CS:GO is really getting all the love, with a major broadcast on South Africa’s biggest purveyor of sports TV starting this weekend and running through the end of July.
Yet another international CS:GO tournament will be including South Africa. The World Championships, hosted by E-Frag, will include SA in their qualifier consisting of 83 teams from countries around the world. While this team may now legally be called South Africa, they will be comprised of the best players in the country.
FaZe Clan have officially left WESA, leaving the regulatory body with seven teams. Will more teams follow suit as issues which plagued FaZe become apparent in the upcoming months?
Let’s talk about the competitive future of Overwatch as an eSport. Will it survive? Will it stagnate? And what about its competitive future in South Africa? These are all valid questions after Blizzard’s recent success on launch day.
In just under 30 days over 100,000 people signed a petition to allow eSports to be easily accessible for athletes under a sporting VISA. In the past a number of professional atheletes have been barred from entering the United States over VISA issues.
Yet another international qualifier lands in South Africa! Orena will once again host the ESWC South African Qualifiers where South Africa’s top CS:GO team can earn a spot at ESWC in Paris, France.
After a year’s hiatus to finish his studies, 18 year old Ludwig “Zai” Wahlberg rejoins the competitive Dota 2 scene with Kaipi alongside SingSing, bOne7, ComeWithMe and SexyBamboe.
Capcom have followed ESL in an effort to make eSports more professional by banning sponsors who promote certain industries. Most notable of these bans affects Team YP (a team sponsored by adult site YouPorn) from competing at their tournaments.
Let’s take a look at the initial response from the community regarding ESEA opening up in South Africa.
Italian football club Sampdoria joins West Ham and Wolfsburg as the welcome a FIFA star to the squad. Lonewolf92, six time Italian Champion, will compete as a member of Sampdoria next month in Rome.
Morocco’s biggest ISP has blocked online gaming putting a hold on eSports development for the West African country.
Heroes of the Storm is bringing in Bronze to Grand Master ranks, similar to Starcraft II, but is this just catering for the casual? Or will this new system help make Heroes of the Storm a better eSport?