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iVents

iVents_LogoiVentsZA have announced their first tournament in conjunction with Evopoints. The ‘Beta’ tournament – going by the name of #eVoCODBeta – will be for 64 teams playing Call of Duty Ghosts on the Xbox 360. Prizes include Scuf controllers, cash sponsorship for 3 months, T-shirts and Dog Tags, as well as spectator prizes.

Registrations open today and will close on 3 June, with the tournament kicking off on 8 June until 13 July. You can register here. The full breakdown of prizes is as follows:

1st Place

  • 4x Scuf Controller’s for Xbox 360
  • R1000 Sponsorship per month for 3 months for the first place team
  • 4x Evopoints T-shirts branded with your Gamertag and #eVoCODBeta
  • 4x Special Edition Evopoints Dog Tags #eVoCODBeta

2nd Place

  • 4x R170 Xbox Gift Cards
  • R700 Sponsorship per month for 3 months for the second place team
  • 4x Evopoints T-shirts branded with your Gamertag and #eVoCODBeta
  • 4x Special Edition Evopoints Dog Tags #eVoCODBeta

3rd Place

  • 4x R100 Xbox Gift Cards
  • R400 Sponsorship per month for 3 months for the third place team
  • 4x Evopoints T-shirts branded with Gamertag and #eVoCODBeta
  • 4x Special Edition Evopoints Dog Tags #eVoCODBeta

The final 20 matches will also be streamed with “shoutcasters who are PAID to bring you professional casting and give-aways per Streamed match. “The tournament is the first of nine promised over the next four months. [via Twitlonger]

It has also been revealed that Evopoints will now stock Scuf controllers for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

iVents: Website | Twitter | Facebook
Evopoints: Website | Twitter | Facebook

League for Gamers

Hmm. Seems another start up online tournament organiser has decided to call it a day after not very many days (OK, to be fair they managed to get to a second tournament) operating.

We’re not 100% sure what actually happened during the recent 2v2 Black Ops 2 tournament, but something broke a camel’s back clearly.

Damage Control

South African clan Damage Control have launched their online store which sells “pro-grade e-sports gear” including BenQ gaming monitors, graphics cards, gaming mouse(s) and more.

Head here to shop.

TTSA – SA Forza 4 Drift Community

The World Champ Drift Series hits round five on Tuesday 3 June. The track being used for the round is ‘Road Atlanta – Formula Drift section’. Get your motor running from 7:30pm.

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Southern Barbarians

South Africa’s team in the ESL Battlefield 4 Conquest Country Cup Playoffs are still waiting to find out who their opponents in the grand final will be. It currently seems that Finland and Sweden can’t agree on when to play their loser’s bracket final. Hopefully, it will all happen before Battlefield 5 arrives…

Xbox ZA Podcast

It’s the return of Xbox South Africa’s podcast. If you care for that sort of thing.

Videos

Did you miss the MWEB GameZone Masters Series LAN in Cape Town? Or do you just want to reminisce? Then this video is for you.

We don’t often see Halo montages, but here’s one from two of South Africa’s best Halo players who we know as PupSharp.

Heading back to the game that seems to be the more traditional montage title, Call of Duty, F34R DAM4GE has released a trailer for his upcoming H5 Radical edited video.

Upcoming Events

  • Games On Gaming Lounge in Rondebosch their bumper month on 31 May with a FIFA 14 tournament.
  • Good Game Cafe in Gauteng has a FIFA 14 tournament for PS3 on Saturday 31 May starting from 1pm. Details can be found 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 arenow open.

For more events happening this May, 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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