Today we feature the all-female South African clan called the Vixens. The clan is in a bit of a rebuilding phase and are targeting 2018 as the year they make their mark on the local esports scene. Join us in finding out more about the clan in this week’s Profiled feature.
Go on – introduce yourself to the readers.
Hi, we are Vixens, a full female clan with two teams – Vixens and Vixies. Both are Counter-strike: Global Offensive teams.
When did the clan for?
Vixens came a long way, it was known as Reine from Regicide in 2016 and from there we left as a full group and joined PRO in Feb 2017. When PRO disbanded we became only the Vixens. Scaramoo and Lilly have been together since 2016 and the other girls joined in 2017. Vixies was only started up about three months ago and is still recruiting members at the moment.
Which games does the clan enjoy?
Counter-strike is their lifestyle – so they say, hehe. Well, they all play different games like PUBG, WoW, The Elder Scrolls Online and Dota 2. I have to say Dead by Daylight is the biggest one since the girls have a thing for screaming and getting scared. 😉
How was the clan’s name chosen?
Well it was chosen back in the day when we were part of PRO, they were known as wolves, so we went with fox.
Who are the leaders of the clan and what is the clan’s organisational structure like?
Scaramoo is Captain and Lilly is Vice Captain.
How many members do you have? Keen to give out their names, credit card details and ID numbers?
Alright, only names will do.
In Vixens we are 5: Scaramoo, Lilly, Tinxie, BundleBunny, Nexxy, we have 2 girls in trial.
The Vixies feature: Mimz, Fallen Angel and then there is a girl in trial.
How often do you play together as a clan?
A lot. We try to play with each other as much as possible even if it’s another game.
Do you consider yourselves a competitive clan, or one in it more for “the shits and giggles”?
Definitely competitive. We have been practicing through the whole year and decided that next year will be our big year for participating due to a lot of personal stuff that had happened. We decided it is best we take it on the next year to make sure that there will be stability.
Has the clan participated in many tournaments? Which? Won any?
We have only done a lot of scrims and maybe here and there a DGL. We are going to go full out next year.
Is attending LANs important to the clan and its members?
If it is possible we hope to attend to some next year. We are all scattered all around South Africa.
Are you guys actively recruiting for new players? If so, how should a potential member contact you and how do you decide on who is right to join you?
Vixens is busy with reserve recruiting and Vixies is still recruiting girls. We have made post on Facebook and we have had people come to us with recommendations regarding girls and we go with those who contact us through Facebook or even add us on Steam. We take a while to fully accept a girl because we believe that we have to know how they treat teammates and if they respect each other. We have one policy and it is that if one girl says no then it is a no.
What are you hoping to achieve in the future as a clan?
We want to be the best there is and we want to work hard towards that goal.
Which opposing clan(s) do you most respect?
I would say Energy [eSports].
In regards to professional – or competitive gaming (or even gaming in general) – what do you as a clan think needs to be done to raise the profile of South African gaming?
LANs that invite people from all over the world to ZA for tournaments, so other countries can get the opportunity to experience esports in ZA.
Some fun stuff:
If you weren’t a gaming clan you’d be…
Movie that best describes the clan?
If you guys had a music soundtrack for going to war, what would it be?
Eminem – Till I Collapse
Thanks for your time – is there anything you would like to add before you head off?
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