The EGE Experience
NEWS | Abdullah 'anneKsiy' Adam | Bravado | July 31, 2017
As everyone knows, we had a pretty rough weekend at EGE, with our Call of Duty and Dota 2 line-ups not placing anywhere near we had anticipated. It was one of the biggest tournaments of the year for both squads and whatever happened, happened. We can’t change the results obviously, but what we can do is work harder and make sure we will deliver on what we stand for.
Call of Duty
I caught up with team captain Dillon ‘Lithium’ Charalambous to hear what he had to say about the event. You can find the official statement from Lithium below.
Our EGE Experience started on Friday the 28th of July which was a practice day and setup on LAN, which went quite well. On Saturday we managed to win 2-0 against all the teams in our group and we felt confident leading into the rest of our games. We managed to beat eN (o18) 3-0 in the quarter-finals of the winners bracket and then ended up facing our main rivals eN (u18) straight after in the semi-finals where we unfortunately lost 3-0.
From here we played WRG in the losers bracket and after some insanely close games we lost 3-1. I feel that we used all our energy in the eN Fear game and felt down after our loss against WRG as we did beat them 2-0 in groups. We will focus more on working as a unit in game, call-outs and learn to remain composed at more times and we will be putting in a lot more time in the future as a team for the upcoming events! – Dillon ‘Lithium’ Charalambous
Defense of the Ancients 2
As far as the Dota 2 goes, they didn’t have too much to tell me apart from the fact that they were obviously shocked and upset with the results as they had expected much higher placings, at least 3rd or 2nd. Some encouraging news they had given me is that they pin pointed one of their biggest flaws which is their team drafting. Frank, the captain, told em that it appeared as other teams figured out their drafting strategy which affected them more than anything else. They are currently going to be working on their hero pools which should hopefully sort out a lot of issues they were experiencing at the tournament.
From here it’s back to the never ending grind for the boys. It’s always unfortunate to come away with results like this but everyone just needs to keep their heads level and focus on fixing mistakes and maintaining their composure.
The family at Bravado Gaming extends our gratitude to all of our fans and supporters who back us up and cheer us on, you guys are the reason that we do what we do, for the love of the game. We urge you to continue supporting us along this journey, through thick and thin. Everyone is a bit down and emotional after the weekend but don’t worry, we will be back in full force sooner than you expect, with your help, let’s take it to the top!
You can also visit our Facebook album here to check out some of the photos we took from this past weekend at the Expo!
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