Bravado Team Update July 2018
NEWS | Abdullah 'anneKsiy' Adam | Bravado | July 3, 2018
The MDL (ESEA Mountain Dew League) has been going reallywell with 9 games won out of 12 which currently puts the CS:GO team in 1st place on the logs. Fortunately most of the difficult games vs some of the harder opponents are done. There was one unlucky game in my opinion which we should have won as we had quite a large lead but in the end we barely lost out. We are currently sitting at #1 in the MDL and the rest of the games should definitely be a lot easier. With regards to qualifiers, we’ve had a mixture of good and bad games where we’ve made it through to the closed qualifiers in some and not in others. We haven’t won one as of yet but things are looking up and we are only improving with Project Destiny and with the support of our partners.
We did really well in the beginning of the ESL One New York open qualifiers however we lost a bo3 vs Swole Patrol and now we have to just look past that. The game was close to start with but Swole Patrol just gained momentum and we lost control of the game a bit. The second map, overpass was less close and I think we could’ve done better and maybe have even won that game. At the end, the first map score which was on Inferno was 16:10 and we definitely could’ve picked up the win. Overpass was 16:6. There are loads of open qualifiers coming up and we’ll continue grinding hard!
Roughly 4 and a half months in we’ve been doing really well and we are still keeping up with our sports psychology sessions. We can only look forward to the rest of the year to see how things go. I feel like things are progressing. We are excited for these open qualifiers and finally qualifying for something. In MDL we want to keep doing well and perhaps win MDL or make top 3 or top 2. With the way things are looking I do believe that we can win it all, like I always say we just need to keep working and stay focused on our goals. – Dimitri ‘Detrony’ Hadjipaschali
Recently we won the Mettlestate Valkyrie female league in South Africa. Currently in ESEA season 28 Open we are 12th on the log of 35 teams with 7 wins and 4 losses while still competing in the 2nd division of VS Gaming League with 4 wins and 3 losses, placing us 4th in our pool.
The team has really grown together under the influence of Bravado. We have learnt so much and remain united in our goals and have supported one another through the hard times. As a team it is important to learn how to lose together. It is through your losses that you learn how to persevere and truly improve. This team has stood together and supported one another through the wins and the losses.
Alienware and Intel have been incredible in their support of the team. We have had the privilege of meeting some of team members at Dell whilst they were working on a new development for Bravado Gaming HQ (Watch this space; it is going to be amazing). They are passionate about the brand and took an interest in the team, even taking some time to understand some of our game mechanics. This speaks volumes about the effort that our sponsors put in for us and we remain ever grateful for their involvement.
It has been a roller-coaster of emotions so far. Excitement, anticipation and ecstasy come to mind in the weeks leading up to the Valkyrie League play off weekend. The team remain overwhelmingly positive, eager to learn and consistently improve. Bravado Gaming invests a lot of time into the team and we cannot be happier. Lastly, don’t be afraid to reach out to us on social media, we always welcome new and existing members of the Bravado Gaming Community. – Jana ‘SaltyMonkey’ Du Toit
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We recently have won our last three VS Gaming Premier League matches and the last three ACGL tournaments. Our only upcoming fixtures consist of our VS league matches, ACGL weekly tournaments and EGE in July. I have had a good experience with my team thus far and any issues there may have been, have been resolved swiftly. We are bonding well as a team and we still have a few things to work on as a team but we have definitely improved a lot which is a good sign.
There has not been any specific emotions over the past months because there has not been any huge announcements, however, EGE has been announced and the VALHQ has been included in the African Region for tournaments which we are excited to see. I have also been streaming more often and will continue to do giveaways for the people who support the stream. – Dillon ‘Lithium’ Charalambous
With regards to recent results, VS Gaming was a massive success. Masoom debuted with a 4th place overall finish which is amazing. He played really well through the tournament. If you haven’t seen our after-movie of the VS Gaming FIFA Festival, check it out below.
When it comes to EGE, I personally am buzzing for it. The Afresports event was a success as Zaz and I placed top 4, so hopefully this time the first second and third spot will have the Bravado Gaming name on it! The RUSH Expo was a great event as well, but unfortunately we just couldn’t pull through after Masoom and Zaz made the Day 3 Final Playoffs.
Honestly the experiences with each other has been nothing short of amazing! Zaz and I have formed a strong bond over the last couple of months and ever since Masoom joined, the three of us have gelled really well! We understand each other off the virtual pitch which makes attending tournaments and events so much more exciting! We share laughs and are great friends, which is what makes this team run like a well oiled machine. Not only that, when it comes to in game experience and tactics, we’re able to help and assist each other which is what a team is all about!
Emotions have been all over the place these past few months! Having signed in late November/early December, it’s been one heck of a ride! We’ve already won two FIFA 18 titles but we aren’t stopping there! From being two in the family we’ve grown to three! We’ve had some lack-luster performances but one thing I have to mention is having Andreas by your side just makes everything so easy! The man is like a pillar of strength, always picking you up when you’re down and pushing you forward! What an inspiration!
Being the captain, your team often looks to you for inspiration, both on and off the field. Although I’m still growing in that aspect, I don’t have to look further for a role model. Special thanks to Dimitri who’s been such a motivation and been supporting us through every event and performance. He’s always there to tell you exactly what you need to hear and to light that fire within!
There’s a lot of things I’m excited for! We’re working on some massive projects that’s going to change our team in ways we never thought could happen! In the coming months, you’re going to see this team grow, not only in what we do, but in size as well! Keep your eyes open.
To the fans and all those who’ve shown even the smallest bits of support, a massive thanks from Masoom, Zaz and myself as well as the rest of the Bravado Gaming Family! We’re working hard to bring you results that you’re proud of and we’re looking forward to connecting more with those who support us! It’s only possible to achieve and grow with your support! If you don’t already, please give us a follow on Twitter! You can get the latest updates there as well as different info regarding FIFA in the community! – Wasim ‘Wass’ Rajah
Clearly all of our teams that make up the Bravado Gaming family are growing and improving. This year has been one of the most exciting for the E-Sports community and we are proud to be a part of it. The Bravado Gaming family doesn’t just stop at our gaming teams, each and every one of you guys, our supporters and fans make up part of Bravado Gaming as well. Our FIFA team, Counter Strike teams and Call of Duty teams have received so much love from you guys and all of our players and members of Bravado Gaming appreciate everything you guys do to continuously support us throughout our endeavor to improve and build up the scene.
The fantastic results we have had recently, the opportunities our players have had this year and the popularity of the titles we compete in wouldn’t exist without you guys.
Sincerely, thank you for making everything possible and for coming along with us for this incredible ride.
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