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Clean sweep

We have been following the progress of the Southern Barbarians as they’ve progressed through the Battlefield 4 Conquest Country Championship. Yesterday, they played the last match of the Winner’s Bracket, and they’ve shown just how impressive South African eSports can be.

For those who have forgotten, we first heard about the team when they were denied use of the South African flag or name. Yeah, that was a sad day for local eSports when an awesome team like these guys were denied national pride thanks to steps taken by Colin Webster. I wonder if he’s kicking himself now that they are doing so well – wouldn’t it be wonderful if they could actually be referred to as Team South Africa and show off that flag.

The team did exceptionally well, and we were incredibly proud of them when they made it to the top 3. Well, now they have officially swept the winner’s bracket. This means that they have secured their spot in the grand finals, and are one of the top two teams for Battlefield 4 at ESL.

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Now they will face off against either Finland or Sweden. Finland was knocked into the loser bracket early on, by Sweden, and have been battling their way through to now make it to the top 3 – facing off against Sweden again in the loser bracket finals. Will Finland redeem themselves against their Scandinavian neighbors, or will the Swedes be victorious, making the grand finals a repeat of the winner bracket finals?

We are rooting for you guys, and even if you’re called Southern Barbarians for this tournament, you are certainly our South African team. Well done showing the world that South Africa can dominate at an international event!

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Author:Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!
  • Jonah Cash

    Sooooo much win!!! Gavin must be sitting in a corner somewhere with 1 hell of a grin on his face!!! Saying in Smeagol’s voice: “I told you so my precious”!!!!

    • Hammersteyn

      XD

    • Umar’s Sin

      I can just picture him sitting in the corner with his Liverpool t-shirt grinning whole time

      “My precious, we won yesterday my precious….”

  • Kensei Seraph

    Congrats to you guys.
    Good luck and show the world what a true South African team can do.

    Personally I’m inclined to name all our non-MSSA teams Southern Barbarians in honour of these guys.

  • Hammersteyn

    I bet “he who should not be mentioned in the comments section” tries to take some credit for this

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Man that’s awesome! Congrats so far to this team, and here’s hoping they win and throw that seriously off egg into the MSSA’s face.

  • Umar’s Sin

    We have these players…Who cares about Southern Barbarians anyway

    http://imageslgmr.lazygamer.netdna-cdn.com/2014/04/maryke.png

    • Rince Striving Abomination

      Too soon 0-O

      • Umar’s Sin

        That what she said?….Oh wait…..

    • Kensei Seraph

      Bad Umar.
      Way too soon.

      • Umar’s Sin

        I don’t remember posting that comment…It just posted itself….*Oscar impression*

        • Rince Striving Abomination

          Sob, dry heave…

          • Umar’s Sin

            What’s that? I can’t hear you under the sound of you getting ripped apart by the lawyers?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Are they taking it to him or putting it to him?

          • Umar’s Sin
          • Rince Striving Abomination

            Avo, is that you? 0-O

          • Kensei Seraph

            I’m starting to suspect that you’re an undercover Organisation-that-must-not-be-named agent sent here to infiltrate the Lazygamer.net ranks.

          • Umar’s Sin

            *Writes your name in notebook*…Kensei is on to me….I have to take care of him…soon……..permanently

          • Kensei Seraph

            Is… is that the Death Note?
            *Has heart attack*

          • Umar’s Sin

            Nope normal Staedtler notebook. Your heart attack might’ve been caused by a blocked artery ….

          • Rince Striving Abomination

            I put it to you!

    • Jaded_Reprobate

      hahahahaha… there is no such thing as too soon Umar… well played

    • Hammersteyn

      Dont forget Team Rize

      • Umar’s Sin

        Yeah man, MSSA aren’t kicking themselves in the least. so what if Southern Barbarians got mad skillz. We got Marykie representing us. We all know Ykie gonna bring home dem medals

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I bet she kicks ass & comes second in the competition, like our Starcraft player did. Out of 2.

          • Umar’s Sin

            I mean 2nd out of 2 is not bad, she should be proud of herself

          • Hammersteyn

            Hahaha I bet she didn’t even play. Probably went shopping

    • VampyreSquirrel

      She’s getting a lot of negative chat for that post, and rightfully so… got defensive in about 4 posts lol

      • Umar’s Sin

        Is it? On facebook?

        • VampyreSquirrel
          • Umar’s Sin

            Obviously people are gonna throw the sexist card…..sigh……..

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Yeah… read further down… Gavin had some fun :P

          • Umar’s Sin

            Mrykie is kak selfish…..Fuck that

          • Hammersteyn

            I almost puked at how fucked up people can be.

    • Lardus-Resident Perve

      We are not needs Barba’s to leplesent us coz dey are not afflilitated to the officialdom which are dose otha guys!!! – LoL, I just had to get in on this. And there is a double meaning in my missed spelling if anyone catches it ;)

      • Bryan McCann

        For a moment I thought you went full retard there

        • Lardus-Resident Perve

          I only go full retard when I have a few too many drinks at the dance academy! Though if I took 2 shots now and combined it with that header, I might start getting a little ‘tarded

  • Admiral Chief in Space

    Go go go boys! Rooting for you all the way!

  • Barry Louzada

    Hey guys, I just wanted to thank everyone for the support we have received it has been an absolute honor not kind of representing South Africa. The boys have all done really proud and I am really proud of them, as the captain of the team I couldnt really ask for a better bunch of guys. The character they have shown over the last two months has been phenomenal.

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