South Africa, some weeks are busier than others, but if you didn’t know that, you’re probably not visiting us at least once a week for our SA Gaming News Wrap.
A few article that may have slipped past your radar about some local happenings:
- Zombiegamer: Kamimodo Ultimate Gamer Details and Pre-Registration
- Zombiegamer: The 18 April COD Advanced Warfare LAN Report
- MWEB GameZone: Pretoria welcomes first eSports Lounge
- MWEB GameZone: SA load shedding and your Xbox One
- MWEB GameZone: Are South Africans getting the short end on the PS Store?
- MWEB GameZone: Local CS:GO player ‘boldly goes where no man has gone before’
- MWEB GameZone: An interview with ShazZ – a local Gamer Girl Champion
- MWEB GameZone: MWEB GameZone Launches Six Cape Town Battlefield Hardline Servers
The weekend has a little bit for everyone.
- On Friday night from 6pm, the UCT Genshiken Society is hosting a FIFA 15 tournament at Kamimodo E-Sports Cafe. Entry is R25 for society members and R35 for non-members, and up for grabs is “acclaim, boasting rights and a prize.” Other titles will be available too, but full details can be found here.
- On Saturday, we will be hosting a FIFA 15 tournament at Trenchtown. Up for grabs is cash prizes of at least R1,000 and details – along with pre-registration – can be found here.
- Jukes Club and Esports Lounge and KC Computers both have action this weekend, details of which can be found below.
Competitions & Giveaways
The tournament has a team cap of 32 and will be a group phase into a single elimination.
Mortal Kombat X in South Africa
Mortal Kombat X is certainly getting love in South Africa, with a number of tournaments happening on top of the regional Mortal Kombat Cup. Keep these dates open.
KC Computers Tournament
This weekend, if you’re in Lydenburg, KC Computers is hosting a Mortal Kombat tournament on 25 April from “10am till late !!!”
Entry fee is R100 per player which bags you a “free gift” and a spot to play for the prizes up for grabs.
For more details, head here.
Braccianos eSports Lounge
In Cape Town’s northern suburbs on 9 May, Braccianos is the place to be from… a time unknown. R20 is the entry and prizes will be issued for first and second place and there will be bar specials all day.
**UPDATE** Doors open at 2pm for pre-registration with matches getting bloody from 5pm.
Details are available here.
Games On Gaming Lounge
Also in Cape Town, and also on 9 May, but from 5pm is Games On Gaming Lounge in Rondebosch’s Mortal Kombat X tournament. There’s a R50 entry fee and competitors stand a chance to win cash prizes and “other prizes”.
You can keep up with the details on their event page.
A little later in the year (on 4 July) at the annual GeekFest event in Gauteng, there’s another opportunity to prove you were not next but actually better than others in another Mortal Kombat X tournament. “Great” prizes sponsored by Ster Kinekor are up for grabs with an entry fee of R50. The fighting kicks off at 11am and is expected to end at 3pm.
Head here for more information.
Jukes Club and Esports Lounge
Jukes – Pretoria’s very own eSports venue – opens its doors for trade this weekend (Friday 24 April to be exact), and opening day has the following plans to keep attendees entertained.
eN_F34R’s Drew looks at the growth of competitive Call of Duty on console in South Africa.
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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