rAge is less than ten days away, but before that there is still the pretty important matter of determining who the champions of this year’s MWEB GameZone Masters Series will be. All in all it marks a pretty active period in the local gaming scene, especially when you think there is still the ESWC FIFA qualifiers, a FIFA 17 tournament from Kwesé Sports and more in the same period.

In the meanwhile, here are a few things you may have missed from around the internet about SA gaming:

Upcoming Events

It’s a decent weekend of gaming activities and events around the country. FIFA features heavily, but it certainly isn’t the only thing.

  • MGMS Grand Finals kicks off on Saturday at 10am and continues until the winner is announced on Sunday. Local eSports enthusiasts can watch the action live via the stream or at the venue where some swag will be given away. You can find details here.
  • FIFA 17 gets its first tournament run with the JHB qualifier for ESWC operated by MainGaming. Up for grabs after the grand finals on 9 October is a spot in the Paris ESWC tournament where players from around the world will compete for their share of $15,000. Details can be found here.

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

Competitions & Giveaways

eswc_01ESWC FIFA Qualifier

This past weekend saw 52 Cape Town FIFA players battle for their chance to head to Johannesburg on 9 October to play for a spot in the ESWC finals in Paris.

The players battled through a double elimination phase on their preferred platform until only two per platform were left standing. While each were guaranteed a slot in the JHB finals, the matter of who would be getting their costs covered still needed to be decided.

In a home and away knockout leg, it seemed to be the two Xbox One players (Masoom Fakie and Muzammil Mowser) that stood firm, and in the end, it was both Xbox One qualifiers that faced off in the final.

The finals saw Masoom Fakie take the first leg with a comfortable lead and head to the second leg on Xbox One leading 3-1. An early goal by Masoom sealed the final, and he secured the first spot with flights and accommodation covered to compete in the JHB grand finals. The remainder of the top four also secured seeded spots at the grand final.


  • 1st Place: Masoom Fakie
  • 2nd Place: Muzammil Mowzer
  • 3rd Place: Waseem Moerat
  • 4th Place: Shuaib Barday

The Xbox One bracket can be viewed here | The PS4 bracket can be viewed here | The finals bracket can be viewed here

Our photo album from the event is available here.

Johannesburg FIFA players keen to participate can still do so by registering here. The first qualifier in the city will be held on 2 October at Clearwater Mall.

Local caster HoldenZA chatted with Ben ‘Benson’ Bowe about the local Call of Duty competitive scene and the upcoming MAG Cup. Video by MLG.

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.