There’s never a dull moment in South African gaming and this week is a fine example of that.
The big news is that registrations have opened for the first Call of Duty World League affiliated South African tournament (called the MAG Cup) which features over R120,000 in prizes. Details can be found here.
Meanwhile, the ESEA Season 23 CS: GO registrations close early next week, so if you’re keen to play and stand a chance to head to the Mountain Dew League LAN event which will be held in December, head here.
And if you’ve been waiting to buy your rAge 2016 tickets, the good news is that the sales are now open. Day ticket isR120 per person with a weekend ticket costing R300. Kids under 6 get in for free.
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It’s undated at the moment, but you can expect the Eclipse Cup for Dota 2 to reach its completion soon, while the Telkom DGL Leg 4 is still moving along.
While it’s not strictly South African, this weekend also sees the COD XP event with the culmination of the year’s COD World League in the COD Champs. Most of the action will be live via stream with all details available here.
- A MAZE. / Johannesburg is on until 3 September. It’s an event for “game developers, artists, forward thinkers, vr designers and digital activists in Johannesburg to exchange tools, skills and ideas in the fields of independent games and playful media,” as well as an opportunity for the public to engage too. Details can be found here.
- Evetech Champions League reaches its conclusion this weekend when six local CS: GO teams battle for their share of R150,000. The action kicks off on Friday (2 September) and runs until Sunday. The action will be streamed live, and additional information can be found here.
- Cold Fusion LAN are at it again – and by ‘it’ we mean hosting a LAN. The LAN kicks off on Friday at 6pm at Laerskool Edleen in Kempton Park. It’s R80 per person and runs until 9am on Sunday. Additional details can be found on the event page.
- Predator MGMS is scheduled to see the completion of the second qualifier for the CS: GO leg of the series. The action will be played out on Saturday and Sunday with the top two teams heading to the LAN final in October. The stream will be available here.
Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:
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