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Updates on RSA teams @WESG | Featuring Ashley “BrinkeR” Groves

South African Gamers going to the World Electronic Sports Games The World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) takes place between March 13th and 18th, and sees over 46 different nations competing across four competitive titles for a massive prize pool of $5.5 million (R65.8 million). This event takes place in Haikou, China and a large contingent of South Africans are competing…

What is… Dota2 BlueZ Cup?

Competitive Dota2 tournaments aimed at the amateur level in South Africa is a bit of a contentious issue. While it’s certainly important small teams get to compete against other small teams for a small prize pot, these are usually self-funded by teams (by way of an entry fee). In previous years, in at least a few instances, winning teams in…

Snare’s Corner | WESG Mettlestate Dota2 Southern Africa Qualifiers

I recently previewed the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) Mettlestate Southern Africa #Dota2 qualifiers being held this weekend. In it we also speak to Kaameel Chicktay and Nicholas “Schlinks” Dammert (you can read it here if you missed it), who make a few predictions about the event. It’s a pretty interesting interview that gives you a glimpse of what people…

Orena OCS & Prem Ladder | Update

In early October we published an article outlining a decision Orena made regarding withholding winnings from teams who competed in their Dota2 and CS:GO Prem Ladder events, after the fact. In the article (you can read it here) we argued that Orena should #PayBackTheMoney to the teams that competed, and we even spoke to Orena regarding the issue. We weren’t…

Preview: ESL Africa Season Two Finals

It might have come as a surprise to South African esports fans earlier in the year when ESL announced their African CS:GO Championship. Why would the world’s largest and oldest professional esports company be interested in our tiny competitive scene? Future potential growth would be an obvious answer. The other key thing to understand is the African part of the…