Back in June, we told you about Orena, a new organization aimed at organizing and hosting eSports tournaments. Well, they are starting their Dota 2 Cup next week, and it is huge!
This weekend played host to the very last matches in Xbox South Africa’s Gears of War:Judgment tournament, crowning champions in both the lone wolf and clan categories. These are the country’s top Gears of War players.
I actually spent a fair bit of my Saturday evening watching the Gears of War: Judgment tournament’s live streams, and I have to say I’m really quite impressed with the level of play some of our Gears of War players have. I’m equally impressed with Microsoft’s tournament hosting skills with livestreams, and as impressed with the shoutcasting, which comes courtesy of Megarom’s marketing motormouth Devon Stanton – and our own fuzzy wookiee of love, Garth.
This was it. The first of its kind event, and South Africa had a front row seat to not only observe, but to kick some sizeable amounts of ass as well. It was a day of excitement, exhilaration, hope and opportunity. Here’s it all went down.
Dota 2 teams assemble! We’re going to be hosting a Dota 2 LAN tournament this April for pro teams and mixed teams, with R10, 000 cash prizes up for grabs!
Now that Gears of War: Judgment is actually out and you’ve all been playing the really good Survival and Overrun modes, perhaps with a dash of free-for-all – perhaps now is the time to try and entice more of you to join Xbox South Africa’s upcoming Gears of War Tournament. Kicking off next month (giving you time to brush up on those Gnasher skills), the tournament gives you the opportunity to win some pretty awesome prizes.
There’s a test match tomorrow, so in true South African style we need to put our predictions forward and place non-binding bets on who is going to walk away with the knowledge that they represented the better eSporting country.
Xbox South Africa is bringing you yet another tournament of awesome. They’ll be hosting the first Gears of War: Judgment Tournament in the country and the prizes are pretty damn awesome.
Hey, remember when we teased that something big was going to be hitting the esports scene soon? We weren’t joking. RTS fans, brace yourself. The best of the best are coming down for a Heart of the Swarm gathering, an event that will see some furious competition and big names battle it out for prizes, glory and bragging rights!
Saturday the 9th of February 2013 is an important date in the history of gaming in South Africa. It is arguably the first time that a large gaming company got everything spot on and essentially perfect for a local gaming competition.
The last Xbox LIVE round of the Halo 4 tournament hosted by Microsoft SA took place this weekend. Four clans and nine lone wolves have made it through to the finals in 2013.
Tomorrow sees the release of the Halo 4, arguably the biggest game for the Xbox 360 this year. According to reviews, it’s easily one of the best games this year, and quite possibly the best game in the Halo series to date – something that should make Microsoft’s dedicated Halo studio 343 Industries pretty happy.
So you think you’re ‘ard, do you? Okay, I believe you. No need to rearrange my face with a crowbar to prove that! Still, you’re not the only tough guys out there when it comes to online fighting games, and according to Highlander rules, there can be only one! Time to see who’s the best, at third outing of Sodium Overload then.
There aren’t too many tournaments out there which can really grab my attention. South Korea usually demonstrates their superior strategy on Starcraft with utmost ease every year, while racing games usually devolve into a who-can-crash-first spectacle.
Evo is different though. It’s fans fighting each other, with the matches themselves being tense affairs, able to turn at a moments notice. Here’s a look at some of the matches, and where to watch them, this year.
The original StarCraft is still one of the most played LAN games today. Blizzard’s decision to strip the option for play over local area networks, and have the game rely on its online Battle.net was a controversial one that, until people actually played StarCraft II and realised just how damned good it was, split the fanbase.
It was a decision that was largely made to combat piracy (under the guise of persistent matchmaking), and one that’s now bitten them in the ass.