It’s been one of those weeks in the South African gaming scene. Negativity and bad blood reared its ugly head, and while we have opinions on the matters, this is not the place for it. We’ll rather address things in another article on another day. This is just the SA gaming news. And it’s still rather good.
Kalahari is having a “clearance” sale. Apparently, “everything must go” and “stocks are limited”. So get to it. After you’ve finished reading this article of course.
MWEB GameZone eSniper Tournament
In one of a number of the aforementioned negative elements that crept into the local eSports scene this past week, the eSniper tournament hosted by MWEB GameZone has been cancelled. Sadly, it came down to players not reacting to the requests by the tournament admins to play and report their matches.
This has meant that MWEB GameZone will now rethink the inclusion of a 1v1 eSniper tournament in their future Masters Series.
Do Gaming League
Do Gaming has also announced that CoolerMaster will be the sponsors of this year’s Call of Duty: Ghosts Do Gaming Championships. The company will be sponsoring both the PC and Xbox 360 tournament to the tune of R70,000 in cash and product.
1st Place: 5 x QuickFire Rapid-I keyboards, 5 x Sirus C headsets, 5 x Mizar mice and R10,000 in cash.
2nd Place: 5 x Sirus C headsets, 5 x Mizar mice and R5,000 in cash.
3rd Place: 5 x Sirus C headsets
1st Place: 4 x Sirus C headsets and R5,000 in cash
2nd Place: 4 x Sirus C headsets and R3,000 in cash
3rd Place: 4 x Sirus C headsets and R2,000 in cash
If your interest lies with other titles and platforms, all can be found here.
So, if you were planning to head to rAge this year, it’s rather important to note that the dates have been changed. The new dates are exactly one week later than originally announced and run from 10-12 October 2014 to accommodate the school holidays. Bah. We don’y need school holidays to attend it, we’re old and grumpy.
Gaming World SA
This past weekend saw the start (and completion) of the second Gaming World SA online tournament for Call of Duty Ghosts. Up for grabs was a cash prize pool of R2000, and the usual bragging rights that accompany winning a tournament.
With 27 teams entered in the single elimination tournament, it was always going to be a challenge for competing teams to come out top of the pile, but it was F34R Adept that stood tallest and bagged the R1000 first prize. Team Paragon Elite ended in second place, losing 3-1 to F34R Adept, but scoring R600 for their efforts. Third place and R400 went to NerO eSports who beat XeroFracture 3-0 in the third and fourth place playoff.
View the full bracket here.
League for Gamers
The League for Gamers Black Ops 2 tournament also saw its completion this past weekend. Up for grabs were Incredible Connection sponsored products. While there was a controversy regarding some team roster changes during the tournament, 18 teams still got their shooting face on and went in guns blazing.
The top four featured familiar names, and it was Team Astra that grabbed the win over Team Paragon Elite with F34R Adept and Insane Gaming rounding out the top four.
View the full bracket here.
The online tournament organiser has also announced their second tournament, also featuring Black Ops 2. This time, the format is 2v2 and will run on 23, 24 and 25 May 2014. Registrations will close this Friday and we assume the best way to do so is to email email@example.com with your team’s details. Up for grabs are 2x R1000 Kalahari vouchers for first place, 2x R500 Kalahari vouchers for second and 2x R250 Kalahari vouchers for third place.
The ruleset for the tournament can be found here.
Saturday 17 May was FifaChamps day. And the day that Arsenal won the FA Cup, much to the thrill of FifaChamps head man Khumo.
On the day, and in the virtual world of FIFA 14 on PS3, it was Naaib who took his second FifaChamps and R1000 after beating first time finalist Brownie.
Veneration e-Sports has announced that they have secured sponsorship from Corsair, and to celebrate, they have announced a giveaway that features a host of Corsair peripherals and hardware.
You can enter the competition here, and we will be bringing you more on the sponsorship in an upcoming article.
Why would a (un-)radio station feature here you ask? Because, gaming is set to feature on it, that’s why. eGamer‘s or #egamr’s (we won’t hold it against him) Alessandro Barbosa will be on air every Friday from 15h30 to chat gaming.
We wish him all the best, and would like to remind him that it was our choice not to eat his brains on the times we’ve seen him, meaning if it wan’t for us, he wouldn’t be where he is today…
You can tune in here to hear more.
TTSA – SA Forza 4 Drift Community
The community made up of Forza fanatics in South Africa have managed to get themselves a two-page spread in Speed and Sound magazine, which let’s be honest, is awesome for anyone who plays games in South Africa.
Console Battlefield clan Legion SA have released their first PS4 montage.
- A reminder that Games On Gaming Lounge in Rondebosch still has a few tournaments left this month: 24 May: Dota 2 | 31 May: FIFA 14.
- Good Game Cafe in Gauteng is hosting a LAN Party from 1pm on Saturday 24 May. The LAN runs until 11pm, and details can be found here.
- The GamersXtreme LAN is on this weekend from 5pm on Friday 23 May until 8pm on Saturday. The LAN is at 127 Lunnonroad, Hatfield, Pretoria East, Philadelphia Church Hall and costs from R100 per person. More here.
- The MSSA Mpumalanga Provincial Championship is scheduled for 24 and 25 May at HTS Witbank, Beyers Street, Witbank. More here.
- Trenchtown has two events on the horizon. On 31 May it’s Black Ops 2, and on 7 June it’s FIFA 14 and Forza 4.
- A reminder that registrations for Plan-G‘s FIFA 14 Unlimited tournament on 14 June in Port Elizabeth are now open.
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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