South African Flag_01You can tell it’s reaching the end point of the year. Tournaments and events are all taking a well earned break, but there’s still a few things happening (and that have happened) around SA.

Here’s a few things you may have missed over the last week (and a bit):

Giveaways

Apex Interactive is running a giveaway which has a Turtle Beach Elite 800 PS4 Gaming headset up for grabs for one of their Facebook fans. The winner will be announced in January, and you can enter by following their instructions here.

Megarom Games has an Assassins Creed Phantom Blade up for grabs. You don’t have long to get your entry in, and the winner will be announced on 18 December at 12:00.

GIGABIT LAN

If you’re hankering for a PC LAN event early next year, then the Gigabit LAN at UCT on 24 to 25 January may be just for you. Entry starts at R40 for ‘console lounge access’ and goes up to R140 (GIGABIT LAN seat) and R170 for full LAN access and all the funds raised at the LAN will go towards the Red Cross Children’s Trust. Spectators are free.

The LAN kicks off at 11am on 24 January and ends at 5pm the next day. The LAN will be at the Sports Science Hall on UCT’s Upper Campus. More details can be found on the Event Page.

Kalahari.com

Kalahari Logo_01Kalahari.com has a few specials running, as well as offering a few discount vouchers:

  • PS4 Console Bundle with DriveClub, Infamous: Second Son and Infamous: First Light. R6,999
  • Xbox One Console. R5,799. Price valid until 24 Dec.
  • 60% Off Clearance Sale
  • 2 PS3 and Xbox 360 Games For R299
  • 3 PC Games for R99
  • Vouchers:
    • Expires 31 December 2014 – R100.00 off any purchase over R350.00 use code Wish100
    • Expires 30 December 2014 – R100.00 off any purchase over R350.00 use code win100
    • Expires 31 January 2015 – R100.00 off any purchase over R350.00 use code BOS100

MSSA

The MSSA has announced their calendar of events for 2015:

Date Event Discipline Venue
7 & 8 MARCH 19th NORTH WEST Championships All Crown the King, Mafikeng
28 & 29 MARCH 32nd GAUTENG Championships All TBD
1 APRIL to 31 MAY Inter-school online league (dates to be set) eSports (PC) On-line
11 & 12 APRIL Provincial School Championships Board and Figure games TBD
18 APRIL Dota 2 Online Championships eSports (PC) On-line
9 & 10 MAY 16th EASTERN CAPE Championships All TBD
23 & 24 MAY 14th MPUMALANGA Championships All HTS Witbank, Beyers Road, Witbank
23 MAY FINANCIAL AGM Meeting HTS Witbank, Beyers Road, Witbank
27 & 28 JUNE 13th FREE STATE Championships All TBD
4 & 5 JULY 22nd KWAZULU NATAL Championships All TBD
25 & 26 JULY SA School Championships Board and Figure games TBD
15 AUGUST 5th On-line Championships StarCraft II, League of Legends, Hearthstone On-line
22 & 23 AUGUST 20th WESTERN CAPE Championships All TBD
TBA Indigenous Games Morabaraba To be determined by SRSA
17 & 18 OCTOBER 6th LIMPOPO Championships All TBD
5 & 6 DECEMBER 29th S A NATIONAL Championships All HTS Witbank, Beyers Road, Witbank
5 DECEMBER 33rd NATIONAL CONVENTION Meeting HTS Witbank, Beyers Road, Witbank
TBA SRSA’s S A Schools Championships Morabaraba To be determined by SRSA

Orena

Orena_CroppedEnergy eSports beat Bravado Gaming 3-0 in the finals of the Logitech Invitational for CS: GO this past weekend to bag R10,000.

The bracket is available here.

For more on the tournament, head to Orena’s write-up.

Xbox SA

Xbox South Africa has kicked off a new videogame show following their “successful” podcast. Below is the pilot episode of ‘Ready Go Gaming’.

Upcoming Events

  • Gforce Sim is running its daily (until 20 December) fastest lap competition in Vaal Mall. Details via Facebook.
  • On Saturday we’re collaborating with FIFAChamps on a 2v2 FIFA 15 tournament at Trenchtown. Details can be found here.

For more events happening this December, 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.