Bravado qualify for ESEA GC LAN

Bravado have won the ESEA Open Season 22 South Africa playoffs and have secured their spot in the $50,000 Global Challenge Finals.

The ESEA Season 22 Global Challenge Finals will offer up $50,000 in prize money for eight teams from regions around the world, with Europe and North America each receiving two spots through their Premier division playoffs and the four remaining regions a spot apiece through their Open division playoffs.

With the action taking place from August 27-28 at ESL's studio in Katowice, Poland (the same location for the Cologne Major qualifier), both Europe and North America have seen their respective two teams already advance to the Global Challenge Finals. Next up was the South Africa ESEA Open Season 22 playoffs, the bracket of which can be seen here.

Bravado at ESWC 2016 South African Qualifier

Bravado will fly to Katowice, Poland at the end of August

The grand final, which would decide which South African team would attend the Global Challenge LAN in Poland, was ultimately between the first and second seeded teams of the playoffs, with Bravado having generally had a smooth side of the bracket (carboN struggled against Damage Control in the semifinals).

And the final itself was generally one-sided as Aran "⁠Sonic⁠" Groesbeek, Ruan "⁠ELUSIVE⁠" van Wyk, & co. powered through carboN 16-7 on Mirage and 16-12 on Cache to secure their spot at the Global Challenge LAN.

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 Bravado K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' GroesbeekSonic 53 - 28 +25 114.5 1.64
South Africa Ruan 'ELUSIVE' van WykELUSIVE 52 - 27 +25 91.5 1.59
South Africa Dimitri 'Detrony' HadjipaschaliDetrony 38 - 32 +6 86.2 1.18
South Africa Robby 'blackpoisoN' Da LocablackpoisoN 37 - 32 +5 73.3 1.04
South Africa Ashton 'Golz' MullerGolz 20 - 33 -13 55.6 0.84
 carboN K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
South Africa Rieghardt 'flexeeee' Romatzkiflexeeee 44 - 37 +7 92.7 1.26
South Africa Johnny 'JT' TheodosiouJT 38 - 40 -2 80.4 0.95
South Africa Dean 'HackeM' SeyfriedHackeM 23 - 38 -15 56.0 0.71
South Africa Jandre 'makmuR' van VuurenmakmuR 19 - 40 -21 42.6 0.64
South Africa Rhys 'Fadey' ArmstrongFadey 26 - 46 -20 60.2 0.61

As of now, the list of qualified teams for the Global Challenge Finals is as follows:

Region Team
Europe Finland ENCE
Europe
Bulgaria MK
North America United States Rush
North America United States Echo Fox
Brazil 
Brazil TBD
Oceania Australia TBD
Asia Other TBD
South Africa South Africa Bravado

However, the Global Challenge Finals clash with WESG Africa and Middle East regional finals, for which Bravado qualified earlier this week.

Bravado are also facing trouble with obtaining visas for Poland. If they manage to resolve the issues, they will skip the WESG regional finals, Robby "⁠blackpoisoN⁠" Da Loca has confirmed to HLTV.org.

The three remaining regional ESEA Open tournaments have all reached their respective finals, and in the next twenty four hours you will see which team qualifies for the ESEA Global Challenge LAN from the Oceania, Asia, and Brazil regions.

ESEA Open Season 22 South Africa final standings:

1. South Africa Bravado - ESEA Season 22 Global Challenge
2. South Africa carboN - $500
3-4. South Africa Damage Control - $375
3-4. South Africa Aperture - $375
5-8. South Africa Energy - $125
5-8. South Africa xTc - $125
5-8. South Africa FlipSid3 Africa - $125
5-8. South Africa White Rabbit - $125

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
696
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
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
South Africa Ruan 'ELUSIVE' van Wyk
Ruan 'ELUSIVE' van Wyk
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
381
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
#1
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France jaimez
No surprise for Bravado sry, sry for insultes
2016-08-17 23:40
gz mr baguette
2016-08-17 23:40
thank mr burger
2016-08-17 23:44
n1
2016-08-17 23:40
1
2016-08-17 23:40
lul
2016-08-17 23:40
AFRICA CS ELEGIGGLE
2016-08-17 23:40
At least they have matches going unlike romania elegiggle
2016-08-17 23:42
Romania LOL
2016-08-17 23:43
#40
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United States Roboevan
It's not his fault you stole someone's flag
2016-08-18 00:16
fsfs
2016-08-17 23:40
#7
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Poland mamba99999
g
2016-08-17 23:40
#8
mason | 
Tunisia mason~
n1
2016-08-17 23:40
N1
2016-08-17 23:40
#10
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Belgium snosnosno
1
2016-08-17 23:40
1sr
2016-08-17 23:40
sd
2016-08-17 23:40
gg
2016-08-17 23:40
#14
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Estonia Rebae
1
2016-08-17 23:40
n1
2016-08-17 23:40
#16
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Sweden MasturB
nice
2016-08-17 23:40
sa
2016-08-17 23:40
2ez4blackpoison
2016-08-17 23:40
they cant go cause of visas
2016-08-17 23:40
trevoah
2016-08-17 23:52
im watching you
2016-08-17 23:52
cu dubai ma dude
2016-08-17 23:52
ayyyyyy
2016-08-18 00:02
rip north africa
2016-08-17 23:40
Indeed but good for africa overall
2016-08-17 23:42
61
2016-08-17 23:42
Welcome back Detrony and blacKpoison
2016-08-17 23:44
Rhys 'Fadey' Armstrong Armstrong filthy name to have u know lance was doing doping maybe his "relative" is doing doping in CS? (cheating) kappa
2016-08-17 23:48
Expected from BlackPoisoN Team! Good luck boys!
2016-08-17 23:53
#38
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Sweden DEFENSE!
WELL DONE =D
2016-08-17 23:59
5 african players, 5 whites LUL not surprised
2016-08-18 00:22
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