It has not been a particularly busy week in the local scene (except for the usual drama and saltiness that you can rather go and find on social media), but here is what you may have missed and the things you shouldn’t miss in South African gaming and esports.

Local Rocket League fans keen on improving their game should head over to Rocket League Xpress who are offering coaching lessons for free. Yes, get better now and then get ready for world domination. Or something like that.

Upcoming Events

ACGL have a few online tournaments this weekend for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, World of Warcraft and Injustice 2. Details can be found here.

There’s some regular CS:GO and Hearthstone action happening with season two of the ESL African Championships. We suggest hitting the ESL Africa Facebook page for stream details.

There’s quite a few other activities happening this weekend around the country:

  • Xbox Playdates ZA are hosting their playdates series throughout September. The Thursday evening events start at 8pm, while the Friday F1 events begin at 9pm. You can get more information here about the regular gaming play dates.
    • 14th – Titanfall 2 (You can head to the Nexus in JHB to participate too)
    • 15th – F1 2016
    • 21st – Battlefield 1
    • 28th – Gears of War 4
    • 29th – F1 2016
  • A Maze. Johannesburg is currently on until 16 September. This celebration of gaming, media and more is being be hosted in the Tshimologong Precinct in Gauteng. Details are available here.
  • Mettlestate host the finals of the Matrix Warehouse Maverick Challenge (for CS:GO) on Saturday (16 September). The battle for the R50,000 prize starting at 12pm can be viewed live here.
  • Orena host week three of their Fight Night series on Saturday from 12pm. Street Fighter V combatants can begin their battle for the R20,000 up for grabs which will end later this year in the ‘OFN Major Weekend’. Details can be found here.
  • Orena are back on Sunday with a PUBG tournament. The original 200 spots have been filled, so you can now only sit back and watch others play for the chicken dinner and cash up for grabs. Additional tournament information can be found here.

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

Competitions & Giveaways

Bravado Gaming

Bravado Gaming have announced a roster change to their Call of Duty team. The change sees two players depart with three new “young and talented individuals” added to the roster.

Connor ‘Vadex’ Maguire and Paul ‘Freakz’ Haakestad are the two players leaving, while Rahil ‘Rahil’ Bux, Ryan ‘Waffle’ Van Manen and Adem ‘Clanko’ Catovic will be joining the Bravado Gaming team.

The change is in effect immediately with the VS Gaming Championships looming later this year at rAge.

The full line-up is:

  • Dillon ‘Lithium’ Charalambous (Captain and Core) | Twitter
  • Alton ‘Inferno’ Cuff (Core) | Twitter
  • Rahil ‘Rahil’ Bux (Core) | Twitter
  • Ryan ‘Waffle’ Van Manen (Core) | Twitter
  • Hameed ‘Viper’ Moosa (Coach) | Twitter
  • Adem ‘Clanko’ Catovic (Reserve) | Twitter

You can read more about the change here.



WWII Beta Interviews
by African Gaming

Destiny 2 Launch South Africa
by Online Arena

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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