Cape Town Gears Up For Gaming4Charity (5-6 March 2016)

On the weekend of 5-6 March 2016, the SunExhbits Centre at Grand West Casino will play host to a motley collection of Nexus warriors, pro footballers, racing car extraordinaires, Hearthstone Heroes, battle-hardened soldiers, expert marksman…and maybe even that little yellow guy we all know so well: Pac-Man.

 With just over a week to go until one of Cape Town’s first big gaming events of 2016, time is ticking! So, let’s remind ourselves what exactly is going down at Gaming4Charity. If you’re a little bit out of the loop, never fear! Let’s get on the same page:

 G4C Banner 2016

Gaming4Chairity is a full weekend gaming event, with a line-up and variety to tempt even the most reclusive, bedroom-dwelling geek out of their beanbags as there is, quite literally, something for everyone. So, not only are you invited to spend an entire weekend doing what you love (gaming), but to be part of an event that has garnered support from fellow gamers, business owners, DJs, radio personalities and everyone in between.

 And even better: it’s for a good cause!

 Proceeds from Gaming4Chairty – as the name suggests – will go to the NPO in Cape Town, Heavenly Promise. They aim to establish a Care Centre in the Delft region that provides schoolchildren with food, as well as a Day Care facility that is friendly, safe and comforting. Heavenly Promise has extended their aims beyond those of children, hoping to found a Training and Skills Program for adults in the region, focusing on teaching and learning, helping people in the community build skills that can aid them in seeking employment.

Aaaaaand…for those of you with a slightly more mercenary side to your soul, there’s an additional incentive: not only will there be giveaways over the weekend, but epic cash prizes are up for grabs if you prove victorious in your sphere of battle!

Check out the details on specific events below, and get your tickets at http://gaming4charity.co.za/

Heroes of the Storm & Hearthstone

 Hosted by Weekly Level Up

Facebook Page: HERE

 WLU Banner G4C 2016

Both Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone require very little introduction. The characters are so familiar and have made such a huge impact on the gaming world, that they are like old friends.

Heroes of the Storm is the fastest growing MOBA worldwide, allowing players to pitch classic Blizzard heroes against one another in a battle for map dominance and destruction of the enemy Core.

The turn-based play of Hearthstone has a dedicated following of strategists who could put world class Chess Masters to shame with their passion and careful strategy.

In the first ever Weekly Level Up regional, players of both Heroes and Hearthstone will receive points that go towards player’s WLU League standing for future events and rankings. The Hearthstone players can also earn points toward the Hearthstone Championship Tour and ultimately attempt to be within the top 128 players for the region that will play at the Seasonal Qualifier. Here’s how to get in on the action:

Heroes of the Storm:

  •  Enter the Nexus: R250.00 per weekend pass to the expo grants you access to the Tournament.
  •  Facebook Event: HERE
  •  Teams of 5 players
  •  Prizes:    1st place – R10 000 + more…
  •                  2nd – R2500 + merch + vouchers + more…
  •  All skill levels welcome
  •  Register: Here
  •  Time: Registration opens at 10am. Games start at 12pm.
  • Matches will be best of 5
  • Draft Pick with Bans will be used

Hearthstone:

  • Hearth in: R100 per 1 day entry to G4C expo + R50 Hearthstone Tournament entry fee (R150 total)
  • Facebook Event: HERE
  • Prizes:     1st place – R2500.00 + exclusive merch…
  •                  2nd place – R500.00 + merch and vouchers
  •                  3rd place – vouchers + more…
  • All skill levels welcome
  • Register: Here
  • Time: Registration opens at 9am. Games start at 10:30am
  • Matches will be best of 5
  • Conquest:
  • All matches will be best-of-5. The first player to win 3 games within the match is considered the winner of the match and advances.
  • Each player must submit decklists from three unique classes prior to each stage of the event. Players may submit new decks prior to each stage of the event.
  • A player must win one game with each of his three decks to win the match.
  • When a player wins a game, the deck used by the winning player cannot be used for the remainder of the match. The losing player can keep the same deck used or switch to a different one of their choice.
  • Players will be told what classes their opponent has available, but they won’t know which class is picked until both players have picked.

#CharityEnduro

 

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Strap in for 48 hours of screeching tyres and handbrake turns, as you watch two teams of four players take to the track in an intense, tag-team effort to dominate Project Cars on console, complete with next-gen extras.

 You can check out a gameplay trailer for Project Cars here

100 Seat Lan

 Hosted by Orena

Orena Facebook: HERE

 

If you aren’t in the mood for cars or football or anything else on offer, no problem: there’s a lan happening all weekend where YOU decide what you want to play. Only 100 seats are available, so don’t miss out – book your spot ASAP!

Bring your friends, bring your rig, bring your games…and bring the Red Bull; it’s going to be a marathon.

  • G4C Weekend Pass Ticket Required
  • The 100 Seat Lan is BYOR (Bring Your Own Rig)

DJ Ready D and The Dr1ft Squad

 

DJ Ready D (practically a household name in South African hiphop) and the Dr1ft Squad take 10 lucky winners from pixels to reality when they attend the #CharityEnduro event, getting themselves a 10-man drift experience.

These guys may look friendly…but be cautious, young Padawan. Don’t get too comfortable with them, because…

 

Grid Tournament

 

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Players will get a chance to face off against DJ Ready D and the Dr1ft Squad in a Grid Tournament! Now that you’ve had a chance to see and smell and touch a fully modded-out racing car, Grid (on console) will allow you to race them against the Jedi Masters of Drifting.

 Grid gameplay teaser trailer: Here

 

Counter Strike: GO Tournament

 Hosted by Global Arena

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South Africa has a massive CS fanbase, so of course it’s only natural that the epic FPS has a spot at the Gaming4Chairty weekend. Demonstrate your skills and challenge your friends at the CS:GO taking place over the weekend. The Tournament is an official ranked one, so stats and points are on the line!

COD Black Ops 3 Tournament

Hosted by ZombieGamer

ZombieGamer Facebook: HERE

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You’ve all been itching for another Black Ops 3 Tournament, so here it is. Sign up and demolish your enemies on PS4.

Please note that we will not supply any equipment to play in this tournament, but will supply the infrastructure (power, networking and administration), so please ensure you bring your PlayStation 4 (updated), a screen (preferably no bigger than a 27″), controller, headset and a copy of the game (updated)

Details:

Date: Saturday 5 March 2016
Time:
Registration: 9:30am to 10:15am
Matches: 10:30am until completion
Where: Sun Exhibits, GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World, Cape Town
What: Call of Duty Black Ops 3 (2v2) on PS4
Cost: R150 registration fee per player | R300 registration fee per team
Prizes: R7,000 in cash

HALO Tournament

 Hosted by ZombieGamer

ZombieGamer Facebook: HERE

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Another option for the FPS fans out there is the legendary Halo, played on Xbox in a winner-takes-all Tournament, brought to you by ZombieGamer.

Check out more on ZombieGamer here

Details:

Time:
Registration: 9:30am to 10:15am
Matches: 10:30am until completion
Where: Sun Exhibits, GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World, Cape Town
What: Halo 5 FFA on Xbox One

Cost: R150 registration fee per player
Prizes: R3,500 in cash

 

FIFA 16 Tournament

 Hosted by ZombieGamer

ZombieGamer Facebook: HERE

 FIFA16

Even if you didn’t play football in school, you’ve seen it on TV, and have definitely played it on console! FIFA players can come and show off their skills and challenge friends in the FIFA 16 Tournament.

FIFA 16 Gameplay Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwz98athxQ8

There will be 1v1 and 2v2 Tournaments.

1v1 Details:

Date: Saturday 5 March 2016
Time:
Registration: 10:30am to 11:15am
Matches: 11:30am until completion (please note, the tournament could run late depending on player numbers)
Where: Sun Exhibits, GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World, Cape Town
What: FIFA 16 (1v1) on PS4 and Xbox One
Cost: R150 registration fee per player
Prizes: R3,500 in cash

2v2 Details:

Date: Sunday 6 March 2016
Time:
Registration: 11:00am to 11:45am
Matches: 12:00pm until completion (please note, the tournament could run late depending on player numbers)
Where: Sun Exhibits, GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World, Cape Town
What: FIFA 16 (2v2) on PS4 and Xbox One
Cost: R150 registration fee per player | R300 registration fee per team
Prizes: R7,000 in cash

Old School Aracde Games

Brought to you by Blackball Rentertainment

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Thanks to our friends at Blackball Rentertainment, you can relive your childhood at G4C with pinball machines and foosball tables, and take your pick from a selection of retro arcade games.

Enter the Pacman!

 

Driveclub (PS4 Exclusive)

 Not to leave PS4 behind, G4C will be showcasing this high-octane racing game on consoles over the weekend.

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A fully packed gaming weekend – what more could a gamer ask for?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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