The last few days have seen a number of South African teams battling for the two spots per title up for grabs at the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) regional qualifiers in Dubai later this month.
Similar qualifiers were seen in other areas with teams from Turkey, Middle East and the rest of Africa also vying for the spots up for grabs in CS: GO, Dota 2, StarCraft II and Hearthstone.
The top two teams from every region will now head to Dubai where they will play in an Africa and Middle East LAN Regional Finals in Dubai from 26 to 28 of August 2016. From this qualifier, teams and players placing top three will head to the main event which will be played in December. The Global Grand Finals will be played in China and boasts a prize pool of $3,702,000 across the four titles on offer.
The two South African teams that will be heading to Dubai are Bravado Gaming and Carbon eSports. Bravado Gaming took first spot in the online qualifier with a 2-0 win over the Carbon eSports team and in doing so, booked another opportunity to compete internationally after their recent ESWC qualifier victory at EGE 2016. Carbon eSports will be joining them as they face the following qualified teams from elsewhere:
|Turkey||South & East Africa||Middle East||North & West Africa|
|1 place + LAN spot||Space Soldiers||Bravado Gaming||Swift||Viva Algeria|
|2 place + LAN spot||Dark Passage||carboN||C5.JO||FENNEC|
|3 place||MIM||Damage Control||Aimers Alive||Tunisia|
The tournament bracket for the CS:GO South and East Africa online qualifier can be found here.
Bravado Gaming secured their second spot at the Dubai event with their Dota 2 team’s 2-0 win over White Rabbit Gaming. Both teams will be heading to Dubai where they will battle against the teams who secured spots in their respective online qualifiers.
The tournament bracket for the Dota 2 South and East Africa online qualifier can be found here.
Seven South African players joined the tournament which saw Drager beat Static 2-0 after they had faced each other in the first round already. Both secured their spots to Dubai.
The tournament bracket for the StarCraft II South and East Africa online qualifier can be found here.
Hearthstone proved popular as 31 players signed up to battle to the two spots. The winner was Philo who beat Th3Jok3r 3-2 in the grand final after the exact same result had been recorded in the winner’s bracket final between the two.
The tournament bracket for the Hearthstone South and East Africa online qualifier can be found here.
Congratulations to all those that qualified and remember that you have the eyes of South Africa on you.