SA Gaming News Wrap

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It’s never a dull moment in South African gaming anymore. There’s always something happening, and we’re only happy to be there keeping you informed.

MWEB GameZone Lets Go Tournament

LETSGO_506x263The first tournament in the MWEB GameZone Call of Duty ‘Masters Series’ has kicked off with 31 teams in the Xbox 360 event and 15 in the PS3 leg.

Both platforms are still in their first round with a number of matches still to be played. The semi-finals and final are scheduled to be played on 23 March.

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Orena

Orena_CroppedOrena’s first tournament of their busy March is done and dusted with Damage Control walking away with the CS: GO title and R5000 in cash along with some SteelSeries peripherals. Bravado Gaming walked away with second place and R2500 in cash, along with some SteelSeries peripherals. The full brackets are available here.

Currently, the Dota 2 cup is underway. You can view the action up until – and including – Sunday’s final on Orena’s Twitch channel.

Still to come in March is their League of Legends tournament, which kicks off on 18 March. Registration for the cup is still open until 14 March.

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Robert ‘Pandatank’ Botha

A great write-up by eSports Heaven about South Africa’s Robert Botha, who was one of our only true “professional” gamers until he decided to pack it in earlier this year.

‘Pandatank’ represented South Africa in StarCraft II at various international tournaments over the last few years.

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MSSA North West Championship

MSSA SA Flag LogoThis past weekend saw the North West Provincial Championship play out. According to reports, the event in Klerksdorp saw a huge increase in female competitors this year, with the number totaling ” 25% of the total participation at the championships” after featuring zero last year.

Full attendance figures were not given, but it does appear that a number of events only saw one team or player enter, and only FIFA and Tekken listed top three placings in eSports.

The full results are available here.

Some pictures from the event.

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MSSA Press Conference

We’re pretty sure that this is an invite only event (we were invited via email), but the MSSA will be hosting a press conference on Saturday 15 March for “all interested members of the press” so that the organisation’s new president Simphiwe Maphumulo can ” unpack his vision of the MSSA in regard to the dynamic and progressive approach that the MSSA will be following in the next three years.”

If there’s a reader out there keen to head into the lion’s den on behalf of the zombies (we’re not able to attend due to long standing arrangements), then let us know and we will RSVP to Mr. Colin Webster in the positive.

Venue: The Blue Room, Old Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth avenue, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg
Time: 12H00 to 13H00
Date: Saturday, 15 March 2014

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Trenchtown FIFA 14 Mini-Tournament

Wednesday night saw a fairly decent turnout for a mid-week event at the ever gamer friendly Trenchtown in Observatory. 13 players kicked off the winner-takes-all tournament, which saw Yazeed Dollie go undefeated to take all home… again. Yazeed’s brother Asheer ended up in second, but sadly, on a winner-takes-all night, that means he left with nothing.

The full bracket is available here.

Trenchtown with the aid of the zombies hosts a three platform FIFA 14 tournament on Saturday 22 March. Big cash prizes.

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Hearthstone

Local Hearthstone tournament site, Hearth Battles, is preparing for its first tournament which kicks off on 15 March at 18:00. The ‘Manaburn’ single elimination tournament has already attracted well over 40 entrants. You can join the tournament still, as registrations close at 23:59on 14 March.

Head here.

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WCDS (Forza 4 Drifting)

The local Forza community saw their World Championship Drift Series really hit drive with round two of the event this past week. Maple Valley was the setting for the competition which 14 start and L0NG JNR claim the win.

You can read a full report here.

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Upcoming Events

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For more events happening this March, head here.

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.

About Zombie Dredd

Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.