As always, there’s probably something for everyone happening around South Africa. Sometimes you just need to look. And starting right here is not a bad way to go about it…
Game is running an Xbox One giveaway, which was spotted by MWEB GameZone. If you’re keen to enter, you must SMS “XBOX, your name, email address” to 40105 (we assume special rates apply) to stand a chance to win the console with Battlefield 4, FIFA 15 and Need for Speed: Rivals. The competition closes 23 September 2014, and is open toall South African residents 18 and older with a valid ID.
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Games with Gold
The title available as part of the Xbox Live Games with Gold program until 15 September has changed from Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine to Orcs Must Die in South Africa only.
Kalahari has some exclusive Xbox One bundles available for pre-order.
- Xbox One 500GB Console with two controllers, Ryse, Dead Rising 3, Fifa 15, Forza 5 and 14 days Xbox Live Gold – R7,699. Order here.
- Xbox One 500GB Console and Kinect with two controllers, Ryse, Dance Central Spotlight, Kinect Sports Rivals, Fifa 15, Forza 5 and 14 days Xbox Live Gold – R9,699. Order here.
You can still get the (regular) Xbox One on pre-order from Kalahari.com.
- Xbox One 500GB Console with Fifa 15 and Forza 5 – R6,299. Order here.
- Xbox One 500GB Console with Kinect, Fifa 15 and Dance Central Spotlight – R7,999. Order here.
This past weekend (Saturday 30 August to be exact) saw our inaugural T-Fest event, which we bill as a ‘themed gaming and market day’. It’s basically a good excuse to play games, socialise, dress up and shop – among other things.
With 28 entries in the Total Gamer portion of the event and around 100 visitors additionally, it was a good start to the new event which was made possible by the sponsors: Trenchtown Obs, Evopoints, MWEB GameZone, Krafts By Witch Knight, Rebel Monkey Photography and Crafting and Arcane Tattoo and Piercing.
On the day, it was UCON Ultimate Gamer, Cristiano Dos Ramos, that took his second crown when he became our ‘Total Gamer’ after securing first spot in Call of Duty Ghosts and FIFA 14, and placing top eight in Injustice. Warren Green took first spot in Street Fighter IV and Rui set the highest score in Resogun. A surprise winner emerged in the colouring-in competition in Tim De Taranto, while Izanne won the raffle for the Naruto painting by Rebel Monkey.
The event couldn’t have happened without help from Dylan Rosser, Blaque Knight, Astrid Lochner, Robert James Klarenbeek and Neal Strydom from Odd Customs, as well as the UCT Genshiken Society who hosted the cosplay, anime trading station and quiz. Thank you awesome humans.
For pictures from the event, head here.
The next T-Fest event is scheduled for 27 September and will be a celebration of the South African Xbox One launch and all things zombie. Entry will be free and we will be detailing the event fully in the coming days.
A week later – on 4 October – we will be hosting a Call of Duty Ghosts 4v4 tournament. It will also be a charity drive for Children with Cancer, and all proceeds will be donated to charity. Details of the event will also be revealed in the coming days.
FIFA 15 Cape Town Launch
MWEB GameZone is hosting a FIFA 15 launch event, and you’re invited. If you win a golden ticket though. But we suggest you give it a try to score the ticket because up for grabs at the event on 26 September is an Xbox One.
The launch event promises to be a spectacular one with plenty of media and celebs (like a zombie…) attending. You have until 23 September to get your entry in by following the instructions laid out here.
MWEB GameZone Masters Series Grand Finals
A reminder that registrations for the final leg of the MWEB GameZone Masters Series (on Xbox 360) closes on 4 September, giving you just over 24 hours to register your team to play for your share of R40,000 at the LAN finals on 18 October.
Do Gaming Championship
The Telkom DGC has been confirmed for the “VIP section” of rAge this year. Qualifying teams will participate from 10 October to 12 October for their share of a mammoth amount of prizes.
You can find out more about this year’s DGC here.
While some of the playoffs and qualifiers are still to be decided, the eight teams for the Call of Duty Ghosts event on Xbox 360 have been announced, and feature some familiar names to those that follow the console competitive scene. ADPT Team Adept, xF Bruh, (Lord) Insane Gaming, SnKy ReBorn, GGZA Facultas Gaming and RNIN UndL finished top six in the Premier League to secure their spots, while It’sThatGamingSenior and VnCoBlack qualify after finishing top two in the playoffs.
For more on the teams and qualifiers for DGC, head here.
NAG Gaming League
The second qualifier in the NAG Gaming League saw Bravado Gaming Blue secure their spot in the ‘Aorus Corsair Dota 2 Clash’ tournament which will be held at rAge. They join first qualifiers Ventus in the tournament which has around R275,000 worth of Gaming Laptops, Gaming Rigs and Gaming Peripheral sponsored by Aorus and Corsair up for grabs.
Two more qualifiers will be held on 14 September and 21 September, with eight teams in total heading to rAge.
If you’re keen to watch some of the upcoming action, nAvTV is the official casters for the NGL, so keep your eye on them here.
South Africa’s most active Forza community have announced the rest of their 2014 online drift events, with around three events a month for drivers who prefer going sideways around corners. Mark the following dates in your calendar and give TTSA a like on Facebook to remain in the loop.
The crew also hosted a recent event at Killarney which saw virtual, R.C. and real drifting in celebration of Women’s Day in South Africa. This is the coverage they received from The Voice.
Registrations for the Game Edge FIFA tournament will close on 7 September. Up for grabs at the tournament being hosted in Bloemfontein is a Mini Cooper for the winner.
The tournament will be on 27 September, so if you’re in Bloemfontein and want to risk R250 to win a car, registrations can be done via SMS: SMS ‘Game and Your Name’ to 33282.
For more information, head here.
- Tonight, if you feel like a little socialising and gaming, head to Trenchtown, where we will be hosting some Call of Duty and Titanfall. There’s no entry fee and if you’re feeling hungry and thirsty, there’s half price Nachos and Chili Poppers and R20 for a 500ml beer too.
- Ground Zero LAN returns on 6 September at their regular venue of Tamboti Hall. It is an open LAN and will also feature a free-for-all MW3 tournament. Entry is R50 per person from 9am until 9pm.
- TUKS will be hosting a LAN on Saturday from 9am until 7pm at the Springbok Hall in the Rembrandt Sport Center on LC de Villiers campus. Entry ranges from R40 to R60 and you can find more information here.
- MainGaming host the second qualifier for ESWC. Head to Norwood Mall on Sunday 7 September from 9am and get ready to play FIFA to secure an all expenses paid trip to compete in Paris at the end of October.
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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