We can’t help but notice all the new voices appearing in the local scene wanting to talk about South African gaming and esports. Welcome we say. Welcome to the original undead home of just that specific conversation.
A few articles you may have missed this past week:
- Zombiegamer: VS Gaming FIFA eWorld Cup | The results are in
- Zombiegamer: [Photos] FanCon 2018
- Esports Central: 1337LAN 2018 Wrap Video
- Esports Central: The hallowed realm of esports grassroots development in South Africa
- Esports Central: Did SA esports grow too fast, too quickly?
- Esports Central: Interviewing WRG.Boostios’ thebarnical
- Esports Central: VS Gaming eWorld Cup champions revealed
- Esports Central: Chidowi and Welp transfer from WRG to LeetPro
- Esports Central: The Party of Five
- Esports Central: Getting your big break in CS:GO
- Esports Central: Goliath Gaming signs a FIFA player
- Bravado Gaming: [Photos] VS Gaming FIFA Festival 2018
- Critical Hit: Broforce gets a big update on PS4…and it’s coming to Nintendo Switch!
- Critical Hit: The Xbox One X is finally available in South Africa again
- GLHF: South African Overwatch: Pushing the Payload
- MWEB GameZone: South African dev, Free Lives, teases Broforce for the Nintendo Switch
- NAG: VS Gaming’s FIFA eWorld Cup Qualifier tournament winners announced
- NAG: Local indie game Volantia: Kingdom in the Sky is out now
- Times Live: FIFA esport championship at Monte Casino
- UGC: [Photos] Tekken 7 Tournament
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. Additionally, registrations are open for May’s ‘Minor LANs’ for FIFA 18, Injustice 2 (both 19 May) and Call of Duty (26 May).
Not the busiest weekend ever…:
- Xbox Playdates ZA have the following May play dates on the agenda. Join them every Wednesday from 8pm and selected Fridays from 9pm. You can get more information here about the regular gaming play dates for Xbox One players.
- 9th – Forza 7
- 11th – F1 2017 (Spain)
- 16th – Gears of War 4 (Xbox Game Pass)
- 23rd- NHL 18 (3v3) (EA Access)
- 25th – F1 2017 (Monaco)
- 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.
Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:
- 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
Competitions & Giveaways
Masoom is well known in the local competitive FIFA scene having regularly finished top three in a variety of tournaments. Unfortunately, at the VS Gaming event, he fell a spot short of that and placed fourth where he secured R30,000 for his efforts.
The Bravado Gaming FIFA roster:
- Wasim ‘Wass’ Rajah (c)
- Zaahid ‘Zaz’ Laher
- Masoom ‘Masoom’ Fakie
Energy Esports have added a new CS:GO Academy team to their ranks. The team – formerly known as Skeletons Again – are currently competing in the VS Gaming Premier Division.
Today we are happy to announce our new CSGO Academy line up. We would like to wish them the best of luck as they strive…
- Esports Central: Energy Esports announces CSGO Academy line up
- Kwese Gamer: Energy Esports announce CSGO Academy line up
A little bit of rostermania happening in the local esports scene it seems as Leetpro Esports announce the addition of three new (but familiar) faces to their CS:GO team as Jan “takbok” Theron, Sharon “ShazZ” Waison and Juan ‘Zeo’ Nieuwoudt join.
Comic Con Africa
The Comic Con Africa guest list is growing and the latest announcement brings Rick Worthy from Supernatural and Battlestar Galactica to all three days of the September 2018 event.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to cover it.