Cradlestone 4th – 5th June – nAvTV

Cradlestone 4th – 5th June

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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

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The teams taking part this weekend are:

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White Rabbit Gaming.Newb

 

WRG.Newb came in second in the online qualifier after a GRUELING 5 hour long battle.
They ended up losing 2-3 against Bravado Gaming a couple weekends ago.

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

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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,
However the Dota 2 team is still quite new and are the underdogs in this group, with the team nearly not being able to make this weekend as well. However the commitment and dedication from the players have allowed them to compete on one of the biggest stages 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

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Flipside.Masters

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.
It is great to see international interest in the Local Scene and Flipside Tactics dont dissapoint.

With the Masters team being their seed 1. But the other 2 teams Flipside.Salt and Flipside.AceAcademy will want to prove themselves.
Can the Masters team live up to their name and their international brand. With a new team that has been showing a lot of promise the past few months. It is going to be a pleasure watching them play.

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Energy.Piglets

 

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.
Can they make a comeback and prove that they are still one of the top teams in the country. They have a hard road ahead of them going up against WRG, Flipside and Reversal eSports.

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
http://ges-sa.com/nav-tv-ges-cosplay-competition/
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
Saturday
Round 1 – 09:00 – 12:00
Round  2 – 12:30 – 15:30
Round 3 Finals (Upper Bracket Finals) – 16:00 – 19:00

Sunday
Lower Bracket 1 – 09:00 – 10:00
Lower Bracket Finals – 10:30 – 13:30
Grand Finals 14:00 – 19:00

Games will be streamed live on hitbox
You can also follow the progress of each team here

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!