This past weekend saw the Orena Life Child Invitational reach it’s final stages. The tournament – which was originally planned as a LAN event featuring CS: GO, Dota 2 and FIFA 15 – eventually only saw the CS: GO final play out online, while the Dota 2 final is still to be played, and the FIFA 15 cancelled when the LAN event was cancelled.
Four teams entered the arena on Wednesday 19 November, but only three went on to Thursday’s next round, where a final cull saw Energy.Heat face nAv in the final on Sunday 23 November.
The best of five final kicked off on Dust 2 which nAv took 16-11, but Energy hit back right away and took Inferno 16-11 to tie things up at 1-1 overall. Energy then cranked things up a notch and took Cache 16-11, followed by a 16-12 win on Nuke to take the final 3-1 overall.
Energy won R7,500 cash, along with five SteelSeries t-shirts and six month NAG subscriptions, and have announced that they have donated R1,000 of their winnings to the Life Child Organisation. nAv secured themselves five SteelSeries t-shirts and the NAG subscriptions.
According to Orena, the number of unique viewers over the three days of the competition totaled over 100,000 with concurrent viewers on the Thursday peaking at 26,000, while Sunday’s final had 11,000 viewers.
More on the CS: GO matches can be found here:
The Dota 2 tournament saw two Bravado teams, Energy eSports and GeS battling for their spot in the finals on Wednesday, and while the two Bravado teams have established themselves as the finalists, the match did not happen as planned on Sunday. According to Orena, one of the issues was load shedding, and they have promised more information on the plans for the final soon.
The Orena event page can be found here.