SA Gaming News Wrap

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Well, that’s been a bit of a different week for us. If you weren’t aware, the Electronics & Gaming Expo hit Cape Town this past weekend, and that pretty much stole all the headlines in South African gaming. Never fear however, there is still plenty more to consider from around the country.


Upcoming Events

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

  • Mortal Kombat Cup: The South African qualifier hits the big one this Saturday when the top 16 players from around the country battle for the one spot at the international event in Paris. Details.
  • DBNGamers: The DBNGamers meetup is making a return on Saturday 6 June after a period of inactivity. Head to Badgers in Glenwood from 1pm to talk about E3 and gaming in general. Details.
  • FIFA Tournament: KwaZulu Natal stays the province with the most activity with a FIFA tournament planned at Zig Zag Lounge in Berea Centre. Whether it’s still on or not is unknown, and details can be found by emailing mzantsilifestyle@gmail.com. Details.

 

Competitions & Giveaways


Electronics & Gaming Expo

EGE_Flyer_01 (2)This might well be one of our last mentions of EGE 2015. Until we start talking up 2016 that is. If you want to see all the coverage, photos and videos we could find out there, then head here. Otherwise bury your head and pretend you’re not interested now after the fact.

But it was actually pretty awesome.


MWEB GameZone Masters Series

MGMS Announce_03Both the Call of Duty Advanced Warfare and CS: GO qualifiers are underway, and if you’re keen to keep up with the action, you can head to the follow links:


 

Orena

ESWC_Orena_CSGO_SA_01This weekend at Juke’s Club and Esports Lounge, Orena will host the culmination of the ESWC South African Qualifier. Up for grabs for the winning team is an expenses paid trip to compete in the ESWC CS: GO Tournament in Montreal, Canada.

Over the course of Saturday and Sunday (6 and 7 June respectively), Energy eSports, Bravado Gaming, Damage Control, Eternal Conflict, Clutch Kingz, iFG. dfeKt, ApG. Atlas and Above the Law will battle across a double elimination bracket until one is left standing.

You can be sure the action will be available live on the internet, so tune in to the Orena Twitch channel this weekend.


LanX

A reminder to book 2 to 4 July in your diary for the LanX event in Pretoria.

At 10am on Thursday 2 July, the action kicks off at the Jonibach Sportcentre and attendees can expect Black Ops 2, League of Legends, Dota 2, a “classic game to be announced at event” and more.

Entry will cost you R250 and the event is a bring your own.

Details can be found on the Event Page.


GeekFest 2015

MK X_01The Mortal Kombat X tournament at this year’s GeekFest has had its prizes confirmed, and sees Cooler Master SA has joined the list of sponsors.

Of course, for those not sold on beating someone to death in virtual reality, GeekFest itself will feature a variety of geek-orientated activities, because, well, GeekFest…

The Mortal Kombat X Prizes:

  • 1st Prize
    Mortal Kombat X Special Edition (Includes Goro DLC character) for Xbox One
    R500 Dark Carnival Voucher to use on www.darkcarnival.co.za to buy whatever you want.
    WWE 2K15 for Xbox One
    Cooler Master Sirus C Gaming Headset (For Consoles and PC’s)
  • 2nd Prize
    Mortal Kombat X for Xbox One
    R200 Dark Carnival Voucher to use on www.darkcarnival.co.za to buy whatever you want.
    Cooler Master Sirus C Gaming Headset (For Consoles and PC’s)
  • 3rd Prize
    Surprise Legacy-Gen Goodie Bag containing various Xbox 360 and PS3 games.
    Cooler Master Sirus C Gaming Headset (For Consoles and PC’s)

[Event Page]


 

The Killah Clowns

Season 2 of The Killah Clowns Battlefield 4 Clash is coming soon and will be a Squad Obliteration 5v5 tournament.

While the dates and other details are finalised, you can familiarise yourself with the ruleset right here.


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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