ESWC ZA qualifier set to start

The South African offline qualifier for ESWC will take place this weekend, with ten teams battling it out for a spot at the event in Paris.

Running from Friday to Sunday, the qualifier will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Center as part of the Electronics & Gaming Expo. 

The tournament will consist of two different stages, the first one called 'Second Chance Qualifier', which will see six teams go head-to-head in a double-elimination bracket.


bLacKpoisoN's Bravado to compete in the main tournament 

The top four teams of the first stage will then progress to the main bracket, featuring a single-elimination format, where they will be joined by the leading teams of the online portion of the qualifier. Among these qualified teams are ESWC 2015 representatives Bravado Gaming, who recently re-signed Robby "⁠blackpoisoN⁠" Da Loca after he spent a year in Europe. 

Below you can find the complete team list for the event:

Second-Chance Qualifier Main Tournament
South Africa Energy South Africa Bravado
South Africa Veneration South Africa FlipSid3 Africa
South Africa Aperture South Africa carboN
South Africa Curiosity South Africa Damage Control
South Africa White Rabbit  
South Africa xTc  

The entire tournament will be streamed on Orena's Twitch channel. The semi-finals and the grand final will take place at the Audi 2 Auditorium, where there will be seating for 600 fans to follow the matches live.

The winner of the qualifier will represent South Africa at ESWC 2016 PGW, a 32-team international tournament that will place from October 27-31 as part of the Paris Games Week trade fair.

South Africa Robby 'blackpoisoN' Da Loca
Robby 'blackpoisoN' Da Loca
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
295
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
who cares man?
2016-07-28 18:19
Portugal cs EleGiggle
2016-07-28 18:33
#58
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Finland Jonzu95
I care. Now fuck off.
2016-07-28 19:15
ZA?
2016-07-28 18:20
Zootopia
2016-07-28 18:21
zouth afirca
2016-07-28 18:21
zouth africa
2016-07-28 18:42
#59
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Greece hekzy
Zuid Africa
2016-07-28 19:26
Zika Afrika
2016-07-29 01:44
Flight 370
2016-07-29 07:12
9/11
2016-07-29 07:13
MH17
2016-07-29 07:18
Flipside wut? Do they have a 2nd lineup or it's fake?
2016-07-28 18:20
Yeah they have a second SA team.
2016-07-28 18:21
yes they have 2nd lineup from SA
2016-07-28 18:21
#57
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Latvia shtx
nah it's same Flipsid3 with markelon & co. They got great from SA(South Africa) sponsors, so since now they are moving to SA. In couple week they'll receive their SA passports...
2016-07-28 19:14
#ez top 10 Kreygasm
2016-07-28 18:20
f3
2016-07-28 18:21
#22
BnTeT | 
Netherlands TEEZY
k dere
2016-07-28 18:20
#26
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Italy Growl
People watch this?
2016-07-28 18:20
#27
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Turkey oz1ko
nobody cares
2016-07-28 18:21
BRAVADO PLZ BLACKPOISONG PLZ
2016-07-28 18:23
Who cares about South Africa
2016-07-28 18:24
2016-07-28 18:30
Do you know that ZA is the two-digit country code for South Africa?
2016-07-28 18:33
yes
2016-07-28 18:33
So u idiot--
2016-07-30 15:34
--
2016-07-30 19:35
Zuid-Afrika = South Africa in Afrikaans
2016-07-29 20:30
lol f3 ez but i guess bravado wins
2016-07-28 18:32
#42
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Bulgaria AboveYall
ez for fake F3
2016-07-28 18:32
#47
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Croatia MgK1nG
EZ4BRAVADO
2016-07-28 18:35
for any1 wondering this was how bravado did in the last eswc 11/7 15 Bravado (5) Renegades (16)inferno ESWC 2015 L 11/7 15 Bravado (7) CLG (16)dust2 ESWC 2015 L 10/7 15 Bravado (3) EnVyUs (16)inferno ESWC 2015 L
2016-07-28 18:36
#49
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France StickyRice
EZ for Flipsid3
2016-07-28 18:37
ez for ENCE finnish e-sports organization
2016-07-28 18:40
#53
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Turkey justSyntax
EZ for f3 w/worldedit
2016-07-28 18:45
Nice, good luck to all!
2016-07-28 18:49
who who who and who ?
2016-07-28 18:52
TriHard
2016-07-28 19:04
ez
2016-07-28 19:32
lol anyone remembers Dreamhack winter 2014?
2016-07-28 19:54
what about north africa lol?. their community is way bigger and still they have no tournaments
2016-07-28 20:00
South Africa is country not a region...
2016-07-30 15:33
yeh mb i meant algeria
2016-07-30 23:45
#65
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Algeria MagnumDz
"South African" offline qualifier for ESWC !!!! wtf.. what about the others ?
2016-07-28 20:08
Probably 1 spot goes to the rest of Africa
2016-07-28 21:08
#66
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Sweden DEFENSE!
Bravado will come out strong :D
2016-07-28 20:16
#69
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Brazil hugoooo
I love their flag. Also, I will never forget when Bravado went to fucking overtime against SK in 2008, the one with SpawN, zet and walle. sk-gaming.com/match/11664.
2016-07-28 23:15
blackpoison good guy he gives me esea code :p
2016-07-28 23:30
I find the what about North Africa ? comments a bit of the problem, that is a question you need to ask yourself and the organisations in your country. Why aren't those organizers working at getting, North Africa some exposure.
2016-07-29 13:30
It's eswc who didnt want algeria to get their own qualifer lol
2016-07-31 18:04
Just South Africa former British colony, so that's why here a lot of white people-- The biggest population of British in Cape Town, Pretoria and like Bluefontein...
2016-07-30 15:32
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