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SA gamers, these are your December gaming events

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The last month of 2015 is surprisingly busy with a jam-packed second weekend of gaming in store. If you’re looking for a PC LAN then you won’t be disappointed – at least if you stay in Cape Town or Gauteng.

Black Ops 3 LAN

  • Info: Clan EPiC will be hosting a double elimination Black Ops 3 LAN tournament for PS4 in Pretoria. Teams (limited to 16) will need to bring their own consoles but screens will be supplied.
  • Date: 5 and 6 December 2015
  • Time: From 9:00am on Saturday and from 12:30pm on Sunday
  • Where: Saturday: Game Arena, 148 Rabie Street, Highlands Centre, Centurion | Sunday: Jukes Club and Esports Lounge, Pretoria, Gauteng
  • Cost: R100 per player and R50 (pre-paid) or R60 (at the door) for spectators
  • More information: Website | Game Arena: Twitter | Jukes: Twitter

UCON 2015

  • Info: The (almost) annual anime, cosplay and gaming event by the UCT’s Genshiken Society hits again the first weekend of December. You can expect plenty of Japanese related demos and lifestyle elements alongside some top cosplay, as well as being able to pick up some unique items from one of the many vendors. Gaming will be operated by Zombiegamer and there will be plenty of variety and prizes up for grabs. Read more in our coverage of the event here.
  • Date: 5 and 6 December 2015
  • Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Where: Sports Centre, UCT, Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Cost: Student –R35 (1 day) and R55 (2 day) | Non Student –R55 (1 day) and R80 (2 day). An additional fee will be charged for the gaming.
  • More information: Facebook Event Page | Facebook | Twitter

VS Tournament SA PES 2016

  • Info: Pro Evolution Soccer fans, here’s one for you. On Sunday 6 December, Gauteng-based VS Tournament SA will be hosting a PES 2016 tournament with a big prize of R10,000 up for grabs – so expect competition.
  • Date: 6 December 2015
  • Time: From 9:00am
  • Where: Constitution Hill, Braamfontein, Gauteng
  • Cost: R200 per player
  • More information: Facebook

Cooler Master Hearthstone December Cup

  • Info: Game Arena is hosting a Hearthstone event at the venue in Pretoria in partnership with Cooler Master South Africa. It is an ongoing series of tournaments culminating in May 2016, with players being awarded points over the various events hosted until then.
  • Date: 10 December 2015
  • Time: From 6:00pm
  • Where: 148 Rabie Street, Highlands Shopping Centre, Lyttelton, Gauteng
  • Cost: R50 per player
  • More information: Facebook Event Page | Twitter


  • Info: One of Cape Town’s most active LAN organisers are hosting their final event of the year. As usual you can expect socialising while enjoying a Gigabit LAN experience with some competitive events too.
  • Date: 11 December to 13 December 2015
  • Time: From 5:00pm (11 December) to 8:00am (13 December)
  • Where: Abe Sher Stadium, De Boerin Street, Bothasig, Western Cape
  • Cost: R200 per seat | R70 per spectator
  • More information: Facebook Event Page


  • Info: New LAN event on the block, Battle Hardened Gamers (BHG) hits Vodacom World Events in Midrand. There is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2 and Battlefield 4 on the agenda with plenty of sponsored prizes. You can get the details in our article here.
  • Date: 11 December to 13 December 2015
  • Time: From 6:00pm (11 December) to 6:00pm (13 December)
  • Where: Vodacom World, 082 Vodacom Boulevard, Midrand, Gauteng
  • Cost: R250 per seat | R60 per spectator
  • More information: Facebook | Twitter


  • Info: The third LAN event of the weekend is back in Cape Town. Mindstorm LAN will have spots for 60 and promises “26 Hours of NON-STOP Gaming action!”
  • Date: 11 December to 12 December 2015
  • Time: From 6:00pm (11 December) to 8:00pm (12 December)
  • Where: Vredeveld Way, Brackenfell,Western Cape
  • Cost: R80 per seat
  • More information: Facebook

MSSA National Championships

  • Info: The culmination of the last 12 months of Provincials and Regionals will see some players awarded their South African colours in eSports. The full list of titles being played will mirror the last year of events and will include CS: GO, FIFA, Hearthstone and more.
  • Date: 12 December and 13 December 2015
  • Time: From 9:00am
  • Where: HTS Witbank, Beyers Street, Witbank, Gauteng
  • Cost: R60 per seat
  • More information: Facebook | Twitter


  • Info: GameLocal’s countrywide FIFA 16 tournament is scheduled for George on 12 December and Cape Town on 19 December. Currently, there is no confirmation of venue on their Facebook page, but if it goes ahead, the PlayStation 4 tournament has R10,000 up for grabs.
  • Date: George – 12 December 2015 | Cape Town – 19 December 2015
  • Time: From 9:00am
  • Where: TBC, Western Cape
  • Cost: R350
  • More information: Facebook | Twitter

MKX December Cup

  • Info: Mortal Kombat X hits Game Arena for their regular series of tournaments. Up for grabs is R950 cash over the top three spots in a best of three double elimination tournament.
  • Date: 13 December 2015
  • Time: From 12:00pm
  • Where: 148 Rabie Street, Highlands Shopping Centre, Lyttelton, Gauteng
  • Cost: R60 per player
  • More information: Facebook Event Page | Twitter


  • Info: My AXE Gaming is at Emperor’s Palace for a multi-day event featuring League of Legends, Black Ops 3 and CS: GO for PC. There is single entry available too, as well as spectator seats, but the tournaments will feature sponsored prizes.
  • Date: 18 December to 20 December 2015
  • Time: From 5:00pm
  • Where: Emperor’s Palace, Gauteng
  • Cost: R200 per player | R900 per team
  • More information: Website | Facebook

Book These Dates Now

Jumping ahead a month or few, I suggest you keep the following dates pencilled in your diary:

  • rAge Cape Town: 18 – 20 March 2016 (Western Cape)
  • EGE 2016: July 2016

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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