SA Gaming News Wrap

The gaming from South Africa, in one tasty to digest wrap.


 

Upcoming Events

There’s a few things on this weekend you may find of interest:

  • MidLAN: 29 – 30 May. Details.
  • Jukes Development LAN: 30 May. Details.

 

Electronics & Gaming Expo

This weekend it’s the first of Cape Town’s Electronics & Gaming Expo. These are the articles that will help keep you informed about the goings-on on the weekend of 29 to 31 May.

EGE_Flyer_01 (2)Tournaments:

Volunteers:

General News:


Mortal Kombat Cup

MK X_Cup_01We were there, and if you want to know what went down, we (or one of us) did some coverage for MWEB GameZone, which you can read here.

Pictures from the event can also be viewed here.

The second Gauteng qualifier for the Mortal Kombat Cup is this weekend. Unfortunately, entries are closed, but you can catch the action on nAvTV.


 

Orena

ESWC_Orena_CSGO_SA_01The final eight teams for the South African qualifier for ESWC, hosted by Orena, have been decided.

Energy eSports, Above the Law, Eternal Conflict, Damage Control, Clutch Kingz, Bravado, Aperture and Defekt are all heading to the LAN final at Jukes Club and Esports Lounge on 6 and 7 June.

Teams are playing for a spot to go to Montreal, Canada for the ESWC CS: GO Tournament in July.

Selected matches will be streamed via Orena’s Twitch Channel. Tournament bracket is available here.


 

Braccianos

Braccianos e-Sports Lounge in Brackenfell, Cape Town will be hosting two Hearthstone Fireside Gathering Championship Qualifiers in the next month or so.

First up is a qualifier on 28 June, which will be followed by one on 5 July. Both events kick off at 2pm and run until 8pm.


Game Arena

GA Logo_02A new online tournament site that appeared somewhere in a timeline of ours. There’s not much we can tell you just yet about the site, but they do have a wide variety of titles (across a number of platforms) listed.

For now, go and register on the site to be kept in the loop.


DoGaming League

DoGamingLeague_01The 18 teams for the Xbox One DGL Winter Leg are primed to go from 1 June, with all of the top teams entered.

The full line-up of teams can be found here.

The other titles and registered teams can be viewed via the hubs here. CS: Go hit some high numbers, with 127 teams registered.


 

MSSA

MSSA SA Flag LogoThe National team for the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive E-FRAG.net World Championships has been announced.

According to the press release, the squad “consists of nine of the finest Counterstrike players that participate in the official South African tournament scene.” And those players are:

Name Club Position
Heymans, Johan BeZerK Team Captain
Batzofin, Jason St John’s College Player
Boucher, Michael BeZerK Player
Brown, Thomas All Stars Player
Krugel, Wilmar BeZerK Player
Nortjé, Thylé All Stars Player
Smale, Duncan St John’s College Player
van Wamelen, Bastiaan St John’s College Player
Venter, Cornel BeZerK Player

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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