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Get ready for the March 2016 SA gaming events

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For many March 2016 may very well simply be the month of rAge Cape Town, but the truth is there are a few other events on the agenda that should keep you more than entertained.

Along with the events happening as listed below, there is the Crucial Cup running which features both Dota 2 and Battlefield 4 on live streams. You should also keep tabs on the Southern Barbarians as they play through the ESL Battlefield Nations Challenge. The team has finished second in their group and will head into the playoffs during the course of the month.

Fibre Home Demo

  • Info: To promote the rollout of residential fibre by MWEB, a number of community members and influencers from Cape Town and Johannesburg will participate in a little friendly North against South rivalry. Up for grabs are Raru vouchers and some bragging rights for your home town. The action will be streamed live on the night. It is however a closed event at the venues, and only invited guests and winners will be allowed entry. You can
  • Date: 4 March 2016
  • Time: From 7:00pm
  • More information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Game Arena MarLAN

  • Info: Game Arena in Pretoria are hosting a 48 hour LAN which will feature the usual social angle as well as CS:GO Arms Race King of the Hill on LAN, as well as a LAN Minecraft server. Also available will be Oculus Rift on demo. If you want to attend, you better be sharp about it as pre-booking closes 3 March and no walk-ins will be allowed.
  • Date: 4 to 6 March 2016
  • Time: 5:00pm on Friday to 5:00pm on Sunday
  • Where: 148 Rabie Street, Highlands Shopping Centre, Lyttelton, Gauteng
  • Cost: R200 per person
  • More information: Twitter | Facebook Event Page

MSSA North West Championships

  • Info: Mind Sports South Africa will be in Klerksdorp for this year’s North West provincial championship. If you’re interested in participating, you should email
  • Date: 5 to 6 March 2016
  • Time: From 9:00am
  • Where: St. Conrad’s College, Klerksdorp, North West
  • Cost: Registration with MSSA plus entry fee
  • More information: Facebook | Twitter


  • Info: An event with a social conscience this one. The two day event offers a variety of gaming activities alongside a fundraising drive for Heavenly Promise. A number of tournaments are also on offer hosted by Weekly Level Up (Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm) and Zombiegamer (FIFA, Call of Duty and more).
  • Date: 5 to 6 March 2016
  • Time: From 9:00am
  • Where: SunExhibits Centre, GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World, Goodwood, Western Cape
  • Cost: From R100
  • More information: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Makes Games SA (JHB)

  • Info: South Africa’s association of game developers are hosting a meet up in Gauteng, and everyone is welcome to attend. Attendees are welcome to demo their games – both virtual and board games – as well as get acquainted with others from the industry.
  • Date: 8 March 2016
  • Time: From 6:30pm
  • Where: Microsoft SA office, Bryanston, Gauteng
  • Cost: Free
  • More information: Twitter | Facebook event page

rAge Cape Town

  • Info: Probably the event most Capetonians have been waiting for, and one that has a lot to live up to. The ‘really Awesome geek experience’ offers the NAG LAN, Telkom DGL Masters for CS: GO, vendors, cosplay, gaming and more.
  • Date: 18 to 20 March 2016
  • Time: From 9:00am
  • Where: GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, Goodwood, Western Cape
  • More information: WebsiteFacebook | Twitter

MSSA Gauteng Championships

  • Info: The 33rd annual Gauteng provincial championship is scheduled for the last weekend of March. The hosting club and venue are still to be confirmed. All supported MSSA titles will be played at the tournament. If you’re interested in participating, you should email
  • Date: 26 to 27 March 2016
  • Time: From 9:00am
  • Where: TBC
  • Cost: Registration with MSSA plus entry fee
  • More information: Facebook | Twitter

Great ODIN’s Raven! (Online HotS Tournament)

  • Info: Game Arena are hosting an online Heroes of the Storm tournament which features prizes that include Cooler Master peripherals, LAN tickets and Game Arena bootcamp vouchers. The LAN will be hosted in June in Gauteng.
  • Date: 26 March 2016
  • Time: From 5:00pm
  • Where: Online (but open only to South African residents)
  • Cost: Free
  • More information: Twitter | Facebook Event Page

MaD Hatters

  • Info: The MaD Hatters are back at it this month with a community tournament for Hearthstone called March of the Cards #3. Prizes that are up for grabs include cash, a Nerd Nab box, Roman’s Pizza vouchers and more.Date: 28 March 2016
  • Time: TBC
  • Where: Online
  • Cost: Free
  • More information: RegistrationFacebook event page | Twitter

Book These Dates Now

Looking ahead a month or few, there are a number of events that you should mark right now in your diary:

If it seems like something was missed, that was not the intention, but sometimes the information is not available at the time of writing or even with plenty of internet stalking. So let us know about it then in the comments below.

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