We can pretty much guarantee you that this is the last edition of the SA Gaming Wrap for 2014, but we’ll be back first week of 2015 as things look set to kick off with a bang.
Thank you South Africa for your support, and we will see you in 2015.
A few things you may have missed- and only have a short while to react to in the case of the giveaways.
FIFA 15 2v2 Tournament
Saturday (20 December) saw us team up with the humans from FIFAChamps for a 2v2 FIFA 15 tournament at Trenchtown.
42 players (or 21 teams) joined us in a tournament run on both Xbox and PlayStation consoles. The group phases played out with many of the favoured teams making it into the top eight home and away knockout phase.
The finals eventually saw two teams of brothers face-off for the R2,000 first place cash prize.
Anees and Naaib Vawda looked comfortable in the first leg of the finals on PS4 which saw them take a 2-0 lead into their away leg on Xbox 360. However, Yazeed and Asheer Dollie turned things around on their preferred platform and ran in three unanswered goals to secure a 3-2 aggregate win.
We would like to again give the Cape Town FIFA community high fives for the support on the day (and throughout the year). And to FIFAChamps and Dylan Rosser, thanks gents, we couldn’t have done it without you.
For more photos from the event, head here.
FIFA 15 R10K Tournament
The month of December was a busy one for us and FIFA 15, and if you missed our coverage of the R10K Tournament, then there’s always the coverage from the humans at Brainwavez to chew on too.
Film and Publication Board (FPB)
A new FPB draft policy has come to light, and is one that requires “anyone who wants to distribute a film, game or certain publications online” needing to “apply for an online distribution agreement.”
The FPB already requires that all physically distributed games be classified by them, so how this new policy will be any different (other than being for digitally distributed titles now) is up for speculation, but the words “censorship” and “cripple” have been used when discussing the draft policy and gaming.
Gforce Sim has been running their ‘G-Force Challenge’ since the beginning of December at the Vall Mall, featuring around R30,000 in prizes.
The challenge culminated in a final on 20 December which saw Leelind Billett walk away the champion with the fastest time. He walked off with prizes valued at R13 800 including a ‘G-ForceSim Pro Racing Rig, Playstation 4 Console, Thrustmaster T80 Racing Wheel & Pedals, DriverClub for PlayStation 4 and a PlayStation hamper.’
A few pictures from the event can be found here.
According to the latest IeSF rankings, Team eSports SA is the 13th best eSports country in the world. While this is a three spot drop from last year, the MSSA is still calling the recent IeSF World Championships “successful”.
- Digital Carnival is hosting a PS3 FIFA 14 (yes, that is correct, FIFA 14) tournament on 26 December at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg. Entry is R35 and there’s R5,000 cash up for grabs for the winner. Details can be found 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to cover it.