It’s another busy weekend on the horizon after another pretty active week in the local gaming and esports scene.

Let’s first get the things you may have missed out of the way:

Upcoming Events

ACGL have online tournaments for FIFA 17, Rocket League and Injustice 2. There is also FIFA 17 and Call of Duty at Rush. Details can be found here.

There’s a packed weekend of events happening in South Africa, or more specifically it seems, Gauteng:

  • 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.
    • 20th – Forza Motorsport 6
    • 27th – Halo 5
    • 28th – F1 2016 (Budapest)
  • Confuze is actually in Port Elizabeth and will feature some gaming in the form of FIFA 17 and fighting games when it starts Friday (21 July). Details can be found on the event page.
  • Rush is one of the Gauteng events this weekend. The esports expo is in Sandton Convention Centre and will feature FIFA 17, CS: GO, League of Legends and more until Sunday 23 July. Details can be found here.
  • Bryanston High School LAN starts at 3pm Friday and runs until 5pm on Sunday. The LAN is in Bryanston and will cost R100 per seat. Additional information can be found here.
  • Another Gauteng event on this weekend is the ACE Gaming COD LAN. It starts 9:30am on Saturday in Douglasdale, Sandton and will cost players R170 each to compete for the still to be confirmed prizes. More here.
  • VS Gaminghere are hosting their ‘E-Football’ event and yet another in the greater Johannesburg area. The FIFA 17 tournament which has R1,5 million and esports contracts with Orlando Pirates up for grabs will be hosted on Saturday and Sunday in Gallagher Convention Centre. Additional can be found.

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

Competitions & Giveaways

2v2 FIFA 17 Tournament

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