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Clean those keyboards – Week 10 2020

corona virus

By on March 5, 2020

We’re not in the business of making lists… Except for this list of the latest gaming and esports news for the week.

Week 10 2020

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Corona Virus has landed in South Africa. The first confirmed case was announced early this afternoon (5 March). Should you be attending LANs or playing at gaming cafes be sure to wash your hands regularly and use wet wipes to clean surfaces that might have been used by others.

Gaming News

late night arcade

The next Late Night Arcade event is happening this Friday (7 March) at the Mustang Room in Sandton. TAM Gaming hosts these pop up events that feature retro arcade games, virtual reality games and a fully stocked bar. Doors open at 5pm. 

There will be no GeekFest this year. The popular event will return in 2021 after a change in ownership. The news came in via a Facebook post explaining how the event will return next year and return to its original outdoor set up.

Esports News

south african esports

Tournament fever has hit South Africa. Mettlestate announced a R50 000 Apex Legends LAN in partnership with Acer and Matrix Maverick Centre. Nodwin Gaming announced 4 new leagues the Indian based company will bring to South Africa. ACGL will be hosting the eNations Cup qualifiers in partnership with Inqaku FC (Pty) Ltd and the South African Football Association. ATK Arena has also announced their Fortnite competition.

Looking for a list of all the competitions currently happening in South Africa? ZombieGamer has revived their Gaming News Wrap Up where they list all the current tournaments happening and how to sign up. You can find the wrap on their revamped website

Sinister 5 have released their PUBG roster. The organisation announced on Twitter that the team will be taking a break due to the lack of tournaments for the title locally.

Business News

comic con africa

Luno, a South African cryptocurrency exchange, is a new Comic Con sponsor. Comic Con Cape Town and Comic Con Africa distributed a press release announcing Luno as their new money partner for their 2020 events. 

Ronelle Hendriks is the new Marketing Manager for Nintendo at the Core Group, the official South African distributor for Nintendo. Hendriks was previously the Warner Bros. Games Product & Marketing Manager at Gamefinity.

Community News

jinxkittie
IMAGE COURTESY OF C2E2 TWITTER ACCOUNT

South African cosplayer Kelsey “JinxKittie” Atkins has been crowned the global Crown Champion of Cosplay. Atkins represented South Africa in the Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago last weekend with the upgraded version of her Blood Priestess Bathory build that won her the spot at Comic Con Africa 2019.

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