SA Gaming News Wrap

Not quite the busiest week to pass in SA gaming, but if we kept racing along we’d run out of gas quickly.

Trenchtown

Black Ops 2_TT_Teaser_01On Saturday 26 April, Gears of War 3 is getting a revisit with a ‘Wingman’ tournament. Entry is free, and there are cash prizes. Details can be found here. The event also incorporates the SA Gamer forum meetup, a market and a charity drive. There will also be free-to-play games available.

But the Trenchtown fun doesn’t stop there. To celebrate the one year anniversary of the Trenchtown tournaments, on 31 May Black Ops 2 will make a return. The event will be a 2v2 tournament, and details will follow.

FIFA players, you haven’t been forgotten. On 10 June, it’s your turn. Details to follow, but it’s close to the World Cup, so take that as a hint.

Orena

If you think Orena have been a little quiet after their March activities, fear not, as they are planning a return soon. The website will be getting a “slight facelift” over the next two weeks. That will be followed by a “new set of tournaments which we estimate will take place from the end of May to the end of July!”

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SAGL

SAGL – or South African Gaming League – has appeared on the local competitive scene. The organisation is planning a 24-team Call of Duty Ghosts League which will be an online one that plans to run for between one and two months. No other details (start dates, prizes, etc.) are available yet but teams interested can DM @SAGLeague to show your interest. Currently, there are 15 teams keen to take part, but as always sponsors appear loathe to jump on board.

MSSA Dota 2 Championship

The results for this past Saturday’s MSSA Dota 2 Online Championship.

Premier

1st: Some Random Slackers (Knights Mind Sports Club)
2nd: TMSC Rekt (Tuks Mind Sports Club)
3rd: TMSC Sabotage (Tuks Mind Sports Club)

High School

1st: MotD’ (Woeries)
2nd: NWD (PR0NHS)

The top three premier teams have earned themselves a spot in the National Team Trials, while ‘Some Random Slackers’ have earned Provincial Colours. ‘MotD” have earned School Provincial Colours.

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MSSA Mpumalanga Championship

Registrations will close on the 16 May 2014. Players who wish  to compete in any of MSSA’s Championships are advised to complete their annual registration forms so that they may registered as Registered Players as soon as possible. Late entries will be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

Hosting Club: HTS Witbank, Beyers Street, Witbank

  • Venue: HTS Witbank, Beyers Street, Witbank
  • Date: 24 & 25 May 2014
  • Entry Fees: R60.00 per Registered Player per Period
  • Computers: Bring your own. Please ensure that all game updates are done prior to arrival.
  • Schedule: The LAN Schedule for all 2014 is:
SATURDAY:
Time StarCraft II Call of Duty: Ghosts League of Legends (LoL)
09H00 Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts
09H45 Round 2 Starts Round 1 Continues Round 1 Continues
10H30 Round 3 Starts Round 2 Starts Round 2 Starts
11H15 Round 4 Starts Round 2 Continues Round 2 Continues
12H00 Round 5 Starts Round 3 Starts Round 3 Starts
12H45 Round 3 Continues Round 3 Continues
13H00 LUNCH
Time TEKKEN TTII Call of Duty: Ghosts LoL (continued)
14H00 Round 1 Starts Round 4 Starts Round 4 Starts
14H45 Round 2 Starts Round 4 Continues Round 4 Continues
15H30 Round 3 Starts Round 5 Starts Round 5 Starts
16H15 Round 4 Starts Round 5 Continues Round 5 Continues
17H00 Round 5 Starts
18H00 Awards Ceremony
19H00 Doors Close
SUNDAY:
Time Dota CounterStrike OSU FIFA ’14
09H00 Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts
09H45 Round 1 Continues Round 1 Continues Round 1 Continues Round 2 Starts
10H30 Round 2 Starts Round 2 Starts Round 2 Starts Round 3 Starts
11H15 Round 2 Continues Round 2 Continues Round 2 Continues Round 4 Starts
12H00 Round 3 Starts Round 3 Starts Round 3 Starts Round 5 Starts
12H45 Round 3 Continues Round 3 Continues Round 3 Continues
13H00 LUNCH
Time Dota (continued) CounterStrike  (continued) OSU
14H00 Round 4 Starts Round 4 Starts Round 4 Starts
14H45 Round 4 Continues Round 4 Continues Round 4 Continues
15H30 Round 5 Starts Round 5 Starts Round 5 Starts
16H15 Round 5 Continues Round 5 Continues Round 5 Continues
17H00
18H00 Awards Ceremony
19H00 Doors Close

Upcoming Events

  • The Rustenburg LAN Party starts at 6pm on Friday 25 April and runs for a full 48 hours. R150 gets you into the multi-platform event being hosted at the Casa Bella Day Spa. Details here.
  • Plan-g is hosting the EVO National Qualifiers. The tournament features Street Fighter IV, King of Fighters and Injustice: Gods Among Us and kicks off at 10am on SaAturday 26 April at the Kings Market  in Port Elizabeth. Details here.
  • HearthBattles hosts its ‘Judgement’ Tournament on 26 and 27 April. Registrations close at 10pm today.
  • Good Game Cafe in Gauteng is hosting two events this weekend. On Saturday, there’s Modern Warfare 3, while Sunday is a FIFA 14 tournament.

For more events happening this April, head here.

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 info@zombiegamer.co.za and we will do our best to cover it.

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