SA Gaming News Wrap

With the year starting to reach its end, the activities in South Africa can be expected to slow down a little. However, as long as there is something happening, we will be there to tell you about it.

Here’s a few things from other local sites about other local things you may have missed:


Upcoming Events

Nothing. There appears to be nothing happening this weekend (at least not at the time of writing), unless you count a Shell activation at Canal Walk which does have same racing seats by TGN Racing Simulators

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


Competitions & Giveaways


cg-2016_01Capegate Gaming Expo

This past weekend (and some of last week) saw Capegate Shopping Mall in Cape Town host a Gaming and Tech Expo, which saw your *favourite* zombies host some gaming and tournaments.

While we get to uploading our photos from the event (our internet is as slow as the shambling horde from The Walking Dead), we would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone that came along and supported us at the event.

A special thanks to the centre for allowing us access, as well as Computer Mania Capegate, Raru and Apex Interactive for sponsoring the various prizes and giveaways.

We were very pleased with the turnout for some of the events with the FIFA 17 reaching 79 competitors and PES 2017 capping at 32 players. Congratulations to the tournament winners who won Raru vouchers and Computer Mania vouchers:

cg-2016_02FIFA 17

  • 1st Place: Yazeed Dollie
  • 2nd Place: Grant Engledoe
  • 3rd place: Aidan Demink
  • 4th Place: Asheer Dollie
  • Tournament Bracket

PES 2017

  • 1st Place: Grant
  • 2nd Place: Jaquin
  • 3rd Place: Aslam
  • 4th Place: Thabiet
  • Tournament Bracket

Street Fighter V

  • 1st Place: Jonathan Abrahams
  • 2nd Place: Garth
  • 3rd Place: Peter Jooste
  • 4th Place: Colin Fairbairn
  • Tournament Bracket

Other

  • Overall Fastest Time (WRC 6): Luke Addison
  • Random Draw (Raru Voucher): James Louw
  • Random Draw (Raru Voucher): Stacey Fisher
  • Random Draw (WRC 6): Anton Williams
  • Random Draw (Rocket League): Tony Du Toit

Halo 5_SA_01Halo SA

Halo South Africa has announced a new 4v4 league which will start seeding teams for 2017 and expanded plans across multiple divisions.

Halo 5 players should get themselves teammates and register now in preparation for the start of the action on 1 December 2016.

Head here to get informed and registered.


Go Gaming

Looking for some Modern Warfare Remastered competitive action on PlayStation 4? Then Go Gaming has you covered with their 2v2 SnD event scheduled for 14 November 2016. Registrations appear to have hit the 32 team cap, but maybe keep an eye on the organisation in case they increase capacity.


ventus_knights_01Ventus Gaming

Ventus Gaming has announced that the Divine eSports team, the Knights, has joined them bringing a strong CS: GO team into the fold.

Knights recently secured second spot against Energy eSports in the Digital Gaming Championships at rAge which follows a good year for the team overall.

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We welcome the Knights from Divine eSports to our Ventus family. It might or might not be a surprise but over the last few days we’ve been in constant communication with them. Together we both have the same vision in mind for the long run with similar goals. Below is a background of the team for those who may not be following the Counter–Strike scene.

Knights, previously known as Pixel Hunters, have worked themselves from ladder division at the start of the year, after joining Divine eSports in March, and progressed all the way to qualifying for the DGC (Digital Gaming Championships) at rAge Expo, placing 2nd only losing to Energy eSports in the finals. With the departure of Dylan “dyvothegreat” Vorster, the team has picked up Michael “Crucial” Bishop followed by Marno “wtf?” Grobler joining on the bench.
The line-up is as follows:

  • Courtney “hypeR” Ferguson (c)
  • Michael “Crucial” Bishop
  • Marc “h[a]tch” Du Preez
  • Cahil “SchizzY” Henry-Leyte
  • Wayne “Craan” Smith
  • Marno “wtf?” Grobler

Knights at the annual Telkom DGC. From left to right: h[a]tch, hypeR, Craan, dyvothegreat, Schizzy

A few words from the Captain and Manager for the “Knights” team:

It’s been a personal ambition of mine from the beginning of the year to prove myself and the team I represent by taking down the competition no matter the grind. Now as we reach the end of the year, the build up has been a bumpy road, but a great opportunity has surfaced within Ventus; where now we have the chance to represent and pursue the end goal of becoming a part of the best this country has to offer.  

The fight has only begun and I cannot emphasize the excitement and commitment both personally and within our team. I see us accomplishing great things with hard work and grinding out our way through which ever challenge is thrown at us. 

I feel we will flourish within Ventus, and continue the ambition that I have been pursuing since the very start. I have great confidence in my team that we will achieve it.” – Courtney “hypeR” Ferguson

Achievements

  • 1st BOTC (Battle of the clans 1) – 07/11/2016
  • 1st BOTC (Battle of the Clans cup 4) – 28/09/2016
  • 2nd DGC Finals – 09/10/2016
  • 4th Premier leg 4 – 04/09/2016
  • 2nd Premier leg 3 – 31/07/2016
  • 9th ESEA League 22 – 29/08/2016


BIGGEST VIDEO GAME LAUNCH EVENT OF 2016!
by Grant Hinds


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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