SA Gaming News Wrap

Hey South Africa, these are the local happenings you may have missed and the upcoming happenings you shouldn’t miss. Remember to support local gaming, and it will support you.

A reminder that the 2016 Electronics & Gaming Expo is on in July, and tickets for the BYOC LAN are already available. If you’re looking for 53 hours of social gaming, then there’s no reason not to grab a ticket. A little birdie has told us that additional EGE information is about to roll out alongside the LAN and CS: GO ESWC qualifier.

On top of that, Raru is celebrating their birthday with specials every three hours until 8pm tonight. Discounts are up to 80%, so it’s worth heading over to their site and picking up a bargain.


Upcoming Events

This weekend sees plenty of action happening in Gauteng mainly, however there is a few online events happening too, as well as ongoing events like the HaloSA tournament, MGMS CS: GO, Telkom DGL, Orena’s Ladders, ESEA and more.

  • Cold Fusion LAN starts at 6pm on Friday (3 June) and runs until 9am on Sunday. There are plenty of games on the schedule over the weekend, and entry to the LAN is R80 per person. The LAN takes place at Laerskool Edleen in Kempton Park, and additional details can be found here.
  • Mall Gaming Experience hosted by nAvTV is scheduled to hit Cradlestone Mall on Saturday and Sunday bringing Dota 2 and more to the shopping public. You can find out more about the event (which includes casual elements too) here.
  • Kosta Games are hosting a FIFA 16 tournament in Gauteng on Saturday. Player registration will cost R100, with “great prizes” to be won. Additional information is available via their event page.
  • Geexpo celebrates the upcoming Warcraft film with an event in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban with a viewing of the film, giveaways and more. The option to register for the event ends today (Wednesday) with the event itself on 4 June. Details are available here.
  • Plan-G in Port Elizabeth are continuing their new weekly FIFA 16 league at The Neighborhood. Entry is R20 and the league will run every Tuesday night until 26 July with weekly prizes up for grabs. keep your eyes on their Facebook page for more.

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


Competitions & Giveaways


TT_May 2016_01Trenchtown FIFA 16 Tournament

This past Saturday, 58 players kicked things off at Trenchtown in our FIFA 16 tournament, but only one player could walk off with the first prize (followed by three more to make up the top four).

In the end, the player that stool tall after some tough matches was Brandon Bowers who walked off with R1,000 cash for his efforts after taking the home and away final 3-1.

Top four placings:

  • 1st – Brandon (R1,000)
  • 2nd – Masoom (R600)
  • 3rd – Waseem (R300)
  • 4th – Hassan (R100)

Tournament brackets: Xbox One | PlayStation 4 | Grand Finals

Our photos from the day are available here.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone that supported the event – we hope to see you all again soon.


Eclipse Cup_01Eclipse Cup

Local Dota 2 teams and players looking for some tournament action should head over to the Eclipse Cup and get signed up. There’s currently R10,000 up for grabs in the prize pool, and entry is free.

Registrations close on 19 June 2016 and matches are currently scheduled to start on 4 July 2016.

For more information, you can visit the website, their Facebook page or email them: info@eclipsecup.co.za


WLU League_Logo_01Weekly Level Up

Weekly Level Up have moved their weekly Sunday Cups for Hearthstone to the DGL’s site. In each tournament you will be playing for WLU Points, with the 16 highest points earners at the end of the year being invited to a “special event with a large prize pool.”

The first tournament is scheduled for Sunday (5 June) from 10am to 7pm. The tournament is online only, and if you want to find out more, heading to the Facebook event page may be a good place to start.

At the same time, help the tournament organiser reach 1,000 Facebook likes and stand a chance to win a “Sylvanas Funko Pop Figurine or a Lil’ Hogger plushie!” The winners will be chosen randomly.


Jengo

Locally developed game Jengo (by Robot Wizard) introduces the people making the audio for the game.

“Riaan Bothma from the band Underbelly and Chris van der Walt from The Black Cat Bones, Boargazm and way too many other bands to mention! Stefan Stabic from The Drift lends us some of his musical skills as well.”


Videos

The Astra Infinite team – the console Call of Duty team for Carbon eSports – have released their new promo video.


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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