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Rolling blackouts set to devastate ZA Gaming – Week 36 2020

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Rolling blackouts set to devastate ZA Gaming – Week 36 2020

By on September 3, 2020

Week 36 2020 Featured Story this Week Rolling blackouts continue to wreak havoc on the South African Gaming and Esports industry. This week Eskom pushed the country to Stage 4 of load shedding – which will likely have devastating effects on streaming and online events. With the threat of COVID still looming and a continued […]

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How and Where To Catch Gamescom Opening Night Live – Week 35 2020

By on August 28, 2020

Week 35 2020 A mixed bag of news this week. We hope you’re enjoying the news we’ve been reporting on each week. Got any ideas for a story? Reach out to us or simply reply to this email. We’d love to hear from you. Featured Story this Week All gamer eyes will be on Gamescom […]

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Dear ZA Gamers, this is not okay – Week 34 2020

By on August 20, 2020

Week 34 2020 Before we get into the news this week we wanted to circumvent the questions which may arise from our featured story. Why did we make this particular story the featured one this week? Because the South African Gaming and Esports industry needs to be better. If you don’t believe us go listen […]

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Dealing with Racism & Sexism in Gaming – Week 33 2020

By on August 13, 2020

Week 33 2020 For three weeks now we’ve continued used the community section of our newsletter as a way to educate and inform on serious issues plaguing our community. We’ve shared commentary around banter vs bullying, ethically sourced games and this week, share a resource on every day sexism and how to tackle it. We’ll continue with this […]

Streamers Are Doing Good Things This Women’s Month – Week 32 2020

By on August 6, 2020

Week 32 2020 There’s a chance to do some real good this week, which you can read more about in our featured story. Featured Story this Week In light of Women’s Month, Mettlestate have been running a donation campaign with 16 local streamers for the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children called #GamersAgainstGBV. At time of writing, the campaign […]

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Things just got serious – Week 31 2020

By on July 30, 2020

Week 31 2020 This platform has never been a place for the curators to push their views or express their opinions. However, today we’re going to cross the line a little bit, because it is the job of each and every one of us to do something. Many promote pride month, women’s month or any […]


3 local FIFA players named in the top 100 in the world – Week 30 2020

By on July 23, 2020

Week 30 2020 Featured Story this Week 3 of South Africa’s FIFA players have been named among the top 100 competitors in the world. Mohammed “King CJ0” Diop, Thabo “YvngSavage” Moloi and Kaylan “MBCKaylan” Moodley all featured on the official EA rankings. Gaming News The Xbox Games Showcase happens tonight (23 July 2020). You can […]

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South African Esports is back on the 6 figure train – Week 29 2020

By on July 16, 2020

Week 29 2020 Featured Story this Week A one million rand esports event has been announced by Nodwin Gaming. It was hinted at when the organisation expanded into Southern Africa. CSGO, PUBG Mobile, FIFA20 and Tekken7 will split the funds in the Umzansi Esports League 2020. Prize allocation can be found here. Gaming News Ghost […]

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Us: can 2020 get worse? Eskom: hold my beer – Week 28 2020

By on July 9, 2020

Week 28 2020 Featured Story this Week Eskom will likely turn your lights off later today. The Power Utility has reportedly struggled to return generating units back to service. It has been nearly four months since Gamers suffered rolling blackouts… so update those mobile games and charge your Nintendo Switch – the darkness is coming. […]

Almost R50K Was Won Via ZA Esports Last Week – Week 27 2020

By on July 9, 2020

Week 27 2020 Featured Story this Week The past weekend’s esports action saw almost R50,000 in cash won via various tournaments. Titles included CS:GO (Acer Predator Winter Slam), Fortnite trios, PUBG Mobile and various others. A full breakdown on all the tournaments and their respective winners is available here.  Gaming News More Than 60 Downloadable […]

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