Bravado Gaming: Results Update March
NEWS | Abdullah 'anneKsiy' Adam | Bravado | March 30, 2017
Anneksiy brings you an update of what’s been going on with the Bravado Gaming divisions in the month of March. This includes all 3 divisions, namely: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Defense of the Ancients 2 (DOTA2) and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on Playstation 4 (COD: IW). All teams are practicing hard to ensure a successful upcoming April.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Bravado Gaming’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team has recently participated in the Mettlestate launch, Mega8 Qualifiers, Telkom Wildcard Qualifiers and the ESEA League. In a previous article, the show match was lost vs Energy eSports. So far, Bravado CS has only lost on 2 occasions, once in the Mettlestate Showmatch, and once again vs Energy eSports in the ESEA League prior to the showmatch. The 2nd seed has been secured by Bravado in the Mega8 Qualifiers, after being victorious in all of their games within the qualifier. Bravado CS have also qualified for the Community Cup, which is the last stage for the Masters Qualifier. In order to achieve a spot at the Masters Cup, the boys have to finish either 2nd or 1st.
The IGL of the squad, Ruan “Elusive” van Wyk indicated that since the 2nd loss to Energy, they have decided to put more time into practicing rather than scrimming. He also says that they have made quite a few changes regarding roles and positions and that they look forward to the next time they meet Energy in an official match.
Recently we’ve participated in the Mettlestate launch, Mega8 qualifiers, Telkom wildcard qualifiers, and the ESEA league. As stated before, we lost the show match vs Energy, and the only other loss we’ve experienced was against Energy in the ESEA league prior to the show match. We won all our games in the Mega8 qualifier, thus securing ourselves a top 2 seed. We’ve also qualified for the Community Cup, which is the final stage for the Masters qualifier. We need to finish top 2 to obtain a spot at the Masters LAN.
Future events, both online and offline, include Mettlestate, Mega8, Masters, ESEA and any additional tournaments that we’re able to attend. They’re still motivated to compete overseas, but feel that they need more time to prepare before representing as a team from South Africa again.
Defense of the Ancients 2
The Bravado DOTA2 team has been playing the Starladder AM League Season#18 for the past 2 weeks. They are currently in round 6 (Final 32). So far in the DGL Masters (as Exdee), their three most recent matches were all victories for the Bravado side, with victories against Aperture Gaming, Flipsid3 Tactics and Veneration E-Sports. They managed to finish the leg 8-1, sustaining a single loss to White Rabbit Gaming. In the Ballistix Tournament, they sustained a loss against PuLse Gaming.
They have also played twice in the Battlefy Zotac qualifier which took place on the 18th and 25th of March, and unfortunately lost the first rounds both times against 8-9k gods. After losing to PuLse Gaming, they felt that they needed a switch up and had a re-evaluation of the roles in the team, their style and their goals and came to the conclusion that a big role swap was required.
Currently the roles stand with: Mikasa as carry, RDK in the middle, SoDa in the offlane and ImpacKt & 225 as support. So far they are content with their results and even more so after the changes. They say that they are continuously working hard and playing as many games as possible to keep improving. Some upcoming tournaments to look forward to watching are the Starladder AM League which is still ongoing and the Ballistix event which also, is ongoing.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Not an aweful lot from the COD side of things. In all fairness very few tournaments were played however thus far, Bravado COD has won all three of the ACGL Season 1 tournaments. You can read more about the events and their relevant media pages by heading over to our achievements page here. Recently the squad went up against Energy F34R in the Winners Bracket Final of the Telkom Digital Gaming League Community Shield, however, sustaining a loss.
On Monday the 3rd of April they’ll be going up against Ventus Black in the losers bracket final of the Community Shield. The winner will face Energy E-Sports in the grand final on Tuesday the 4th of April and will simultaneously earn themselves a spot in the Digital Gaming League Championships. For more information on the brackets and matches, you can head over to the link here.