News: Join In On The MWEB Gaming Gathering Community Event In Cape Town


The MWEB Gaming Gathering is a community event for gamers in Cape Town that will be taking place in late February. The event will include a hands-on showcase of three new video games during a pizza fuelled evening that will include short gaming talks by local experts.

By: Mandy J Watson
Posted: 12 February 2019
Category: News
brainwavez.org Comments View Comments

Share


Anthem, Metro Exodus, and Battlefield V game art

It's been a while since Cape Town last saw any community gaming events, in which gamers could hang out for an evening to try new games just for fun (rather than participate in a formal e-sports tournament), or AAA game launches, which traditionally were hosted by MWEB at its headquarters, but some familiar organisations have now joined forces to present an evening of talks, games, and pizza later this month.

The MWEB Gaming Gathering (MWEBGG), in partnership with ACGL (African Cyber Gaming League), MSI, Debonairs Pizza, and Reboost Energy Drink, will be taking place on Friday, 22 February 2019, under the theme "Gather, Gab, and Game". The evening will start with the "Gather" part and will include pizza from Debonairs Pizza and drinks from Reboost Energy Drink to get the attendees powered up for the gaming sessions. (There will also be non-energy drink options for gamers who prefer not to drink caffeine.)

After the introductory feast there will be a session of short gaming related talks by Grant Hinds, Gareth Woods, Nick Holden, and Byron Trent (from MSI South Africa) before the "Game" part of the evening commences.

Three AAA games will be showcased on high-spec MSI hardware: BioWare's Anthem, an online multiplayer action role-playing game that releases the day of the gathering; 4A Games' Metro Exodus, a first-person shooter that's a sequel to Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light and which releases a week before the gathering on 15 February 2019; and EA's Battlefield V, the 16th instalment in the Battlefield first-person shooter franchise. It is set during World War II and was released late last year. Gamers will be able to try out the games on MWEB's network, which is fast.

MWEB Gaming Gathering flyer

The MWEBGG will commence at 18:00 (don't be late or you'll miss the pizza) and concludes at 23:00. This is a ticketed event, at R80, and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Hospice, which continues the charitable focus that events such as 2upGamers pioneered a few years ago. The tickets include the aforementioned food and drinks, as well as a swag bag, and they can be bought directly through the ACGL web site. The event will be hosted at MWEB's offices at 100 Fairway Close, Goodwood, Cape Town, and there is free, secure parking on site.

MWEB Gaming Gathering: More Details, Hashtag: #MWEBGG


Tags: Games

Support brainwavez.org's Independent JournalismKo-fi
Donate via Ko-fiAt brainwavez.org our mission is to publish quality content for the web site and our airwavez channel on YouTube. We research, we fact check, and we revise before publishing. We focus on in depth reporting and are proud that much of what's in the archives is still worth reading years later.

Please support our independent journalism with a tip via Ko-fi. Every bit helps and is much appreciated.

You Might Also Like




brainwavez.org Comments Speak Your Mind









Search brainwavez.org
Highlights
Support Independent JournalismKo-fi
Support independent journalism:
donate to brainwavez.org via Ko-fi.

Every article on brainwavez.org is free and produced with passion - but passion doesn't pay the bills. Your donation makes the difference. Pay what you can, when you can - no strings attached.


Donate via Ko-fi

brainwavez.org Network
Editorial Contacts
South Africa Mandy J Watson
Founder and co-editor
Cape Town, South Africa

United States Jase Luttrell
Co-editor
Portland, Oregon, United States
Subscribe!
Feed delivery RSS
Subscribe to RSS updates in a feed reader


Email delivery Email Delivery
Subscribe to RSS updates via email


Newsletter delivery Monthly Newsletter

powered by TinyLetter


South African Comics
• All The Coverage: Reviews, art showcases, and news from the world of South African (and occasionally Southern African) comics.
  • BIC Competition
  • Werewolves Versus Crowdfunding
  • Siri Watu #5 Exclusive
  • 5 Zombie Questions: Zapiro
  • Captain South Africa #3 Exclusive
  • News: Full Bleed Competition
  • News: March 2019
  • News: You Died Anthology Submissions
  • Older Posts

• Calendar Of Events: Find out what's happening in September and beyond.
  • 1: Midlands Literary Festival, Howick
  • 4: Open Book Comics Fest, CPT
  • 6: South African Book Fair, JHB
  • 7: Open Art Sketch Meet, CPT
  • From 19: The Art Of Comics, JHB
  • 21: Batman Day
  • 21-24: Comic Con Africa, JHB
  • 24: Bargain Books Sale, CPT
  • 27-29: rAge, JHB
  • Ongoing: Women/Fairy Tales, Nottingham
  • Cancelled: Siri Watu Crowdfunding

#sacomics Calendar
Save The Date:
More events

Explore The Archives
Special Focus: AI

Explore brainwavez.org




Game Review: Fear Less!

Game Review: Fear Less!A little pixelated girl plagued by nightmares of being chased by a grim reaper needs your help to find her way to peaceful dreams - so grab a sword and start running! [ Read on... ]



Gear: Weta Workshop Mini Epics Xenomorph

Gear: Weta Workshop Mini Epics XenomorphWeta Workshop has announced a new vinyl figurine in its stylised Mini Epics series - one of the scariest cinematic science fiction creatures of all time that's being honoured in advance of its 40th birthday. [ Read on... ]



5 Zombie Questions: Zapiro

5 Zombie Questions: ZapiroIt's no surprise that imagery of the dead - and undead - has popped up regularly in the work of South African cartoonist Zapiro because there are many appropriate metaphors that can be derived from the depictions but it really came to a head in 2016 with a hard-hitting cartoon of a zombified then president Jacob Zuma stumbling his way through our democracy that he was busy destroying. [ Read on... ]



See Inside Cape Town's LEGO Certified Store

See Inside Cape Town's LEGO Certified StoreCape Town now has its very own LEGO Certified Store, which features two unique artworks, as well as a Pick A Brick Wall, a Build A Minifigure Station, and exclusive sets that you won't find at any other retail chains in the country. [ Read on... ]



Meet Libby, The University Of Pretoria's New Client-Services Robot

Meet Libby, The University Of Pretoria's New Client-Services RobotAs part of its modernisation efforts the University Of Pretoria has deployed a service robot in one of its libraries to assist students and staff with queries and advice that's related to the library. [ Read on... ]



★ Read more in:

Features,
Reviews,
or
News

Cappuccino Quest

airwavez
Shop | RaruRaru
Funko Pop! Movies 732 - Alien - Ripley In Spacesuit 40th Anniversary Vinyl Figure
Get your PlayStation Store codes on Raru.co.za - instantly
Funko Pop! Movies 787 - Silence Of The Lambs - Hannibal Vinyl Figure


Shop | RedbubbleRedbubble
Dachs Trot Sticker by Danelle Malan

Dachs Trot Sticker by Danelle Malan, the co-creator of Cottonstar

Dachs Trot comprises individually die-cut vinyl stickers that are ideal for smooth, flat surfaces, including laptops, paper notebooks, and windows. Each design has a 1/8th inch white border.

Dachs Trot is also available for T-shirts and other apparel, wall art, other home decor, bags, and stationery. Click the "Available Products" option on the product page on Redbubble to see the full range.

Dachs Trot Sticker


Shop | Things From Another WorldThings From Another World
Detective Comics #1000


Get all the variant copies of Detective Comics #1000 at Things From Another World, which ships internationally.


Ads | Google