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Who came out on top at DreamHack and Orena’s Dota 2 Cup?

And the winner is

So, I told you about DreamHack happening over in Sweden this past weekend. The competitions have ended, so who are the winners? Meanwhile, Orena hosted one of the largest Dota 2 tournaments in Africa this weekend.

When it came to Dota 2, Na’Vi managed to claw a comeback from the lower bracket after they were knocked down by Fnatic. The two teams met again in the finals, where Na’Vi scored a resounding 3-0 victory. You can check out the video:

DreamHack was still successful for Fnatic. Considering the larger prize pool for CS: GO, it did well for them to take that tournament. You can watch their final, winning moment:

Fnatic also picked up a victory for their Battlefield 4 team. StarCraft 2 was won by Team Liquid’s Taeja and Team SK Gaming took the League of Legends prize. Surprisingly, SK Gaming was given a bit of a run for their money by Team KMT, but the world number one team pulled themselves together and came out on top.

Unfortunately, our local boys didn’t manage to take top prize in the Quake Live competition. However, they still gained some valuable experience and excellent exposure for South Africa. We are very proud of them.

Over at the Dota 2 Cup also taking place this weekend from Orena, the finals came down as you might expect in local Dota 2. That’s right, it was a battle between Bravado and Energy eSports for the finals, with Energy coming out on top. You can watch the action over on twitch.tv to see how it all went down:


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All in all, a great weekend for eSports!

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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!

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    Great article.
    Commenting here so that you dont get the least comments for the week :-)

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      Awww, thanks! you got my back :)

    • Airborne

      lol… I can help too..

  • ToshZA

    Is it bad that I actually don’t like Na’Vi all that much?

  • Rags

    For those who care about the Quake Live. Detrony and Ph4ntom played well.

    Detrony had a few issues with his earphones with his first stage match and understandably nervous. But he was unable to win the match against glenon that would’ve helped propel him into the playoffs. But he got more comfortable after the initial jitters and managed to take a map from the top Russian Evil in comeback where spectators on the stream expected a total blowout in favour of the Russian. The final matches one opponent rage quit in the 3rd map and another opponent commenting that Detrony hit every single rail.

    I did not see all of Ph4ntom’s matches, but he had an incredibly exciting match series against Spartie which he lost 3-2. The commentators could not stop talking about his incredible rocket skill. With the modern game dominated by Lightning Gun and Railgun its uncommon for top player to fear the Rocket Launcher of an opponent, and Ph4ntom made them pay for it. Ph4ntom also managed to take a map off the eventual runner up Rapha, on the slower paced “brain” map Bloodrun against the odds. Rapha is known for his strong game on this map.

    They played remarkably well considering the small number of elite player in South Africa to practise against.

    Anyway there is an Orena QL tournament next week too, with at least 24 signups so far out of 32 player cap. (I registered too but don’t see my name).

    I also want to invite Zoe to join us on the QL streams next time. ;)

    • Skyblue

      I thought both players did fairly well (esp Det) and it was awesome to see Detrony get STING to ragequit after everything he had to say about the Saffa players before the tournament. Alas, it is true, the local player pool is very small and you can’t simply “pick up and play” Quake anymore due to the huge difference in starting skill and existing players.

  • Matthew Holliday

    Good weekend for Energy, they won R3000 at the Organised Chaos tournament aswell.

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