While many of us spent the long weekend catching up on gaming backlogs and eating mountains of chocolate, some of South Africa's best Dota 2 players were going head to head. There were two major tournaments this weekend: the Liberty LAN and the MSSA's provincial online championships. Check out all the details.
This weekend, some of you may be hunting for Easter Eggs. Instead, the top Dota 2 teams in South Africa will be playing at the Dota 2 Liberty LAN Easter Tournament. You can watch, too - make it part of your Easter family braai.
By Ben "Noxville" Steenhuisen
Last night saw the two South African powerhouses meet in what was billed to be a “grudge match” following the January shuffle. There seemed to be a lot of playful banter between the players, both in-game (when there was an extended pause due to Doni having some technical issues) as well as in the lobby. The match was a pre-season (that is, pre-DGL) show match, organised by Zoot to get some exposure for the local community, and as an icebreaker for him into the Dota 2 casting world. Zoot is a well-known face in the Quake scene, casting at top-tier events both live and online.
So I caused a bit of mayhem last week when I posted the article about the 3 Energy eSports DOTA 2 players leaving for Bravado. I had my say about it here and had some, shall we say mixed, feedback about it here.
Last year was an incredible year for Energy with their DOTA 2 not only claiming South Africa’s pride back with the defeat against the Mexican competition but they also beat the long running dominant team, Bravado, in the hotly contested DOTA 2 Do Gaming League.
Two locals will be heading to Sweden in November to play in the DreamHack Winter 2013 invitationals, competing in the Quake Live tournament. Bravado Gaming's Dimitri "Detrony" Hadjipaschali and Stephen 'Ph4ntom' Cloete will be aiming to do South Africa proud, and bring back some prize money.
Bravado Gaming is currently South Africa’s most professional gaming organisation, what started off as a clan many years ago has turned into a brand, a business. And now, they’ve acquired a more than impressive Alienware and Intel sponsorship, equipping their players with 28 brand new rigs.
Y’ello summer! It’s been excruciatingly hot in S.A this summer and heating things up even more is the launch local eSports organization, Bravado gaming’s online magazine and store. Bravado’s got some serious sponsors behind them and no longer just a clan in the country, check out the details.
The second week of the MyGaming Dota 2 Sunday Evening Cup Series has concluded and Bravado Gaming has taken the top spot from Energy eSports. With three more weeks to go, the prize money is any one’s to play for.
As you can imagine, I wasn’t quite as excited to do the eSports Wrap-up today because u no love them and I’ve gotten strike two for it being the least popular and if I get strike three the team is going to make me do unspeakably horrifying things! So I just might be sealing my fate with this article, but hopefully you’ll be super awesome and help me escape this terrible doom.