NEWS

H1Z1 goes free-to-play on PS4 with open beta on 22 May

H1Z1, the original standalone battle royale game, is coming to PlayStation 4

Wed April 25 2018

North Africa included in PUBG’s first official esports tournament

PUBG Corp. announced that the battle royale title’s first official esports tournament will include one team from North Africa.

Tue April 24 2018

PUBG adds 8-man squads, armoured UAZ for limited event

Eight-man squads, flare guns and heavily-armored UAZs. What could possibly go wrong?

Fri April 20 2018

Fortnite’s guided missile raises questions “over fairness and strength”

Epic Games will be removing the recently-added guided missile from the game, as some serious concerns have been raised about it among players.

Wed April 18 2018

Shoot some arcade hoops with NBA Playgrounds 2

NBA Playgrounds 2 is a humours look at basketball in an arcade-style setting, with over-the-top, two-on-two street action.

Wed April 18 2018

Bravado acquires rival’s Finesse CSGO team

Finesse will be the backbone of Bravado’s Academy team, a move the organisation said is to promote female players, grow the industry and to teach others.

Tue April 17 2018

Disgraced Donkey Kong champion questions investigation into cheating

Official ranking company Twin Galaxies removed all records of Mitchell’s achievement, and have also launched an official investigation.

Mon April 16 2018

Shenmue I and II coming to PS4, PC and Xbox One

SEGA's hugely successful Shenmue I and II will be re-released for currently generation consoles and PC.

Mon April 16 2018

Two Point Hospital will feature a… golden toilet?

Because why don’t patient want to feel special when they are sick?

Mon April 16 2018

Fight as Ewoks on Wednesday’s Night on Endor update

Fans of Star Wars Battlefront II can look forward to the Night on Endor update, which is due to roll out on Wednesday.

Mon April 16 2018

Overwatch gets a new four-player PVE event

Similar to last year’s Uprising, the new mode will only be available for a limited time

Thu April 05 2018

We scored some sweet weapon skins in PUBG’s latest update

Skins can be acquired through two different crates, with more common skins available through the free non-random Raider Crates.

Tue March 27 2018

Help create a game about Johannesburg’s past, present and future

The game developed at the additional Game Lab in Addis Ababa will then be presented at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany in 2019.

Fri March 23 2018

This year’s Rush dates have been announced

The second-ever Rush will take place from 29 June to 1 July 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Thu March 22 2018

Sea of Thieves’ one million unique players cause launch server issues

Launch day of Sea of Thieves saw up to four-times more concurrent players than saw during any Scale Test or Beta session.

Thu March 22 2018

EA unlocks all heroes and ships for Battlefront II

There is some good news for those that still play the game or who have been thinking of getting back into it.

Thu March 22 2018

Get Hitman Episode 2: Sapienza for free right now

If you have been eying the Hitman episodic titles, developer IO Interactive has some good news for you.

Thu March 22 2018

Epic Games to host Fortnite celebrity tournament at E3

Epic Games details that it will feature 50 celebrities and 50 professional gamer to make up the 100-person roster.

Fri March 16 2018

The Crew gets a June 29 release date

The game’s playground pushes physical boundaries to let driving and open world fans test their skills, solo or with friends.

Fri March 16 2018

Feast your eyes on SteelSeries’ new Rival 600 mouse

The Rival 600 is a gaming mouse designed for competitive gamers who want the most accurate sensor available.

Fri March 16 2018

Have a look at the Call of Duty: WWII - Operation: Shamrock & Awe trailer

Call of Duty: WWII gets a St. Paddy’s Day makeover, with a new limited-time Multiplayer playlist and more!

Thu March 15 2018

Have Twitch Prime? You’ll get free games for being a member

Twitch Prime members will be able to get selected free games each month as part of a rewards scheme.

Wed March 14 2018

Get ready for Hearthstone’s The Witchwood expansion

Once the expansion is released, players will have two weeks to arm themselves before embarking on Monster Hunts.

Wed March 14 2018

Battle for Azeroth now available for pre-purchase

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is now available for pre-purchase at selected retail outlets across South Africa.

Wed March 14 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 officially announced

The next iteration in the hugely popular Call of Duty franchise has been officially announced.

Fri March 09 2018

More details revealed for Far Cry 5 post-launch

Ubisoft detailed a bevy of post-launch content for Far Cry 5, including three DLC adventures in the Season Pass.

Wed March 07 2018

Get 3 Kobolds & Catacombs packs to celebrate StarCraft anniversary

For the month of March Blizzard is giving away all sorts of free goodies, just for being a loyal fan of the developer’s incredible catalogue of games.

Mon March 05 2018

Blizzard aims to make Hearthstone more social with Year of the Raven

As part of its Year of the Raven update, it will allow players to create their own in-game tournaments to compete against friends.

Wed February 28 2018

Catch Team Liquid, Rogue in the Stream.Me PUBG Invitational

Competitors from the European Division will include Team Liquid, Alliance, Rogue, and Team Vitality.

Tue February 27 2018

Have a look at Two Point Hospital’s first gameplay video

Ever wondered what the inside of a Two Point Hospital would look like? Well, check it out!

Tue February 27 2018

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege Operation Chimera’s test server now live

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Operation Chimera is officially deployed on the Test Server until March 2nd.

Tue February 20 2018

Explore ancient Egypt with Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed

Discovery Tour is a new educational and entertainment tool, which lets anyone explore the entire interactive 3D recreation.

Tue February 20 2018

Mettlestate to host a two-season Valkyrie Challenge

This year’s iteration will span two seasons with a prize pool of R50 000 prize pool for each season.

Wed February 14 2018

Razer to supply KSV with esports peripherals for tournaments

The two-year sponsorship deal fits all KSV eSports teams with top of the line competition-quality mice, keyboards, headsets and surfaces.

Wed February 07 2018

Have a sneak peek at Rainbow Six Siege Year Three content

Ubisoft revealed the first details of “Operation Chimera” and “Outbreak Event”, the opening content of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year Three.

Fri February 02 2018

Get ready for limited edition art collections of Sea of Thieves

Iron Gut Publishing has signed a European wide license with RARE Studios for the upcoming game release Sea of Thieves.

Fri February 02 2018

EA, NFL teams up with ESPN for exclusive Madden 18 Championship Series broadcasts

This starts with the final rounds of the EA SPORTS Madden NFL 18 Club Championship and the brand-new EA SPORTS Madden NFL Ultimate League.

Tue January 30 2018

SA’s Bravado qualifies for WESG in CS:GO

The South African qualifiers for WESG concluded over the weekend, and Bravado Gaming managed to make the final cut.

Wed January 24 2018

Heroes of the Storm returns to Katowice with the Western Clash

Heroes of the Storm will be making only its third third appearance at the IEM EXPO during Intel Extreme Masters World Championship

Wed January 24 2018

Facebook is the new main broadcasting platform for CS:GO Pro League and ESL One

ESL announced Facebook will be the exclusive broadcasting platform for CS:GO Pro League and the ESL One circuit.

Wed January 24 2018

SA’s Bravado to play CSGO in the US for a year

Through an initiative called Project Destiny, Bravado announced that it will be spending the next year in the US to compete on the circuit there.

Thu January 18 2018

For the first time, Zimbabwe will send player to FIFA eWorld Cup

With FIFA 18 qualifiers being held in Harare, Bulawayo and Beitbridge, one player will walk away with the opportunity to represent Zimbabwe on a global stage.

Wed January 17 2018

WESG African qualifiers gets underway this weekend

Today is the last day to sign up for the African qualifiers of the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG).

Tue January 16 2018

SA Hearthstone player places 4th at WESG

Jana ‘SaltyMoneky’ du Toit managed to make her way to the semi-finals, where she unfortunately lost 4-3 to DawnLiooon.

Fri January 12 2018

EA to name the best footballers of 2017 for FIFA

The EA Sports FIFA Team of The Year will be voted on by a carefully curated list of media, athletes and EA SPORTS FIFA community member

Thu January 11 2018

Inaugural season of the Overwatch League kicks off

The inaugural season of the Overwatch League kicked off yesterday, beginning an epic showdown between teams from some of the world’s top sports and esports leaders.

Thu January 11 2018

Award-winning singer Sting to voice character in American folklore game

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a wistfully imaginative American folklore game about sharing stories and traveling while surviving manifest destiny.

Thu January 11 2018

All the the winners of the 2017 Mobile Game Awards

Winning games included Clash Royale, Madden NFL Football, Monument Valley, Pokemon GO, MARVEL Contest of Champions, and Minecraft.

Thu January 11 2018

Have a look at the Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies - The Darkest Shore Trailer

The Darkest Shore is included with The Resistance: DLC pack 1 for Call of Duty: WWII.

Thu January 11 2018

Hearthstone’s Kobolds & Catacombs available now for your enjoyment

Eager adventurers can now set out in search of Legendary Weapons, mysterious treasures, and 135 alluring new cards hidden deep underground in Kobolds & Catacombs.

Fri December 08 2017

First Call of Duty: WWII community event includes frost-covered Carentan multiplayer map

The Winter Siege also features the return of the Gun Game party mode, Double XP Playlists and limited edition winter gear.

Fri December 08 2017

Show your creative side (and win prizes) with Assassin’s Creed Origins Photo Mode

The Assassin’s Creed Origins dev team will judge the competition and choose five winners each week.

Fri December 08 2017

Release dates for Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 pushed further back

For fans of Far Cry 5, they only have to wait a month longer, as the title will now be released on March 27th, 2018.

Fri December 08 2017

Hearthstone’s Kobolds & Catacombs to launch on December 8

The highly-anticipated new expansion pack for Hearthstone finally has a solid release date.

Wed November 29 2017

Try Destiny 2 for free from today

Destiny 2 is giving new players a chance to try out the latest title through a free trial from today (28 November).

Tue November 28 2017

Africa is now the only continent not covered by Overwatch League

Blizzard announced that it will be expanding the Overwatch Contenders into more regions - and Africa is once again left out.

Tue November 28 2017

ROG Masters 2017 Grand Final returns to Kuala Lumpur

The Grand Finals follow on from a series of qualifying competitions that have invigorated esports communities across the globe.

Mon November 27 2017

Ballistix Masters announces R150 000 prize pool for tournament

The Ballistix Masters, formally known as the Crucial Cup, has announced their total prize pool and prize breakdown for the next tournament.

Mon November 27 2017

More detail emerge of Hearthstone’s Kobolds & Catacombs expansion

Other than the initial announcement, not a lot is known about Kobolds & Catacombs – but new details have emerged.

Fri November 17 2017

‘Despicable Me’ studio frontrunner for animated Super Mario Bros. film

When talking about video games that have been adapted into films, many list will be topped with 1993’s Super Mario Bros. as being the worst.

Wed November 15 2017

All the winners from this year’s Esports Industry Awards

"Global recognition and awareness of esports has absolutely exploded over the last twelve months..."

Wed November 15 2017

PlayStation Plus multiplayer available for free for limited time

There is one condition though: the multiplayer event is only available in the Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe region.

Tue November 14 2017

PUBG far from being ready as an esport

Professional teams might have to wait a bit, as PUBG creator Brendan Greene said the game isn’t ready for esports.

Tue November 14 2017

Konami creates professional football esports competition

Developer Konami today unveiled a new esports competition together with eFootball.Pro.

Mon November 13 2017

Have a look at PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ new desert map

While there isn’t a firm release date just yet, the new map promises to be a sniper’s dream with hills, tall buildings and lots of open space.

Fri November 10 2017

South Africa gets local Rocket League servers

Psyonix announced in the patch notes that South Africa and Singapore just received local servers.

Fri November 10 2017

Call of Duty: WWII rakes in $500 million in first three days

On PlayStation 4, it set a record as the best-selling digital full game by units sold on its first day of availability.

Thu November 09 2017

All the esports winners from this year’s Blizzcon

For this year, the conference saw the conclusion of the hugely-popular Overwatch World Cup and the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship.

Thu November 09 2017

Battlegrounds Xbox One version won’t have new desert map

Xbox version will release roughly as PC version will come out of Steam Early Access, there will be some differences between the two.

Wed November 01 2017

Sports titles the biggest driver of EA’s profit

Digital revenue for the quarter (which includes full game downloads, live services, and mobile titles) was up 22% to $566 million.

Wed November 01 2017

Mettlestate wants amateur Dota 2 players for new, once-off tournament

Mettlestate's new Dota 2 tournament will pit newbies against each other for epic prizes.

Tue October 31 2017

Win yourself an esports starter pack!

Kwesé Gamer is giving an aspiring esports athlete (or any gamer, for that matter) a bit of a kick-start to gaming greatness!

Tue October 31 2017

LCS will franchise, change broadcast format, and increase team stipends

European League of Legends Championship Series intends to franchise in 2019, similar to its North American counterpart and other professional sports leagues.

Tue October 31 2017

Olympic Committee: eSports “could be considered” an actual sport

A number of topics important to the future of the Olympic Movement were discussed at the Olympic Summit – including esports.

Mon October 30 2017

Garena launches varsity esports in Philippines

Philippine League of Legends publisher Garena believes that collegiate esports has the potential to become as much of a big deal as its pro scene is.

Mon October 30 2017

ViNCO Gaming announces PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds team

The team revealed that the squad has been created to compete in the upcoming Orena Screamfest PUBG tournament.

Wed October 25 2017

EnVyUs announces official PUBG team

Team EnVyUs is just the latest side to create a squad specifically for PUBG.

Tue October 24 2017

YouTube reaches more gaming viewers than Twitch

Gaming video content has reached 665 million people – with 517 million going to YouTube.

Mon October 23 2017

Parity a rarity in the Super Smash Bros. Melee scene

Outside of the top five players, there is little chance for budding pros to grab a piece of the Super Smash Bros. Melee pie.

Fri October 20 2017

OpTic Gaming to join North American League Championship Series

OpTic Gaming will join the North American League of Legends Championship Series as one of the newest franchise owners in the league.

Thu October 19 2017

The winners and losers of the League of Legends Worlds quarterfinal draw

After three weeks of play, the field of 24 has been whittled down to the final eight.

Tue October 17 2017

rAge was a tremendous success for Kwesé Gamer and ESL Africa

Kwesé Gamer and ESL Africa had several milestones during this year's rAge expo weekend.

Fri October 13 2017

Orlando Pirates gets in on esports action

The club said that it will focus on the FIFA franchise for the first year, and then thereafter expand into titles such as Counter-Strike.

Thu October 12 2017

Energy pummels Bravado to claim ESL African Championship

For the first ESL African Championship, the final was a rather one-sided match

Mon October 09 2017

ESL African Championship finals an all-South African affair

With the spectators palpably excited for the first every match between a North African and a South African team, the tournament started with a bang.

Fri October 06 2017

ESL Africa to host exhibition match with talent and public

Do you want to take on some of the country's best CSGO players? Be at rAge tomorrow!

Thu October 05 2017

Statement by Jason ‘Moses’ O’Toole regarding rAge expo

For esports fans attending this year’s rAge, the highlight in the ESL African Championship is the final of the CSGO portion.

Thu October 05 2017

WIN: A really awesome Maxnomic ESL PRO 2.0 gaming chair!

WIN: A really awesome Maxnomic ESL PRO 2.0 gaming chair!

Mon October 02 2017

EXCLUSIVE: We talk to Jason ‘Moses’ O’Toole about casting, South Africa and his career

We asked O’Toole a couple of questions regarding his career, his expectations for rAge and how he prepares for casting big tournaments.

Mon October 02 2017

Marshawn Lynch, J.Lo part of $15 million investment in NRG Esports

NRG Esports is in the process of closing a $15 million Series B financing round with a host of celebrities.

Fri September 29 2017

Algeria, SA book two spots in Hearthstone final at rAge

Two players from Algeria and two players from South Africa managed to amass enough points to power through to the top four.

Tue September 26 2017

Here are the ESL African Championship grand finalists

The four teams will battle it out to determine Africa’s best CSGO team at rAge in October.

Fri September 22 2017

Lauren ‘Pansy’ Scott and Jason ‘Moses’ O’Toole to cast ESL African Championship

International casters Lauren ‘Pansy’ Scott and Jason ‘Moses’ O’Toole will be lending their casting abilities to ESL African Championship

Tue September 19 2017

Kwesé Gamer to host ESL African Championship finals at rAge

The massive arena erected by Kwesé Gamer will host the ESL African Championship finals will be one of the largest at rAge.

Mon September 18 2017

ESL One New York: Fourth time’s the charm for FaZe Clan

After making it to its fourth grand final of the year, the esports win that had been eluding FaZe Clan was finally realized.

Mon September 18 2017

Blizzard locks in two more $20 million Overwatch League spots

Blizzard has finalized deals with its next two Overwatch League buyers - Houston and Philadelphia

Wed September 13 2017

Algeria’s Limitless first team to qualify for ESL African Championship finals

Algeria’s Limitless.gg has pulled ahead enough to have secured themselves a spot in the final at rAge.

Tue September 12 2017

NuckleDu to donate DreamHack winnings to Irma relief

"Donating all of my winnings towards hurricane Irma relief. Thank you for your support guys!"

Mon September 11 2017

Blizzard wants to ‘help usher in a new era of competitive entertainment’

Blizzard unveiled the Blizzard Arena, a new esports arena that will house esports competitions for Overwatch and Hearthstone

Fri September 08 2017

ESL African Championship: Who is proving their worth as a Hearthstone player?

This week marks exactly the halfway point for the Hearthstone portion of the ESL African Championship.

Thu September 07 2017