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The calm before the storm – Week 43 2020

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By on October 22, 2020

Week 43 2020

Featured Story this Week

A South African Apex Legends team has won the PGL Showdown for Middle East and Africa. ATK Arena’s team were able to claim top spot and overcome severe ping difficulties. The PGL Showdown forms part of the Apex Legends Global Series. The Middle East and Africa region did not have enough teams entered to host qualifiers, with only a final round being held.

Partnered Content

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rAge Expo is turning 18. And an entirely new experience is in store for fans this year, as rAge comes to life online.

From daily prize giveaways to Minecraft build challenges to community spotlights, rAge Digital’s activity schedule is packed with three days of old favourites and exciting new additions.

So, come and play online. A whole new rAge experience awaits.

Dates:                          6, 7, 8 November 2020

Tickets:                      Free on Howler

Gaming News

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There are now more Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles available for pre-order for South Africans. Microsoft confirmed more launch day stock has been allocated to ensure demand is met.

Esports News

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G2 Racing Series has announced South African sim racing commentator George “GeeMax” Smith will be a member of their broadcast team. The event sees international organisation G2 Esports entering the sim racing scene and is sponsored by TRUEFORCE, Logitech G and BMW. 

Competitive fighting games will take centre stage at rAge Digital in November. Tournament organiser Ultimate Gaming Championships have announced DRIVE, an online tournament to be run during the gaming expo for Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter V and Tekken 7 competitors.

Business News

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The Africa Games + Esports Career Day has set a date. The online event will take place on 6 November as part of the rAge Digital event. According to the website, the event will educate Africa’s youth about the global games industry, with industry leaders from the continent sharing their experience and advice on how to build a career in gaming. 

What does it take to run a successful esports organisation in South Africa? Red Bull Gaming has published a piece where South Africa’s most successful organisation managers shared insight into the business side of competitive gaming and team management.

Community News

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Community members part of the ZA Gaming Alliance are promoting small businesses on their Facebook group. A post ran this week where members of the group could share their small business details to assist during the current COVID lockdown. With more than 261 comments, there are a host of local gamer run small businesses showcased.

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