Phew. It seems to have been one breakneck week of activity in the local gaming and esports scene. Plenty of tournament announcements making it all very exciting for everyone involved.
If you missed anything, we’ve hopefully got you covered here.
- Zombiegamer: EGE 2017 | VS Gaming Headline Sponsor with Dota2 Grand Finals
- Zombiegamer: ACGL at Rush
- Zombiegamer: EGE 2017 | Our Gaming Plans
- Zombiegamer: FIFA 17 2v2 Tournament 16 July 2017
- ACGL: Kaizer Chiefs Esports Tournament at Rush
- ACGL: Top 5 Plays of the Month | June
- ACGL: EGE 2017 | Our Gaming Plans
- ACGL: Injustice 2 SA Cup Finals this Weekend
- ACGL: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare at Rush
- ACGL: MGMS 2017 COD: IW | Ventus Gaming Reign Supreme
- Critical Hit: Everything else to do at Rush
- Critical Hit: Rush adds R30 000 Hearthstone Fireside Gathering courtesy of Kwese
- Critical Hit: Matrix Maverick Challenge brings amateur teams to Mettlestate
- GLHF: Chasing The International Dream with Chidowi
- Kwese ESPN: Kwesé to host Hearthstone fireside gathering at Rush
- Kwese ESPN: We have our top four seeds for ESL African Championship pre-season
- MWEB GameZone: Everything you need to know about the NAG Winter LAN at Rush this July
- MWEB GameZone: South African gaming events in July 2017
- MWEB GameZone: Ventus Gaming wins the MGMS 2017 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare grand final
- NAG: Kaizer Chiefs embrace Rush esports
- NAG: Kwesé to host a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering at Rush
- NAG: Cash prizes and gaming merch up for the win at Rush’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare competition
- NAG: Podcast: Episode 48 – Gareth Woods
- Red Bull: Do SA eSports competitions need soundproof booths?
- SA Gamer: Any good at Hearthstone? You better RUSH to the fireside
VS Gaming is hosting a variety of legs, cups and other tournaments, while the Orena Champions Series continues. There is also the ongoing ESL Africa tournaments, while there are these events to keep your eye out for:
- Xbox Playdates ZA are hosting a number of playdates in July. 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.
- 6th – Paladins
- 7th – F1 2016 (Spielberg)
- 13th – TEKKEN 7
- 14th – F1 2016 (British GP)
- 20th – Forza Motorsport 6
- 27th – Halo 5
- 28th – F1 2016 (Budapest)
- LanX starts today (6 July) and runs until 9 July. The annual LAN and expo is being held at the Jonibach Sports Centre in Pretoria. You can find out more by visiting their event page.
- SAGC LAN is another Gauteng LAN event happening this weekend. It starts 6pm on Friday (7 July) and runs 3pm on Saturday. The event is being held at Open Window Institute in Centurion.
- Another LAN for Gauteng, this time it’s Timeline E-Sports Centre‘s BYOC LAN starting at 9am on Saturday (8 July) and running until 5pm the same day. The venue is in Benoni and R100 will get you a seat. Details are available here.
- Injustice 2 SA Cup comes to an epic conclusion on Saturday night. The top four players will compete the the R60,000 and trip overseas up for grabs, while Jack Parow and Fokofpolisiekar will provide entertainment for the night. All that and a chance to win epic loot. Full details of the event (being held at Weiveld in Pretoria) can be found here.
Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:
- 21 to 23 July 2017: Rush
- 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
- MWEB GameZone: Win a copy of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and an awesome T-Shirt
- SA Gamer: Free Games Vrydag: Diablo 3: Rise of the Necromancer (PC/PS4)
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