Another week has come and gone in the local gaming scene and we’re here to talk about it with you. Or let you know at least.
Some articles you may have missed from elsewhere:
- Esports Central: What to expect at Rush Esports 2018
- Esports Central: The Esports Central Podcast: Episode 005
- Esports Central: Ph4ntom talks about Quake Champions at Rush Esports 2018
- Esports Central: VS Gaming CS:GO Leg 3 wrap-up
- Esports Central: HGC 3v3 Overwatch tournament results
- Esports Central: Valkyrie Season 1 Retrospective with SaltyMonkey
- ESI: Taking esports to the masses: key insights from Africa’s largest sporting event
- Game Nation: Counter-Strike, Quake, anniversaries & Rush Esports
- Game Nation: Rush Esports 2018 is heading to Sun Arena at Time Square
- Game Nation: ICON 2018 – 26th Edition is being held at Emperors Palace!
- GLHF: RUSHing Into Battle
- MWEB GameZone: Debonairs Pizza partners with IGN, Arcade X and local professional teams to explore gaming
- MWEB GameZone: The BT Games Winter Sale is here – All the best deals
- NAG: Eurasian Amusements invites you to Metal Slug it out at Rush 2018
- Red Bull: What some of SAs Top FIFA 18 gamers learnt in Holland
- RLX: Organisation Interview: Wolf Star Gaming
There is a busy weekend in store for all, especially for those in Gauteng:
- Xbox Playdates ZA July dates have not been confirmed at the time of writing, however there is usually something 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.
- Rush Esports is back for year two but this time in Pretoria. The esports focused event starts Friday (29 June) and runs until Sunday (1 July). FIFA, CS:GO, Fortnite and more feature with plenty of cash prizes and products up for grabs. Spectators can get a day pass for R60 or a weekend pass for R100. Additional information can be found here.
- ICON is at Emperors Palace from Friday to Sunday. The geek, gaming and comic expo features international guests and plenty of activities to sate the geek in you. Tickets prices start at R120 for a day pass and head up to R1,995 for a VIP pass. Head to the event page for more.
- Game Night is a small LAN event in Hatfield Pretoria which starts at 15h00 on Friday and ends 22h00 on Saturday. Entry is free and the CS:GO tournament features R5,000. Additional information is available here.
- Durban Gaming Experience brings you a Call of Duty: WWII BYO LAN for PS4 on Saturday (30 June). The action starts at 9h00 at The City Varsity and entry is R150 per person. Details can be found here.
- ComicEx hits GrandWest, Cape Town on Saturday and Sunday. You can “expect gaming, cosplay, merchandising and comic book stalls, pop up movies, ComicEx Idols, LARP, live band, Igloo dance zone, magicians, hypnotists, music, photo-booths and so much more.” Tickets are R100 for a day pass and R150 for a weekend pass. Details are available on the event page.
- MHC World in Pretoria have a FIFA 18 tournament from 9h00 on Saturday and continuing on Sunday with the grand finals. There is a R100 entry fee vouchers and a PS4 Pro up for grabs. Head to the event page for more.
- Zimbabwe has a Mortal Kombat X tournament on Saturday from 12h00. The tournament features a cash prize pool and will be hosted at the Christian Science Church in Harare. For additional information, we suggest you head here.
- Next weekend sees a couple of events around the country, including Durban Gaming Expo, ACE Gaming Black Ops 3 LAN and more. Hit our calendar for more.
Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:
- 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
- Critical Hit: Win the Cyberpunk 2077 statue from E3!
- MWEB GameZone: Win a R1000 Debonairs voucher just by playing games
- SA Gamer: FRE3 Games Vrydag – E3 2018
Glitched S02E05 – Acer’s new gaming range + Top 10 South African made video games
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This past weekend we saw ourselves powered by Hitec Sure covering the opening of the Orena Esports Lounge, we took a look around and asked some questions to find out more info about it for you guys!Be sure to give Orena a follow to keep up to date with future events and also watch the video for more info on the #UndergroundLAN and #WinterMayhem, what they are and how you can join the fun!#Gaming #EsportsZA #Evolution #Orena #GamingLounge
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