Week 40 2020
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ATK Arena’s CSGO team hogged all the headlines this week, including ours! The team secured back to back victories in the two biggest CS:GO tournaments of the year: The VS Gaming Masters Championship at Comic Con Africa and the ROG Invitational Soldiers of Fortune tournament hosted by Mettlestate. The team also announced their move into their new gaming house in Cape Town – which they shared on social media.
Be prepared for a price hike on the South African Playstation Store. Sony notified local retailers that the price increase would come into effect on 26 September, to “reflect current market conditions” according to MyBroadband.
PUBG Mobile team EFX Esports will represent South Africa in Turkey, next year, for the Red Bull MEO Season 3 World Finals. The team won the national qualifiers this past weekend, where teams competed in an online tournament over two days.
South African Sim Racer Jordan Sherratt has won himself 3 days at the Lamborghini headquarters after a podium finish in the first Lamborghini esports competition: The Real Race. Sherratt competed against 11 other racers in 5 qualifying rounds online. He finished in third place. His prize includes the trip where he will also be able to drive a real Lamborghini on the Imola raceway.
Mettlestate Operations Manager Richard “Demonik” Sjöberg has announced he will be stepping away from South African esports to focus on other passions. Demonik has operated as a shoutcaster, administrator and “basically can do anything you need him to” guy for many years – not only at Mettlestate, where he took up a permanent position a few years ago – but also at numerous tournaments and LAN events around the country for many years prior.
Nike and FIFA player Julio “Beast” Bianchi are using the #YouCantStopUs campaign to try help get gaming fans around the country moving. Beast went to Instagram today to talk a bit about his life as a competitive esports player and shared some of his favourite real life work outs from the NTC app that other FIFA players can try out as well.
Evetech has entered the tournament organiser space for the second time with their new brand: Evesports. The new TO launched with a CS:GO competition. Last year the retailer had ties to the now allegedly defunct Game Time Media. Evesports is reportedly managed by tech YouTuber Rhys Crossley.
South African streamers have had a plaque dedicated to them at Cango Wildlife Ranch. During lock down a host of streamers raised funds to keep the Ranch open and the animals cared for during the trying times.
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