Another whirlwind of a week has gone by and there’s only time to breathe briefly before we race on to Cape Town’s Electronics & Gaming Expo on the weekend of 27 to 29 July. Tournament registrations for a variety of titles have rolled out but we suspect being there over the weekend will reveal more. We will hopefully see many of you there next week.

We will be taking a short break from the weekly wrap article as we will be building up on site, but we will return with the 250th SA Gaming News Wrap the week after.

In the meanwhile, here are a few articles you may have missed recently:

Upcoming Events

Over on ACGL, there are a number of online tournaments happening this weekend. If you play Call of Duty, Fortnite, Rocket League and more, sign up now and compete.

There’s a decent weekend of gaming activities ahead around the country:

  • 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. Still happening in July:
    • 20th – F1 2017 (Deutschland)
    • 25th – MotoGP 17
    • 27th – F1 2017 (Budapest)
  • Mettlestate are broadcasting various matches on multiple days of the week via their Twitch channel. Every Thursday from 7pm is CS:GO, while Sunday from 4pm is reserved for the Dota 2 Cup.
  • FRAGCon is hosting the ‘Regional Mind Sport Championship and LAN Gaming Event’ in Polokwane. The event (at HTS Tom Naude) starts 3pm on Friday (20 July) and ends 6pm on Sunday (22 July). Head to the event page for more.
  • Ace Gaming is hosting a Fortnite LAN 2v2 LAN event on Saturday 21 July (from 9am) to Sunday. It’s being hosted at Rivonia Recreational Club and has a R200 entry fee with R6000 up for grabs (if the player number reaches 64). Additional information can be found here.
  • Orena have a Fight Night planned for this Saturday. The ‘Back Alley Brawl’ this Saturday from 9am is definitely not a night-time thing but does run until 10:30pm over three fighting titles. Interested Tekken 7, Street Fighter V and Dragon Ball Fighter Z competitors can find out more here.
  • The Pirates e-League continues this weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) with the Last Chance qualifier and the championships. There’s R40,000 in cash up for grabs with the FIFA 18 tournament incorporating both an online and LAN component. Additional details can be found on Esports Central.
  • Next weekend features EGE and that means FIFA, Fortnite and more happening. There’s also ICON Durban, a Kosta Games FIFA tournament and the MSSA SA Schools championships. Hit our calendar for more.

Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:

Competitions & Giveaways

Mettlestate ASTRO CoD Championship

Registrations have opened for season one of the Mettlestate ASTRO CoD Championship. There is R50,000 up for grabs over the league scheduled to start on 30 July after the top 16 teams have qualified.

Registrations are now open for the ASTRO Gaming Call of Duty Championship. All details, including rule sets, are available on log in:

Posted by Mettlestate on Monday, 16 July 2018

Coverage Elsewhere:

South Africa v. Kenya

Events sometimes slip even the best of us by. This past weekend was one such event, when South Africa and Kenya faced off in a Tekken 7 team battle. It should be pointed out before someone else points it out, the South Africans playing were not actually the official MSSA national team.

But, it’s still all pretty cool that players made the effort to organise it. The battle saw five players from each country going against each other to determine the winner.

We could wax lyrically about how the real winner was gaming but you probably would be happy to know (if you’re a South African) that the South Africa team took the win. You can read about it in a lot more depth here.


Return of Afresports

ECL Wrap Up Show – Week 1
by Mettlestate

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.

Know of anything gaming related happening or happened in South Africa? Drop us an email at and we will do our best to cover it.