Another week, another South African Gaming News Wrap. We do it because we can and care.
From today (31 May) at 2pm, you can catch a couple of local FIFA players strutting their stuff against the best in the world in the FIFA eWorld Cup Global Series Playoffs in Amsterdam. No, you don’t have to go to Holland to watch. You can tune in to YouTube or Twitch.
- Zombiegamer: R55K ASUS ROG Dota 2 Cup announced by Mettlestate
- Zombiegamer: Rush Esports heads to Pretoria with new sponsor
- Zombiegamer: Xbox One S local price cut to celebrate World Cup
- ACGL: A Response on our Minor LAN Cancellation
- Esports Central: Mettlestate Announces ASUS ROG Dota 2 Cup
- Esports Central: Sinister5 and Exdee Gaming Dota 2 Charity Match
- Esports Central: Rush 2018 confirmed with new venue and sponsor
- Esports Central: White Rabbit Gaming finalize changes to Dota 2 roster
- Esports Central: FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs this week
- Esports Central: Dota 2 BlueZ Cup results
- Esports Central: Big 5 Esports want to save the Rhino
- Esports Central: VS Gaming Masters CS:GO 2018 Leg 3 Preview
- Critical Hit: Esports tournament Rush is changing venues
- Game Nation: Mettlestate have announced the ASUS ROG Dota 2 Cup
- Game Nation: Rush Esports 2018 is heading to Sun Arena at Time Square
- Game Nation: PlayStation South Africa launch the PS4 Hits bundle
- Game Nation: The rise of Sim Racing – From Formula 1 to Assetto Corsa
- Game Nation: GeekFest 2018 – For The Love of Geek
- GeekFest: [Photos] GeekFest 2018 19 – 20 May
- GLHF: Unleashing the FIFA Beast
- IGN Africa: Debonairs Pizza partners with IGN, Arcade X and local professional teams to explore gaming
- Kwese Gamer: Rush esports event changes venue and adds Fortnite to roster
- MWEB GameZone: Everything you need to know about the Rush esports event in June
- NAG: Rush is heading to a new venue, has a fancy new partner, is gonna be AWESOME
- Orena: Orena Undergrounds – Winter Mayhem BYOC LAN
- SA Gamer: Local Rush event has moved its venue to Pretoria
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.
A pretty busy weekend this one, so get yourself ready for the following:
- Xbox Playdates ZA June play dates were still to be confirmed at the time of writing, but 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.
- KLF Computing are hosting a LAN starts from 6pm on Friday (1 June). R200 gets you a seat with two beers and a boerewors roll, with proceeds from the LAN being donated to the Kloof Rest Home charity. The LAN is at Augusta Country Estate in Hillcrest with additional information available here.
- MSSA are hosting the National Esports Team trials according to their schedule. It is scheduled for Saturday in Vereeniging. The best place for additional information is on the MSSA Facebook page.
- Nexus has a Hearthstone Tavern Hero Qualifier on Saaturday (2 June). Entrance is free with the event starting at 10am at the venue in Ferndale. Additional details can be found on the event page.
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
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