Let’s get to it. And by it, we mean the zombie apocalypse. And this week’s SA Gaming News Wrap.

Kicking things off with news you may have missed earlier in the week.

Upcoming Events

ACGL have online tournaments for FIFA 17, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, Overwatch and League of Legends. Details can be found here. Most importantly, the Injustice 2 SA Cup kicks off this weekend. You can register here for your bite at R60,000 and a trip overseas.

A number of other events are happening too over the coming week (or so):

  • Xbox Playdates ZA are hosting a number of playdates in May. The Thursday events start at 8pm, while the Friday F1 events begin at 9pm. You can get more information here about the regular gaming play dates.
    • 25 – Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
    • 26 – F1 2016 GP (Monaco)
  • Mega8 Esports host their Dota 2 Winter Cup from 26 May to 28 May. Eight teams will be facing off and you will be able to catch the action via YouTube – stream 1 and stream 2.
  • Durban has a FIFA 17 tournament on Saturday 27 May. Matches kick off at 9am at the DUT ML Sultan Cafeteria. Entry is R100 and there is R2,000 cash up for grabs. More information via the event page.
  • MSSA has the Mpumalanga Championship scheduled for Saturday and Sunday of this coming weekend. The championship will be hosted at HTS Witbank and interested players should head to the Facebook page for more.
  • Kosta Games host an online PS4 FIFA 17 tournament this Saturday from 6pm. Entry is R150 and there is R2,000 up for grabs. Additional information can be found here.
  • FanCon 2017 will feature on Carte Blanche (DStv channel 101) this Sunday. The segment will focus on cosplay from the recent convention.

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

Giveaways & Competitions

Sales & Discounts

FIFA 17 Tournament (Free State)

Short Clawed Lark Game Studio in Bloemfontein has announced a FIFA 17 tournament for Friday 2 June. Registration is R250 per player and there is a total of R7,500 up for grabs.

FIFA 17 TOURNAMENT on Friday, 2nd June 2017.1st prize: R5,000.002nd prize: R2,500.003rd prize: SCL Game Studio hamperRegistration: R250.00#sclgamestudio #GamersParadiseInOneStudio

Posted by Short Clawed Lark Game Studio on Saturday, 20 May 2017


Mettlestate has announced its intention to host a casting competition… sometime. Details are still awaited, but cash prizes are promised.

They have also released the ‘official aftermovie’ for the recent Samsung Galaxy CS:GO Championship.

You heard it last night on our Twitch stream but we can now confirm. The Mettlestate casting competition is go. Full…

Posted by Mettlestate on Thursday, 18 May 2017

The Samsung Galaxy CSGO Championship 2017
by Mettlestate



Interview with Travis ‘Castaway’ Waters
by Kaameel Chicktay

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.