This past weekend the long-awaited Digital Gaming League Dota 2 Masters tournament concluded at the Ster Kinekor head office in Johannesburg, South Africa. The action-packed weekend saw eight of South Africa’s top Dota 2 battle it out for R100 000, further increasing the already high stakes in local eSports. 2016 has been the year of the prize pools, and with several competitions boasting prize pools of over R100 000, this is just is the beginning.
Later this year the Digital Gaming League Masters Series will culminate with the large R1 million prize, making it the largest in the history of South African eSports, but it seems one team is reaping all the rewards – Bravado Gaming
The boys in blue
The Bravado Gaming Dota 2 teams have long been a powerhouse in South African Dota 2. A team comprised of South Africa’s best Dota 2 players have met their match from time to time, but always seem to know exactly how to win in any circumstance. The weekend prior to the DGL Masters, Bravado Gaming faced a tough Grand Final up against White Rabbit Gaming, a team who have long pushed Bravado to their limits. These past weekend, however, Bravado asserted dominance taking a clean sweep at the competition, not dropping a single game.
Despite Travis “Castaway” Waters receiving his signature Invoker in game one, Bravado Gaming seemed to maintain control for the most part. Besides being down on the score board, both Waseem “SeeM” Lorgat and Leon “Flarez” Wong, on Templar Assassin and Drow respectively, retained the top positions in net worth with dominant performances. Bravado soon closed out the score line with both players soaring ahead as Bravado took the lead on score asserting their position in game one.