Week 14 2020
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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 is running their #ROGLockdown Cup and the South African Nintendo Distributor is hosting daily community sessions on their discord, with a host of spot prizes.
Humble Bundle has put together a Conquer COVID-19 Bundle that includes more than 40 games, some Ebooks, audiobooks and even software. Humble are hoping to help raise funds to support the organizations responding to the pandemic and its consequences.
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Ever wanted to enter a local esports tournament or league? Whether it’s PUBG, sim racing, Fortnite, Warzone or whatever title you play, there are tons of online events taking place during lockdown to keep you busy.
Tshwane Gaming is moving from physical events to online FIFA tournaments. The new organiser has launched their FIFA 20 Corona Virus Lockdown Challenge: Battle of the Gaming Cafes. Pretoria cafes South V Gaming Cafe will take on The VRoom SA. Anyone can enter and compete for the cash prize pool.
Mainstream media and business continues to tout esports as the new “sport replacement”. Advertising Agencies including Ogilvy South Africa are running online esports courses while news outlets including ENCA and CNBC are running special inserts explaining esports and gaming to the masses.
Vodacom customers can now download PUBG Mobile and face no data costs for the download. Tencent Africa has partnered with the cellular provider to offer up the game to users with no cost to download (data included). They’re also running a challenge until April 15th called #2GetherWePlay for all PUBG Mobile players.
Judge, the founder of ZA Gaming Alliance, has reached out to the 27 thousand member strong facebook group to raise money for his wife who is currently battling cancer. You can find the backabuddy link here should you be interested in supporting.
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