As you know, this weekend saw the MSSA host the national Dota 2 trials this weekend in Johannesburg, to select a national team to take on Romania in an officially sanctioned test match. We already told you that there was a bit of controversy surrounding it all, thanks to the location and the short notices – meaning that only a handful of the country’s best players could attend.
20 April marked the inaugural 2013 MWEB Online Dota 2 Championship. 14 teams signed up for a chance to qualify for the National Team trials which will determine our Protea team to take on Romania later this year.
The MSSA has delayed the 2013 MWEB Online Dota 2 Championship which was supposed to take place over the weekend. The Online Dota 2 Championship is to serve as online qualifiers for the National Dota 2 Team trials.
Megarom, Internet Solutions, AMD and the MSSA brought us an event that has set new standards for live video game tournaments in South Africa. LAN gaming will never be seen in the same way again and I’m happy to have been a part of such a significant turning point for our community.
The highlight of the StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Invitational was undoubtedly and unmistakably the test match between South Africa and Romania. Robert “PandaTank” Botha and Silvui “nightEND” Lazar battled it out in two matches in front of a packed 500 seater auditorium accompanied by energetic and entertaining commentary.
So if you didn’t know, getting actual Provincial and National Colours is pretty easy. All you have to do is register for the Gauteng Provincial Championships before 19 March and then get your butt to the LAN. There are nine game titles colours will be awarded for, including Black Ops 2, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Dota 2.
Edwin Williams is one of the three StarCraft 2 players who qualified for the StaCraft 2 invitational this weekend through the Wild Card Qualifier hosted by Polarfluke. Williams was the winner of the qualifier and the youngest player to compete in this competition. He is one of the many players in the Invitational who play under the Veneration E-Sports banner, a local clan who’s making a name for itself.
You all know about the StarCraft 2 Invitational this weekend, and I really don’t want to rip off its arm and beat it to death with it any more. So here’s some information about the event you might not know about and more insight as to why everyday gamers should go.
Local gaming clan Deviation Gaming delivers yet another talented player for the StarCarft 2 Invitational this weekend. Radhe Stringer is a life long gamer with a passion for Real-Time-Strategy games and 2012’s Do Gaming League Champion.
Ivan Williams was one of the top three who qualified for the invitational through the Wild Card Qualifier hosted by Polarfluke, and will be showing off his prowess, Zerg rushing in this weekend’s Heart of the Swarm invitational.
Rowan Hammond is one of the gamers who qualified in the top three of the Wild Card Qualifier last weekend. He won three out of his four matches, proving just how much he deserved to compete in the StarCraft 2 Invitational on 16 March. He’ll be facing off against the country’s best, including Travis “Shase” Weedon.
Today’s StarCraft 2 player profile is all about Mark Reynolds, he’s been a PC gamer for about 12 years and still taking on games and eSports like it’s no body’s business. This gamer was also hand picked as one of South Africa;s top StarCraft 2 players, to battle it out with the rest of the best at the StarCraft 2 Invitational happening next weekend.
Next up in our StarCraft 2 player profile series is a young but determined gamer who is dedicated to start a career in competitive gaming and the industry. Duncan Frickel first laid his eyes on StarCraft at the tender age of three and has never looked back. Read more about Frickel who’ll be one of the players competing in the StarCraft 2 Invitational on 16 March.
Having played StarCraft from a very young age, Nathan Anderson is no stranger to the franchise, and I’m not talking just Wings of Liberty. Check out the player profile of another one of South Africa’s top StarCraft players competing in the upcoming StarCraft 2 Invitational.
Alright chaps, straight to the point then, today’s StarCraft II profile is all about Travis "Shase” Weedon - a very familiar name in our StarCraft II community. He’s been kicking ass and taking names in eSports for years, is a man of very few words but a hell of a lot of first places.