SA Gaming News Wrap

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This past week has been a strangely active one in the South African gaming scene. Matches, results, upcoming events and organisations doing things. It’s all below for you.

The South African eSports Association

This rather snappily titled organisation is a not-for profit association “comprising all competitive titles played by the majority of gamers, be it on PC or console, online or offline. The association consists of community members, is run by community members and its constitution and objectives are decided upon by community members.”

While we’re always a supporter of endeavors such as this, one has to wonder how far it can go without continued support from the community, and ideally sponsors, as the amount of work needed to be relevant is mammoth. So get your voice heard here.

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MSSA LoL Tri-Nations

On Saturday 12 October, South Africa, Denmark and Israel faced off in a League of Legends Tri-Nations tournament.

The SA team played from MWEB’s Mcave and faced Israel in the first match of the evening. A nervous South African team battled “like troopers” in what was their first international match, but Israel marched on to victory.

South Africa then took on the Danes – one of the favourites currently in League of Legends – and looked a different team. However, the experienced Danish team took the win, and followed that up with victory against Israel to take the Tri-Nations.

In attendance at the event was Philisande Macwili from the Western Cape Department of Sports and Recreation who awarded the National Federation Colours to the South African team.

Those players were:

Name of Player Club Residence
Conradie van Heerden (captain) ROCCAT Durbanville
Myburg Brink ROCCAT Strand
Willem Str?feldt 2up Gamers Bellville
Kyle Rhoodie 2up Gamers Brackenfell
Marco Botha 2up Gamers Bellville

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MSSA Schools

Mind Sports South Africa and Roedean School will be hosting the South African Schools eSports Championships on Saturday 19 October.

Registrations close this Friday (18 October 2013), and players attending the event need only bring their peripherals in order to compete.

Up for grabs are SA School colours, but only affiliated school clubs may enter this event (you can still do so if you like).

Championship Details:

  • Venue: Roedean School, Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown, Johannesburg
  • Date: 19 October 2013
  • Entry Fees: None
  • Schedule:

SATURDAY:

Time

CounterStrike 1.6

Warcraft III: Defense of the Ancients

09H00 Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts
09H45 Round 1 Continues Round 1 Continues
10H30 Round 2 Starts Round 2 Starts
11H15 Round 2 Continues Round 2 Continues
12H00 Round 3 Starts Round 3 Starts
12H45 Round 3 Continues Round 3 Continues
13H00
Time

CounterStrike 1.6(continued)

Warcraft III: Defense of the Ancients(continued)

14H00 Round 4 Starts Round 4 Starts
14H45 Round 4 Continues Round 4 Continues
15H30 Round 5 Starts Round 5 Starts
16H15 Round 5 Continues Round 5 Continues
17H00 Prize giving

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MSSA 2014 Calendar

MSSA 2014 Calendar

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In 2014, the MSSA’s Management Board has “an exciting year planned”. The plan is to bring foreign teams in three different titles to play in a LAN Test Match, and also in a “general competition in which any registered MSSA players will be allowed to compete.”

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MWEB Clash of the Titles Event

MWEB Gamezone’s next title launch will be a little different. It won’t just be one title, but two, in a ‘Clash of the Titles’ event. The astute among you would probably already have it figured out – the two titles are Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty Ghosts.

To get yourself into the event, you will need to do a few things, which are detailed here.

The event itself is on 8 November and is limited to 32 entrants (8x per game per platform), and you need to have your entries in by 10AM on 4 November. The winners will be notified on MWEB Gamezone and on their forums by 5PM on 4 November 2013.

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Energy eSports listed at ESWC for Dota 2

Do Gaming has spotted a listing for on the ESWC Dota 2 page which reveals Energy eSports will be winging their way to Paris next month to play for their share of $25,000. The position appears to be via an application process, but does see the SA team join fellow South Africans Zaid Patel and Irshaad Mohomed who will be competing in FIFA 14 at the event.

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The EFL

The EFL kicks off again now that FIFA 14 has arrived. The first season kicks off on Sunday 27 October and will be at Fives Futbol in Century City. Registrations start at 10am, with matches starting at 10:45. Registration fee is R100, and details are still to follow.

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FIFAChamps

This past weekend saw FifaChamps host their first FIFA 14 tournament, which had R1,000 up for grabs.  Naeeb Vawda took the final 3-2 against Francois to become the 1st FIFA 14 FifaChamps champ.

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Chasing Inspiration LAN

The Chasing Inspiration LAN is a LAN event to raise money (and awareness)  for the Chase Tanner Trust Fund which helps support people with Leukemia.

The 200-man LAN event takes place from Friday 8 November at 9:22am and runs until Sunday 10 November at 9:22am. Participant registration costs R110 or R160, while spectators will be charged R40. You can get your tickets here. You can get more information on their Facebook Page.

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The Final Blast Tournament

The Final Blast Tournament is an online Black Ops 2 farewell tournament for Xbox 360 teams. The tournament is operated by eTournaments SA, and is sponsored by energy drink company Liquid Blast. Registration costs R100 per team and closes on 25 October. The single elimination tournament will run on 26 and 27 October, and up for grabs is around R1,800 in cash and cases of Liquid Blast.

To register, you must email eTournamentsSA@Gmail.com with your team name, members names and the captain of the team. Payments to be done by EFT.

You can find out more here.

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XboxZA Podcast

Episode 2 of the local XboxZA podcast featuring people from Xbox SA, and people not from Xbox SA.

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Upcoming Events

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For more events happening this October, head here.

You can find out about even more events happening in South Africa in our (new and improved) 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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