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Our South African Battlefield 4 boys are dominating in the ESL

Remember back in early January I wrote a post about how the MSSA were trying to stop a group of local guys entering into the ESL Battlefield 4 Country Championship? Well they managed to work around the idiotic regulations and have gone on to win their group and enter the playoffs. 

Team South Africa

The South African team, who for now have to be called The Southern Barbarians, have so far played three matches in the group stages with the results making our country proud.

First up in a game vs Finland the Southern Barbarians lost the first game with 152 tickets remaining but managed to beat them in the second with 160 tickets remaining meaning they get the 3 points in this best of two.

Next up they were taking on Team Canada with Canada expected to dominate.

Well things didn’t go at all well for the Canadians as they lost the first game by 255 tickets and the second by what appears to be 186.. I can’t quite read it.

To be fair to Canada however their pings look absolutely shocking in this game which obviously gave our guys a massive advantage. But in the end you still need to take your advantages and South Africa did that.

In the last game we were up against Greece in two tight games with South Africa winning the first by 104 points and the second by a mere 22. In the second match it was South Africa who had to deal with the 200+ pings and it’s a testament to them that they still managed to take the win, if only slightly.

So now South Africa are into the play offs with our first match against Poland with the winner playing either Norway or the United Kingdom in the next stage.

We are favourites against Poland but will definitely be seen as the underdogs against the United Kingdom.

I can’t see when the match is played but if I get the details we’ll post a reminder and hopefully be able to watch the game via Twitch.

Well done guys you are definitely making us all proud here.

*According to local regulations the team competing are not official Team South Africa, but in my opinion they are and I will continue to call them that. They however are calling themselves The Southern Barbarians due to the MSSA interference.

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Author:Gavin Mannion

I'm cranky, arrogant and ever so amazingly annoying but when you get to know me you will also realise I'm honest and incredibly good at describing myself... now pass me that beer
  • Jaded_Reprobate

    awesome to see local boys out there dominating… even with all the political interference we have to deal with…

    keep at it *Team South Africa

  • Ottokie

    Great news, would love to watch this if it is streamed and cheer for the local boykies.

    As for this line: “They however are calling themselves The Southern Barbarians due to the MSSA interference”

  • Admiral Chief in Vegas

    Well done dudes!

    Also, eff the mother-effin-MSSA

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      So say we all.

    • Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

      I think you mean eff the mother-effing-Colin’s-puppet-organization.

      • Skyblue

        Easy now, he’ll sue ;p

  • Weanerdog

    Advance and promote Esports in SA, then try to ban a team that is actually competitive and ensure that they are not seen representing SA. MSSA you fail again, epically with sprinkles.

  • Robert Hart

    “To be fair to Canada however their pings look absolutely shocking in this game which obviously gave our guys a massive advantage. But in the end you still need to take your advantages and South Africa did that.”

    You realise the RSA team played with those same high pings on the Canadian server, making it equal for both? There’s two rounds, one per server.

    • Stealth

      As far as i understand Canada did not have a server available and had to play both games on the South Africans Server. Well done to SA and good luck in the next round

      • Robert Hart

        Ouch. Not very impressive considering they represent a first world country! Fortunately Africa was there to lend them a helping hand.

  • ZumaIsPoes

    thanks for this post – any south african team doing well is worth a mention – so today GAVIN – you deserve a bells

    watching the jam together makes the wait for my pc so much longer

  • Unavengedavo

    Well done guys… And the MSSA must get their act together

  • Captain GUZ

    Well done to the guys, and Ive got a meassage for MSSA

    • eYss


  • Graeme Selvan

    GO BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • loftie

    fack the mssa

  • cANCer can EFFoff.

    MSSA se ma se puss.

  • Quentin Huggett

    Gavin Just to correct you its one game, consisting of two rounds. One on each server.

  • Sting-Ray

    +100000 for calling them Team SA.
    -100000000000000000 to the MSSA for every breath they take.

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