Another week. Another SA Gaming News Wrap. Only the zombie apocalypse will derail this behemoth.
A few local flavour articles you may have missed this week.
- Zombiegamer: The South African Mortal Kombat X Tournament Announced
- Zombiegamer: Profiled: H33MO
- MWEB GameZone: Where is South Africa’s YouTube Community?
- MWEB GameZone: Battlefield Hardline: The Local Experience
- MWEB GameZone: MWEB Gaming Prioritisation: The How and Why
- MWEB GameZone: Gaming Steals and Deals You Can Grab This Week
- Telkom Gaming: In the Spotlight: Aperture Gaming
The first weekend of April has… nothing. Although, if you are near any of the major malls this weekend, chances are pretty good that you’ll see Ster Kinekor Fast and Furious activations featuring wheels and seats from TGN Racing Simulators.
Also on tonight, the Southern Barbarians take on Italy in the Nitrado Nations Cup. We’re not sure if it will be streamed, but hit their Facebook Page for updates.
Competitions & Giveaways
- Fortress of Solitude: Win a Razer Naga Epic Chroma Mouse!
- Megarom: GTA V PC Giveaway
- MWEB GameZone: COUGAR 700M Gaming Mice Giveaway
While the turnout was far from spectacular, the players in attendance got to battle for a share of R1,000 cash – R500 per title. This is how the players placed.
Gears of War:
- Pupsky (R250)
- Tiano (R150)
- Jody (R100)
- Pupsky (R250)
- Keegan (R150)
- Monique (R100)
In a random prize draw, one attendee (Dominic) also bagged a copy of Sunset Overdrive for Xbox One.
You can see pics from the event here.
Up next for your friendly neighbourhood zombies is the Call of Duty Advanced Warfare LAN on 18 April.
The playoffs kick off on 6 April after the admin team has resolved outstanding tickets and “forcing a result where no result has been submitted.”
Details of the playoffs per title:
- Battlefield 4: No Summer Playoffs for BF4 5v5
- Battlefield 4: BF4 8v8 Summer Playoffs Detailed
- CS: GO: CS:GO Premier Playoffs Detailed
- Dota 2: Dota 2 Premier Playoffs Details Inside
- League of Legends: LoL Playoff Positions Revealed
- Hearthstone: HS Preliminary Premier Playoffs
To enter, you can send your design to firstname.lastname@example.org with your “name, number, address and brief motive behind the design.”
- We will accept concept art and full designs as an entry.
- You are more than welcome to send in multiple designs.
- Designs and concept art must be that of your own work and meet and comply with the copywrite laws.
- Competition Ends 24th April 2015.
- Winner will be decided on design and if the Team choose to adopt the Concept.
- Winner announced on the 30th April 2015.
Orena’s Logitech Invitational for CS: GO has kicked off and features 16 teams battling for their share of R15,000 in cash. The first round matches in both the winner’s bracket and loser’s bracket have been completed, with the second round matches scheduled for tonight.
Call of Duty console team ViNCO Gaming have announced changes to their two squads. They have dropped the ‘Yellow’ and ‘Black’ squad names and have resorted to two new names – ViNCO Gaming and ViNCO eSports. ViNCO gaming is the “former” ‘Yellow’ team, while ViNCO eSports sees a number of new faces with the departure of Kai and Skaz.
The tournament was taken by SvG-Packetloss who beat ALG – Legions 2-0 in the final.
The Battlefield 4 Crucial Cup
Battlefield 4 teams looking to continue their competitive fix can head to the Crucial Cup. The 5v5 tournament will allow unlimited entries, but full details are a little thin on the ground with the official site ‘not available’ at the time of writing.
You can head to Facebook in the interim.
Ozone Tournaments have announced a new 2v2 SnD tournament.
Registrations close on 2 April, with the tournament kicking off on 5 April. You can email OzoneTournaments@gmail.com for more information.
TLSG – The Local Steam Group
The Local Steam Group (or TLSG) is a new – you guessed it – local Steam group that’s popped up in Facebook. The organisation appears to be based in the Western Cape and have announced their first LAN for 10 and 11 April. Tickets are R70 pre-booked or R100 at the door.
The venue is Labori School Hall in Paarl, but we suggest keeping tabs on their Facebook Page, website or emailing them: email@example.com where more details can be confirmed.
Another new Facebook Page has appeared on (…) Facebook. The page focuses on “Shout Casters in South Africa sharing streams, Stream settings,Tips and tricks bringing Esports from South Africa to the world.”
Get them on Facebook or drop them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Star Chronicles: Delta Quadrant
Help this locally developed game to get greenlit on Steam, because we should really all make an effort and support local right?
To ensure that a team can attend the CS: GO E-Frag.net tournament, CS: GO has been added to the MWEB On-line Championships scheduled for 18 April. This is to qualify for the National Team Trials which will be hosted at a LAN event in the Province with the most players participating. The date for the National Team Trial is still to be determined.
The On-line Championships on 18 April will also feature Dota 2.
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Bearing in mind that the MSSA has agreed to enter the national MWEB Protea Team into the World Championships for CS:GO which shall be hosted by E-Frag.net, together with hitbox, the MSSA shall need to submit all ten players teams within a short period of time.
Thus, the eSports Board of Control has decided to add CounterStrike: GO to the MWEB On-line Championships that will be played on 18 April 2015.
This will thus allow ALL other registered players from no matter where they are in the country a chance for qualifying for National Team Trials.
The National Team Trials, though, will be done as usual as a LAN event in the Province from where most of the teams will have qualified. The venue, and date, will be determined after play at the Gauteng Championships.
However, in keeping with the MSSA’s rules, all the championships for a full calendar year, that is from 19 April 2014 to 18 April 2015 count towards the 2015 Team Trials.
Thus players who were in teams that finished in the top three, or the top twenty percent (20%) at any of the 2014 Provincial and/or National Championships are able to compete in the 2015 National Team Trials.
Thus the Trials should prove to be an interesting mix of senior, student and school teams as they all battle it out for a place in the National Protea Team.
Ryan Boyes (Chairman of the eSports Board of Control and Manager of the Protea eSports Team) is confident that the on-line championship will give every interested competitive gamer the time that they need to ready themselves for qualification for Trials.
It should be noted that any team that is affiliated to a member club may participate in the MWEB CS: GO On-line Provincial Championships, whether they be a school team or even the most of competitive teams.
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