SA Gaming News Wrap

Hey South Africa, this is your weekly news round-up.

A few articles you may have missed around the internet:

Upcoming Events

T-Fest_Mar_270The Western Cape, Gauteng and Free State all have something happening this coming weekend, which makes it one of the busiest in gaming for a while now.

  • Things start in the Free State with the Welkom LAN. The 36 hour LAN starts on Friday 27 March at 8am and runs until 8pm on the Saturday. Head to their Facebook Page for more information.
  • On Saturday and Sunday, it’s the MSSA Gauteng Provincial Championships hosted at the University of Pretoria Sports Campus. The MSSA Facebook Page may be your best bet for additional information.
  • We (Zombiegamer) have two events this weekend:

Competitions & Giveaways

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Battlefield Hardline Launch Party

The PrizesAround 60 combatants entered the MWEB Mcave on Friday (20 March) to celebrate the launch of Battlefield Hardline and… thankfully everyone generally left too.

Some however left with plenty more than they entered with thanks to the generosity of the various sponsors. In fact, it’s pretty safe to say very few people left without a little extra. Goodie bags greeted everyone. Random giveaways greeted everyone. And mystery prize boxes greeted every… well only the 40 players willing to actually shoot each other for them.

Eight teams of five went head to head for the opportunity to choose a box (of six) which housed a mystery prize. Essentially, only two teams were not leaving with a box (or money), and even the two teams who managed to lose twice still scored some Red Bull and MSI caps. The boxes contained (at our rough estimate) over R30,000 in product, including the ‘big one’ which had AMD CPUs valued at R17,000 (a CPU per player in the team).

The Winner Takes It AllAnd if the free food and drink wasn’t enough, up for grabs in a Twitter draw was a Gigabyte Geforce GTX 960 which we’re pretty convinced the winner (Clint Smith) is still trying to install in his Xbox One…

And what did we win? We’d like to think we won the hearts and minds of everyone there, because we decided not to bite. This time.

For more photos from another great MWEB GameZone launch party, head here. Or you can check out MWEB GameZone photo album.

You can also read more about the event as covered by ITF Gaming.

Orena

Orena_CSGO_Logitech Invitational_01Orena has announced the Logitech (CS: GO) Invitational.

The tournament is an extension of their CS: GO ladder and will seed the top 16 in said ladder in a one week knockout tournament featuring a R15,000 cash prize pool.

To qualify for the Logitech Invitational tournament, teams will need to:

  • complete three matches in the ladder
  • finish top 16 in the ladder… both by 27 March

Energy eSports is currently seeded number one for the tournament by virtue of their ‘Battle for the Throne’ victory.

Matches for the Logitech Invitational will be played on Monday 30 March, Wednesday 1 April, Thursday 2 April, with the finals on Sunday 5 April.

Up for grabs is R7,500 cash for the first place team, R5,000 for second and R2,500 for the third placed team.

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Southern Barbarians

Southern Barbarians_01The Southern Barbarians faced Russia last week in their second match of the Nitrado Nations Cup. Sadly for the Battlefield team, the match went the way of Russia (who are currently pool leaders with three wins in three).

The third match for the Southern Barbarians is against Germany tonight at 9:30pm, and we suspect the match will be streamed live via nAvTV. Germany currently has one win in one game, so the match may well be a crucial one in determining who bags second spot in the pool.

Best of luck to our South African (human) compatriots. Show the team some support by heading over to their Facebook Page.

TKC Clashes

Sticking with Battlefield 4 on PC, The Killah CLowns wrap up season one of the TKC Clashes this coming weekend. The finals will played on Sunday 29 March at 2:00pm and will be streamed live by nAvTV.

A number of matches in the pool stages still need to be completed before the finalists are decided for Sunday.

nAvTV

nAv TV Logo_03The nAvTV March Sunday Cup for CS: GO saw the final this past Sunday featuring local giants Energy eSports and Bravado Gaming.

Bravado took the best of three final 2-0 against Energy to secure bragging rights until their next meeting.

The tournament bracket can be found here.

LOL eSports SA

LoL eSports SA_Logo_01LOL eSports SA has announced their first Tournament – the ‘Best Riven SA tournament.

Entries are limited to 64 players, and interested players can sign up here. The ruleset is available here, while the bracket can be seen here.

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Pro Gaming League

PGL_01The ‘Pro Gaming League’ has entered the eSports scene of South Africa with their plans starting with a FIFA 15 tournament in Johannesburg. No real details have been revealed just yet (other than R5,000 cash prize and a ‘Pro Gaming Contract’) and it will be a “Fifa 15 Amateur Open Gaming Tournament”. Yeah, we’ll admit to the same amateur/pro confusion as any of you.

You can ‘message to enter’. And again, we assume that you need to do that via their Facebook Page.

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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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Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.