SA Gaming News Wrap

Advanced Warfare appears to be this week’s dominating game in news from around the country, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something for everyone.

A few things you may have missed from the site and elsewhere over the past week:

rAge Expo

rAge LogoThe really Awesome gaming expo (expo) has been dated for 2015. It looks like (at least currently) the event will again be at the Coca-Cola Dome in Gauteng and will run from 9 to 11 October. Expect details to be forthcoming as the event draws nearer.

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MGMS First Recon

MGMS 2015_01Delays hit the final due to issues with connectivity this past weekend, but some of the matches that played out on Sunday (all but the final) were exciting to and fro affairs between teams that proved the competitive level in SA is now at an all time high.

The finals were completed on Monday night (2 February) and saw Team Paragon Elite (winners of the winner’s bracket) and eN_F34R (via loser’s bracket) face off. eN_F34R took a hard fought 3-1 win to force a replay of the final.

In another exciting series (which was generally closer than the overall scoreline reflects), eN_F34R grabbed their second consecutive First Recon crown with a 3-0 win.

Lazygamer Advanced Warfare Tournament

The matches are underway in the Lazygamer PS4 tournament and if you’re keen to see how your favourite team is getting on, you can view the tournament bracket here.

Ozone Tournaments

Online tournament organisers, Ozone Tournaments, have announced a temporary halt to their operations while they go “through significant change.”

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iVents Gaming

iVents_LogoiVents have marked their return with a new website and promises for 2015.

Much of their focus is aimed at providing a “unified portal for gamers to meet, mingle, share ideas, participate and most importantly of all promote gaming.”

Tournaments will feature in their future, as will ‘iTokens’ – a virtual currency which can be used for store purchases, entering tournaments and wager matches.

Details of their first tournaments are yet to be revealed.

TTSA

TTSA Logo_01TTSA (Team Tandem South Africa) have decided to cancel this year’s iteration of the World Championship Drift Series, promising that it will return in 2016 for Forza 6. The decision to cancel the year long tournament was taken after “endless discussions and looking at statistics”. [Source]

Alongside announcing the cancellation of the WCDS, they have announced The Hill Climb Drift Challenge. The Forza 4-based event is “an online points drifting ladder tournament” with competitors competing against each in a Round Robin System. The Top 16 competitors will then move on to an elimination bracket to determine the winner. You can sign up here. [Source]

And then there’s the Virtual SupaDrift Series sponsored by XS Promotions. This a monthly event kicking off with a seeding tournament on 9 and 10 February. Full dates, and the various tracks to be used, can be found here.

League of Legends

If you’re a League of Legends eSports fan in South Africa, there is a new site for you. LoL eSports SA promises to bring you “up to da[t]e news, compititions and tournaments that will be happening!”

Videos

Astra Cypher and Astra Lithium feature in this dualtage entitled ‘Strive’.

Some video footage from the Cause Gaming charity LAN hosted over the 23 to 25 January weekend. The event raised R5,000 for the Red Cross Trust.

Upcoming Events

  • Nothing. There is sadly nothing happening this weekend.

For more events happening this January, 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.

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