eSports Wrap-up: CS: GO Champs, 2013 DGL and Energy eSports launch
This week in eSports we’ve seen c7e crowned as the Ready.Set.GO! Champions, we interviewed GamersXtreme, MSSA gives South Africans the chance to become referees at the IeSF, Halo 4 semi finals this weekend, 2013 Do Gaming League details announced and Energy eSports launch with huge sponsors and a promising line-up.
Last weekend Bravado and c7e battled it out for the title of champion in the Do Gaming Counter – Strike: Global Offensive Ready.Set.GO! Cup. While many were sure that Bravado would reign supreme as a result of their experience as a team and experience on the competitive scene, others were just as sure that c7e had what it takes to beat the big guys.
Recently we reported that GamersXtreme wanted to bring eSports to theUniversity ofPretoria, we’ve caught up with them to talk about their goals and thoughts on eSports.
Estian Jaco Hough and Christo Naude are two guys determined to grow eSports in the country and be a part of making it a sport with its own club on campus. They’re still in the planning phase, but with MSSA backing and a lot of gamers supporting their cause, their club is sure to become a reality in the near future.
Good tidings fellow gamer sirs and ladies! There’s a new way for us to get involved in international eSports. The MSSA is giving its members the chance to become a referee at the IeSF. This is a huge opportunity for gamers interested in getting involved internationally in this way.
The MSSA is asking registered players who qualify as umpires for South African Championships and are interested in getting involved in the IeSF eSports Referee Training program to grab some forms and submit it before 2 December. The program will aim to get referees across the globe are on the same standard and those who make the cut will get a chance to referee at an international level.
Microsoft SA’s Halo 4 tournament will see the last online event this weekend before the finals held in 2013 at a super secret location. Who made it through? Not Geoff and Darryn.
We’ve seen a great Halo 4 tourney so far, about a gazillion gamers entered, numbers looked awesome for a competitive console title and now, we’re heading toward the last round of the year. Last weekend round 2 took place, Darryn got pwned by OP players and Geoff’s surprise attack strategy of jumping at opponents failed to get him through to the next round. But have no fear; there are about 48 lone wolves and eight clans ready to give you an action packed round 3.
The 2013 Do Gaming League will be the biggest and best eSports league we’ve seen from Telkom and Do Gaming since the AGASA leagues started in 2005. Seven new titles including League of Legends, Quake Live, Black Ops 2 and Dota 2 will be added to the line up.
Energy eSports, a new Multi-Gaming Organisation has surfaced, with huge sponsors like Monster Energy and Steelseries, experienced managers from PolarFluke founder Matt Merks to long time gaming journalist and competitive gamer Rob Clegg, this just might be S.A’s new top dog.