SA Gaming News Wrap

And we’re in to the final month of 2017, so expect all things local (and internationally) to start slowing down. However, as long as there is something happening, we’ll keep informing and this coming weekend is busier than one would have expected.

Let’s kick things off with content you may have missed elsewhere:


Upcoming Events

Our sister organisation, ACGL, is hosting a number of online tournaments this weekend for Rocket League (the MGMS qualifier one), Call of Duty and Rainbow Six Siege. You can find out more on their tournament page.

Otherwise, it’s a fairly packed weekend of LANs, kicking, punching and other virtual activities:

  • Xbox Playdates ZA are hosting playdates during December. 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.
    • 7th – Call of Duty WWII @ Nexus
    • 14th – Need for Speed Payback
    • 15th – F1 2017 (Off Season)
    • 16th – PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS @ Nexus
    • 21st – WWE 2K18
  • Plan G in Port Elizabeth are hosting an ‘Esports Launch LAN’ from Friday (8 December) at 7pm until Saturday evening. R80 will get you in and playing for the R10,000 up for grabs across the following titles: CS:GO, Dota 2, FIFA 18 and Injustice 2. The event will be at the Mill Park Bowling Club and additional information can be found on their event page.
  • Orena reach the climax of the Street Fighter V Fight Nights this weekend at the Orena Gaming Lounge at Emperor’s Palace. Last chance qualifiers are on Friday at which point the top 32 players over the various qualifiers will face off for their share of R20,000. Details can be found here.
  • Online Gameothon is a little misleading as it is a LAN event at Shared Space in Roodepoort. Ticket prices start from R150 per day and the LAN is from 5pm on Friday until 2pm on Sunday (10 December). Contact information can be found here.
  • Welkom LAN host their ‘Glow in the Dark’ LAN in – you guessed it – Welkom. The LAN starts at 10pm on Friday and runs until 1pm on Saturday. Head to the event page to get additional information.
  • Random Select is hosting a fighting tournament at UWC in the Western Cape. R40 gets you playing and on the agenda is King of Fighters XIV and Tekken 7 with R1,000 up for grabs. Details are available here.
  • Metro Home City in Pretoria are hosting a Tekken 7 tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Up for grabs is a PlayStation 4 and interested combatants should head here for more details.
  • Hearthstone gets an outing at The Spirit of Competition Fireside Gathering in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. The tournament starts at 11:30am on Saturday and is expected to finish around 4pm. Additional information is available on the event page.
  • Rocket League MGMS: The first qualifier reaches its conclusion from 17h00 on Sunday (10 December) and will be streamed live. Details of the matches and where to watch can be found here.

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


Competitions & Giveaways


Sales & Discounts


Mega8 Pro League

The Mega8 Dota 2 Pro League has come to an end with White Rabbit Gaming and Bravado Gaming topping their respective groups. The league will conclude next year sometime when the top four per group will face off at a LAN event. Details of the LAN are still to be confirmed.

The final standings after seven rounds of matches:

Group 1

  • White Rabbit Gaming – 21 points
  • Sinister5 – 18 points
  • Energy eSports – 15 points
  • Aperture Gaming – 12 points
  • Goliath Gaming – 9 points
  • NibbLe.Horde – 6 points
  • New Text Document – 3 points
  • Damage Control – 0 points

Group 2

  • Bravado Gaming – 21 points
  • Exdee Gaming – 18 points
  • Epoch Esports – 15 points
  • Alpha Star Gaming – 12 points
  • Divine//Sky Reborn – 9 points
  • Clan-In-Progress – 6 points
  • XTC Gaming – 0 points
  • The Goon Squad – 0 points

The league was not without its issues and saw a controversy around ineligible players participating and the subsequent fallout around that. Mega8 issued a statement this past week addressing the issues that occurred.

For a wrap on the final weekend of matches, you can head here.


WESG Africa

While WESG last year got a fair amount of attention locally, this year’s edition has passed by mostly unnoticed.

The African Qualifier for the women’s CS:GO was played this past weekend and sadly only saw five entries – four from South Africa and one from Tunisia. South African team Leetpro took the top spot against Energy Finesse and secured themselves a slot at the WESG LAN event.

Tournament bracket can be viewed here.

2017 CSGO female WESG Africa Champions – Leetpro.fe
by Leetpro


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.

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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