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South Africa gets their first Rainbow Six Siege Operator – Week 21 2020

South Africa gets their first Rainbow Six Siege Operator – Week 21 2020

By on May 21, 2020

Week 21 2020 Featured Story this Week Rainbow Six Siege has announced two new operators for their Year 5 Season 2 Operation Steel Wave. The Defender is Melusi, the first South African operator to appear in the game. Vamers has more about the new operator, who can currently be played on the game’s test server. […]

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Are Comic Con Africa organisers jumping the gun? – Week 20 2020

By on May 14, 2020

Week 20 2020 Featured Story this Week Comic Con Africa organisers, Reed Exhibitions, say the event is still scheduled to go ahead at the end of September 2020. In an exclusive interview with Fortress of Solitude an unnamed spokesperson for the company says they have “extraordinary and innovative” steps in place to handle crowd control, […]


Brace yourself, more local server petitions incoming – Week 19 2020

By on May 7, 2020

Week 19 2020 Featured Story this Week South Africa will only get local Fortnite Servers IF Epic Games gives it the greenlight. Amazon Web Services told Business Insider they’re ready to provide the servers, but the final decision rests with the game’s developer. Expect more surveys, petitions and social media debates until Epic gives an […]

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Are South African Fortnite tournaments even legal? – Week 18 2020

By on April 30, 2020

Week 18 2020 Featured Story this Week Are some South African tournament organisers flouting Epic Games’ Fortnite Event License Terms? Following a tweet posted by Airo_OG_ it would appear many could be. The license terms state: “Except as otherwise agreed by Epic in writing (including email) an Event is licensed under these Terms only if […]


But do we really need Fortnite servers? – Week 17 2020

By on April 23, 2020

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 […]

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Vroom Vroom! Sim Racing takes pole position – Week 16 2020

By on April 16, 2020

Week 16 2020 Featured Story this Week Alleric “Ulti” Enslin won the Solidarity E-Race Event this week – which featured real life drivers, sim racers and fans of motorsport competing to raise awareness and funds for the South African Solidarity Fund. Ulti took the win in the Enduro Race Final and will now have the […]

Can you Upgrade your desktop during Lockdown? Apparently, yes – Week 15 2020

By on April 9, 2020

Week 15 2020 Featured Story this Week Technology retailer Wootware has stayed open during the South African Covid 19 lockdown. HTXT reports the company has obtained a certificate from the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission allowing it to operate. HTXT further reports that the retailer is supplying essential goods as defined by the government, but […]

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These brands want you to stay at home (and game) – Week 14 2020

By on April 2, 2020

Week 14 2020 Featured Story this Week South African Gaming brands have launched a variety of online campaigns to encourage gamers to stay at home and flatten the curve. The various campaigns offer up prizes to those who interact and play games, at home. MSI has their #LuckyOnLockdown campaign, Logitech G has launched #PlayAtHomeZA, ASUS […]

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Lock down? Game on – Week 13 2020

By on March 26, 2020

Week 13 2020 Featured Story this Week At midnight on 26 March 2020, South Africa will go into lock down for 21 days in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. All nonessential retail businesses will not be allowed to sell to the public. This includes gaming stores and computer shops. Gaming News SA […]


A list of cancelled events in South Africa

By on March 19, 2020

Week 12 2020 Featured Story this Week The following events have been cancelled or postponed because of the rapid spread of COVID-19 and government restrictions: Comic Con Cape Town is cancelled. RUSH Esports at Rand Show has been postponed. UCON 2020 postponed. Nintendo’s Summer Smash Cup is cancelled. Predator Gaming Apex Cup is postponed. Gaming […]

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