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Right. You’re back, here are some articles you may have missed from around the country:
- Zombiegamer: Profiled: Ventus Gaming [SA Gaming Clan]
- Brainwavez: South African Comics Art Showcase
- Brainwavez: E-Sports Report: February T-Fest: FIFA 15 Xbox 1v1
- MWEB GameZone: Xbox Live South Africa: Are we getting what we pay for?
- MWEB GameZone: SA Gaming Heavyweights Weigh In – The Twitch Streamers
- MWEB GameZone: The current state of competitive Dota 2 in South Africa
- MWEB GameZone: South African gamers, here’s your MWEB Battlefield Hardline servers
- Telkom Gaming: In The Spotlight: Ventus Gaming
- The only event scheduled for this weekend is the MWEB GameZone Battlefield Hardline launch party on Friday. However, if you’re not on the list, you’re not getting in…
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The Dota 2 final was an all Bravado affair with bvd.Emotion and bvd.Blue facing each other to determine the ‘Caeser’ for the current Battle for the Throne season. In the end Emotion took the honour with a 3-0 win over their “bothers”. The full bracket for the tournament can be found here.
Hearthstone saw Francois ‘Fafa’ Mouton of EAE Gaming crowned Caesar in a “convincing fashion!” He beat Derrick ‘Unsane’ Williams 3-1 in the final to set himself as the target when the next season rolls around. The full bracket can be viewed here.
The Southern Barbarians are back. The PC Battlefield team that for many are really team South Africa, took last year’s ESL Battlefield 4 Conquest Cup and are now participating in the Nitrado Nations Cup. There are 19 teams from around the world participating and the South Africans find themselves in Pool A with Turkey, Russia, Germany and Italy.
The team got off to a winning start with a victory over Turkey and are now due to face Russia tomorrow (Thursday) night. The match is expected to be streamed so keep your eye on their Facebook Page for details.
Telkom Gaming chatted with Southern Barbarians captain Sean “Suumpmolk” McCalgan to discuss the current tournament.
nAv TV have given their website a face lift. The new website offers links to their various streams and videos on demand, as well as suggesting that they will begin hosting their own tournaments soon.
The Team Tandem SA crew hosted the first round of their Virtual Supa Drift. The usual issues of load shedding and connectivity issues meant the event was not filled to capacity, but that didn’t stop the rest of the contestants from getting their tires on the track.
The top three after the night’s competition:
- R1CKTH3R4CER – George Myburg S14
- Fauiltyjoker151 – Paolo Goveia 200sx
- LONG JNR – Himself E36
For more on the event itself, head here.
Two South African YouTubers get better acquainted as Grant Hinds chats with iiWiiNx about his channel.
4 Guys 1 Couch. Or how four SA “Noobs” played a preview copy of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.
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