SA Gaming News Wrap

The SA Gaming News Wrap. Pretty much what it says on the tin. News from the SA gaming scene in a neat little wrap. Except it’s not edible or a gift unfortunately.

Zombiegamer Events

We’re just going to take this opportunity to remind you of the events we have coming up.

FIFA 15 Cape Town Launch

FIFA 15 Launch_01You can still bag a golden  ticket to the MWEB GameZone FIFA 15 launch event, which is shaping up to be their biggest launch event yet. The launch is on 26 September at MWEB’s Cape Town HQ and up for grabs will be an Xbox One. You have until 23 September to get your entry in by following the instructions laid out here.

TGN Racing Simulators

TGN_Logo_01TGN Racing Simulators have been in operation for quite some time now, and until recently was a Johannesburg only based gaming events organisation offering a variety of gaming equipment hire with a focus on racing simulators (the name should have given that away). The organisation has – when possible – operated events outside of Gauteng, but have made the move to setup a branch in Cape Town to facilitate a growing demand in the ‘Mother City’.

The initial setups are not yet to the scale of Gauteng, but equipment numbers and options will be grown over the coming months. If you want to arrange a quote for your next event, party, or just want more more information on what services are offered, feel free to email tgn_cpt@tgnza.co.za.

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MainGaming

Maingaming ESWC_01MainGaming hosted the SA FIFA 14 qualifier for ESWC this past weekend, which determined the South African player who would win an all-expenses paid trip to Paris at the end of October to face a number of top international players for their share of the cash prize pool.

Our congratulations go out to Shuaib ‘Shuaib07’ Hassen who beat Muhammad ‘Zaidy’ Patel 4-2 in the final.

The bracket for tournament can be found here.

Comps

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.

Sales & Discounts

Kalahari.com

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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.

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Upcoming Events

  • 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.
  • HearthBattles (in conjunction with MWEB GameZone) is hosting their ‘Back 2 Basics‘ HearthStone tournament on Saturday from 5pm. Registrations are closed and full to the 64 player limit, so the action should be intense.
  • The next qualifiers for the NAG Gaming League‘s ‘Aorus Corsair Dota 2 Clash’ tournament will be this Sunday (14 September). The action is likely to be broadcast by nAvTV, which can be found here.

For more events happening this September, 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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