The SA Gaming News Wrap. Our weekly attempt to try and source everything gaming related in South Africa and share it with you. We may miss things, but we try OK?

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Upcoming Events

The Telkom DGL Leg 3 and the Masters Leg 2 continue currently while almost all the other long-term tournaments are on a break or have come to an end.

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 a Project Cars session on Thursday 27 April from 8pm. You can get more information here about the regular gaming play dates. You can also book the following dates for May already:
    • 04 – Star Wars Battlefront
    • 11 – Forza Horizon 3
    • 12 – F1 2016 (Spain)
    • 18 – Gears of War 4 Horde Mode
    • 25 – Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
    • 26 – F1 2016 GP (Monaco)
  • Critical Hit is hosting a get together of gamers at River Club in Observatory on Friday 28 April from 5pm. You can find out more here.
  • Xbox Playdates ZA returns on Friday from 9pm with an F1 2016 event in conjunction with SA Gamer.
  • FanCon kicks off at 10am on Saturday (29 April) at the CTICC. Cape Town’s very own comic convention runs until 5pm on Monday. Full details can be found here.
  • ESL Africa are in action again this weekend. Both Hearthstone and CS:GO get qualifiers in their R2 million series. Hearthstone is on Saturday with CS:GO on Sunday (30 April). Additional information regarding the event can be found here.
  • Topaz Lounge in Bloemfontein is playing host to a FIFA 17 tournament on Sunday. R100 gets you playing for the R1,000 first prize up for grabs. For more information, head here.

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

Competitions & Giveaways

Sales & Discounts


The final eight have been decided in the Mettlestate Samsung Galaxy CS:GO Championship, where the following teams will be battling for their share of R1 million.

Damage Control | Ventus Gaming | Energy eSports | Flipsid3 Tactics South Africa | Exdee Gaming | Pulse Gaming |XTC Gaming | Bravado Gaming

We will be doing more extensive coverage next week in the lead up to the weekend’s LAN final.

Posted by Mettlestate on Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Coverage Elsewhere:

Mega8 Esports

Sign ups have opened for Mega8 Esports’ Dota 2 Winter Cup.

Public Sign Ups for the Mega8 Winter Cup Qualifiers are Live! Sign up through the link below. #Mega8 #WinterCup

Posted by Mega8 Esports on Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Gamers Connect

Looking for some online Call of Duty action on PlayStation 4? Gamers Connect are hosting season one of their league. The action starts on 7 May and runs for around a month.

Full details can be found here, but (South African) teams will need to pay R200 to get playing in the R4,300 tournament.

Ballistix Masters

The Ballistix Masters for Battlefield 4 and Dota 2 has come to an end and saw Pulse Gaming secure top spot (and R10,000 cash) in Battlefield, while White Rabbit Gaming took top spot and R15,000 in Dota 2.

Ballistix Masters Champions!Pulse Gaming, White Rabbit Gaming

Posted by Syntech Masters on Monday, 24 April 2017

Coverage Elsewhere:

Mythic Gaming

Mythic Gaming had to forfeit their match against Damage Control in the Mettlestate Samsung Galaxy CS:GO tournament which secured the latter a spot in the LAN finals scheduled for the weekend of 4 to 7 May.

The final eight teams have now been decided for the R1 million tournament.

Ventus Gaming

Ventus Gaming has seen the departure of two of their CS:GO teams in the last week.

ANNOUNCEMENT:Ventus parts ways with Black CS:GO & Ventus Academy Grey CS:GOWith some sadness, Ventus will be parting…

Posted by Ventus Gaming on Thursday, 20 April 2017


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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.

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