Tournament Tag

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 21 Jan 2015

While we're excited to be organizing our first ever COD tournament, other people have been in the tournament organizing game for a lot longer. Semper Vincemus Gaming (SVG) is one such organizer, and their local tournament sounds really awesome. There's even a cool local reason that you should watch the games.

Posted by Guest Writer - 09 Jan 2015

By Craig Guild

As Gavin announced the other day, I managed to convince him over a few drinks to host a tournament as eSports is getting bigger in SA and I really like the competitive scene. The question was, which game and platform should we try and test our hands at? There were a couple of suggestions, but in the end we arrived at the newish Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. It’s fast paced, great to watch and Gavin and I both enjoy it. This brought us to the platform.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 04 Nov 2014

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare finally landed yesterday and quickly established itself as one of the best entries the franchise has ever had. That’s mostly due to the game’s new Exo abilities, which transform the landscape of the eSports focused multiplayer mode. It’s going to be interesting to see how professional players adapt to it over time. We, however, didn’t have that much practice at last night’s Media Invitational tournament, but we still walked away victorious!

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 28 Oct 2014

It’s quite something to see how our local eSport scene is developing. rAge alone had insanely high prize pools, something which made me incredibly happy. We’re not done for the year though, as there are still other tournaments taking place. One is the Orena Lifechild Invitational. It will not only bring together top Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams for a shot at a possible R75000+ prize pool, it will also raise funds for charity.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 14 Oct 2014

You’d think with the way I go on about Dota 2, it’s the biggest and most popular MOBA in the world. Truth is, it’s arguably more popular in South Africa than its largest contender, League of Legends. For the rest of the world though, LoL is the one to watch and has a much larger following. The world championship has been under way for the last few weeks, and the last showdown is finally within reach. Which team will take the top spot for 2014 in the final this weekend?

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 28 Aug 2014

The year is slowly but surely drawing to an end. With it comes the Do Gaming Championship, a tournament that takes the best teams from their respective game and league, and puts them to the test to determine who really is the best. Here’s all you need to know about this year’s event if you plan on playing or spectating.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 27 Aug 2014

I’m quite fond of Heroes of the Storm. True to Blizzard and their game formula, it’s easy to pick up, but difficult to master. I’ve been interested to see it played from a professional point of view for a while now. It looks like I may finally be getting my wish. The game now has its own league.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 15 Jul 2014

Valve isn't just about Steam, you know. They are also the brains behind Dota 2 and Counter-Strike. Those brains are being rewarded with the success of The International, and they might want to give similar treatment to other games in Valve's stable.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 08 Jul 2014

The International is just about here, Dota 2 followers rejoice! Kicking off the festivities is the play-in series, featuring 4 teams who just missed a spot in the top 15. They still have a chance for glory and a slice of that huge $10 million prize pool though, as the winner of the play-in gets to take the 16th spot at TI4. Find all you need to know about these teams and their upcoming games after the jump.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 23 Jun 2014

There was a brawl going on this weekend. No, it wasn't on the football or rugby pitch, and it wasn't over the Steam Sale prices either. This was a Dota 2 brawl between (players from ) South Africa and the UK, and you can watch the finals tonight.