So, it was a bit of a rollercoaster ride of a weekend for South African sports wasn’t it? Bafana Bafana seemed to forget how to score from the penalty spot and found themselves out of the African Cup of Nations after a penalty shootout. The Proteas – the cricketers, in case any confusion ensues – have the Pakistani team on the ropes, and today might be the end of the first test match a day earlier than scheduled, after dominating day two and three.
Then there’s the PlayStation 3 Battlefield 3 team. The Battlefield 3 SA team that came together only hours before the World Nations Cup kicked off and after a 3-0 defeat last week Thursday to the UK team, could have simply lost focus like the SA football team. But, the true grit of this team is closer to the “never say die” attitude that has put SA cricket at number one in the Test playing world, than the “chokers” of old.
On Saturday, the PS3 Battlefield 3 SA team played current champions France, and the odds would surely have been stacked against the SA team winning. However, the South Africans proved that we have some exceptionally talented players in the country, and stunned the French by beating them 2-1. This win followed a practice match against Latvia on Friday night which SA took 3-0, capping a sensational weekend for the team in general.
Saturday’s win against the French team puts SA in third spot in Pool C, and now the team has every chance of progressing to the knock out phases (top four from every Pool goes through) if they keep their current form going.
SA team captain, Mr-Beefy_PS, sent us some videos of the team’s week so far. The first is the game against Latvia, which has been compacted and doesn’t have sound, while the second is a highlight reel.
The next match sees Team SA play Team Netherlands on Saturday night at 21:00. If it can be sorted out, the match will be streamed live by the Netherlands here: http://en.twitch.tv/jesoul
Congratulations to the team and we wish them all the best for their upcoming battles.
Footage from the maps as they become available:
First map, Markaz Monolith, won by France:
Second map, Alboroz Mountain, won by South Africa: