SA Gaming News Wrap

South African gaming – and by that matter South Africa in general – has a long weekend ahead of it. And to celebrate, FanCon is happening in Cape Town. So if you’re looking to add some geek culture to your extended weekend, then you have the perfect event to do just that.

In case you missed these articles from elsewhere, here you go:


Upcoming Events

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. You can also start registering for May’s ‘Minor LANs’ for FIFA 18, Injustice 2 and Call of Duty.

It is quiet weekend which lies ahead of you:

  • Xbox Playdates ZA have not announced their May play dates yet, but we suspect they will be every Wednesday from 8pm and selected Fridays from 9pm. You can get more information here about the regular gaming play dates.
  • 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.
  • E-Diski Challenge is a FIFA 18 tournament scheduled for 2m on Friday (27 April). Up for grabs is R10,000 in this team versus team event. The tournament will be played at the Back to the City Festival in Gauteng. Additional details can be found here.
  • Radlan kicks off at 3pm on Friday and runs until 12pm the following day. Entry is R80 pre-booked and R100 at the door. The LAN is in Welkom and interested attendees can hit the event page for more details.
  • FanCon is on this weekend (Saturday 28 April and Sunday 29 April). It promises to be “geek heaven” and that promise will be fulfilled at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Details about what can be expected over the two days can be found on the event page.
  • The Nexus in Gauteng is hosting a Fireside Gathering (for Hearthstone’s Witchwood launch) on Saturday from 10am. The event will feature a tournament with a R50 entry fee. Find out more on the Facebook event page.

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


Competitions & Giveaways


Sales & Discounts


Energy eSports

The Energy eSports CS:GO team has made a roster adjustment which sees teenager Gareth “MisteM” Ries replacing Jan “takbok” Theron.

MisteM has come off the back of a three year ban from VS Gaming and has already turned heads since returning to competitive play with Sinister5. How he will slot into an already strong Energy eSports team remains to be seen.

Today we have the pleasure of announcing a new member of our organisation and CounterStrike team.Gareth "MisteM" Ries…

Posted by Energy Esports on Wednesday, 25 April 2018

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White Rabbit Gaming

White Rabbit Gaming have acquired the Team Boostios Overwatch squad to expand the MGO’s competitive title list.

WHITE RABBIT GAMING EXPANDS INTO OVERWATCHIt is with great joy that we announce today that Team Boostios will be…

Posted by White Rabbit Gaming on Monday, 23 April 2018

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Xbox Playdates ZA

Is virtual racing your thing? Then we would suggest joining the Xbox Playdates crew for their Friday night F1 2017 series. Doing so may just bag you some sweet swag. There is a racing seat, racing wheel and a bundle of games up for grabs, as long as you participate regularly enough.

We are VERY excited to announce that our F1 Games from Codemasters F1 2017 championship season which we host every…

Posted by Xbox Playdates ZA on Thursday, 19 April 2018


Comic Con Africa

Comic Con Africa have announced one of their guests.

Khal Drogo (from Game of Thrones) and Aquaman – or known as Jason Momoa in real life – will be at the event on 15 and 16 September.

Jason Momoa!!! The great Dothraki warlord, Khal Drogo from GoT, Aquaman and more, will be appearing at Comic Con Africa…

Posted by Comic Con Africa on Monday, 23 April 2018


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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