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Snare’s Corner | WESG Mettlestate Dota2 Southern Africa Qualifiers

I recently previewed the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) Mettlestate Southern Africa #Dota2 qualifiers being held this weekend. In it we also speak to Kaameel Chicktay and Nicholas “Schlinks” Dammert (you can read it here if you missed it), who make a few predictions about the event. It’s a pretty interesting interview that gives you a glimpse of what people…

SA Gaming News Wrap

As we wind our way to towards the end of the year, let’s keep in mind that gaming doesn’t come to an end, so there’s always something to discuss in our weekly wrap. Except for the few weeks we decide to take a break… Zombiegamer: Profiled: Vixens [SA Clan] Zombiegamer: ACGL Site Returns with Wagers, Credit System and More Zombiegamer: [Photos] CoD: WWII…

Join the [Mettlestate] Legion

Alright, you’re not joining Mettlestate themselves but their latest tournament event which takes its cue slightly from Sinister 5’s recent rAge expedition. During the VS Gaming Championship, Sinister 5 were forced to replace three of their Dota 2 team’s pros, and they did so with some of their fans. It was actually pretty great and now other aspiring Dota 2…

The VS Gaming Championships at rAge: To Masters or not to Masters?

The VS Gaming Championships South African Dota2 tier 1 MGOs have been making major changes to their Dota2 rosters during the annual roster shuffle period. Since VS Gaming Masters tournaments have concluded for 2017, many MGOs are now focused on strengthening their Dota2 teams. At the same time the VS Gaming Championships at rAge beckon for tier 2 teams. The following…

SA Gaming News Wrap

Ah yes. Another week has flown by and we sit again with the task of looking both backward and forward in the weekly SA Gaming New Wrap. Let’s start with a few things you may have missed elsewhere: Critical Hit: Wesely “oDu” Rose joins White Rabbit Gaming in Dota 2 roster change Critical Hit: Orena’s Championship Series gets a date change Critical…

Player Contracts, Salaries, and Professionalism in South African esports | A Sinister Response

A Sinister Response On the 19th of June 2017, Tech Girl (Facebook | Twitter) published an article introducing Goliath Gaming, which I highly recommend you read here. The MGO reveal was fairly significant for a few reasons, most notable of which was the focus on a more professional business model and structure (with specific attention paid to implementing player salaries in…