SA Gaming News Wrap

Another week of action has come and gone in SA gaming, and as always there’s another week of action ahead.

A few articles that you may have missed and may be of interest to you:

Upcoming Events

  • UCT’s Genshiken Society and Kamimodo Esports Lounge are hosting a gaming event this Friday. FIFA, Tekken Dota 2 and League of Legends are on the cards from 5:30pm. Details can be found here.

Competitions & Giveaways

Trenchtown FIFA 15 Tournament Report

TT_Feb_01This past Saturday (28 February), 32 players hit Trenchtown in Observatory (Cape Town) for our first FIFA tournament of 2015.

Players battled through a group phase (two groups for Xbox 360 and six groups for Xbox One), which saw the top two from each group progressing into a home and away elimination leg. In a surprise (given previous tournaments), some of the regular top finishers struggled to make it out of the group phase, with a few new faces earning spots to challenge for the prizes up for grabs.

The round of 16 saw a few tight games, with some being determined by the away goal rule, while a few players had runaway victories which saw them through to the quarter finals.

The quarter finals saw a face-off between two cousins (Jayson and Grant Morgan) which saw Jayson, the winner of our R10K tournament last year, take the match 5-2. Meanwhile, Mubeen Gaffoor saw off his opponent Fernand Siebert 6-1, Zaid Patel beat Keenan Morgan (related to the aforementioned Morgans) 6-1 and Tauriq Gamieldien beat Sherwin Moodley 3-2 in the closest of the round’s matches.

The semifinals were close affairs, with a single goal separating both matches. Jayson Morgan and Mubeen Gaffoor had a real tussle which Jayson took 2-1, while Zaid Patel beat Tauriq Gamieldien in a 4-3 goal fest.

The third and fourth playoff went to Mubeen with a 4-1 aggregate win over Tauriq, while the final saw Jayson reach his second Trenchtown final in around three months against first-time attendee Zaid. Jayson showed he was currently Cape Town’s form player with a 4-0 win to bag the cash and the voucher from Digicodes up for grabs.

The top three:
1st: Jayson Morgan (R1,250 cash and R100 XBL voucher)
2nd: Zaid Patel (R500 cash and R100 XBL voucher)
3rd: Mubeen Gaffoor (R250 cash and R100 XBL voucher)

The full tournament bracket can be found here. Photos from the event can be found here.

Megarom and Thrustmaster

Thrustmaster_Ferrari 458 Racing Wheel_01Megarom Interactive has announced a partnership and distribution deal with Thrustmaster meaning South African gamers are likely to get better access to Thrustmaster’s joystick, gamepads and racing wheels.

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Orena

Orena_BftT_01Orena has cancelled the Xbox Call of Duty ‘Battle for the Throne’ tournament due to the minimum team requirement not being met. While nine teams had registered, only five actually participated at the beginning, causing the cancellation of the tournament.

The Dota 2 and Hearthstone ‘Battle for the Throne’ events are still ongoing and the tournament brackets can be viewed by hitting the respective title link.

The organisation is also hosting ladders for CS: GO and Hearthstone as well as the Pinnacle University League for League of Legends.

For more on recent activities at Orena, you can check out their article: Ladders, Logitech and the first Caesar!

Lazygamer Advanced Warfare Tournament

LazygamerNetThe Lazygamer Advanced Warfare tournament has come to a close and after 35 teams started the war, only two were left for the final played this weekend. Insane Gaming and eN. F34R (both well known teams on the Xbox One competitive scene) faced each other in a best of five final which saw Insane Gaming trump their rivals 3-1 to bag a host of sponsored items and cash to boot.

The full tournament bracket can be found here.

Gaming World SA

GWZA_Tuurnament Champions_FIFA_01GWZA has their ‘Fifa Tournament Of Champions’ kicking off this weekend. The tournament is an online double elimination event with free entry.

It is scheduled to start at 4:30pm on Saturday 7 March, and those keen to participate can email info@gamingworldsa.co.za.

More information here.

VS Tournaments SA

VS Tournaments SA who were due to host their first (and apparently “the first gaming event in Johannesburg”) tournament on 8 March has announced that it has been postponed due to “a number of factors” beyond their control. No alternative date has been given, but they are promising to “bring you an exceptional and innovative event that will surely bring the Joburg gaming community together.”

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Videos

If you missed the Orena Battle for the Throne CS: GO final, then fear not, and watch as Energy and Eternal Conflict go head-to-head again. Get yourself something to eat and drink first though.

The South African launch event for Dying Light featured zombies. Not us, but some people dressing up as zombies. And free food and drink. This is what you missed if you weren’t there.

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