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Local Battlefield tournament going big

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While we’re excited to be organizing our first ever COD tournament, other people have been in the tournament organizing game for a lot longer. Semper Vincemus Gaming (SVG) is one such organizer, and their local tournament sounds really awesome. There’s even a cool local reason that you should watch the games.

All this week, former 702 presenter Captain Jakes will be shout casting the games every night. Yes, this tournament is extremely popular – 28 teams signed up for a chance to win R8 000. You can check the log over here. There are the usual BF4 teams, as well as some lesser known clans. It looks like there will be some cool games to watch, especially if they’re getting the local celebrity treatment.

Of course you will want to watch the Twitch streams, especially for the finals taking place on Saturday. Right? Here’s the channel so you can tune in and catch all the awesome Battlefield pew pewing. It’s great to see a local tournament with this much money and some cool shout casting behind it. If you’re curious about how good our local talent is, you’ll definitely want to watch these games.

And you won’t be alone. The streams are averaging about 2k viewers – that’s quite a bunch of people who are tuned in to local eSports. It’s growing, I tell you. Now if only my internet were fast enough to stream all my own gaming shenanigans.

[Update] Ed: The stream has a total of 2000 views, not averaging 2000 views. Apologies for the mix up, Zoe will be hunted down and shot.

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Last Updated: January 21, 2015

85 Comments

  1. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 21, 2015 at 13:35

    Hopefully it’ll be awesome, Torchwood. GEDDIT?!

    Guys? πŸ™

    Reply

  2. Lardus-Resident Perve

    January 21, 2015 at 13:39

    Saw a poster for it this morning…

    Reply

  3. Ghost In The Rift

    January 21, 2015 at 13:40

    We got a Fifa 15 tournament in August here in Nam(Namibia) #neverforget

    1st prize is 100 000 grand:
    2nd 80 000 grand
    and 10 ps4 for the top ten players

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      January 21, 2015 at 13:41

      If we enter will you keep supplying us with electricity?

      Reply

      • Ghost In The Rift

        January 21, 2015 at 13:43

        LOL i heard this morning Nampower is loaning Eskom like 20% power, so yeah, i got power for everyone:-D

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          January 21, 2015 at 13:44

          Hell, even the prize money beats ours.

          Reply

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 21, 2015 at 13:46

            But i dont think its gonna happen, doubt that there are many people playing Fifa 15 on PS4, and a entry ticket costs 800bucks…0_o

        • Quo Vadis?

          January 21, 2015 at 13:49

          Well, if the hydro plants at Ruacana and Neckertal dam are running flat out, the whole of Southern Africa will have power πŸ˜€

          Reply

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 21, 2015 at 13:52

            Ruacana and the rest of the north got some good heavy rain,

            So the rivers are strong with the force…GEDDIT?!..:-P

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 21, 2015 at 13:53

            Start trek reference…. not cool, dude. NOT COOL! lol

          • ToshZA

            January 21, 2015 at 13:53

            LOL!

          • Hammersteyn

            January 21, 2015 at 13:53

            I thought Space Balls

          • ToshZA

            January 21, 2015 at 13:53

            That’s Schwartz.

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 21, 2015 at 13:54

            Or hitchhikers guide to the galaxy? No? Space Jam?

          • ToshZA

            January 21, 2015 at 13:55

            Oh what’s the point? It’s so depressing.

          • Hammersteyn

            January 21, 2015 at 13:55

            That they never made any sequels is depressing

          • ToshZA

            January 21, 2015 at 13:56

            This x 100000000000000000000000.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 21, 2015 at 13:55

            So you’d say it’s an Interstellar disappointment?

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 21, 2015 at 13:58

            Fire Fly reference…DONE..*runs*

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        January 21, 2015 at 13:43

        lol!

        Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 21, 2015 at 13:42

      What’s that in Rands? About 10? *run*

      Reply

      • Ghost In The Rift

        January 21, 2015 at 13:44

        LOL Enough for a Willsons Toffie:-D and 10 GTX 980,should you need that much:-D

        Reply

  4. Jonah Cash

    January 21, 2015 at 13:44

    Saw Sunset Overdrive at BT Games Cape Gate second hand for R550… Was very tempting… But by the time I get my slim XO it should be even cheaper!! Anyone still playing it?

    Reply

  5. Aries

    January 21, 2015 at 13:46

    Thats cool, will be playing DGL this year, got some serious players, so will be cool to watch these teams

    Reply

  6. Sean McCalgan

    January 21, 2015 at 13:52

    “The streams are averaging about 2k viewers” – Uhm, no they aren’t. I don’t know who would have told you that. Their Twitch channel has roughly 2k views total, over its lifetime.

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    • RustedFaith

      January 21, 2015 at 13:53

      Hi Sean

      There was a mistake on my side when I gave the info. The total viewers so far is 2000, its not 2000 concurrent viewers.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 21, 2015 at 13:55

        My faith in your figures is…………………..rusted?

        http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/16/Drevil_million_dollars.jpg

        Reply

        • ToshZA

          January 21, 2015 at 13:56

          At least it wasn’t Geoff. Then they’d either be 20k or 200. Or 2. Who knows…

          Reply

          • RustedFaith

            January 21, 2015 at 13:56

            lol

          • Hammersteyn

            January 21, 2015 at 13:56

            One hundred billion

        • RustedFaith

          January 21, 2015 at 13:56

          almost like salad fingers but just with more rust

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            January 21, 2015 at 13:56

            XD

      • Sean McCalgan

        January 21, 2015 at 13:58

        The thing is that it’s 2000 views on his channel for the entire channel’s lifetime, so in context of an article talking specifically about the SvG cup, it would be only a portion of that. You could ask Captainjakes to check his channel stats to get figures.

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        • RustedFaith

          January 21, 2015 at 14:00

          You have a point I will get the figures from him and forward it to Zoe so she can amend it.

          Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      January 21, 2015 at 14:10

      Article updated… They did send through a correction but I’m guessing Zoe didn’t spot it… she will be punished

      Reply

      • ReaperOfSquirrels

        January 21, 2015 at 14:34

        I shall start mourning now…

        Reply

    • RinceThis

      January 21, 2015 at 14:21

      Resolution you noob! πŸ˜‰

      Reply

      • Sean McCalgan

        January 21, 2015 at 14:23

        Come again?

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          January 21, 2015 at 14:23

          He was joking, Rince is a…peculiar character

          Reply

          • Jonah Cash

            January 21, 2015 at 14:24

            That is putting it mildly!! Hahahaha
            Put it like this: He is a ginger….

      • Anton Jacques Jooste

        January 22, 2015 at 02:00

        Yes resolution is a problem at the moment if you have a 10 Meg line the upload speed will only be about 500 to 600 Max kb/s for streaming so not much space for a perfect stream but on Saturday 24 at Compuport the streaming will be 16 meg up and about 60 down. These streams are just a tees for the big event on Saturday.

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      • CaptainJakes

        January 22, 2015 at 02:14

        SA 10 meg line can only support an upstream of 500 too 600 kb/s. So yes it is a problem to get the perfect stream out there for streamers in SA. How ever this Saturday the streams will be using an upload of 16 meg and download of about 60 meg. So expect a much better stream on the main event this Saturday from about 9 am. Its gonna be fun.

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        • Sean McCalgan

          January 22, 2015 at 06:51

          Jakes, just remember that not all viewers in SA can handle a very high quality stream. I stream on a 40mb line (3mb upload) but only use roughly a 1000-1100 bitrate for match streams, otherwise too many people buffer. (I think this is an okay mid-point, sacrificing some quality for maximum viewability) Theoretically I could be streaming anywhere from 1600-2000.

          Reply

          • CaptainJakes

            January 22, 2015 at 11:48

            Yes thank you 1000 bitrate will be fine have tested it and looks fab. Thanks bud.

  7. Captain JJ Saga

    January 21, 2015 at 13:53

    Hey look, Captain Jack

    Reply

  8. RIP_Jarhead

    January 21, 2015 at 13:54

    ROFL, SvG only held their competition after we held ours, and they added theirs when we announced our second one.

    Reply

    • Wes

      January 21, 2015 at 14:21

      Doe it matter if it was hosted after yours?
      Did you have a prize for the winning team?
      Did you have a dedicated streamer?
      Did You make a full day of the semi and finals that players could attend to meet each other and watch the semi and finals?
      Did you put in the effort to get people to wright about and promote your competition not just for your clan but to help E Sports in SA?
      Just a couple points

      Reply

      • Lang-Slang

        January 21, 2015 at 14:35

        struck a nerve? :p

        Reply

        • RustedFaith

          January 21, 2015 at 14:35

          looks like it πŸ˜› lol

          Reply

      • RIP_Jarhead

        January 21, 2015 at 16:05

        Q: Does it matter if it was hosted after yours?
        A: No, we are glad that their tournament went and is going well, and we are glad we sort of set a trend with mini comps, as there is now a third clan doing it as well. It is good for us in the community to involve all. Also, look at my reply above, I had a brain fart and didn’t finish what I was thinking to write.

        Q: Did you have a prize for the winning team?
        A: Yes we had prizes for the winning team. We also had a prize for a player of the series that we had our caster choose.

        QDid you have a dedicated streamer?
        A: Yes we had a streamer, but all depended on ESKOM/TELKOM at the time, as there was alot of load shedding going on then.

        Q: Did You make a full day of the semi and finals that players could attend to meet each other and watch the semi and finals?
        A: We had a full day planned, however since our clan is all over the country, and not one specifically has great internet or a physical shop to do the event, and we did everything out of pocket except a few prizes, which made no physical venue. Load shedding and internet also made the Semi’s and Finals get postponed till all had power and internet.

        Q: Did you put in the effort to get people to wright about and promote your competition not just for your clan but to help E Sports in SA?
        A: Yes, Zombiegamer writes and promote all our mini comps, tournaments, even about the Gaming for Cansa we are running on 1 Feb 2015.

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    • RustedFaith

      January 21, 2015 at 14:35

      Hey Jarhead

      I wish you the best for your tournament, we are merely trying to move esports forward in South Africa and the intention is not to compete against other competitions but rather work together to grow esports in South Africa.

      Reply

      • RIP_Jarhead

        January 21, 2015 at 15:59

        Hi, I actually wasnt thinking while typing. And ‘left out what was on my mind, and needed to add to my message to say we are glad that their tournament went well, and glad that we sort of set a trend for little comps to come in BF4.

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        • CaptainJakes

          January 22, 2015 at 11:57

          Crawl before you walk, start small and then go big not that this is a small tournament at all R 8000.00 aint small money so I am proud to be part of this movement to get esports out there and let the world know we South Africans are contenders to be reckoned with. Standby for big things coming..

          Reply

  9. RustedFaith

    January 21, 2015 at 13:57

    Thanks Zoe for posting it and making the community aware of it. We really appreciated it.

    Reply

  10. Lang-Slang

    January 21, 2015 at 14:01

    Cant say this is the most accurate article. But good job none the less

    Reply

    • RustedFaith

      January 21, 2015 at 14:11

      It was a mistake on my side when I read the stream total views and not current viewers. We are getting the stats from the stream then I will ask Zoe to amend it.

      Reply

      • CaptainJakes

        January 22, 2015 at 12:08

        2,201 total views and 25 + on the live views currently when a match is played, streamed,. As this is not the actual event the main will be held on Saturday with a 16 meg upstream line giving the public a much better stream we expect a lot more live viewers on from about 9 am Saturday morning. So make sure to tune in then.

        Reply

  11. Quo Vadis?

    January 21, 2015 at 14:15

    LOL! Poor Zoe. “will be hunted down and shot”. That’s a bit extreme for a typo isn’t it?

    Reply

    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      January 21, 2015 at 14:30

      Incorrect information provided in an article by anyone other than Geoff gets executed. Only Geoff is allowed to provide incorrect information and then leave it like that, just to spite us.

      Reply

      • Quo Vadis?

        January 21, 2015 at 14:48

        #GamerGate2?

        Reply

  12. KALSTER

    January 21, 2015 at 14:16

    Zoe, please get Battlefield 4 (if you haven’t already) and allow us to kill you. Then join SvG. πŸ™‚

    Reply

  13. Admiral Chief

    January 21, 2015 at 14:24

    I can donate quite a few network cables, should it be needed

    Reply

  14. Brady miaau

    January 21, 2015 at 14:27

    Great header, really. Great show. Pity about Season 4.

    Reply

  15. RustedFaith

    January 21, 2015 at 15:11

    Hi

    FYI

    Our Sponsors Compuport will be streaming the games live from their premises in Pretoria. If you live in the Pretoria area you are welcome to come and view the streams on the big screen and comfortable chairs. Our sponsors will have all kinds of gaming peripheral give-aways during the course of the day.

    Please find the details below:

    Shop 16 Queens Corner
    Cnr Soutpansberg Rd and Stead Ave
    Queenswood
    Pretoria

    Saturday 24 Jan

    Semi Final 1 – 10:00am – SvG Server
    Semi Final 2 – 12:00pm – SvG Server
    Final 14:00 – SvG Server

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 21, 2015 at 15:27

      Wow, I might just do this

      Reply

      • RustedFaith

        January 21, 2015 at 15:29

        I did a ninja edit :P, was posted already :/

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          January 21, 2015 at 15:44

          I’d dress up as Captain Jack (again)

          Reply

          • RustedFaith

            January 21, 2015 at 15:54

            Hah I will pay money to see it

          • Admiral Chief

            January 21, 2015 at 16:20

            I actually have a few photo’s of that, how much money are you paying?

  16. KALSTER

    January 21, 2015 at 15:12

    Some further information on this:
    The competition is sponsored by Compuport, Queens Corner, Soutpansberg Road, Queenswood, Pretoria.

    There will be a live stream from the premises by CaptainJakes and a few gamers playing live.

    Fun start at around 09h30.

    Compuport is also running a promotion where you could win an awesome Razer Kraken gaming headset and more!

    Matches streamed on Saturday 24 Jan:
    Semi Final 1 – 10:00am – SvG Server
    Semi Final 2 – 12:00pm – SvG Server
    Final 14:00 – SvG Server

    So come down, check out the gaming scene and maybe win yourself some gaming products!

    Be there!

    Reply

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