SA Gaming News Wrap

Hello South Africa. Another week of happenings and another week of things to do in the country. If you’re missing them, you’re probably not listening to us…

Here’s a few things you may have missed over the last week:

T-Fest

002This past weekend, we hosted our final T-Fest event of 2014, and it was Eskom that almost had the final say.

As always, the T-Fest event was a themed gaming and market day hosted at Trenchtown, and the theme was ‘Shooters’. Halo 3 (was meant to be Halo 2 from the Master Chief Collection but thank no LAN support) and Call of Duty Advanced Warfare faced off. All the players registered started both until they found themselves knocked out, and some players clearly had a preference.

Unfortunately, as the first rounds for both titles kicked off, load shedding dictated otherwise. While an attempt was made to keep things going, the generators just could not cope with all the awesomeness, effecting the schedule of the day and the number of attendees. Some of the players who stayed on took the opportunity to participate in the colouring-in competition (really) which the venue sweetened by chucking R100 cash into the prize pool and lifting the competitive stake to new heights.

After the prerequisite two hour power downtime, things got going again, albeit slightly altered to ensure the event didn’t run into Sunday morning. The players went in all guns blazing across both games and in the end it was JC (aka VnCo_Sharp) who took the Halo comp… unsurprisingly many would say. In Call of Duty, Shaun D took a close match which went down to two kills. Both winners bagged cash, vouchers and various products, while prizes were handed out to the other top four finishers, the colouring-in winner, a random prize draw and our best-dressed (still in attendance) shooter-themed attendee.

Prizes were sponsored by Trenchtown, MWEB GameZone, Evopoints, Xbox South Africa, Megarom, Krafts by Witch Knight, Rebel Monkey Photography and Crafting, and Arcane Tattoo Studio.

A thanks to the sponsors and partners over the four T-Fest events we hosted, as well as the vendors, anyone that has helped us in anyway, but especially the crew behind the scenes – Dylan Rosser, Blaque Knight and Astrid Lochner.

Of course, a thanks to everyone that attended the events, because without your attendance we’d be a few weirdos in a venue with nothing to do. Will T-Fest return in 2015? Maybe it will…

Our photos from the November T-Fest can be found here, as well as more photos snapped by Odd Customs.

Zombiegamer Events

We would love to take this opportunity to remind you (or make you aware for the first time) of a few upcoming events we have coming up.

We also have a Call of Duty event up our sleeves, and are proud to announce that we are heading back to a school. On 5 December we’re back at Fairmont to host an end of the year gaming event.

Bravado Gaming

Want to see what Bravado’s Dreamhack journey looked like? Then head over to their Facebook photo album.

Enjoy LAN

EnjoyGaming Dec LAN

This weekend Info-Gro is powering a 200 man LAN at the Brits Town Hall in North West.

The event kicks off at 6pm on Friday 5 December and runs for 24 hours. Three competitions will be run for StarCraft 2, Hearthstone and Call of Duty 4. Entry is R100 and details, as well as registration can be found here.

The Killah Clowns 5v5 Clash

The Killah Clowns got to finish their Battlefield 4 5v5 Clash after a few delays caused by load shedding.

The 32 teams battled their way through the double elimination tournament until only two were standing in the “epic” final. Pulse and iNFamous_5v5 had to ‘replay’ the final after iNFamous beat Pulse in the final, but by virtue of the fact that they had to come via the loser’s bracket, Pulse had another bite at grabbing the championship.

Pulse Gaming held their nerve the second (or third if you count the original ‘winner’s bracket final’) time around to secure a 2-0 win and the title of the TKC 5v5 Clash champions.

The full bracket can be viewed here. Catch the finals here if you missed it. And if you want more on the matches and how the rounds unfolded, you can read more here.

Ozone Tournaments

Registrations for Ozone Tournament’s PS4 Call of Duty Advanced Warfare tournament close today. We assume you still have until the close of day to get registered. Head here and get the details, as well as to register your team. The tournament starts on 5 December.

TTSA

The finals of the World Championship Drift Series (hosted by TTSA) is now down and dusted, with another year of drifting disappearing into the distance in the rear view mirror. The full results are available here.

TTSA were also at the ‘King of Slam’ event this past Saturday (and so were we in some way) to host a fastest lap and highest drift score event among some cars so low to the ground we don’t quite understand why they bother with tyres. Check out what went down at the event here.

Upcoming Events

  • If you’re near Observatory tonight (Wednesday), head to Trenchtown tonight where we will be with some Call of Duty. Come around and shoot some friends in the face while enjoying specials all night.
  • The Welkom LAN is on this weekend. From 4pm on Friday at Goldfields Paintball Shop until 10am on Saturday you can enjoy the company of like-minded folk shooting and killing each other. Virtually of course. For more, head here.
  • The MSSA National Championships are on from 6 to 7 December at the University of Pretoria. Registration (and details) can be done by emailing mindsportssa@iafrica.com.
  • If cosplay is your thing, Kombokitten is holding her second workshop at Kamimodo eSports Cafe in Observatory on Saturday 6 December. It kicks off at 10am and will cost you just R30. Head to the Event Page for more information.

For more events happening this November, 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.