Week 17 2020
Featured Story this Week
Amazon Web Services (AWS) went live (sort of) in South Africa and gamers immediately demanded Fortnite Servers. #FortniteAfricanServers trended on social media platform Twitter for most of Wednesday 22 April. Fortnite fans hoped the trending hashtag would create awareness and local servers. Both Critical Hit and Glitched have reported on why AWS would not automatically mean Fortnite Server access.
Monday Night Racing launched a twitter account this week, encouraging all drivers and tournament organisers to follow the account for support and promotion. The account also aims to introduce drivers to the competitive community with their newcomer friendly lobbies every Monday evening.
Thabo “YvngSavage” Moloi has dominated mainstream media this week as he headed up the eBafanaBafana squad that competed in the FIFA eNations Stay n Play cup. The team consisted of Moloi as the professional gamer alongside popular sports stars and celebrity Cassper Nyovest. NAG is publishing daily updates on the team’s performance.
Sinister 5’s StarCraft player ASgod has become the first esports athlete to join BRUSA Sports UK The consultancy assists sporting athletes in sourcing various scholarships available to them around the world.
Logitech G will partner with White Rabbit Gaming. The multi-gaming organisation made the partnership announcement on Twitter.
Tech Businesses have spoken out about the impact of South Africa’s lock down regulations. MyBroadband spoke with ASUS, Acer and SqwidNet to find out how local distributors and retailers have been affected by regulations deeming hardware and gadgets non-essential.
#FortniteAfricanServers may not have got servers for Fortnite gamers but it has raised awareness for local esports star Sharon “Shazz” Waison, who is in desperate need of a kidney transplant. Shazz tweeted asking people to show the same level of support to #Kidney4Shazz to try find a B+ or O+ potential donor.
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