The biggest eSports focus this week is undoubtedly everything going down at rAge, the finals of the big leagues are taking place. Our South African Protea Team has also been pushing the boundaries at IeSF this week, showcasing a high standard of gameplay.
South Africans strut their stuff in South Korea
South Africa’s Gigabyte Protea team headed off to the IeSF this week to compete against gamers all over the world and have shown their determination to leave their mark. Robert ‘PandaTank’ Botha had great success on his first day of StarCraft II beating both his opponents from Israel and Egypt, and Vittorio ‘HotShot’ Puissa also played well, winning one game and losing another. Both these gamers went through to day two of competing, making it the first time that South African gamers had gone through to the second day of play. People would like to follow their progress can keep an eye on the MSSA Facebook page.
eSports at rAge this weekend
Do Gaming Championships
After a short year of competing their butts off, gamers who’ve persevered through the Do Gaming League are gearing up and getting ready to start the tough yet fun tournament in the VIP LAN area at the dome. The Do Gaming League team has created a lot of hype around their championship and will be hard at work to make sure things go smoothly.
Gamers will be competing in the following titles:
- Battlefield 3
- Call of Duty 4
- Gran Turismo 5
- StarCraft II
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
- FIFA 12
NAG Gaming League
NGL League of Legends players will get to battle it out in the finals this weekend, with a special section in the LAN area just for them. These players have also participated in this league for months before rAge and will be playing it out in front of many spectators (non participating LAN attendee’s welcome to spectate). If you won’t be there to watch, shoutcasted livestreams will be available on the dedicated NGL website.
If you have any tournaments or eSports events you would like me to know about and cover, please feel free to comment here or drop me an email at [email protected].
Last Updated: October 5, 2012