SA Gaming News Wrap

Photo courtesy of ESWC

Photo courtesy of ESWC

Another busy week has passed in South African eSports and gaming. A few events were outside of our borders, but featured South Africans, while a number happened withing our sunny shores. There’s also a number of upcoming events to keep your gaming hunger sated, and they can all be found below.

ESWC

South Africa had a team and two individuals at the Electronic Sports World Cup in France over this past weekend. Energy eSports represented SA in Dota 2, while Zaid Patel and Irshaad Mohomed were the players there for FIFA 14.

Sadly, the tournament proved to be a tough one for all the SA players, with none making it past the group phases of their respective events.

In Dota 2, Energy eSports managed two wins in their five games – against Muhan and Insight eSports – and finished fourth in their group. Russia’s Team Empire were the team to take the Dota 2 final (and $12,500) 2-0 against the USA’s Evil Geniuses.

In FIFA 14, the two South Africans came against some the best players in the world, and Zaid Patel managed a win and two draws in his group to end in sixth place. Irshaad Mohomed also grabbed sixth spot in his group with a record of three wins and four losses. French player Vinch scored four to his Russian opponent’s one in the final to grab $4,000 for his efforts.

Our congratulations to our fellow South Africans on representing the community with pride.

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IeSF 2013 Team SAIeSF

Just a few countries further east, the MSSA contingent was at the IeSF World Championships in Bucharest, Romania.

The ladies representing the Protea eSports team managed to both make it to the quarter-finals of their respective titles – Lyrene Kuhn for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Yolandi Williams for StarCraft 2.

The League of Legends team found the going tough, and ended their tournament in the group phase without a win.

Photos from the event are available here, courtesy of the MSSA.

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Corsair Starcraft 2 Battlegrounds Tournament

This past Saturday saw the culmination of the MWEB Gamezone hosted, and Corsair sponsored StarCraft II tournament, which was brought to fruition in association with RectronRebel Tech cc and Toasted Edge.

The top eight players from the ladders faced each other in a single elimination knockout which saw Vn Red face Pandatank in a best of five final which Pandatank took 3-0. StatiC grabbed third place over thbl, with the players finishing top three sharing in R28,000 worth of prizes.

More coverage on MWEB Gamezone.

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2up Cup

On Monday, the weekly 2v2 FIFA 14 tournament at Legends in Bellville saw a team from the Console Kingz (Morne and Yazeed) claim first spot over newcomers Austin Villians FC represented by Richard and Justin.

The next tournament will be held next Monday at Legends on Edward Street in Bellville.

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S4LT Black Ops 2 Tournament

Local PS3 Call of Duty clan S4LT hosted their first online tournament which boasted prizes totaling R10,000 (sponsored by AwX technologies and GypsyGaming and also KC Computers) and featured 16 teams.

Apex grabbed first spot, with Team Ghost placing second and S4LT K4OS finishing in third spot.

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Xbox ZA Podcast

The Call of Duty Ghosts edition.

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Upcoming Events

LAN Camp is a unique one. Kicking off activity on 15 November , the event is exactly what it says on the tin. A LAN. A Camp. R300 gets you into the LAN and includes accommodation, and up for grabs is around R50,000 in prizes. Details here.

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For more events happening this November, head here.

You can find out about even more events happening in South Africa in our (new and improved) 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.

Know of anything gaming related happening or happened in South Africa? Drop us an email at info@zombiegamer.co.za and we will do our best to cover it.

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