It’s a little like the quiet before the storm in the local scene, with a number of ongoing tournaments heading towards their conclusion and an expected glut of announcements to follow. This is the happenings of the last week – and the future weeks – in the South African gaming scene.
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A number of ongoing events are still underway currently including the HaloSA tournament, CS: GO ESWC Qualifiers, Telkom DGL, Orena’s Ladders, ESEA and more. If you’re looking for something a little more ‘standalone’ then these events might appeal:
- Make Games SA are hosting a Cape Town meetup tonight from 6:30pm at the Bandwidth Barn in Woodstock. You can find out more on the Facebook event page.
- GAC LAN are back with their LAN event at Abe Sher Stadium in Bothasig which starts on Friday 1 July 2016 from 5pm. The LAN goes on until 8am on Sunday and will cost you R200 for a seat. There will be CS: GO, Dota 2 and Quake Live tournaments on offer and you can find out more here.
- Cold Fusion LAN are doing for Gauteng what GAC LAN are doing for Cape Town. The LAN kicks off at Laerskool Edleen in Kempton Park from 6pm on Friday and runs until 9am on Sunday. The cost to participate is only R80 per person. Details can be found on the Facebook event page.
- Kosta Games will be hosting a FIFA 16 tournament at Epic Lounge in Ormonde on Saturday from 12pm. Up for grabs is R2,000 cash for first place with entry costing you R180 pre-registered or R200 at the door. Details can be found here.
- Eclipse Cup – the latest Dota 2 tournament for South African teams – starts on Monday 4 July and runs for at least three weeks. 16 teams will battle for the R10,000 in cash up for grabs. More information can be found 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:
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This past weekend 20 two-player teams headed to Trenchtown in Observatory for a Black Ops 3 PS4 LAN tournament. Up for grabs was R2,000 in cash, and as with anything competitive, there was plenty of pride to play for too.
While some of the team names may have seemed unfamiliar to some, the players were in attendance from almost all of the top local teams. The tournament was run over a double elimination bracket with the teams playing a best of three match per round comprising of SnD, HP and SnD.
In the end the top three teams after 38 matches were:
- First place: Lil’ Kids (Frost and Patee) – R1,000
- Second Place: ViNCO Duo – R600
- Third Place: VentusCOD – R400
Our thanks goes out to the players, teams and supporters for allowing us to keep on doing these events and tournaments.
The MSSA has announced the details of the KwaZulu Natal Provincial Championship. The tournament will be hosted on 9 and 10 July 2016 at Maritzburg College in Pietermaritzburg.
Registrations for the event close on 1 July 2016 and you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
The MSSA will also be hosting the SA National School Championship on the weekend of 30 and 31 July in Cape Town. Additional information is easiest to find here.
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Maritzburg College in Pietermaritzburg shall be hosting the 22nd Annual KwaZulu Natal Championships on 9 & 10 July 2016.
KwaZulu Natal Championships has always been popular among gamers and has helped many a gamer achieve both provincial and national colours.
Since 2000, over 15 gamers from KwaZulu Natal have been called up for duty in various Protea teams. Such players/gamers have travelled to the USA, South Korea, China, Namibia, Botswana, Greece, the United Kingdom, and Finland in order to officially represent South Africa in international competitions.
MSSA’s KwaZulu Natal Championships counts towards eligibility to the 2017 National Team Trials (NTT) and, as such, there is much interest by a number of clubs and teams in such event.
All readers are reminded that the closing dates for entries is 1 July 2016.
Details for each of the disciplines may be found on:
At such championships the KwaZulu Natal Provincial Team shall be selected to represent the KwaZulu Natal in the Inter-provincial Test Matches.
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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