Project Destiny Update & WESG Event
NEWS | Abdullah 'anneKsiy' Adam | Counter-Strike | March 10, 2018
Project Destiny, The ECS Season 5 Challenger Cup, The World Electronic Sports Games and more… The boys have been extremely busy but Dimitri, or rather, Detrony managed to spare a few moments of his day to share with some remarks and insight for us back here in South Africa. Here is what the 28 year old CS:GO captain of Bravado Gaming had to say.
With regards to WESG, preparation has been going well. The daily routine for the past two weeks has been starting at 12pm, latest 2pm. In the morning prior to getting to our computers, we have breakfast together, we gym and before we get to our ALIENWARE PC’s, everyone showers so we feel fresh and energized. Usually we prep or practice all the way through till 9pm on average. That includes official games such as ESEA for example. We’ve been more focused on improving the unit more than individual practice.
We’ve been trying to iron out a lot of issues by reviewing our demos. Thankfully we have a lot of material to use through that Pre-Game cup we played and the ECS Challengers Cup we played. Obviously we have a lot of time to play and spend in game so we have dedicated a lot of our time to watching those demos and improving. There’s so much stuff that takes up a lot of time apart from scrimming and practicing and working out new things. We are focusing on removing our mistakes and making fewer errors. That’s pretty much been practice recently – Dimitri ‘Detrony’ Hadjipaschali.
In-case you’re wondering how our Counter-Strike team is doing in the ESEA North American Main League, they’re doing astonishing well by leading the pack with 12 wins and 1 loss (forfeit due to not being in the USA in time). Just have a look at this beautiful sight below as a South African flag leads the pack of 127 qualified teams.
We are open with each other in discussing what we should do and what we shouldn’t and it is helping out for sure. In the evening the boys find gaps where they can play pugs and do individual practice but the focus hasn’t been on that, it’s been from the team perspective. Regarding the groups (WESG groups), we were put into one of the harder groups but there’s nothing we can complain about. If we want to be tested, we want to be tested properly.
Looking at Na’Vi/Ukraine, that’s quite the test! I think if we show up on the day we can pull an upset. The opportunity for that is definitely there but we’ll have to wait and see. I really do think that our ceiling is still high and we need a lot more time to exploit that and get closer to it. – Dimitri ‘Detrony’ Hadjipaschali
The World Electronic Sports Games
The squad is departing for the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) Global Finals on Sunday the 11th of March 2018. The event will be hosted on Hainan Island, China at the Hainan International Convention and Exhibition Centre, taking place from the 13th of March – 18th of March 2018. In addition to our CS:GO squad, White Rabbit Gaming will be representing for the DOTA2 title and we wish them the best of luck! Read more about WRG in an interview on GameNation here.
The #CSGO event will boast a $1,5mil prize-pool and you can find more information on the event by heading over to HLTV here. We have been placed in Group E with Team EnvyUs, Viva Algeria and Ukraine, where the top 2 teams will progress to the next stage.
For the last month I do think we got the max out of it in terms of preparation and what we could have done. We have been working hard. I do think it is one of the tougher groups like I said but if we do show up on the day we could potentially pull up a win, I’d like to say a few games but our goal is to just get past groups. To be honest my goal is to win the whole damn event but I think we should rather try and focus on what hasn’t been done before, getting out of groups, especially because of the group we got – Dimitri ‘Detrony’ Hadjipaschali
Make sure you keep up to date with all the matches, information, brackets and streams on HLTV here.
Update: We have confirmation that team Ukraine has withdrawn from the event, read more about this here.
More About Project Destiny
Project Destiny is Bravado Gaming’s way to give back to the South African community and the entire META (Middle East, Turkey and Africa) Region at large by showing what Africa’s got. In partnership with our amazing sponsors and partners at ALIENWARE (#bvdalienware) and INTEL (#bvdintel), they have made this dream of ours a reality and we cannot thank you guys as well as our partners enough! Thus far it has taken a bit of getting used to for the gents but they are starting to get into the flow of things and I am looking forward to the future results.
We are glad to have this opportunity to send our CS:GO team to the United States and the exposure we wanted to bring to the scene is definitely something that is starting to become visible and apparent. You can read more about Project Destiny by heading over here.
A Brief Recap
Detrony and his players have already had some success in North America. So far, they have played officials in ESEA and ECS and have wins in both events. In ECS, Bravado Gaming managed to overcome Iceberg, Dignitas and F1 Racecar 2-1 in best of 3’s, allowing them to move into the next round. Unfortunately they didn’t have as much success, where they lost 2-1 to complexity and 2-0 to Team One. Congratulations to the teams that beat us and we’re looking forward to some rematches soon. You can watch the action packed, nail biting best of 3 series vs Complexity below.
In ESEA, they had to forfeit their first game as they were not ready and set up in the America which is obviously a drawback but they just had to soldier on and get some wins, which they did. They actually managed to win every single game apart from that first forfeit. Their next ESEA match should be in a couple of days and they are extremely confident moving forwards. Check more here.
To close off, we extend a warm and sincere thank you to all of our fans, all of our supporters, all of our sponsors and partners, South Africa has been extremely kind to us and now it’s
time for us to give back and bring light on our talented scene. Make sure you stay up to date on our Facebook and Twitter Pages
We would like to once again thank each and every person for your continued support. Make sure you follow Bravado Gaming on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for continuous updates about the World Electronic Sports Games. Bravado Gaming is proudly sponsored by ALIENWARE and Intel and is the proud brand ambassador for ALIENWARE in the META Region. Learn more about Bravado Gaming, ALIENWARE and Intel here #bvdgaming #bvdalienware #bvdintel