Sadly, the battle for L.A. did not go the way of Bravado Gaming who managed one win and two losses in their campaign.

The team took the win off one of the fancied North American teams Team SoloMid 16-8. Sadly, against the two other teams in their group – European teams Rogue and LDLC – they could not maintain the early victory.

In the end, it was Rogue that walked off with the championship and $18,000 payout. Bravado Gaming tied 5th and received $3,000 for their efforts.

A full breakdown of the results can be found here.


Today sees Bravado Gaming’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team kick off their ESEA Season 23 Global Challenge (LAN) Finals campaign against seven other teams from across the globe.

The competition – also called the Mountain Dew League Global LAN –  marks a busy few weeks as the MGO sees themselves in both the United States and China.

But first, the battle for L.A. sees Bravado Gaming facing teams from North America, Europe and Australia from the 6th to 8th of January at the ESL Studios in Burbank, California. Up for grabs is a $50,000 prize pool split over the eight spots as follows:

  • 1st place: $18,000
  • 2nd place: $10,000
  • 3rd place: $5,000
  • 4th place: $5,000
  • 5th place: $3000
  • 6th place: $3000
  • 7th place: $3000
  • 8th place: $3000

If you’re keen to catch the action live, you might need to prepare for a few late nights this weekend. Bravado’s first match is tonight (6 January) against TSM at 19:00 local time. After that, you will need to start preparing for an early morning to catch the rest of the first day’s action. Saturday and Sunday’s action starts at 19:00 local time and continues until early morning. You will be able to catch the action here.

The teams standing in the way of Bravado and the first spot are:

North America:



Show the South African team some love by finding them on Facebook and Twitter.

The Zombiegamer team wishes the boys in blue all the best for weekend – we’re sure you’ll make South Africa proud.