Every week, we trawl the local internet in search of local news so you don’t have to. We’re nice like that. Sort of.
It’s not really local, but E3 kicks off coverage on 10 June. It’s important because, well, lots of new gaming stuff and that’s what we’re all about aren’t we?
In the meanwhile, here’s a few local interest things you may have missed:
- Zombiegamer: Orena DotA2 Championship Series | Champions Division & Premier Ladder Breakdown
- ACGL: Injustice 2 SA Cup | Heat 2 Wrap Up
- ACGL: Top 5 Plays of the Month | May
- ACGL: Injustice 2 SA Cup | Interview with Heat 1 Winner: Zee The Janitor
- Critical Hit: #AcerForGaming: a smashing success
- Geek Node: GeekFest 2017 – When it reigns, it pours
- GLHF: Castaway: The Best Dota Player in South Africa
- Kwese ESPN: ESL African Championship: Important dates and prize pool explained
- Mega8 Esports: DotA2 Winter Cup Results
- MWEB GameZone: Acer for Gaming united some of the most unexpected gamers in SA
- MWEB GameZone: SA Game and Tech Giveaways for June 2017
- MWEB GameZone: South African E3 Schedule: When and where to watch all the announcements
- MWEB GameZone: Valve launches new CS:GO and Dota 2 servers in SA
- NAG: So hey, New Game+ is a new game magazine you can actually smell
- SA Gamer: Your local times for E3 and where to watch it
ACGL have online tournaments for Rocket League, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, Gears of War 4, Halo 5 and Overwatch. Details can be found here. The third 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.
Meanwhile, VS Gaming is hosting a variety of legs, cups and other tournaments, while Orena have kicked off their Orena Champions Series. Other events to keep your eye out for:
- 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.
- 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
Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:
- 16 to 18 June: ICON
- 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
Kosta Games is kicking off their fourth online season on 24 June. Registrations open on 9 June and cost R130 with R2,600 in cash prizes split across the two divisions.
We are happy to present to you the 4th season of our PS4 FIFA17 Online League.Inclusive is our league cup at the end…
FIFA 17 Tournament
If you’re looking for some FIFA 17 tournament action in Gauteng, then Republic of 94 has you covered on 25 June.
— ?? Moeketsi Moleko ?? (@Lenn_Moleko) June 7, 2017
Friends of Design
The 2017 game students at Friends of Design are moving along with their course this year. Here’s a video recap of their first project.
Here it is!A recap on our Game Graphics students first project ?After many hours of hard work, they can finally see results!If you're interested in doing what these guys do, check out our Game Graphics & Multimedia Entertainment Course here: http://friendsofdesign.net/game-technology-and-multimedia-entertainment/
Posted by Academy of Digital Arts on Tuesday, 6 June 2017
ESL African Championship CS:GO Wrap Show – 3 weeks in
Fancon 2017 Music Video
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