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Trenchtown Gaming Tournament
Chainsaws were the order of the day on Saturday 26 April when ten two-man teams hit Trenchtown for some Gears of War 3 ‘Wingman’ action. The event drew a number of actual Gears of War players, as well as a few surprises, including Call of Duty players from ViNCO Gaming who proved entertaining once they had got to grips with the gameplay.
The day had a jovial and social nature to it – whether that was due to the free entry or the fact that it was an older title is unclear, but combined with the SA Gamer Forum Meetup and the market, it was more relaxed than recent competitive events. That being said, there was still a fair amount of competition to be had. At least in the battle for second place.
With FLS in attendance, the winning team was almost a forgone conclusion, and when they proceeded to stroll to a 20-1-0-0 win in their first game, the nervous laughter and air of acceptance was tangible. However, the games in the loser’s bracket were proving entertaining and tight affairs, with some matches swinging back and forth until the very end.
The final was a match-up of two OAP teams, Fuck I Don’t Know and FLS and played over three maps. Unsurprisingly, FLS took top spot on all three maps, while the other teams were separated by the narrowest of margins. The OAP team made up of Spiros and BlakSun took second spot, while third place was decided by a playoff match which saw the team of Fuck I Don’t Know beat the other OAP team to take third spot.
FLS scored R600 for their day out, while OAP grabbed R300 and R100 went to third place.
Our thanks to all the players and supporters that attended on the day. The support for the animal charity was overwhelming with around 30 items received for A.R.T. A thanks to Dylan Rosser for the assist on the day.
Photos from the event can be found here.
The next event at Trenchtown is scheduled for 31 May and will be a 2v2 Black Ops 2 event. It will be a celebration of the one year anniversary of the Trenchtown Gaming Tournament and will be a free entry event with cash prizes.
Kalahari has a decent special on a PS3 bundle if you’re still not willing to spend money on the PS4. For R3799, you can grab the PS3 12GB Azurite Blue Console Bundle which includes a DualShock 3 Azurite Blue Controller, FIFA 14, Injustice, and two Blu Ray moves – Dead Man Down and Red Dawn. You can grab the deal here.
- PS4 500GB Console + 1 x DualShock 4 Controller + LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – R6999
- PS4 500GB Console + 2 x DualShock 4 Controller + Injustice Ultimate Edition – R7799
- PS4 Wireless Stereo Headset – R1299
- Various pre-order items
Games On Gaming Lounge
Games On in Rondebosch, Cape Town is planning a busy May month. They’ve revealed a sequence of weekly events starting this weekend. Click the links below to be whisked away to the relevant event page.
- 3 May: FIFA 14
- 10 May: Call of Duty Ghosts
- 17 May: League of Legends
- 17 May: FIFA 14
- 24 May: Dota 2
- 31 May: FIFA 14
Cape Town based Xtreme Gaming is running a GT6 Racer Event at Blue Route Mall until 3 May. The event is a charity drive for the The Children’s Hospital Trust and requires a minimum donation of R50 – 70% of the money will be donated.
There are also prizes up for grabs including a PS3 bundle and PlayStation hampers.
More information available here.
This past weekend saw the Judgement Tournament hosted by HearthBattles and sponsored by Evopoints.
In a surprise result (and least, based on recent form), four time champion Trend was beaten 3-1 by Selfmoord. Selfmoord scored a $20 Steam voucher along with the bragging rights.
- Free Comic Book Day. Yip, it’s that time of the year again. On Saturday 3 May, you can head to Stadium on Main in Claremont for all the comic and cosplay action you could want. Details here.
- There will be an alternative option to FCBD on Saturday, but only if free comics and cosplay rank a little lower on your preferences than gaming and music. You can head to Trenchtown for the ‘Obs Mini Fest‘, where you’ll find the zombies and gaming alongside bands and a market. Details here.
- Bitmap eSports is hosting a Dota 2 online tournament on the 3rd and 4th of May. Details 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.
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