Week 35 2020
A mixed bag of news this week.
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All gamer eyes will be on Gamescom Opening Night Live tonight with content debuts from a host of studios and developers. The gaming community has watched all major and minor events adapt to an “online-only” event structure during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Gamescom having officially announced their IRL cancellation in April.
South Africans can tune in from 19:30 SAST tonight (27 August) to watch the show on YouTube.
Nexus Hub has a full wrap up of what to expect and other platforms to watch on here.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War reveal event took place this week with an in-game Warzone event and a lot of details being shared about Treyarch’s upcoming title due to launch on November 13th. Glitched has first screenshots, pricing and other details for you here. The in-game event will be repeated during these times over the next few days for those who missed it the first time around.
ATK’s Overwatch team tied for 5th in the Zotac Cup. The team eventually fell to the Petra Phantoms during the European tournament. Meanwhile, ATK’s Apex Legends trio have become the first South Africans to make it into the global top 150, earning them the Predator rank in Season 6.
Jordan Sherratt and Zaahir Essa have both secured victories in their respective sim racing events. Sherratt and his team mates placed 1st in Round 1 of The Sim Grid World Cup while Essa placed 1st in Round 10 of the ProSeries Championship. Even with 2 rounds remaining, Essa has secured 1st place in the championship given the points gap between 1st and 2nd
Comic Con Africa and rAge Expo have both commissioned artists for their respective events. rAge fans have come to expect various editions of the expo’s “Roxy” over the past 10 years and a “re-re-re-boot” is in the works for this year’s Digital Edition by local artist, Stephen Spinas. Comic Con Africa on the other hand, revealed the CCA Online show poster of Wonder Woman, created by Jenny Frison, on their social media platforms this week.
That Pink Call of Duty tournament we spoke about last week is taking place this weekend and currently has over 40 teams signed up across the console and crossplay cups.
The Girls of War ZA (GOWZA) Facebook group is intended as a safe place for female gamers, and this tournament’s goal is to continue to raise awareness around the inexcusable increase in sexism, racism, homophobia and other acts of discrimination in gaming lobbies.
There are over R50,000 in products up for grabs for both players and spectators, so if you aren’t planning on playing, swing by the stream and show your support for the teams and the cause this Saturday and Sunday (29-30 August).
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