What happened at Saturday’s COD: Ghosts LAN tournament? 
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Zoe Hawkins
February 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Last week, I told you about a COD: Ghosts LAN tournament to take place on Saturday. We were unable to attend and report back to you because of our amazingly fun community get together (yes, I’m organizing another one, don’t worry). I received the results from them today, including a dodgy press release.

Gavin has told you before about the glory of the MSSA press releases – that’s where we had the joy of “Ape Town” – and it appears that Afrihost and Ivents were determined to do way better. However, this still has to be one of the most awkwardly worded press releases I’ve read in a long time:

Once the players were accorded their time to setup and greet and cajole with their friends and competitors and put their additional togs in a secure room, the spectators were permitted entry. They immediately went to greet their friends and players whom they wanted to see and meet in person.

[…] Overall the local teams were treated to an awesome display of lan, which is more common place in the Western Cape for this Console and game.

[…] Team Adept had their metal tested

Okay, so the press release isn’t great, but let’s not judge the event based solely on that – it appears that for the most part the tournament went well and the prizes were certainly worthwhile:

  • First, second and third places: prizes from Afrihost of R10 000, R6 000 and R4 000 respectively
  • First, second, third and fourth placed teams: four Afrihost mifi devices per team, each mifi device with 50GB data bundles
  • First, second, and third place: BarkieUK sponsored return air tickets to the next tournament
  • First, second, third and fourth placed teams: four Microsoft gift cards per team compliments of Evopoints

That’s a very nice cash prize! I’m sure the competitors will definitely take part in the next tournament if they think prizes will be comparable. For those who are interested, check out the table to see who came out on top:

Afrihost invitational

All in all, I’m glad to see another player organizing tournaments. It’s important for the eSports scene in South Africa, and our local teams need all the opportunities (and prizes) that they can get. Hopefully we can see bigger and better events from them in the future.

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

  • RinceThis2014

    What did I just read? Also, where are the pics from Sat Zoe?!

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      I am wondering that as well…

    • Hammersteyn

      Ape Town?

      • RinceThis2014

        Eh?

        • Hammersteyn

          There’s a link above with “Ape Town” though you were referring to that.

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Its where monkeys live

        • Hammersteyn

          O_o

          • TiMsTeR1033

            They even have a mountain to play on and have a sea to wash in when they played with too much poo. There are even ones who eat too much amarula fruit and sour grapes they live high in the mountains and they known as “Bergies”

            remember be safe of

        • HvR

          No that is Monkey Village, 54 Sauer Street Johannesburg.

          Ape Town, is populated by their slightly more intelligent cousins on the 2nd floor of Theba Hosken House on the corner of Breda and Mill street in Cape Town.

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      we have some go pro footage because Geoff loves the fish eye. will post it as soon as gavin gets it off the camera :)

      • Kromas

        LIES!!! You are too busy playing Mass Effect and forgot about it. :P

    • Kromas

      The pics are just horrible as a fight broke out between the console gamers and the pc gamers tried to break it up. :P

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        By “break it up” you mean, threw weapons into the mix right?

      • RinceThis2014

        I hope they did the humane thing and doused them both in petrol…

        • Kromas

          The “Master” in Master race is pretty much the same as Masters of the universe. We had huge men with swords on tigers fighting them off. Also if you don’t get the reference I weep for you.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Don’t waste your pity on him, he chooses to game on a console. It’s very sad.

          • Kromas

            I always pitty da fool!

          • RinceThis2014

            Huge men with swords on tigers, that is a reference to Tom Thumb right? ;)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Hey Nick, look at the spider I caught. *RUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNN*

          • RinceThis2014

            Eh?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      They’re busy photoshopping them right now, don’t rush them.

      • RinceThis2014

        Oh man, if Zoe is doing that I may not want to see anything…

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Catch 22 ;P

          • RinceThis2014

            Lol. Oh, and this…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            DUDE! what is that! looks superduper yummy!

          • RinceThis2014

            It’s a red velvet cheesecake! NOM NOM NOM!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            FUCK IT!!! I am gonna find me one or climb through the screen!

          • RinceThis2014

            HAHAH!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Dude I have a weakness for cake!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Tee hee…. no… I’m not going there.

          • Rock789

            Again?! Oh you b@stard! Taunting us with your velvet cheesecake. Oh the sweet humanity!!!

          • RinceThis2014

            Last one was a chocolate sponge base, this was baked cheesecake!

          • Rock789

            Right, that’s it…

            **jumps out window, forgetting he’s on the ground floor**

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            If not for the picture above I’d find that comment extremely disturbing.

          • Rock789

            Oh… Oh my… I think I just threw up a little in my mouth… o_O

  • TiMsTeR1033

    LG you guys must make friday play night in near future Loadout. Looks kickass and it’s free! Help me out Master Races peeps, it any good?

    • Alex Hicks

      Hhmmm no idea. Yet. Another option for Free to Play shooters is Blacklight Retribution. Which I did actually play. For a bit. It’s pretty good.

    • Kromas

      A friend on mumble keeps going on about it but I have yet to try it myself.

      • TiMsTeR1033

        looks pretty awesome

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Mossel said it’s great fun.

      • TiMsTeR1033

        I am getting it now to try at home.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I’ve got it on my dl queue, didn’t have time last night.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            looks to be a great game for the community to play

      • Mossel

        I did indeed! They just have some server issues, but other than that it’s awesome!

    • Mossel

      Havent I been saying this for the last two days?! I second the Timmy motion.

    • stfenix

      Loadout is mindless fun :) and yes team work is required in a sense

  • WhiteRock

    “Overall the local teams were treated to an awesome display of lan, which is more common place in the Western Cape for this Console and game.”

    Who is Ian and what is he doing in Cape Town…?

    • Alex Hicks

      And what exactly constitutes an “awesome display” o_0

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Hopefully it doesn’t involve a trench coat.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    It’s nice that they got some time to cajole. Not nearly enough cajoling going on. What were the results of the metal testing? Did anyone have dangerous levels of mercury or lead?

  • Rags

    FPS competitions on console is like asking Ryk Neetling to swim in a pool of mud.
    I’ll never support it no matter how much cash is involved.

    “They immediately went to greet their friends and players whom they wanted to see and meet in person.”
    $$$ lmao

  • George

    I need some opinions for online gaming and streaming.. I am on the Mweb 2mb Premium at the moment using about 130gb a month. But my line is inconsistent the last couple of weeks. How are your experiences with Afrihost? Anybody on their 4mb line? Or even Telkom? How bad is the throttling?

    • DrKiller

      People say Afrihost is good.. I had good experience with Telkom too, but currently there is something wrong on their network.. On my 4mb account, I was never throttled and my usages were usually 200GB..

  • Rags

    Okay just a heads up. The main tournament of the coverning body wish MSSA is apart of has closed down. The World Cyber Games is not more.
    http://esreality.com/post/2555740/wcg-to-cease-all-operations/