SA Gaming News Wrap

Good day South Africa. This is your gaming news.

Let’s start with a few reminders. If you missed our coverage of the finals of the MWEB GameZone Masters Series, you can catch up here. For FIFA 15 fans on console, Dota 2 and CS: GO teams, there’s the Orena Life Child tournament coming your way in November.

Kamimodo eSports Cafe

IMG_3253On Friday 17 October, Kamimodo eSports Cafe opened its doors for trading in Observatory. The opening night party featured a FIFA 15 tournament and a Call of Duty Black Ops 2 tournament hosted by the zombies, while Cape Town Showdown were there to host some virtual beatings.

A very decent number of (decent) humans descended on the venue to check out and participate in activities. On the FIFA 15 front 18 players took part in a double elimination tournament which saw Yazeed Dollie and his brother Asheer face-off in the finals. Yazeed proved the stronger on the night and earned R400 for his trouble, while Asheer pocketed R250.

21 players took part in the Black Ops 2 free-for-all tournament. It was Kent Jansen that ran out as the winner in the tournament to bag himself R400.

The venue is still finishing up and tweaking a few things but it looks set to be a great destination for eSports fans – and coffee fans too – as it aims to get the balance between a lounging area and playing area spot on.

Two photo albums from the event are available. We snapped some pics and CBartworks did too.

You can find Kamimodo eSports Cafe at 238 Main Road, Observatory.

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#PWND

Logo and apparel designer #PWND has announced a partnership with three of SA’s top console competitive teams.

The partnership gives supporters the opportunity to show their support for either F34R Adept, ViNCO Gaming or Insane Gaming (or all three) by purchasing their team jerseys. A portion of the sale of each jersey – which sell for R500 – will be given straight back to the team, and you will be able to show your allegiance in the upcoming Advanced Warfare season.

You can get your team jersey by contacting #PWND or the teams themselves.

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HearthBattles

HearthBattles has announced Innervate Tournament number 8. The registrations are open, and the tournament will be on 6 November from 6:30pm.

Braccianos eSports Lounge

Braccianos hosted their FIFA 15 tournament this past Saturday and saw 32 players play for the first prize of a PS4 console. The tournament saw a number of familiar faces from the Cape Town competitive community participate, along with a number of newer faces, but it was Aziz Hendricks (aka Rumplestilzchen) that pipped Asheer Dollie in the final with a 4-0 win.

The full bracket is available here.

WCDS (Forza 4 Drifting)

Round 9 of the WCDS Championship was held this week, and saw competitors from South Africa, the UK, New Zealand and Ireland compete on the Suzuka circuit in the battle for leaderboard points with only two races left in the series.

In the finals, CA Powazz grabbed the win over R1CKTH3R4CER to close the gap on the overall leaderboard to just 12.5 points.

For more on the events from round nine, head here.

MSI Beat IT 2014

MSI Beat It 2014_01Bravado Gaming is getting ready to jet off to Taiwan to play the finals of the MSI Beat IT Dota 2 tournament, where they will be facing seven of the world’s best teams including Na’Vi North America, Virtus.Pro and others.

The tournament will be played on 1 and 2 November (along with a StarCraft II tournament) and you can be sure the world will be watching, so remember to support SA gaming and SA eSports, and support Bravado.

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Energy eSports

Energy eSports and ASUS have partnered for the upcoming ESWC tournament in Paris. Energy eSports will be participating in CS: GO this year and will be heading to France with “top of the line gaming laptops” from ASUS.

DoGaming League

DoGamingLeague_01Some details about the DoGaming Online Finals for the remaining League titles have been released.

MSSA

South Africa will be facing Namibia in Dota 2 in their build up to the IeSF Championships in Baku later this year.

The Test Match will be hosted at the MWEB Mcave on Saturday, 25 October 2014 from 15H00.

Giveaways

PlayStation South Africa is offering you the chance to win over R100,000 in goodies. The competition is open until 18 December 2014 and involves getting entry tokens by purchasing specific games from participating retailers. Head here for details.

Sales & Discounts

Kalahari.com has the PlayStation TV listed for pre-order at a price of R1,599. This is for the standalone only, and comes with an expected release date of 21 November.

For more titles and hardware available for pre-order and on special, head here.

Upcoming Events

  • Tonight (22 October), we’re at Trenchtown hosting a some casual gaming which includes Call of Duty and Titanfall. Free entry and there are plenty of specials on tonight.
  • Saturday (25 October) is T-Fest. It’s all about Sci-Fi and Horror, Socialising and Gaming, Vendors and Zombies, and a whole lot more. Details can be found here.

For more events happening this October, 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.

About Zombie Dredd

Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.