head to Rondebosch on Saturday from 1pm to show their skills against some of the other players from the local scene. Entry is R50 per player and cash prizes will be up for grabs. More information can be found here.
  • Gamer’s Fest: The delayed Dota 2 final from the recent LAN event will be played online on Sunday 10 April from 12:00pm. The match features Bravado Gaming and Carbon eSports and will be streamed live via nAvTV’s Twitch channel.

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


Competitions & Giveaways


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The Crucial Cup has hit its final stages in their Battlefield 4 and Dota 2 tournaments with the last two teams gearing up for action on Thursday 7 April.

In the Battlefield 4 tournament, xTc.Legion will be facing off against puLse.Evolve from 7:30pm live online via Twitch.

The Dota 2 finals will be played from 8:00pm and streamed live by nAvTV and will feature Carbon eSports and Bravado Gaming. The Dota 2 tournament bracket can be viewed here.


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Registrations for this free entry tournament (featuring Street Fighter V) are now open.

The tournament will be played at the MWEB Mcave on 30 April and up for grabs are vouchers totaling R1,000. Registrations are limited to 32 players.


O’h Show

Last week I popped in and joined the Orena Crew and Gareth Woods to record the second episode of the ‘O’h Show’. Not sure why they thought that might be a good idea, but this is the result.


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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