SA Gaming News Wrap

sa-gaming_163Your weekly dose of SA gaming action in one neat wrap up. We call it the SA Gaming Wrap, but we’re not very creative…

Time is running out to grab a team and register for the Call of Duty World League affiliated MAG Cup on PlayStation 4. Local Black Ops 3 teams will start battling from Saturday 10 September to claim one of the eight spots up for grabs at the LAN final at rAge when there will be over R120,000 in prizes up for grabs. Full details can be found here.

If you’re at university or any other tertiary education facility, then Orena is hosting a championships just for you, featuring Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, and Rocket League. Registrations are now open and will close on 12 September.

Dota 2 fans in Roodepoort can head to Shop 17 & 18 in Wilro Corner Centre for some MOBA action on 23 to 25 September. Entry is R150 per person and additional details can be found here.


Upcoming Events

Ah, another weekend, another bout of action for the local gamer out there.

  • MAG Cup kicks off this weekend with the early rounds of the CoD World League affiliated event on Saturday and Sunday. No matches will be streamed (that will happen the following week), but you can keep up to date with results (and still sign up until Friday 2pm) here.
  • Kosta Games is hosting a FIFA 16 tournament this Saturday. The action starts at 12pm at Epic Lounge in Gauteng. Entry is R180 pre-registered or R200 at the door and up for grabs is R2,000 in cash. Details can be found on the event page.
  • Something we don’t often see around here is a Clash Royale tournament, but thanks to ESWC, there’s an online Middle-East and Africa qualifier on Saturday 10 September. Up for grabs is a spot in Paris with expenses covered. Details and sign up can be found here.
  • MGMS sees the finals of the second CS: GO qualifier this weekend. Expect stream link, times and dates to be advertised via MWEB GameZone or on the ACGL Twitter account.
  • Weekly Level Up are hosting a free to enter gaming event at Boston Est. 2015 in Cape Town on Sunday from 12pm. Tournaments include Hearthstone, a ‘Mystery Fighting’ game, Street Fighter, Fifa 16 and Gang Beasts. Details are available here.

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


Competitions & Giveaways


evetech-ecl_02Evetech Champions League

The Evetech Champions League ran its course this past weekend with six teams battling for their share of the R150,000 in cash up for grabs in this premium CS: GO tournament.

The teams battled via a double elimination tournament in Evetech’s new custom-built studio, but it was the familiar names of Bravado Gaming and Aperture Gaming that met in the finals once again. Bravado Gaming moved through the bracket undefeated, while Aperture had to reach the finals via the loser’s bracket after reversing a result against Carbon eSports earlier in the tournament.

The best of five final did however see Bravado once again assert their dominance and in the end Bravado secured the R75,000 pay day with a 3-0 win.

The full tournament bracket can be viewed here.

Photos from the event can be found via Bravado and Aperture. The Vidoes on Demand are available here.

Coverage Elsewhere:


Introducing: Hi5 HALO
by Hi5 Esports

Bravado Gaming CS:GO 2016 Frag Movie
by Bravado Gaming

Steelseries South Africa – ECL Interview
by Geek Hub

CON.ECT 2016
by Con.ect South Africa


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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