SA Gaming News Wrap

Welcome to the wrap that matters – the one all about South African gaming.

2upGamers

2upGamers LogoYes, 2upGamers (Community) is making a return after a two month hiatus brought about due to venue issues and a busy as hell schedule of other activities.

On Friday 26 July from 7pm, head to Leslie Social Foyer at UCT for your dose of social gaming. Scheduled guests on the night are Genshiken UCTPpplop and Ktoodle. You can expect cosplay, anime and gaming to feature, with familiar favourites like MWEB GameZone Forza 4 Celeb Challenge, the FIFA 13 2up Cup, the Zombie Zone (which will feature real and virtual zombies this time), Cape Town Showdown with Tekken TAG and Street Fighter and the Couple Doubles.

Entry is R50 and there will be a food and cash bar available. More details on the events page. Pre-register here.

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If you’re football crazy, then chances are pretty good you will find a FIFA 13 tournament happening somewhere around Cape Town.

This past Monday saw the culmination of the second “season” of 2v2 action at Legends in Bellville. The winning team was Andrew-lee “Franchizeboy87” Tobias and Christiano “Tiano10” Dos Ramos who only conceded 10 goals in 20 matche,s while scoring a phenomenal 67 Goals on the way. Christiano also claimed the Golden Boot, and the win gave FIFA clan Borngamers their second league title in a row at Legends.

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North vs South

The MSSA and MWEB Inter-Regional came and went this past Friday with Cape Town running out overall winners over Joburg. The event was an effort to improve the profile of South African eSports in general, and if the early news coverage by SABC 3 on Monday is anything to go by, that has been achieved. For our full report on what went down on the Cape Town side of the event, head here.

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MWEB Ladders

The day after the night before (Saturday 20 July) saw a number of the same admin team hit MWEB’s HQ again for the Super 8 knockouts in the 1v1 Sniper Ladders and MW3 Community Ladders. Sadly, a number of players and teams didn’t make it for the allocated times, but in the end winners won and others… didn’t.

Due to the sponsorship structure, the Razer 1v1 Sniper tournament on PS3 was the main focus for streams but that did not mean the other competitions were not hotly contested affairs at times.

The winners and runners-up:
Razer 1v1 Sniper – 1st: SYFG MetalSlug 2nd: Pres Teqno
MW3 Flashpoint Community (X360) – 1st: Astra 2nd: Adept
MW3 Flashpoint Community (PS3) – 1st: RaW Gaming 2nd: eVo BLU3

Full brackets and results available here for Razer 1v1 Sniper, MWEB 1v1 Sniper, MW3 Flashpoint Community on X360 and MW3 Flashpoint Community on PS3.

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RA5 Tournament

ra5The RA5 Xbox 360 Black Ops 2 tournament has hit its final stage and has already thrown up some awesome matches. On Tuesday night F34R and High 5 Revo faced each other to grab their place in the final against ViNCO Gaming. The match was a scintillating affair with the first Hardpoint setting the scene for a tight and entertaining game. You can catch the match on the RA5 Twitch channel and is worth every minute… especially considering the match had around six codcasters…

The game may well also have been F34R leader J4K3Z last game for his clan as he has decided to join Team Adept.

The tournament is being sponsored by Afrihost and the date and time of final is still to be confirmed.

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The H.I.V.E.

If you haven’t already, get yourself or your team registered for the H.I.V.E eSport Showdown which will feature Black Ops 2 and FIFA 13. The entry fee per tournament is R100 (which includes a pizza), or R80 without a pizza. The tournament happens on 3 August at The H.I.V.E. in Monte Casino.

Register here, and support local LAN organisers.

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Orena

Orena is planning a new Xbox 360 Black Ops 2 online tournament for 17 and 18 August. With R2500 in cash prizes up for grabs, as well as NAG subscriptions, you would think it’s already really awesome right? Wrong. The best thing about it, is that it will cost you and your team nothing to play.

You can register here, but make sure you do before 14 August.

PC Black Ops 2 players can enter for the ‘Weekend Cup’ which will be on 10 and 11 August.

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BF3 ‘Inter-Provincial’

Not an ‘official’ Inter-Provincial, but a community driven Battlefield 3 tournament that pits teams made up of players in (almost) each province against each other.

With two rounds completed so far, the Western Cape Gamers [WCG] and Gauteng Warriors [GWaR] are sitting at the top of the leaderboard with two wins each.

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You can keep up to date with the results right here.

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You can find out about even more events happening in South Africa this July here, or keep your eye on our 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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