Another week in South African gaming has passed, and unfortunately it has been a sad one with a respected CS: GO player passing and one of our more established local gaming news sites shuttering their doors. Read on below.
A few articles you may have missed elsewhere:
- ACGL: MGMS Rocket League | Exdee Gaming Reign Supreme
- ACGL: COD:WWII Minor LAN | Three Cities. Three Winners.
- ACGL: Top 5 Plays | January
- ACGL: ACGL Certified GFX Team Announced
- Critical Hit: It was JHB vs Critical Hit for a Nintendo Switch! Here’s what went down
- GLHF: What Bravado Left Behind
- GLHF: Vinco vs ESL
- IGN Africa: Esports Spotlight for 6th February 2018
- MWEB GameZone: Video Game services that South Africans wish they received
- NAG: Podcast: Episode 77 – Company Catchups
- Nexus: What Streams May Come – Know Your Local Streamers!
ACGL are have a number of online and LAN tournaments this weekend for Call of Duty, FIFA 18, Injustice 2 and Rocket League. Details and registrations for the tournaments can be found here.
You can book these dates around the country for your gaming activities:
- Xbox Playdates ZA are hosting their play dates every Wednesday from 8pm and selected Fridays from 9pm. You can get more information here about the regular gaming play dates.
- 14th – Overwatch
- 16th – F1 2017 (Off season)
- 21st – Forza Horizon 3
- 25th – Battlefield 1 – At The Nexus
- 28th – Ghost Recon Wildlands
- Nintendo ARMS Face-Off is tonight (8 February) from 5pm to 7pm at the Nintendo Pop-Up Store in Pretoria. Up for grabs is a Nintendo Switch. Details can be found here.
- BOSS LAN is happening in Kalk Bay, Cape Town from 5pm on Friday (9 February). Entry is R70 per gamer at the door and R30 for spectators. The event runs until 2pm on Saturday. Information is available on the event page.
- ACE Gaming are hosting a Call of Duty (PS4) 4v4 LAN tournament on Saturday and Sunday in Gauteng. Cash prizes up for grabs and entry is R220 at the door (or R200 pre-paid). Details are generally available only on the organisation’s Twitter account.
- MSSA have the online inter-schools championships this Saturday. A variety of esports titles are being played, and interested players should hit their Facebook page.
Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:
- 10 to 11 February 2018: ACE Gaming LAN
- 24 to 25 February 2018: AfrEsports
- 28 to 29 April 2018: FanCon
- 27 to 29 July 2018: EGE
Competitions & Giveaways
Damage Control sadly announced the lost of a member this past week. Team member Christopher ‘Apocalypse’ Lautre tragically passed away in an accident. The entire Zombiegamer team send their condolences to his family and team during their great loss.
We as an online family and us here at Damage Control are shocked and heart broken… there are no words to express the incredible sadness all of us are feeling, this world has lost a truly special human being, our deepest condolences to the entire Lautre family. RIP Chris <3
— Damage Control (@DamageControlza) February 4, 2018
This past weekend, ACGL operated or partnered in a number of events.
A total of 22 teams competed in three cities in a Call of Duty WWII PS4 LAN tournament. The tournament was played in Cape Town (at MWEB’s Mcave), The Nexus in Johannesburg and Game On in Port Elizabeth (facilitated by Plan-G).
The top spots per city were as follows:
- Cape Town:
- Port Elizabeth:
MGMS Rocket League
48 teams started the qualifying process but it was Exdee Gaming that took the top spot in the MWEB GameZone Masters Series for Rocket League. In a pulsating final series against Rocket Eclairs, the Exdee team took three of the games against the two from the Eclairs to walk away with the R3,000 winner’s cheque.
You can read more about the final matches – and catch the live stream VOD – here.
Bravado Gaming’s CS:GO team are off on their new adventure – Project Destiny – which sees them staying and playing in the United States of America for a year. They are based in Arizona (in case you want to visit), and this is what their new home looks like.
Our #CSGO squad has landed safe and sound in the USA! Aran "Sonic" Groesbeek giving us a quick rundown from where all the magic will be happening #bvdgaming #projectdestiny #intel #alienware #dell Dell EMC Alienware Intel Vertagear
Posted by Bravado Gaming on Sunday, 4 February 2018
MyGaming is closing doors. After nine years, the South African website and forum will cease to exist at the end of February 2018. No details have been offered as to why, but they become one of yet another in a line of local websites that have become part of the South African gaming landscape, alongside eGamer, EL33TOnline, ITF Gaming and more.
The very last post on the site says:
MyGaming is shutting down.
That was a difficult sentence to type. But there’s no sugar-coating it. This will be the last month MyGaming will be online.
This is the last post that graces the MyGaming news site. No further articles will be published on the front page.
The forum and news website will remain online until 28 February, after which both will be shut down.
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