Been a week of firsts in South Africa with the big news that Comic Con was making its official debut later this year, and that local servers for Rainbow Six Siege were on the horizon. And some say, nothing good ever happens here…
Some news you may have missed in the last week:
- Zombiegamer: AfrEsports | Details, schedule and more
- Zombiegamer: Comic Con Africa Has Been Announced
- Zombiegamer: VS Gaming Qualifiers | CS:GO Prem & Masters Teams Decided
- Zombiegamer: VS Gaming Qualifiers | Dota2 Prem & Masters Teams Decided
- ACGL: AfrEsports | KotH and Racing by Apex Interactive
- Critical Hit: It’s official! Comic Con Africa is coming
- Critical Hit: Rainbow Six Siege is getting South African servers
- GLHF: The Battle of the Valkyries
- IGN Africa: Comic Con Coming to South Africa
- IGN Africa: Rainbow Six: Siege Servers coming to South Africa
- MWEB GameZone: Ubisoft announces Rainbow Six Siege servers for South Africa
- NAG: Comic Con Africa is a thing that is happening in 2018
- NAG: Rainbow Six Siege is getting local servers, so that’s some Monday kiffness for you
- NAG: Podcast: Episode 79 – Esports Ready
- Red Bull: Comic Con is coming to Africa
- Red Bull: Saluting a legend
- SA Gamer: Comic Con Africa officially heading to SA in September – Nolan North and Troy Baker on panels
- SA Gamer: Rainbow Six Siege will be getting local Azure servers soon
This weekend is pretty full with gaming activities far and wide:
- 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.
- 25th – Battlefield 1 – At The Nexus
- 28th – Ghost Recon Wildlands
- AfrEsports is this weekend (Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 February) and there’s over R50,000 in cash up for grabs. There’s also a free entry option. And products to win. There’s plenty happening at GrandWest, and you can find out more here.
- Virtual Mentality Gaming are hosting a Call of Duty Ghosts LAN tournament on Saturday from 9am. The venue is in Benoni and entrance will set you back R150 with over R2,000 in cash up for grabs. You can find out more on the event page.
- MSSA is hosting the 36th Gauteng Provincial Championships which runs over Saturday and Sunday at Northcliff High School in (you guessed it) Northcliff, Gauteng. Additional information via the MSSA Facebook page.
Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:
- 28 to 29 April 2018: FanCon
- 27 to 29 July 2018: EGE
- 14 to 16 September 2018: Comic Con Africa
- 5 to 7 October 2018: rAge
Competitions & Giveaways
Bravado Gaming’s CS:GO team recently began their adventure (code-name: Project Destiny) in the United States, aiming to make an impact on the international scene. Setting themselves up for a year in the U.S. has already paid dividends as the team moved through the closed qualifiers for ECS Season 5 to head to the Challenger Cup. In doing so, the team beat Team Dignitas 2-1 to gain their next phase qualification spot.
Eight teams will battle it out in the upcoming Challenger Cup double elimination with the top two heading onwards and upwards to the ECS league. Splyce, compLexity Gaming and Rise Nation are just three of the teams standing between the South Africans and the next leg.
You can find out more about ESC Season 5 here.
Mettlestate WESG SA Qualifiers | Highlights
by Esports Central
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