Towards the end of November last year, I asked if the COD: Ghosts hype train had passed. COD fans had been telling me that everyone was migrating back to previous iterations in the franchise, but when I checked the numbers it wasn't true. Well, now it is.
Call of Duty 4 has survived for years as the biggest competitive title in the Do Gaming League. It even outlived its would-be successors Modern Warfare 2 and 3. Black Ops 2 has however become the new FPS king of the league, begging the question: Should Call of Duty 4 be dropped from the competitive roster?
Today marks the beginning of the inaugural Xbox Call of Duty Championships in Hollywood. It also marks the day that our very own Darryn aka Brenda/Batman gets to do some real eSports coverage. May the force be with you Dork Knight! Oh wait… it won’t be because LucasArts died! And with it, a little bit of every gamer on the planet’s soul.
In just nine days the top 32 Xbox 360 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 teams from around the world will compete in the inaugural Call of Duty Championship in Hollywood for a share of the $1 million prize purse.
Last weekend was probably one of the most important weekends for eSports in South Africa; we had the incredible StarCraft 2 Invitational play out, the South African ESL Qualifiers and our Battlefield 3 team play another match in the Nations Cup. The highlight of this article though, is the fantastic victory by Team XtaZ, securing their spot in the Call of Duty Championships in Los Angeles this April.
Just yesterday I told you that South Africa will have a spot at the Call of Duty Championships in Los Angeles this year and that we didn’t have all the details, well, now we do. Black Ops 2 teams competing on Xbox 360 can sign up for the qualifiers. Here’s everything you need to know.
Usually when you hear about local gamers competing abroad, it’s when they are playing a PC game. The Battlefield 3 PS3 team who aren't a Protea team were probably the first to compete in an international competition as console players. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong. Anyway, so here’s another tournament South Africa will be competing in as console gamers, this time for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
Week two of the Do Gaming League kicked off this Tuesday and it’s hard to believe that hundreds of matches have taken place in a matter of only ten days. Needless to say that picking out the potential dominators of the league is a tough task, the league spans across eleven titles and over 4000 entries.
Multiplayers are dominated by shooters, whether it’s on console or PC. But what makes a great multiplayer? Everything: from latency to good map layouts, potential for league play or pure addiction. This year, we’ve seen some top notch multiplayers release, the best of them being…
Shooters aren’t just about shooting (doh!), it’s about the sheer thrill of tactical gameplay and strategy. That head-shot from 300m away, that SMG rush, that AK-47 destruction, and then sometimes there’s a story in it or whatever. There’s been a great battle of the shooters this year, but whether you love it or hate it, the award goes to…
MainGaming is hosting two most awesome LANs this month, and I say most awesome because the games played and prizes are, well, amazeballs.
The 2013 Do Gaming League will be the biggest and best eSports league we’ve seen from Telkom and Do Gaming since the AGASA leagues started in 2005. Seven new titles including League of Legends, Quake Live, Black Ops 2 and Dota 2 will be added to the line up.
These days, one can’t sit down for ten minutes to play a game without some sort of distraction present, whether it be your doddery grandfather locking himself out of the house, or those damn social services workers rocking up to demand alimony payments. It ain’t my kid dammit! I don’t know no Billy Jean! Still, some of us do get to play our games for more than an hour a day. And then you get one guy that breaks a world record in the process.
Activision has officially revealed their Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Collector’s Editions. The Hardened Edition and Care Package are now available for pre-purchase and will be available locally.