South Africa, it’s your friendly neighbourhood zombie here filling your hunger for local gaming news and more. We’re actually really friendly like that – contrary to popular belief. Well, just flat out lies actually.
The big thing this week is probably the Black Friday deals happening. PlayStation SA and Xbox SA have revealed their respective specials while for others you will need to wait until the day (24 November). We’d suggest keeping an eye on Raru as if previous years are anything to go by they will come good again.
A few things you may have missed elsewhere:
- Zombiegamer: Mettlestate #JointheLegion Dota 2
- Zombiegamer: Ballistix Masters Prize Pool Announced
- Zombiegamer: The Mega8 Esports and Goliath Gaming incident
- Zombiegamer: Profiled: Pacman10154
- Zombiegamer: Xbox SA Black Friday Deals
- ACGL: MGMS Launches Rocket League Championship
- Critical Hit: National esports – The dilemma local esports will need to deal with eventually
- Critical Hit: Ballistix Masters offers R150 000 esports tournament
- GLHF: Build your personal brand with Axtremes
- IGN Africa: Esports Wrap-Up for 21st November
- Kwesé: Ballistix Masters announces R150 000 prize pool for tournament
- Mega8: Your geeky gaming guide to #BlackFriday in South Africa
- Mega8: Results Wrap: The Pro 16 Dota 2 League round five
- MWEB GameZone: Rocket League MGMS Championship announced – The first tournament on SA servers
- MWEB GameZone: Black Friday South Africa – BT Games unveils their deals line-up
- NAG: Podcast: Episode 66 – Pacman10154
- Red Bull: South Africa finds novel ways to increase interest in Dota 2
Our sister organisation, ACGL, has a number of online tournaments planned for Rocket League, Call of Duty and Rainbow Six Siege. You can find out more on their tournament page.
It’s almost tumbleweed this weekend, but the upcoming weekends are looking pretty packed (check here for more):
- Xbox Playdates ZA are hosting their playdates series throughout November. The Thursday evening events start at 8pm, while the Friday F1 events begin at 9pm. You can get more information here about the regular gaming play dates.
- 23rd – Rocket League
- 24th – F1 2016 (Abu Dhabi)
- 30th – Ghost Recon Wildlands Ghost War
- Orena is in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday (25 November) with another leg from their Street Fighter V Fight Nights series. The tournament will be hosted at Starcon situated at 6 Tetford Circle, Umhlanga Rocks. Details and registration is available here.
- PlayBox are hosting a FIFA 17 tournament at 895 Mdakane Street in Thokoza on Saturday from 11am. Registration is R100 a person and there is R2,000 up for grabs. Additional information is available here.
- We’re back at an old haunt on Saturday when we head to Trenchtown for Streetopia. Entry is free and we will have challenges and mini-tournaments for Call of Duty: WWII, FIFA 18 and Project CARS 2. Up for grabs are venue vouchers and Raru vouchers. You can get extra information on the event page.
- The Mega8 Esports Dota 2 Pro League continues this weekend. For game and stream details keep an eye on their Facebook page.
Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:
Competitions & Giveaways
- Raru: Win a Sony PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Console + Gran Turismo Sport
- SA Gamer: Free Games Vrydag – GT Sport (PS4)
Team Adastam took this past weekend’s #JoinTheLegion Dota 2 event hosted by Evetech, Lenovo and Mettlestate. The team – lead by Sinister5’s Adam “Adastam” Moore – defeated the team captained by Goliath Gaming’s Michele’ ‘Stickalish’ Brondani.
Our CS:GO fundi, Axtremes, headed to the event and you can find out about his Dota 2 experience here.
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xTc Esports has announced the end of their Dota 2 team – for now. xTc have promised that they “will most certainly bounce back in the new year, however we would like to take appropriate time to look for our next team, to ensure their alignments are with ours going forward.”
In 2017, the xTc Dota 2 team placed second at the VS Gaming Masters in Cape Town. The current team left to “take up an opportunity they felt they could not refuse” at LeetPro.
The change was not without ramifications right away, with xTc losing their spot in the Mega8 Pro 16 League. Some of the players who were ineligible to play subsequently subbed in for Goliath Gaming, causing plenty of consternation in the community.
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The MSSA South African National Championships are scheduled for 2 and 3 December, but time is running out to register. You have until 8pm on Sunday (26 November) to get yourself or team registered.
MSSA’s South African National Championships shall be played on 2 & 3 December 2017.
The final entry date for teams will be 20H00 on Sunday, 26 November 2017.
If entries are not submitted before the close off date and time, entries will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances.
The championship is an awesome opportunity for players to earn Provincial and High School Provincial Colours (whichever is applicable) for their respective games and provinces.
MSSA’s South African National Championships shall be held at Fakkel School, 20 Jan Smuts Ave., Sasolburg, on 2 & 3 December 2017.
MSSA’s South African National Championships is part of the process of selecting the 2018 Protea teams that will attend IeSF’s 10th World Championships as well as helping to determine the venue for such 2018 National Team Trials.
Gamers are reminded that the event shall be filmed, and the content screened on Tuluntulu.
All gamers are reminded that MSSA’s South African National Championships are an open championship. In other words any registered player is entitled to enter the championship – no matter where they live, or their category of membership.
You may contact MSSA at firstname.lastname@example.org
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