SA Gaming News Wrap

WESG_BVD_WRG_01Hello SA. It’s your weekly gaming news wrap all about the local goings-on.

The big news for this weekend is that a number of local teams and players will be in Dubai for the WESG regional finals. We would would like to wish them all the very best as they take on a number of other teams from Turkey, Middle East and the rest of Africa. We will keep you up to date with where to catch the live streams via our social media.


Upcoming Events

The Western Cape is the hotspot of venue-based gaming action this weekend, while online, there’s the ACGL 2v2 Halo 5 tournament on 27 and 28 August.

  • Cause Gaming are hosting the Spring Seasonal LAN from Friday (26 August) at 5pm which runs to Sunday at 1pm. On the agenda is a Dota 2 tournament along with the usual social LAN action. Tickets are R150 per person or R650 per 5-player team. Additional information can be found on the event page.
  • MSSA have the Western Cape Provincial Championships scheduled for 27 and 28 August. Whether it is actually happening, and where it is happening has not been announced, so we suggest heading over to their Facebook page to keep in the loop.
  • Boston est.2015 in Cape Town with Weekly Level Up is hosting an eSports day on Sunday 28 August. The event will see Hearthstone and Street Fighter V feature on the playing agenda, along with some eSports to watch on the day. There’s a R40 tournament fee and a R15 venue fee with details of prizes still to be announced. Details can be found on the Facebook event page.

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


Competitions & Giveaways


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Season 23 of ESEA (for CS: GO) has opened registrations, with the winner of the season getting a direct invite (with all expenses paid) to the Mountain Dew League LAN event which will be held in December.

The 23rd season features an increased prize pool of over $140,000.


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The talent for the Evetech Champion’s League has been announced and features nAvTV regulars as well as Sam Wright as host and MC of the event and Julia Robson who will be the ‘roving reporter’.

This will be the team that brings the CS: GO action live to you from the custom-built studio on 2 to 4 September, and you will be able to tune in to the live stream if you are not at the venue.

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Evetech Champion’s League talent announced – bring on the girl power!

The Evetech Champion’s League 2016 Broadcast team will be headed up by two of South Africa’s popular female gaming personalities. Self-confessed eSports fan girl and popular local blogger, Samantha ‘Tech Girl’ Wright, will make her debut as stage host and MC. Julia ‘Bish’ Robson has competed in the local scene in both Call of Duty and CS:GO, now retired from competitive gaming, she will be on the ground at the event as a roving reporter.

“Internationally there is close to equal ratio of male and female gamers as well as eSports fans. We still have a long way to go in South Africa, and internationally, to ensure inclusiveness in gaming. I definitely want to see more women competing, and winning, future Evetech events. In the interim, I’m excited to give both these women a platform to entertain the fans in studio and watching the streams.” Says Evetech Managing Director Imran Sorathia.

“Both Sam and Julia were selected because of their growing profiles and because we wanted to give a platform to new talent. Their gender was not the deciding factor but merely speaks to how the gaming community is growing and we’re seeing how eSports can bring different genders, ethnicities and personalities together.”

The Evetech Champion’s League panel will be hosted by decorated competitive player turned shoutcaster Barry “Anthrax” Louzada while casting duties will be handled by nAvTV talent’s Matt “Haze” Stott, Adam “Wham” Postepski, Michael “Axtremes” Harmse and Nathaneal “Burning Red” Slabbert.

“The Evetech Champion’s League is more than a CS:GO competition, it’s a showcase of the best South African eSports has to offer for eSports fans and casual gamers alike.” Says Evetech Managing Director Imran Sorathia.

About the Evetech Champion’s League:

The Evetech Champion’s League is set to be one of the biggest CS:GO competitions in South Africa yet. nAv TV will bring a spectacle of eSports entertainment to Evetech’s new custom built studio in Centurion Pretoria as well as live streaming to the world. The event takes place from the 2nd to the 4th of September.

Coverage Elsewhere:


Videos

Orena ESWC Qualifiers 2016
by Good Luck Have Fun
[via: GLHF]

Episode Five: ESWC Manager Series (Alwyn Venture, White Rabbit Gaming)
by Online Arena


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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