Welcome to another dose of news all about what’s happened and will happen in South African gaming and eSports. Here’s a spoiler: Quite a lot happens actually if you just care to look.
In case you missed it, the Xbox One will launch in South Africa on 23 September. What has changed since you may have previously heard that, is that if you pre-order the console you will get two games for free – one being FIFA 15. Details can be found here.
While we’re doing reminders, there’s an A.R.G. running in South Africa. If you want to know what Ghost Recruit is all about, head here.
If you’re looking for cheap PC titles, Kalahari.com is offering a selection of titles at the bargain price of 3 for R99. Select your favourites here.
SteelSeries has launched their campaign to get gamers using their peripherals by offering 30% off if you bring in a working (or even broken) keyboard, mouse or headset to a participating store. More details can be found here, including a list of participating retailers.
The Battlefield team from South Africa has done us all proud by beating Finland in the ESL Battlefield 4 Conquest Cup. Our congratulations to the team that went undefeated in the double elimination playoffs.
You can view the full bracket and their road to the championship here.
MWEB Masters Series
The ‘Freeze Frag’ online tournament – the current one in the MWEB’s Ghosts Master Series – on Xbox 360 and PS3 kicks off on 4 July, with the finals scheduled for 13 July.
The Winter Leg is now around two thirds complete, and the action is getting hot. Or something. You can catch up with all the standings of your favourite games here.
Gaming World SA
Gaming World SA has announced its Call of Duty Ghosts ‘Prep LAN’, which we assume is meant to be ‘prep’ for the iVents LAN which is not happening. So it’s now just a good excuse to play Call of Duty.
The LAN is dated for 12 July, but the venue is not yet announced. To register your team, you must email your Team Roster to firstname.lastname@example.org before 22h00 on 6 July.
Ozone Tournaments have opened registrations for the Ozone G4 tournament. Registration closes on 4 July with matches kicking off the following day.
The game – in case you were wondering – is Call of Duty Ghosts and the rules can be found here.
SA Gamer Battlefield 4 Defuse Tournament
There’s still plenty of action featuring ten teams in the PS4 Battlefield 4 tournament. People are shooting, getting shot, defusing bombs and watching them explode for at least another eight weeks. It’s a battlefield out there, and you can keep up with the action here or here.
- AXE LAN (#3) starts 4pm on Friday 4 July and runs until 4pm on Sunday. Head to Carnival City where R160 per person will get you a seat. Details here.
- UCT Jameson Hall is the place to be from 5pm on Friday until 8pm on Saturday for the eHaven LAN. Entry is only R30 per person.
- Also starting at 5pm on Friday is the 24th GAC LAN at Abe Sher Stadium in Bothasig. For R120 you can LAN until 10am on Sunday. The event page can be found here.
- Another LAN in the Western Cape starts on Friday. From 7pm, Plaasteater on Bottleray Road, Stellenbosch/Brackenfell is the place to be. You can enjoy yourself (and the company of others) until 12pm on Sunday for R100 to R120 per person. Details here.
- The KZN MSSA Provincial Championships are scheduled for this weekend, but there is no information (or confirmation) that the event is still on. There’s an event page though.
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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