Cradlestone 4th – 5th June
The first weekend of the Mall Gaming experience has nearly arrived.
This weekend 4 of the top 12 Dota teams in the country will battle it out LIVE at Cradlestone Mall in Johannesburg, for a chance to qualify for the Finals and a share of R150 000 in Cold… Hard… Cash…. Courtesy of Gigabyte and Extreme Gaming
The teams taking part this weekend are:
|White Rabbit Gaming.Newb
WRG.Newb came in second in the online qualifier after a GRUELING 5 hour long battle.
Can they prove that they deserve the second seed in the country, Can they do the near impossible and beat Bravado Gaming which has been the POWERHOUSE of Dota over the last few years in South Africa.
First though they have to make it to the finals, and to do that they have to come first in this insanely tough group
|Reversal.Full on Jukes
Reversal eSports is an established MGO in South Africa with its HOTS and League of Legends teams being in the top 5 in the country,
Can the underdogs prove themselves, can they show that Dota is a game of stragety and skill, and where they might lack experience, they can make it up for with clever strategy, planning and plays. And with a few well known players in their team. They can definitely cause an upset if they give it their all.
MaKe^my^Day had the following to say : We are looking forward to growing as a team and this LAN will be another stepping stone for us
Flipside Tactics... A very well known name in the International eSports scene has 3 teams that have qualified for the South African Gigabyte Dota 2 Challenge.
With the Masters team being their seed 1. But the other 2 teams Flipside.Salt and Flipside.AceAcademy will want to prove themselves.
Energy eSports has long been one of the top names in the eSports scene in South Africa.
However with a shock defeat during the online qualifiers, they never made it into the final 4, and dropped seed quite low.
With young talent and old school players. They certainly have the capability to make it to the finals and challenge Bravado Gaming.
This is Definitely the toughest group out of all of the LAN Qualifiers and is going to be an INSANE opening weekend. With each of these teams standing a chance to make it to the finals. But they have to go through Seed 2…. White Rabbit Gaming…
For those casual gamers and cosplayers there is something for you as well.
Lego will be building something special with Playstation at each weekend starting off here.
And Pro Evolution Soccer will also be available to play
Cosplayers go and check out the following link
R15 000 up for grabs in a cosplay competition run by Gaming Entertainment Solutions
The current schedule for the Dota 2 Games is as follows
Round 1 – 09:00 – 12:00
Round 2 – 12:30 – 15:30
Round 3 Finals (Upper Bracket Finals) – 16:00 – 19:00
Lower Bracket 1 – 09:00 – 10:00
Lower Bracket Finals – 10:30 – 13:30
Grand Finals 14:00 – 19:00
So come in and watch some of the best talent in South Africa battle it out, in Dota 2, Pro Evolution Soccer, Lego, and Cosplay.
Oh…. And if you haven’t heard the ad being played on radio this week. Keep your ear out.
Or just listen to it here.
Good luck and have fun 🙂 See you there!
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