SA Gaming News Wrap

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It’s South African gaming in full swing already. A host of upcoming and completed events litter the landscape already. Us zombies hosted our first event of 2014 at Trenchtown, and you can read the full skinny here.

DGL

The DGL has adopted the MLG #CODeSports ruleset for console Call of Duty Ghosts going forward. You can see the rules here. The registrations for Call of Duty Ghosts, as well as all the other titles has been extended until 26 January, with games starting on 3 February.

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One of South Africa’s biggest names in eSports, Energy, has seen a team reshuffle for the 2014 season. According to the press release, the “first of the major changes in Energy eSports is a reshuffle of the Dota 2 team,” which sees Leon ‘Flarez’ Wong, Donio ‘DONI’ Texiera and Mohammed ‘seeM’ Lorgat moving to Bravado Gaming for the 2014 season. Tristan ‘Clitsy’ Bridger and Ryan ‘xeRa’ O’doherty will be joined at Energy eSports by Sakkie ‘RandomHero’ Basson, Justin ‘LGP’ Probyn and Dylan ‘Shanks’ Probyn.

The other change at Energy eSports is the addition of a League of Legends division to the organisation. Re VeRa, who won the Telkom Do Gaming Championship in 2013, will be joining the Energy ranks in order to “bolster the Energy eSports name and to show that the MGO is a force to be reckoned with.” 

Energy eSports had a good 2013 in which they secured a top three position in all of its fields at the Do Gaming Championships and competed at ESWC 2013 in Paris, France with the help of their sponsors, Proline, AMD, IS Gaming, SteelSeries and Monster Energy.

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SA Forza 4 Drift Community

The SA Forza 4 Drift Community (TTSA) has launched the World Championship Drift Series. Every week, starting from February, will see drifters compete for the accolade (and prizes we assume) of the best drifter in the world. Competitors will only be allowed one car for the entire series.

Every third week of the series will be “a fun competition and won’t be for any points” and will allow a variety of cars and tracks.

For the rules of of series, head here.

The first event is on 4 February and will act as a seeding round. Details available here.

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FUTball.co.za

Online FIFA 14 tournament organisers FUTball.co.za have announced their Xbox 360 1 v 1 Night Cup. The tournament is on 31 January and starts at 8pm. It will be a single elimination tournament with each round being a best out of three games.

For more on the event, and to register, head here.

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eSports Gaming Lounges

Bracciannos eSports Lounge based in Brackenfell, Cape Town has announced that “are opening very soon”. We will announce the date as soon as it’s available. The venue is situated at the corner of De Bron and Brackenfell Boulevard in the Vredekloof Shopping Centre.

Bracciannos joins Cape Town’s growing list of gaming related venues including Games On in Rondebosch and PlayStation 3 & 4 Gaming Lounge in Blaauwberg.

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Videos

A video from South African Call of Duty Ghosts launch party last year.

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Upcoming Events

  • This weekend is the Chasing Inspiration LAN in Durban. Kicking off on Friday 24 January at 7pm, the LAN runs until midday on Sunday. Details can be found here.
  • On Wednesday 29 January, you can head to Trenchtown from 7pm for a FIFA 14 tournament. R20 buy-in with cash prizes.
  • Saturday 1 February is a Call of Duty Ghosts invitational tournament featuring 12 teams and sponsored by Afrihost. We assume the matches will be streamed from The Italian Club in Johannesburg, and will let you know the link when we get it.
  • Don’t forget that MWEB Gamezone is offering console Call of Duty teams an opportunity to practice for the Call of Duty Championship qualifier via their Scrim Ladders. More here.
  • The South African qualifiers for the Call of Duty Championship (hosted by MLG) is happening on 22 February. Remember to get registered here.

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You can find out about even more events happening in South Africa in our (new and improved) 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 info@zombiegamer.co.za and we will do our best to cover it.

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