23 days from now we’ll be kicking off Cape Town’s inaugural rAge Expo, and there’s going to be a whole heap of stuff to see and do during the course of the weekend. There’s a ton of prize money that will be up for grabs to competitors across a variety of events, so visitors will have to plan their time carefully so as not to miss any of the action. Before we do a quick catch-up on some of the competitions that are taking place, don’t forget that there are still a few NAG LAN tickets available. If you haven’t got yours yet head over to Computicket asap!
DGL Masters: The Telkom Digital Gaming League (DGL) will be hosting the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Masters Cape Town Regional at rAge, where teams will be competing live on the show floor. Visitors to the expo will be able to spectate the entire tournament with live commentary on stand 62. The online group stages started this week, so you can follow the progress of the eight competing teams here.
The ASTRO Gaming Cup: ASTRO Gaming will be hosting a Call of Duty: Black Ops III invitational tournament with prizes to the value of R50,000 being awarded to the top three teams. The tournament will take place on Stand 5 and will be a round-robin to single-elimination format.
“After the recent launch of the ASTRO brand in South Africa, and the immediate warm reception by the community, we wanted to help give back by supporting some of the local gaming events. We are excited to help support both rAge expo, and the South African gaming community by helping to provide another local platform for competition,” said Walter Duccini, Director of International Marketing for ASTRO Gaming.
HWBOT World Tour: The HWBOT World Tour 2016 has included South Africa as an official stop this year and will be at rAge in Cape Town hosting their World Series Overclocking Competition for extreme overclockers. This is one of the six qualifying locations for the HWBOT World Championship and you’ll be able to see some of the world’s top overclockers in action at rAge. The winner of this qualifier will be awarded a ticket to the finals in Berlin. Expect to see plenty of liquid nitrogen and some world records being broken.
If you’re a rookie overclocker you might be interested in entering their amateur competition, and they’ll also be hosting some workshops over the weekend.
Workshop: Overclocking classes for amateurs taught by local overclockers (ideal for first time overclockers)
World Series: Overclocking competition for both amateur and extreme overclockers
Overclocking gathering: a BYOC bench party for extreme and enthusiast overclockers
For more info go check out their event page on Facebook.
NAG Jam: NAG and Intel will be hosting their second NAG Jam where the winners of the 72-hour game jam will have their games showcased on the NAG Jam/Intel stand (Stand 25) for visitors to play. There’s a prize pool of R15,000 up for grabs so if you’re interested in participating in the game jam, which is taking place from the 3 to 6 March, you can grab all the info you need here.