If you’re into gaming and geek culture, then this coming weekend is the one for you. There is plenty on the horizon and it’s almost happening all over the country. Details can be found below, but let’s kick off with local articles you may have missed recently:
- Zombiegamer: Souzern Lions brings FACEIT to South Africa
- Zombiegamer: CS:GO Evetech Champions League and show match announced
- Esports Central: South African Rostermania
- Esports Central: Gaming – the hobby of the everyman
- Esports Central: ESEA South Africa Season 28 Preview
- Esports Central: Dib finishes top 16 at DreamHack Hearthstone tournament
- Esports Central: FACEIT and Souzern Lions announce CS:GO pug system
- Esports Central: Mettlestate announces CS:GO exhibition match
- Esports Central: BlueZ Cup Dota 2 playoffs details
- Esports Central: Reviewing Gamechangers: Dreams of Blizzcon
- Esports Central: Multiple team ownership and the South African MGO
- Critical Hit: Here’s what it was like going to the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 reveal event!
- Game Nation: Mettlestate announce the CS:GO Evetech Champions League
- Game Nation: Souzern Lions League Announced, Powered by FACEIT
- GLHF: A picture is worth a thousand words
- MWEB GameZone: South African CS: GO fans shouldn’t miss out on the ECL Legends show match
- NAG: ASRock Phantom Gaming GPUs confirmed for launch in South Africa
ACGL have online tournaments happening over the course of this weekend and into next week, including Fortnite, Call of Duty, Rocket League and more. All the necessary details and registration pages are available here. This weekend also sees the four city Call of Duty LAN tournament on 26 May.
A pretty busy weekend this one, so get yourself ready for the following:
- 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.
- 25th – F1 2017 (Monaco)
- Mettlestate is hosting the ROG Valkyrie League for CS:GO currently. You can catch the final stage on Wednesday from 7pm. Tune in to the action here.
- Africa Day FIFA Tournament is being hosted in Harare, Zimbabwe from 12pm on Friday. Full details can be found here.
- RAD LAN starts at 4pm on Friday and runs until 10am on Saturday. The LAN in Welkom costs between R80 to R100 per person. Additional information can be found here.
- ACGL and their partners are hosting Call of Duty: WWII PS4 LAN tournaments in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Gauteng on Saturday 26 May from 9am. Cash prizes are up for grabs. Full details are available here.
- ComicEx is a relatively new addition to the local geek event scene and hits Durban this weekend. From 9am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday, the event will be hosted at Cornubia Mall. Tickets are R100 for a day pass and R150 for a weekend pass. Head to their Facebook page for more.
- MSSA has the Mpumalanga Championships scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. The tournament will be hosted at HTS Witbank. The best place for additional information is on the MSSA Facebook page.
- JHB BeatDown is at The Nexus in Gauteng this Saturday for virtual beatdowns. The action starts at 10am and runs until 10pm with a R30 entry fee. A variety of titles will be featured but the main tournament will be Street Fighter V. Head to the event page for more.
- Zimbabwe has a busy weekend on the cards with Saturday featuring a Mortal Kombat XL tournament. There are cash prizes up for grabs at the event in Harare. Additional information is available here.
- Goal of Duty is a FIFA 8 tournament this Saturday in Gauteng. The action starts at 12pm at the Premior Gaming Lounge and has R4,000 up for grabs. R200 gets you competing in the tournament.
Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:
- 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
- MWEB GameZone: Win a Plantronics RIG 600 Gaming Headset
- SA Gamer: Free Games Vrydag – Detroit: Become Human (PS4)
From Friday 25 May, a new PlayStation 4 bundle will be available locally.
For one cent short of R5,000 the new PS4 bundle will give you three games and a three-month Plus subscription to go along with the 500GB console. The games are also pretty tasty with Uncharted 4, Horizon Zero Dawn (Complete Edition) and GT Sport.
We would ask that you support us by buying from our affiliate Raru, but you can shop wherever you prefer.
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23 May 2018 – Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) has just announced a new PS4 500GB Hits bundle, which will be available at select retail outlets from Friday the 25th of May 2018.
Recommended Retail Price for the bundle is R 4,999.99, and includes:
- A Jet Black 500GB PS4
- A three-month PlayStation Plus membership
- Three PS4 Games
- UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End™
- Horizon Zero Dawn™ Complete Edition
- GT SPORT™
Experience epic adventures, battle the best players online and challenge your friends in your living room with the slimmer and lighter PS4™.
A STUNNING DESIGN
A slimmer and lighter console packed with true PlayStation®4 power.
HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR) TECHNOLOGY
Visuals are more realistic, strikingly vivid and truer to what the human eye sees in the real world.
Fast, personal and easier to share, connect and play with friends.
EXCLUSIVE PS4TM FEATURES
Game-changing innovations and ways to keep playing, like Remote Play and Share Play.
Features 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi mode options and HDMI 2.0 output.
TWO CONSOLES, ONE PS4TM FAMILY
Connect with friends on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro consoles, and hook up with the biggest online community of players with PlayStation®Plus.
All games are fully cross-compatible with PS4TM and PS4TM Pro, and players compete online in the same multiplayer ecosystem.
Product Dimensions (w/h/d) Packaging Dimensions (w/h/d)
- Approx. 288mm × 265mm × 39mm • Approx. 426mm x 355mm x 103mm
- DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller ? combining revolutionary features with intuitive design and precise controls, the DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller defines the new generation of play. The new model features a stylish black matt finish, and shows your light bar colour from above as you play.
- PlayStation®VR – put yourself at the centre of the game and explore extraordinary worlds in a way you’ve never experienced before. For total immersion, interact with virtual environments using a PlayStation®Move motion controller or DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller.
- PlayStation®Camera – integral to the PlayStation®VR experience, the camera tracks the PS VR headset, PlayStation®Move or DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller to heighten your sense of presence. It also unlocks PS4TM features like voice controls, facial recognition and picture-in-picture video editing and broadcasting.
UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End™
Several years after his last adventure, retired fortune hunter Nathan Drake is forced back into the world of thieves. With the stakes much more personal, Drake embarks on his greatest adventure yet in a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure. However, every treasure has its cost and this adventure will test Drake’s physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he’s willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves. Created by acclaimed developer Naughty Dog, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is available exclusively for the PlayStation 4 system.
Horizon Zero Dawn™ Complete Edition
Shunned by her tribe since birth, Aloy has never known a mother’s embrace or acceptance of a community. Her only companion was Rost, the recluse who fostered her – but he couldn’t answer who her parents were and why she was cast out.
To unravel these secrets alloy ventures into the wider world where tribes rule and new threats rise.
She’ll need to draw on her sharp insight, intellect and skills with bow and spear to survive against powerful machines and deadly warriors to uncover the truth.
How did the machines come to be? What became of the old ones?
Could the catastrophe that turned their cities to graves again come to pass?
As Aloy rises from outcast to legendary machine hunter she will discover that her own identity cuts right to the heart of these forbidden questions…
Welcome to the future of motorsports, the definitive motor racing experience is back and better than ever on PlayStation 4®. With Gran Turismo Sport, get instant access to only the fastest, most desirable driving machines on the planet and experience the thrill of speed without limitation, be it alone, with friends or in the definitive online racing competition so real that it is recognised by the FIA. Create your legacy as you represent and compete for your home country or favourite manufacturer. The best of the best will get their chance to become legends at the annual world live final of the FIA Gran Turismo Championships.
About Sony Interactive Entertainment
Recognised as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. The PlayStation family of products and services include PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Vita, PlayStation®3, PlayStation™Store, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Video, PlayStation™Music, PlayStation™Now, PlayStation™Vue and acclaimed PlayStation software titles from SIE Worldwide Studios. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation and has global functions in California, London and Tokyo.
“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
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