Let’s dispense with the niceties and get right into it shall we?
There’s still a little time left to pick up an Xbox One 1TB bundle for a discounted price. Details can be found here. Dota 2 teams also have very little time to get registered for the Mettlestate ASUS ROG Cup. Only today (7 June) until 12pm still in fact. So get registered.
Get yourself familiar with a few local interest articles you may have missed elsewhere this past week:
- ACGL: Registrations open for Rush 2018
- Esports Central: Goliath Gaming signs second FIFA player
- Esports Central: Our South African Esports Narrator
- Esports Central: The Esports Central Podcast: Episode 002
- Esports Central: Amaryllis Gaming joins White Rabbit Gaming
- Esports Central: A Dreamhack Come True
- Esports Central: Discussing the Mettlestate ASUS ROG Dota 2 Cup with DeMoNiK
- Esports Central: Talking mobile esports with Tech Girl
- Esports Central: RUSH Esports tournament registrations now open
- Esports Central: The South African journey at the FIFA Global Series
- Esports Central: Bravado Gaming takes the ASUS ROG Valkyrie league
- Esports Central: The elusive crossover esport
- Esports Central: ASUS ROG Valkyrie League heads into playoff weekend
- Esports Central: The Esports Central Podcast: Episode 001
- Game Nation: The long wait is over for more SA esports tournaments
- GLHF: Dib Does Dreamhack
- NAG: Here’s your list of prizes for the Vodacom 4U tournaments happening at Rush
- Red Bull: Meet South Africa’s best FIFA Player: Thabo “Yvng Savage” Moloi
- SA Gamer: Your local times to catch all the E3 2018 briefings
- Tech Girl: South African Female Esports Competitors – Learnings from Season 1 of the Valkyrie League
- Tech Girl: South African Esports – One Year On
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 are 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.
- 8th – F1 2017 (Canada)
- 13th – Lazer League
- 20th – EA SPORTS FIFA 18 World Cup
- 22nd – F1 2017 (Malyasia 25% Classic Race)
- 27th – Forza Horizon 3
- Cold Fusion LAN hits Laerskool Edleen in Kempton Park on Friday (8 June) from 6pm and continues until Sunday morning at 11am. A LAN spot is R100 per seat and will feature a variety of tournaments. Additional event information can be found here.
- Mettlestate launch their CS:GO Evetech Champions League with a show match on Sunday (10 June). The match which features a team of legends up against fan-voted Leetpro Esports starts at 4pm and can be viewed here.
- E3 2018 kicks off next week. While not strictly a South African event, we’re willing to bet there isn’t a South African (and African) gamer out there not keen to see what gets revealed. The action starts on 9 June with EA’s presentation and ends on 12 June with Nintendo. SA times and details via SA Gamer:
- EA Play: 9 June – 8 pm (Twitch, YouTube)
- Microsoft: 10 June – 10 pm (Twitch, YouTube)
- Bethesda: 11 June – 3.30 am (Twitch, YouTube)
- Square Enix: 11 June – 7 pm (Twitch, YouTube)
- Ubisoft: 11 June – 10pm (Twitch, YouTube)
- PC Gaming Show: 12 June – 00:00 (Twitch, Official Site)
- Sony: 12 June – 3 am (Twitch, YouTube)
- Nintendo: 12 June – 6 pm (YouTube)
Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:
- 29 June to 1 July 2018: Rush
- 29 June to 1 July 2018: ICON
- 12 to 15 July 2018: LanX 2018
- 27 to 29 July 2018: EGE
- 14 to 16 September 2018: Comic Con Africa
- 5 to 7 October 2018: rAge
Competitions & Giveaways
RUSH 2018 – Here We Come
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.
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