Get your weekly dose of local gaming news here and now. Upcoming events and more drawn from around the country so you don’t have to do the leg work yourself.
And first, here’s the news you may have missed from elsewhere:
- ACGL: Rush Esports 2018 Goes Large
- Esports Central: VS Gaming Overwatch Leg 3 Prem Div. results wrap-up
- Esports Central: Quick Hit: MSI Quake Champions Cup
- Esports Central: Casual vs competitive gaming: What are the differences?
- Esports Central: Quick Hit: Energy win Vodacom 4U CS:GO Cup
- Esports Central: The Rush Esports Results Wrap-Up
- GLHF: What RUSH Taught Us
- GameZone: MWEB hands over Gamezone to GeekXP with a bright future in local gaming
- GameZone: South African-developed game, Semblance, gets a release date and it is sooner than you think
- NAG: Here’s a list of all the winners of Rush 2018’s various tournaments
- NAG: Local indie game Semblance is squoozelling out onto the internet this month
- Nibble Esports: Nibble Esports at Rush Expo 2018
- SA Gamer: Join the local community once again for July’s Pokémon GO Community Day
- SA Gamer: Super squishy Semblance will be all ours on July 24
- SA Gamer: ICON 2018 – Overview
- Tech Girl: RUSH Esports 2018 – The Fan Share!
It’s a decent weekend ahead for local gaming events:
- Xbox Playdates ZA community gaming get togethers generally happen 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. Upcoming for July:
- 6th – F1 2017 (British GP)
- 11th – Titanfall 2
- 18th – GTA Online
- 20th – F1 2017 (Deutschland)
- 25th – MotoGP 17
- 27th – F1 2017 (Budapest)
- Durban Gaming Expo is already underway. The event – hosted at the House and Garden Show – kicked off on Thursday (5 July) and runs until Saturday (7 July). There is an MSSA affiliation to the event which features a number of competitive titles and ‘unofficial’ games. Details can be found here.
- Cold Fusion LAN happens at Laerskool Edleen in Kempton Park from Friday at 6pm and runs until 11am on Sunday. Seats are R100 each and there will be a number of tournaments happening. Additional information can be found on the event page.
- ACE Gaming is hosting a Black Ops 3 LAN event for PS4 on Saturday and Sunday. The cost is R200 pre-booked and will be hosted at the Rivonia Recreational Club. Details of the LAN can be found here.
Alongside the Call of Duty, there is a FIFA 18 tournament which is detailed here. Both tournaments feature a prize pool ‘determined by entries’ and are BYO.
- ACGL (and we zombies) are at Tygervalley Shopping Centre from 11am on Saturday with the Fives Futbol FIFA mini-tournament. Various products and vouchers are up for grabs. Details about the event are available here.
- Hollow Tournament is happening in Despatch on Wednesday 11 July from 5pm. R40 gets you competing in a variety of tournaments. Details can be found here.
- Next weekend sees a couple of events around the country, including LanX, GAC 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
Registrations have opened for this year’s EGE at CTICC. The first title to be available is the Call of Duty: WWII on PS4 by ACGL. Additional tournaments will be revealed over the coming weeks.
Call of Duty teams can find the details and registration link here.
Some PUBG tournament action from Mettlestate.
Anyone else hungry for a chicken dinner? Introducing the XPUBG Mettlestate FPP Squads Tournament in partnership with @xpulz_Gaming Registrations are now open: https://t.co/UQe84zeUFC pic.twitter.com/TZfCpzbHG2
— Mettlestate (@Mettlestate) July 5, 2018
Orlanso Pirates and their esports division have announced a R40,000 ‘E-League’ kicking off on 14 July and ending on 22 July.
— Pirates eSports (@esportspirates) July 5, 2018
Competitive Gaming Africa
A(nother) new tournament host has appeared in the South African scene.
Finally the time has arrived!
Register on our websitehttps://t.co/rOzAzteqBa
*create a player
*Create your team
Awesome tournaments on the way.
*Battlefield 12v12 Conquest
*Call of Duty 4v4 Esports#CODZA #BF1RSA pic.twitter.com/IIUZ1chWtU
— Competitive Gaming Africa (@RsaCga) July 4, 2018
Bravado Finesse at the Rush Esports Expo 2018
by Bravado Gaming
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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