And just like that another week has passed us all by. So we’ll just hit you with another SA Gaming News Wrap.

Let’s start with a few articles you may have missed elsewhere:

A reminder that CS:GO and Dota 2 teams have until 5 June to sign up for Orena’s Championship Series.

Upcoming Events

ACGL have online tournaments for FIFA 17, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, Overwatch and League of Legends. Details can be found here. The second heat of the Injustice 2 SA Cup is on this Sunday and interested fighters can register here for a 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.
    • 01 – Injustice 2
    • 08 – EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Pro Club 11 v 11
    • 09 – F1 Games from Codemasters F1 2016 (Canada)
    • 15 – DiRT 4
    • 22 – Rainbow Six Siege
    • 23 – F1 2016 (Azerbaijan)
    • 29 – Micro Machines World Series
  • GAC LAN is hosting their 40th LAN from 2 June to 4 June at Theo Marais Park. A seat will cost you R200 pre-booked or R220 at the door. Additional information can be found on the event page.
  • Short Clawed Lark Game Studio in Bloemfontein has a FIFA 17 tournament on Friday 2 June. No times are listed but entry is R250 per player and there is R7,500 in cash up for grabs. Head to their Facebook page for more.

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

Competitions & Giveaways

Razer Giveaway

There’s some Razer swag up for grabs. Hit the link below to find out more.

RAZER COMPETITION TIME | For Gamers, By GamersThe votes were counted, and Clearly the masses decided they want a PC |…

Posted by Razer on Friday, 26 May 2017

Bravado Gaming

Catch the team of Bravado Gaming in a recent feature on GiNX TV.

We're so proud to announce that our feature on GINX TV & The Bridge made it onto the SkySports website!…

Posted by Bravado Gaming on Thursday, 25 May 2017

Energy eSports

Earlier this week Energy eSports announced the addition of Robby “blackpoisoN” da Loca to their CS:GO team as a replacement of Stefan “Nefan” Smit.

There has been a lot of speculation in recent weeks regarding our current CSGO lineup. Today we are very pleased to…

Posted by Energy Esports on Monday, 29 May 2017

Coverage Elsewhere:

ESL Africa

Some gameplay clips from the current (and ongoing) ESL Africa CS:GO tournament.


Energy eSports vs Exdee Gaming cobblestone DAY 5 Highlights

Posted by ESL Africa on Monday, 29 May 2017

Energy eSports vs Exdee Game 1 Cache Day 5

Match Day 5 Energy eSports vs Exdee Gaming Cache Highlights

Posted by ESL Africa on Monday, 29 May 2017

Xbox Playdates ZA

Xbox Playdates ZA has announced its June line-up of events.

Below is our proposed schedule for our June Playdates:01 – Injustice 208 – EA SPORTS FIFA17 Pro Club 11 v 11 09 – F1…

Posted by Xbox Playdates ZA on Monday, 29 May 2017


Nintendo and Spur have partnered for a Mario Kart 8 campaign happening around the country.

Hey Nintendo fans, start your engines!Have you got what it takes to be crowned the SA Time Trial Challenge…

Posted by Nintendo South Africa (Distributor) on Monday, 29 May 2017


FIFA 17 players in Ghana have a tournament on 3 June. Hit link below for more.

Posted by Playboxgh on Tuesday, 30 May 2017


Looking Back with ACGL’s Holden
by axtremes

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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