bLacKpoisoN rejoins Bravado

Robby "bLacKpoisoN" Da Loca has announced that he has returned to South Africa, where he will play for Bravado Gaming once again.

The 23-year-old moved to Sweden in March 2015 with hopes of furthering his career in Europe after playing at the DreamHack Winter 2014 Major with Bravado.

However, due to having a full-time job he struggled to make a name for himself in the continent, winning just a handful of small online tournaments while playing for teams like nerdRage, HD4R and European Misfits.


bLacKpoisoN returns to Bravado 

After little over a year abroad, Robby "blackpoisoN" Da Loca has decided to return to South Africa, where he will continue his career by playing for Bravado, replacing Richard "deviaNt" Groves, who has stepped down from the active lineup. 

blackpoisoN will be hoping to use the experience he garnered competing in the FACEIT Pro League alongside Europe's finest players to help Bravado to reach international tournaments once again.

"My goal was to go to Europe for a maximum of 1 year and gain as much experience as possible so that I could come back home and help the boys out as much as possible," Loca said in a statement.

"Unfortunately I was not able to play for any official teams, but continuously scrimmed with individuals in mixed games of a high caliber.

"This was a problem for me as I was working full time from 07:00 to 18:00, so it was impossible for me to put more than 3/4 hours a day in CS.

"I managed to get quite a few offers but the only problem was these teams needed a player who can at least pay 6-8 hours of CS per day which was not possible for me, so my only option was to gain as much experience as possible through the Faceit Pro League (FPL).

"I made tons of great friends and I learned many new dynamics and I am very happy that I did this."

Meanwhile, Bravado have revealed their plan to hire "an individual from the international CS:GO scene" to coach the team, with more information on this matter due to be released soon.

With blackpoisoN's return, Bravado now have:

South Africa Dimitri "Detrony" Hadjipaschali
South Africa Aran "Sonic" Groesbeek
South Africa Robby "blackpoisoN" Da Loca
South Africa Ruan "ELUSIVE" van Wyk
South Africa Ashton "Golz" Muller 

South Africa Ashton 'Golz' Muller
Ashton 'Golz' Muller
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
119
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
534
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
South Africa Robby 'blackpoisoN' Da Loca
Robby 'blackpoisoN' Da Loca
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
288
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
South Africa Dimitri 'Detrony' Hadjipaschali
Dimitri 'Detrony' Hadjipaschali
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
388
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
South Africa Richard 'deviaNt' Groves
Richard 'deviaNt' Groves
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
120
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
South Africa Ruan 'ELUSIVE' van Wyk
Ruan 'ELUSIVE' van Wyk
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
379
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
ez
2016-04-18 23:57
who
2016-04-18 23:58
Nice
2016-04-18 23:59
ok
2016-04-18 23:59
when
2016-04-19 00:07
#68
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United States SjD 
how
2016-04-19 00:22
what
2016-04-19 02:28
TA
2016-04-19 03:18
why
2016-04-19 03:18
#72
nukkye | 
United States yvr 
can't believe you don't know who he is. dude is best in South Africa next to Sonic. Glad to see him back in active duty
2016-04-19 00:29
what is South Africa
2016-04-19 02:17
what is that land mass separated from Europe by the Mediterranean sea
2016-04-19 03:02
iz wher yu an al ppl com from
2016-04-19 04:40
rofl Detrony > sonic
2016-04-19 03:33
So not knowing some total noob from Southern-Africa is something you can not think of? Seriously?
2016-04-19 11:43
think of him as the african jolez.
2016-04-19 11:58
"can't believe u dont know the best player from south africa in tier500"
2016-04-19 12:06
#149
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Sweden imfuckinggay 
welcome newfag
2016-04-19 09:02
ENCE
2016-04-19 12:26
Ofc NA don't know any players outside of NA.
2016-04-19 14:54
ofc Swede don't know any players outside NiP and Fnatic
2016-04-21 00:43
Wow man, explain my knowledge about blackpoisoN for example then? Such a stupid statement.
2016-04-21 15:16
you don't know him kid
2016-04-21 21:58
Detrony from Quake?
2016-04-19 02:52
yeah it is
2016-04-19 03:25
1 FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2016-04-18 23:57
e
2016-04-18 23:57
#70
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Denmark dR_JaCkPoT 
"My goal was to go to Europe for a maximum of 1 year and gain as much experience as possible so that I could come back home and help the boys out as much as possible" "maximum 1 year" yeah right... your goal was to move to europe and join a tier 2 team with salary and live off of it, you just weren't good enough.
2016-04-19 00:25
At least he tried.. what have you ever done in your life? Even if he didnt succeed in his goal you have to give respect for someone brave enough to pack up their things and move across the world following a dream.
2016-04-19 01:00
#89
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Japan zekrom 
mad respects for that guy
2016-04-19 01:21
#93
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
+1 fuck the haters. 'they hate us cos they ain't us'
2016-04-19 01:39
#94
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Denmark dR_JaCkPoT 
of course ! but obviously his journey didn't go as planned, which is why I don't understand he just doesn't admit it... it's kind of silly... there is no shame in that... and as you say, huge props for him trying and taking the risk!
2016-04-19 01:43
#134
Xyp9x | 
Denmark cOcun9 
You seem to know everything better than himself ridicolous how some people just assume people lie, it may be true what he is saying. He is one of the top players of SA ofc he got offers, that's not even questionable, he played for a few low tier swedish teams like nerdrage meanwhile you havent accomplished anything, so why are you being rude?
2016-04-19 05:36
#151
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Denmark dR_JaCkPoT 
From his interview 3/7/2015 on HLTV: What do you eventually hope to accomplish with this move? Do you have something already lined-up in terms of a team? (...) "I have nothing lined up as of yet but to play for a top International team is my main goal so once I get to Sweden I will be practicing a lot." (...) this contradicts what he's saying in this interview. his goal WAS to play for a top team, not just to gain experience. Also his plans were to practice a lot, but he only played faceit 3 hours a night as he was forced to get a full time job to pay da billz... idk who he's trying to fool... we're not fucking idiots (you may be, but im not)
2016-04-19 09:28
+1 exactly what I thought :D Came nothing but to play, following dream, ended up working 7-18 unable to play, "forced to decline all those great invites to teams", -> accomplished everything came to look hue hue
2016-04-19 09:58
no because he is trying to act like he just came here to "get info" then go back to south africa, dr_jackpot is right. he wanted to go full time into tier2 team but failed so now lets laugh at him because he failed, HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH
2016-04-19 02:54
no, as he said he had a full time job so he didn't have time for the offers he was receiving. shoo away troll shoo
2016-04-19 03:49
yes and you are idiot who believes everything written must be true...he clearly set out to make something of cs career rofl
2016-04-21 01:40
nice !
2016-04-18 23:57
5
2016-04-18 23:57
well together with Sonic no Chance for Energy and Aperture etc. ;)
2016-04-18 23:57
xD
2016-04-18 23:57
#8
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Brazil wanka 
asd
2016-04-18 23:57
no way!
2016-04-18 23:57
nice
2016-04-18 23:57
#12
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Denmark Gazil 
welcome back
2016-04-18 23:57
#13
Albania Bory 
1
2016-04-18 23:57
#14
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Poland Barcelonista 
d
2016-04-18 23:57
#15
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Brazil diixon 
n
2016-04-18 23:57
asd
2016-04-18 23:57
who?
2016-04-18 23:57
#18
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Azerbaijan M1R4CL3 
dsa
2016-04-18 23:57
n1
2016-04-18 23:57
n1
2016-04-18 23:57
#1
2016-04-18 23:57
#23
REAL | 
Norway kakkopp 
pls more news
2016-04-18 23:57
expected
2016-04-18 23:57
AWE MA SE KINDERS! Brovadi for the win
2016-04-18 23:57
who?
2016-04-18 23:57
Finally
2016-04-18 23:57
better than na cs
2016-04-18 23:57
xaxa cheating inc
2016-04-18 23:57
WHEN CS GO AFRICA MINOR
2016-04-18 23:58
they have it every day in zimbabwe and the t's win most of the time
2016-04-19 02:02
#135
Xyp9x | 
Denmark cOcun9 
LOL what's with that Zimbabwe joke i havent been following, im from Zimbabwe btw
2016-04-19 05:38
Didnt the black guys start killing all these white land owners/farmers in Zimbabwe a few years ago?
2016-04-19 08:12
#157
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South Africa keegan19921 
Nice South Africa is a T map
2016-04-19 11:12
sad
2016-04-18 23:58
lets go africa scene
2016-04-18 23:58
nobody want to know it please hltv.org....
2016-04-18 23:58
stfu ruski
2016-04-19 00:04
<3 shitmaikelele? looool realy??? hahaha this is a goooooood joke and you só Portugues burro de merda sorry
2016-04-19 00:08
#51
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Slovakia VerySloVACGuy 
stfu fox
2016-04-19 00:09
yas man fox is shit i hate him
2016-04-19 00:12
NAVI is top 1 <3 <3
2016-04-19 00:13
#59
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Slovakia VerySloVACGuy 
fox > all
2016-04-19 00:13
what??? Guardian > all you stupid
2016-04-19 00:14
#61
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Slovakia VerySloVACGuy 
nt
2016-04-19 00:14
.l.
2016-04-19 00:15
nip>navi
2016-04-19 01:06
loooool look at ranking what you see? surprise muthefucker
2016-04-19 01:18
oh oh wait please 16:7 16:2 and <3 DEVIL KING looking better than <3 mailelele
2016-04-19 00:10
#136
Xyp9x | 
Denmark cOcun9 
Then don't read the article, the news aint build around your interrest.
2016-04-19 05:39
Sad it couldn't work out in Sweden. GL in future
2016-04-18 23:59
Who cares lol
2016-04-18 23:59
finally
2016-04-19 00:02
who?
2016-04-19 00:04
#45
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Brazil coachdag3x 
why are they White?
2016-04-19 00:04
black race is extinct in south africa
2016-04-19 00:09
because they are south african. around 10% are white there. you can see that most of their surnames sound dutch/german.
2016-04-19 00:12
#66
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France Kairos1g 
10% White in South Africa, 100% White in South African cs teams. Coincidence? I think not
2016-04-19 00:20
yeah that's no coincidence at all. the percentage gets significantly higher if we only take into account the people who have quality internet access and good enough computer. and they don't often get along well there, whites and blacks, so 100% same race seems logical.
2016-04-19 00:26
quality internet access I'll have to correct you on that quality part.
2016-04-19 05:16
no one has quality internet? :D i work with south africans several times a week (remotely of course) and they often whine about their poor internet. but my thought was that most of the people would be having even worse connection there.
2016-04-19 09:19
#158
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South Africa keegan19921 
yepsy is a noob :p
2016-04-19 11:14
Ever heard of Apartheid? Yeah we came up with that (not the best idea)
2016-04-19 00:32
#78
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Brazil coachdag3x 
Apartheid make it? This shit was worse than I imagined
2016-04-19 00:40
Better engrish pls :D
2016-04-19 00:42
#86
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Brazil coachdag3x 
I don't nedd, who stole the wealth of my country were portuguese, not english
2016-04-19 01:12
#137
Xyp9x | 
Denmark cOcun9 
There is alot of white people In SA
2016-04-19 05:41
what happened to that south African team flipsid3 signed?
2016-04-19 00:06
Good luck dude, its nice too see the scene growing in places like south Africa, I bet he will bring lot of experience after this year.
2016-04-19 00:06
African Scene PogChamp
2016-04-19 00:09
#53
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France Zangtar 
who?
2016-04-19 00:10
die antwoord
2016-04-19 00:13
this fucking guy ROFL
2016-04-19 00:16
kek
2016-04-19 00:17
MY NIGGA IS BACK IN THE MOTHERLAND LEGGOOOO BOYS
2016-04-19 00:19
#67
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Lol, it looks so weird that they all are South African but they are white :P (I know that alot of English/Dutch people move to South Africa)
2016-04-19 00:21
Atleast he tried
2016-04-19 00:23
SA cs EleGiggle
2016-04-19 00:34
Turkish CS EleGiggle
2016-04-19 05:17
its funny its funny because you're shit
2016-04-19 05:17
xantares could 1v5 these noobs nt scratch that gob b could 1v5 these noobs
2016-04-19 05:21
#75
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Nepal Narstie 
thank god! ez top 1
2016-04-19 00:36
broken dreams...
2016-04-19 00:37
No Niggers ?????? wtf ??
2016-04-19 00:38
#80
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Spain StarkForce1 
Müller playing on Bravado? I thought he was playing on Bayern München.
2016-04-19 00:44
blackwho whoins whovrado
2016-04-19 00:53
oki
2016-04-19 00:56
ul alexE
2016-04-19 01:10
who cares about this nignog? never achieved anything and never will. why keep making news about total nobodies
2016-04-19 01:15
it's not about you, what are you talking about?
2016-04-19 01:24
he is white retard
2016-04-19 03:18
which means people actually give a shit.
2016-04-19 10:20
Who?
2016-04-19 01:27
Props to him for doing that but idk he was only on low teams :/
2016-04-19 01:36
#95
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Brazil ak147 
i would love to care. but i do not
2016-04-19 01:44
who?
2016-04-19 01:52
he was cheated wtf is going on
2016-04-19 01:52
peace2robby
2016-04-19 02:10
gl man
2016-04-19 02:15
Silly hltv, none cares about Africa
2016-04-19 02:19
#105
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Why couldn't he be WhitePoision? Racist asf
2016-04-19 02:26
"Hadjipaschali" Seems Turk surname haha; "Hacipasali"
2016-04-19 02:42
I believe he is Greek
2016-04-19 05:21
and you're a Gypsy yepsy
2016-04-19 12:42
please stfu ty
2016-04-19 18:30
gl
2016-04-19 02:43
Nice BlackP Returns
2016-04-19 02:45
Ok
2016-04-19 03:05
who?!
2016-04-19 03:11
Da Loca hahahahaha
2016-04-19 03:12
expected
2016-04-19 03:17
GO BRAVADO!
2016-04-19 03:19
what who why?
2016-04-19 03:26
Brabrabrabrabravado!
2016-04-19 03:47
#138
Xyp9x | 
Denmark cOcun9 
Nice welcome back, and to the immature kids saying who... stop shit is old now, and if you havent heard about him you probably started playing last month then you shouldent even comment.
2016-04-19 05:44
-karrigan +blackpoison
2016-04-19 05:46
Gl bp
2016-04-19 07:17
#142
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Russia Liberast 
noone in this african team is black :>
2016-04-19 07:28
RSA SCENE? JOKE? ;D WTAT ABOUT GUATEMALA
2016-04-19 07:31
and i went to toilet in denmark last week i want people to know this, please hltv
2016-04-19 07:59
gl!
2016-04-19 08:18
#147
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Norway JorgyZ 
GOES TO EUROPE TO PLAY FPL AND THINKS IT WILL HELP HIS TEAM LOL
2016-04-19 08:29
you should read this article again.
2016-04-19 12:39
#165
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Norway JorgyZ 
He wanted to join a team but didnt have time so he played fpl and hopes it will help his team, why should i read it again? Go do some 3rd world things
2016-04-19 12:53
He didn't go to Europe to play FPL as you said, he went to Europe to gain experience, but eventually ended up playing FPL. That is why I told you that you should read this article again, no hard feelings. oh well, back at it again with those 3rd world things, pretty lame.
2016-04-19 14:37
#148
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Russia razorVJ 
My goal was to go to Europe for a maximum of 1 year and gain as much experience as possible so that I could come back home and help the boys out as much as possible, Lame excuse
2016-04-19 08:58
blackpoison racist name
2016-04-19 10:32
Expected from South Africa.
2016-04-22 20:59
#166
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Finland AxaFin 
Dimitri "Detrony" Hadjipaschali wtf ruskis in South Africa MM too?
2016-04-19 13:16
Dimitri is a Dutch name
2016-04-19 13:30
lol
2016-04-19 13:52
#170
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Sweden DEFENSE! 
He's a really cool guy in general. Just the fact that he put 3/4 hours a day on CS with his full time job at the same time, tells he's a man with a high ambition. Hope bravado can dominate their local scene and also go international. :)
2016-04-19 14:16
Let's see them have a great run at the next major
2016-04-19 15:16
noice my ak has bravado stickers
2016-04-19 15:53
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2016-04-19 16:43
#178
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France t3r4byt3 
Bravado Gaming at DHW 2014 was so bad tho, never seen a bigger waste of a major spot hope they've improved
2016-04-19 16:49
why is this even news
2016-04-19 17:47
Who cares?
2016-04-21 11:42
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