It seems that for day one of WESG, very little of the local matches will be available to watch. Currently at 13h30 you can catch Bravado’s Dota 2 team in action via the following link.
A number of local players (12 if my ability to do maths is passable) are spending the next few days in China for the WESG Grand Finals.
Bravado Gaming will see both their CS:GO and Dota 2 teams in action, while Hearthstone and StarCraft II will feature Th3Jok3r and Drager respectively.
During the August 2016 qualifiers in Dubai, these players and teams placed top three in their respective disciplines against opponents from Turkey, Middle East and the rest of Africa.
The Bravado Gaming CS: GO team – fresh from their ESEA Global Challenge LAN Finals in the US – finished second in Dubai, while the Dota 2 team placed third. Drager placed second in the StarCraft II qualifier, while Th3Jok3r claimed the top spot in Dubai.
The tournament should be a testing one with 24 competitors kicking things off per title, all playing for their share of over $3,7 million across the four titles.
You can expect to catch the matches live online from Thursday. We will update with the stream link once it has been announced. Meanwhile, prepare for these times in your calendar (times are GMT+8):
Thursday 12th January
- 11:30 – Bravado Gaming vs. Team DileCom
- 15:30 – Bravado Gaming vs. T.O.T
- 19:30 – Bravado Gaming vs. MVP Resolution
- 11:30 – Bravado Gaming vs. GODSENT
- 15:30 – Bravado Gaming vs. Signature
- 19:30 – Bravado Gaming vs. Space Soldiers
- 15:30 – Drager vs. iGXY
- 16:30 – Drager vs. iGXY [This may be a listing error on the WESG site – Undead Ed]
- 17:30 – Drager vs. Erik
- 18:30 – Drager vs. DeMusliM
- 19:30 – Drager vs. Namshar
Friday 13th January
- 13:30 – Bravado Gaming vs. Horde
- 17:30 – Bravado Gaming vs. T Show
- 13:30 – Bravado Gaming vs. Team Kinguin
- 17:30 – Bravado Gaming vs. FIVE.SPORTS
- 12:30 – Th3Jok3r vs. CLHuang
- 14:30 – Th3Jok3r vs. Fluffy
- 16:30 – Th3Jok3r vs. Kazediel
- 17:30 – Th3Jok3r vs. Bunnyhoppor
- 18:30 – Th3Jok3r vs. sanver
Should the South Africans make it out of the group stages, the action continues on Saturday and Sunday, with the grand finals
You can find out more about the Bravado Gaming Dota 2 team as they prepare for WESG in our previous coverage here.
The Zombiegamer crew would like to wish all the players the very best as they face the world on such a major stage.