And just like that, South African esports has a new friend. Esports Central went live this week and promises to be “a central home for local esports”. That might be so, but we’re still the prettier older sibling of the bunch… We would suggest heading over and bookmarking it for your go-to-stop for esports.
- Zombiegamer: VS Gaming FIFA eWorld Cup Qualifier tickets on sale
- ACGL: Introducing the ACGL Community Managers
- Esports Central: Bravado’s journey to the New World so far
- Esports Central: Crime and Punishment: Cheaters in CS:GO
- Esports Central: The Witchwood Analysis: Can Control Warlock be beaten in the Year of the Raven?
- Esports Central: Beyond the insiders: How anyone can help grow local esports
- Esports Central: How does The Witchwood expansion impact Hearthstone?
- Esports Central: Comic Con Africa 2018: Interview with VS Gaming’s Wanda Mkhize
- Esports Central: Do esports players use social media enough?
- Game Nation: The South African CSGO Dream Team
- Game Nation: The War at Home – South African CS:GO so far in 2018
- Red Bull: How to become a shoutcaster in South Africa
ACGL have a number of online tournaments happening over this weekend, including Fortnite, Call of Duty, Rocket League and more. All the necessary details and registration pages are available here.
It is quiet weekend which lies ahead of you:
- 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. The remaining line-up for April is:
- 25th – WWE 2K17
- Mettlestate is hosting the ROG Valkyrie League for CS:GO currently. You can catch two matches a week from the tournament every Wednesday from 7pm until 30 May. Tune in to the action here.
- MSSA have the Online Provincial Championships this Saturday. Details are generally scarce but we would suspect that heading over to their Facebook page would reveal a little more sometime.
- Plan-G are at Game On in Port Elizabeth this weekend for their regular fighting games meetup. Or beatup. On the agenda are a variety of titles with the action kicking off at 11am. Additional information can be found on the event page.
Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:
- 28 to 29 April 2018: FanCon
- 19 to 20 May 2018: GeekFest
- 29 June to 1 July 2018: Rush
- 27 to 29 July 2018: EGE
- 14 to 16 September 2018: Comic Con Africa
- 5 to 7 October 2018: rAge
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We’re not ones to talk too much about ourselves here but maybe that is about to change. For today at least anyway. A few weeks ago we helped the Arsenal Cape Town supporters club to host a FIFA tournament as a fundraiser. This is what it was all about. You can also find a few photos from the day here.
The Arsenal Cape Town Supporters Trust has been giving back to the community by raising funds for those in need. pic.twitter.com/bilfKqdhkF
— SuperSport ? (@SuperSportTV) April 20, 2018
Bravado Gaming have had a busy week this week. They have announced the CS:GO Academy team and launched their online shop.
The CS:GO Academy team is the ‘Finesse’ female team who have already jumped straight into things with the Mettlestate Valkyrie Challenge. The team features Jana “SaltyMonkey” Du Toit, Kayhla “KayC” Calder, Rachel “rayChil1za” Van Dyk, Christin “2SSB” Meistre and Carmen “Cjay” Mcleod. According to the announcement, the “goal of the new team is to help them reach their dream of being part of the VS Gaming Masters and also inspiring younger players, male or female in South Africa and around the world to just play and enjoy themselves because anything can happen with hard work and dedication. We decided to go with the girls as our academy team as we feel there is a huge room for growth in the scene in terms of catering for female players and we would like to play a leading role in that development. We also believe that they have a very high skill ceiling and we know that they are some of the most dedicated players around. With that being said, the girls will also be helping a few individuals and potential players in order to assist in starting their competitive careers.”
The online shop features the Sergio Tacchini Bravado Gaming clothing line which includes t-shirts and hoodies all with the Bravado Gaming logo. Prices start at R390 and head up to R1490 with stock being “extremely limited”. You can find out more about the announcement here, while the shop is live here.
- Esports Central: Bravado Gaming launches online shop
- Kwese Gamer: Bravado acquires rival’s Finesse CSGO team
- Tech Girl: Bravado Gaming announced their CSGO Academy Team and it has a bit of Finesse
ESEA Season 27
Energy eSports took the 27th ESEA season for CS:GO in a final against Sinister5.
Energy are your ESEA Season 27 Champions!16-2 Cobblestone16-7 CacheGG WP Sinister5.Thanks to everyone and our…
Sticking with Energy eSports, they have “eunited their partnership with MSI” after some time with one of the Taiwanese firm’s competitors.
Today, Energy announce that they have reunited their partnership with MSI, the Taiwanese multinational information…
Locally developed game Jengo has achieved a total backing amount of $29,480 which sees the title going officially ‘live’ in their Crowdfunding campaign. Jengo now has a little over 35 days to reach its final funding goal of $140,000.
The initial target was reached with only 277 backers. ‘Only’ because the initial target was 400 but thanks to the generosity of the 277, the average per person investment was higher than usual.
With all that now sorted, it’s now onward and upward for the game. If you’re keen to support Jengo, you should head here to do just that.
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Jengo Comes out of BSP.
Monday, 16 April 2018
We are still preparing the upcoming rollercoaster that will be Jengo’s actual Crowdfunding campaign. It will be full of surprises. Not nasty ones, mind you, but epic ones!
As we stated previously we needed close on 400 backers to get out of Backstage pass. As it stands now we have 277 backers, not quite the 400 we needed however our total investment/backing amount surpasses the average of the 400-backer average. We are happy to announce that from today we are officially live and out of backstage. At the time of writing our campaign is sitting at $29,480
The Robot Wizard team are incredibly thankful for the support the South African industry have given us. We still have a long way to go, but we feel getting out of BSP will allow the campaign to reach a much wider audience of gamers and investors.
From our BSP we announced our first gameplay trailer and our outlandish Jengo Pitch video. This is just the start of our exciting content release schedule for our weekly content drops that will run for the next month. Be sure to keep an eye on our Fig.co/jengo page to catch it all.
We have some exciting stuff to share!
From here it’s our last shot to achieve our campaign target, if South African gamers want to get behind the game and South African game development they can still pledge and get some awesome new rewards exclusive to us going out of BSP. This is our final stretch to greatness and we want you to help us point and click our way into history!
Noteworthy FIG Updates From Jengo
- Some lucky pledges have received random backer artfrom our talented artist Louis Du Pisani
- Jengo’s Visual World
- Graeme Selvan
*?Fig?is a community funding and publishing platform for independent video games. Fans back games on Fig to get exclusive?rewards or?invest to earn returns from game sales.?Fig was created to bring fans together to help Fig publish games of all kinds. Our goal is to strike a balance between titles from well-known independent studios as well as ones from up-and-coming indie teams.
- MWEB GameZone: SA-developed Jengo achieves first stage of crowdfunding but still needs a lot of backing to reach end goal
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