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The Gaming Forum 2019 – Apex Legends BYOC LAN, Speaker And Everything You Need to Know

GameNation’s Gaming Forum will be hitting its second year running this year after the success of the first one in March last year. The Gaming Forum 2019 is an awesome night out for all gamers, content creators, developers, esports players and casters and wannabe gaming media to get together, chat and play games.

This year there will be a lot more on offer as the Gaming Forum 2019 as the event grows bigger and better.

Starting off with the speakers of the year. The lineup includes some of the best people across the industry including our own Pippa Tshabalala, myself Marco Cocomello, Samantha Wright, Barry Louzada from Mettlestate, Louis Du Pisani from the upcoming Boet Fighter and much more.

  • Ben Myres – Game Dev (Nyamakop)
  • Cukia Kimani – Game Dev (Nyamakop)
  • Pippa Tshabalala – Glitched Africa
  • Marco Cocomello – Glitched Africa
  • Brett Stelmaszek – UFD Tech
  • Jason Holden-Jones – Sim Racing SA
  • David Bateson – Actor, Voice Over artist best known for playing Agent 47 in Hitman
  • Sam Wright – Esports Analyst/Host
  • Michael Harmse – Esports Analyst
  • Barry Louzada – Mettlestate
  • Glenn Kisela – Esports Central
  • Louis Du Pisani – Pixel Brew

The speakers will keep you engaged throughout the evening as they tackle local debates, issues and general insight to how to grow your brand channel.

Gaming at the Forum

There will be a load of games on show at the Gaming Forum 2019 including Far Cry New Dawn, Devil May Cry, Metro Exodus and more. You will also be able to purchase some games and merch at discount prices.

Cougar Gaming South Africa will be supplying the Indie Game Zone with headphones, mice and gaming chairs while you play on the latest MSI gaming notebooks. Two locally-developed games will be on show including the fantastic Nyamakop’s Semblance as well as Boet Fighter.

If you want to get your Apex Legends itch scratched then you can too at the BYOC LAN. We urge you to take part in this and boot up one of the many battle royale games, meet new squad members and game on into the evening. The LAN is open to all consoles and platforms.

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How to Attend the Gaming Forum 2019

  • Date: Friday, 29 March 2019
  • When: 17:00 – 22:30
  • Where: The Wits Linder Auditorium,
    27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193
  • Price: R295 – Includes food and beverages and access to all panels, game rooms and the LAN.

NB: All attendees are also entered into the Razer Raffle sponsored by Apex Interactive which includes award-winning gaming gear where three lucky people will be drawn to win.

Tickets can be purchased from

Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

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