Struggling to keep up what’s happening in the local gaming and esports scene? Don’t worry, we do too. That’s why we started doing the weekly SA Gaming News Wrap.
Here are a few news articles you may have missed elsewhere:
- Zombiegamer: ACGL’s Updated Website Now Live
- ACGL: Welcome to the ACGL Site Relaunch
- Ballistix Masters: Everything to play for as the Ballistix Masters approaches the FINALS
- Bravado Gaming: Scorpio, Vadex join Bravado COD
- Critical Hit: Billosoft is slowly shaping local CS:GO
- Critical Hit: Why is CS:GO getting all the love?
- ESL Africa: ESEA & Qualifier Date changed
- GLHF: Behind the Scenes at Mettlestate with Tech Girl
- Kwesé: ESL African Championship concludes first Hearthstone qualifiers
- Kwesé: ESL Africa Championship: What is Hearthstone?
- NAG: Podcast: Episode 39 – Dead Eyes For Pirates
- NAG: Local indie game Echoplex is out now on Steam Early Access
- Release The Geek: Episode 107: MettleState Geekery with Barry “Anthrax” Louzada!
- Telkom Gaming: DGL
There is plenty happening almost every day at the moment with ongoing events for Telkom DGL Leg 3 and the Masters Leg 2 as well as the Ballistix Masters (which sees the Lower Bracket Final tonight at 8:30pm). Mettlestate‘s second leg in their R1 million CS:GO tournament kicks off tonight – the action continues on 23 and 24 April all live here. The Kosta Games FIFA 17 season two league is also underway.
Our sister organisation, ACGL, have a number of upcoming tournaments for Halo 5, Infinite Warfare, Rocket League, Overwatch, FIFA and For Honor. Keep your eye on the tournament listing here.
Otherwise, there are a few other events happening to keep you entertained:
- Xbox Playdates ZA are hosting Titanfall 2 on Thursday 20 April from 8pm. Join other locals (as well as Blisk) as they await their Titans to fall. Head here for more information.
- Trenchtown is host to our FIFA 17 tournament on Saturday 22 April. Full details can be found here.
- MSSA are hosting the Online Provincial Championships on Saturday. The full schedule is available here and we would suggest heading to their Facebook page if you have any queries.
- ESL Africa kicks off with their CS:GO tournament (part of their R2 million series) on Saturday. Additional information regarding the event can be found here.
- GEC is scheduled to be hosting a Call of Duty LAN event in KwaZulu-Natal this Saturday. After the initial announcement, there has not been any further promotion, so we’re unsure if the event is still on. We will try to confirm as soon as possible.
- ESL Africa are hosting the second qualifier in the Hearthstone leg of their R2 million series on Sunday (23 April). More information can be found here.
- With the public holiday next week, it’s worth noting that Kosta Games are hosting a FIFA 17 tournament on 27 April from 2pm. Entry is R100 at Mary Fitzgerald Square (Gauteng) and there is cash and more up for grabs. Additional information can be found on the event page.
Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:
- 29 April to 1 May 2017: FanCon
- 13 to 14 May 2017: GeekFest
- 28 to 30 July 2017: EGE
- 6 to 8 October 2017: rAge JHB
- More 2017 Gaming and Geek Expos can be found here.
Competitions & Giveaways
- ACGL: The ACGL Site Relaunch Giveaway
- Nexus: The Ghost Recon Wildlands Camo Competition
- SA Gamer: FREE GAMES VRYDAG: Total War: Warhammer Old World Edition (PC)
We're moving in to Leg 2 of the competition, first game will be streamed at 7pm SAST on Thursday 20 April at www.twitch.tv/mettlestate. 16 teams will battle it out to secure their spot in the Final and guarantee themselves a share of the R1 million prize pool. The pressure gauges are recording readings off the chart. This is like nothing seen before in South African #Esports. Are you ready?Proudly brought to you by Samsung Mobile South Africa and official hardware partners ASUS Republic of Gamers South Africa. Featuring: Bravado Gaming, Energy eSports, Flipsid3 Tactics South Africa, Damage Control, White Rabbit Gaming, Exdee Gaming, Armor Legion Gaming, Pulse Gaming, Aperture Gaming, Ventus Gaming, Fat Cloud Gaming, People Really Organised, Veneration E-Sports, Mythic Gaming and XTC Gaming.
Posted by Mettlestate on Wednesday, 19 April 2017
We’re moving in to Leg 2 of the competition, first game will be streamed at 7pm SAST on Thursday 20 April at www.twitch.tv/mettlestate. 16 teams will battle it out to secure their spot in the Final and guarantee themselves a share of the R1 million prize pool. The pressure gauges are recording readings off the chart. This is like nothing seen before in South African #Esports. Are you ready?
Featuring: Bravado Gaming, Energy eSports, Flipsid3 Tactics South Africa, Damage Control, White Rabbit Gaming, Exdee Gaming, Armor Legion Gaming, Pulse Gaming, Aperture Gaming, Ventus Gaming, Fat Cloud Gaming, People Really Organised, Veneration E-Sports, Mythic Gaming and XTC Gaming.
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