Another week has passed on by in South African gaming. This is some of what went down around the country.
- MWEB GameZone: Let’s talk about South Africa’s video game trade-in options
- Telkom Gaming: Let the Summer Leg Playoffs, Begin!
The upcoming weekend sees action in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
- From Friday 24 April (time unknown) until ‘late’ on Saturday, TLSG is hosting a LAN at the Southern Paarl NG Kerk Youth Center. Tickets cost between R70 to R100. Details can be found here.
- Closer to Cape Town, GAC is hosting the regular LAN at Abe Sher Stadium in Bothasig. The action kicks off at 5pm on Friday and runs until 7am on Sunday (26 April). More information can be found here.
- If table top gaming is more your thing, Readers Den is hosting the International Table Top Day at their Tyger Valley store. The Facebook Event Page is your best bet for details.
- If you’re on the east coast of the country, ICON by the Sea is the place to be from Friday 10am until Sunday 1pm. The comic and games convention will be held at Durban North College. You can find out more on their website or Facebook Page.
Competitions & Giveaways
- LazyGamer: Get over here for a copy of Mortal Kombat X on Xbox One
- MWEB GameZone: COUGAR 700M Gaming Mice Giveaway
- SAGamer: Free Games Vrydag – RIDE
We’re hosting a Call of Duty Advanced Warfare LAN on 18 April at Kamimodo eSports Cafe. Details and pre-registration for the 4v4 eSports tournament can be found here.
On 25 April, we’re at Trenchtown for a FIFA 15 tournament. Tournament details and registration can be found here.
We also have a few other events scheduled, details of which will be released in the coming weeks:
- 9 May: Racing Event at Kamimodo
- 16 May: Ultimate Gamer at Kamimodo
- 30 May: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare LAN at TBC
For their efforts, Damage Control walked off with R7,500, while the Energy eSports team bagged R5,000.
The full tournament bracket can be found here.
The Southern Barbarians have sadly seen their run in the Nitrado Nations Cup come to an end in the group stages of the tournament.
Their final match against Italy was a battle against latency that was part of their entire Battlefield 4 campaign, and hopes are that a 50/50 server split will be implemented in the future tournaments to help combat the issue.
Hard luck to the team of South Africans.
You can also read more in MWEB GameZone’s coverage.
SA Mortal Kombat Cup
Registrations for the Mortal Kombat Cup are filling up quickly, with both Gauteng and the Western Cape reportedly sitting on 50 entries (there is a cap of 64 for the regional qualifiers). KwaZulu-Natal currently has 20 entries.
There is plenty of reason to sign up for the competition, as the prizes up for grabs are worth a pretty penny. Spectators should also not feel left out, as there are prizes up for grabs for you too.
Additional details can be found here.
On 18 April – the day of the MSSA On-line Championship featuring CS: GO and Dota 2 – SA’s young FIFA protégé Kyle Turnbull will play the Zimbabwe Mind Sport Union’s top player in an official test match.
Jukes Club and Esports Lounge is (it seems) preparing to open its doors for trade this week. In the meanwhile, they want to get you excited with this video. You can keep up with their plans via their Facebook Page.
If you missed the final of the TKC Battlefield 4 Clash hosted a few few weeks back, Captain Jakes has you covered with the full final via his Twitch Channel.
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.
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