It’s been another busy week in the SA gaming scene, and if you missed it, then we have you covered. Because we’re awesome zombies like that.
A few things you may have missed on the site and elsewhere over the past week:
- Zombiegamer: Win a Razer Naga Epic Chroma Mouse
- Zombiegamer: Orena announces ‘Battle for the Throne’
- Zombiegamer: Profiled: JPGames
- Zombiegamer: FIFA 15 Tournament | 28 February 2015 Details
- Zombiegamer: Cause Gaming LAN Photos
- Brainwavez: E-Sports Report: Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare 4v4 Tournament At Kamimodo
- Red Bulletin: Ghosts in the Machine (Article on DGL 2014)
- Red Bulletin: Frost Byte (Article on Kyle ‘Frost’ Nortje)
- MWEB GameZone: MGMS First Recon Bracket
- nAvTV: Warm up those controllers…DGL is around the corner
Sales & Discounts
Kalahari.com has a standalone PS4 (with a controller) on sale for R5,299 – that’s a discount of R1,000. The offer is valid until midnight on Sunday.
Captain Andreas ‘Cent’ Hadjipaschali and Dane ‘racno’ Friedman will be focusing on running the MGO who have “some major proposals coming through in the next couple of months.” The new team captain will be Dimitri ‘Detrony’ Hadjipaschali, Andreas’ younger brother.
The new Bravado Counter-Strike team is:
Dimitri ‘Detrony’ Hadjipaschali (Captain) | Christopher ‘anthem’ Lake | Richard ‘deviaNt’ Groves | Thulani ‘LighteRTZ’ sishi | Dean ‘HackeM’ Seyfried | Andreas ‘Cent’ Hadjipaschali (Reserve) | Dane ‘racno’ Friedman (Reserve) | Luca ‘RoBoHoBo’ Tucconi (Reserve)
Games On Gaming Lounge
The ‘Power-Play-Game-a-thon Event’ will be hosted at the venue on 21 February from 1pm. Entry is R60 (which also scores you a drink and a NAG magazine).
The event will test gamers in a “number of gaming disciplines” and over a variety of platforms to “determine who the ultimate Power Player is”. Titles currently shortlisted (but to be confirmed) include COD: Black Ops II (Xbox), Fifa (Xbox), Tekken Tag II (Xbox), SSX (Xbox), MX vs. ATV (Xbox), Gears of War (Xbox), Battlefield 3 (PC) and Dota 2 (PC).
All Otaku Open
The organisation has promised that “when the competition is hosted it will be spectacular.”
The registrations for the 2015 season of DGL have closed and have seen a record number of entries with Dota 2 taking the crown at 242 teams. CS: GO entries more than doubled from last year and reached 128 teams.
All the rulesets appear to be live for the various titles, but because we know we have a lot of Xbox One Call of Duty readers, the ruleset for the tournament can be found here.
Petition to MLG
When the community wants, the community makes an effort. GWZA have launched a petition (or a survey actually) to MLG which attempts to get the organisation to at least reconsider adding South Africa (and Africa) back into the qualifiers for Call of Duty Championships in 2016, with a few additional questions suggesting the eSports multi-national sets up shop in the country.
If you’re keen to add your opinion to matters, head here.
SAGamer BF4 8v8 Friendly Tournament
The community members of the SAGamer forum are working on a – we assume PS4 based – Battlefield 4 ‘friendly’ tournament. They’re currently working on fact-finding for the tournament, but if you’re an interested member of the Battlefield 4 community on PS4, head to the forum and participate. Even if you’re a solo artist, maybe you can find a few players there to form a team.
SouthAfrican Gaming Tournament
SouthAfrican Gaming Tournament is a new organisation in SA who plan to focus on offering Call of Duty tournaments for players on the PS4.
Registrations for their first tournament are now open and “will close after the 5th of February 2015.”
A minimum of 12 teams appear to be needed to get the tournament off the ground, so if you and your team are keen, you can sign up by emailing email@example.com with your team name, team members and email account of team leader or twitter account.
- Only thing happening this weekend is the Gaming for a Cause event hosted by The Killah Clowns, but that’s a good reason to get involved with their fundraising effort. Details here.
Braccianos eSports Lounge in the northern suburbs of Cape Town will be hosting a ‘Back to School’ event on Saturday 31 January from 8pm. Expect casual gaming, beerpong and more. Details 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.
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