Yeah, it is that time of the year indeed as everything starts to wind down and the silly season takes hold. That means the decline of gaming activities locally, but we’d suggest using that to rest up because 2017 is likely to be a massive one.

We also suspect that this may well be 2016’s last SA Gaming News Wrap, but it will return new (and improved possibly) in 2017.

Let’s kick things off with a few local things you may have missed this past week:

Upcoming Events

XP Fest by ACGL continues until 22 December with a variety of tournaments across multiple titles and platforms. You can also find us zombies at Tyger Valley where we are hosting gaming for the holiday activities. Alongside that, this weekend sees the following too:

  • Gamerfest’16 is being hosted in Ghana from Friday 16 December until Sunday 18 December. The event will feature game demos from developers, eSports tournaments, VR and more. Additional details and information is available here.
  • Upcoming Xbox Playdates on Xbox One:
    • 15 December: Halo 5: Guardians
    • 16 December: Rocket League
    • For more on Xbox Playdates ZA head here.

Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:

Competitions & Giveaways

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 and we will do our best to cover it.