And just like that we’re back in action. We certainly hope you all had a great holiday period and are ready to get your teeth into 2017 and all the promise in store for SA Gaming.
Let’s kick things off with the things you may have missed from elsewhere, including the rebrand of Lazygamer to Critical Hit.
- Zombiegamer: WESG | South Africans prepare for the Grand Final
- Zombiegamer: Battle for L.A. | Bravado Gaming at ESEA
- Zombiegamer: 2016 World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) | DotA2
- ACGL: #XPFestZA | Dota 2 Results
- Brainwavez: Video And Photo Highlights: Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Launch, #StayinAliveZA Cape Town
- Critical Hit: Bravado wrap up ESEA in LA and head to China
- Critical Hit: South African Esports–Year in Review
- GLHF: South African Esports in 2016: What We Learnt
- MWEB GameZone: My experience as a female in the South African games industry
- MWEB GameZone: Trevor Noah to host 6th Annual New York Game Awards
- MWEB GameZone: Bravado leads the charge for SA eSports on the international scene
- MWEB GameZone: Bravado off to an amazing start at the ESEA Mountain Dew Challenge
- MWEB GameZone: Support Bravado as they compete in two international events this month
- MWEB GameZone: Looking back at global eSports in 2016
- Orena: ESEA S23 Global Challenge Team Report – Bravado
- Telkom Gaming: ESEA S23 GC Breakdown and Results
- Telkom Gaming: DGL
The only event on this week is hosted by…us. Although there are 12 South Africans playing for some serious money in China.
- Modern Warfare Remastered 2v2 at Trenchtown. The team cap has been reached already but spectators are very welcome. Full details are available here.
Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:
- 21 January 2017: Trenchtown FIFA 17 Tournament
- 29 April to 1 May 2017: FanCon
- 28 to 30 July 2017: EGE
- 6 to 8 October 2017: rAge
The Telkom DGL for 2017 is kicking off later this month.
The free to enter league sees Leg 1 kick off on 23 January 2017 with promotions and relegation taking effect on 15 and 16 January 2017.
There is currently a Leg 1 FAQ available for those wondering what they need to do before the action kicks off. The full list of titles sees the return of the usual suspects and a few new ones, while the format (and schedule) for the year has been given an overhaul. It seems that an opportunity to qualify for the Masters has also been added which will see “non-Masters teams against struggling Masters teams for a guaranteed place at the Masters Cup.”
The key dates for the DGL are:
- 23 January 2017: Leg 1
- 6 March 2017: Leg 2
- 17 April 2017: Leg 3
- 29 May 2017: Leg 4
- 19 June 2017: Community Shield and Masters Wildcard Qualifier
- 3 July 2017: Playoff
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to cover it.