Space Soldiers win WESG Africa & ME

Space Soldiers have struck down Bravado 2-0 in the final of the WESG 2016 Africa & Middle East Regional Finals, thereby taking home the equivalent of $30,139 (16-2 on Mirage and 16-1 on Dust2).

Both teams had already booked their place at the WESG Finals, due later this year, but there was still a difference in prize money to be fought over in the battle for first place at the WESG 2016 Africa & Middle East Regional Finals. The final was one of the quickest in recent memory, as Bravado were vaporized over two maps.

The first map in the BO3 was Mirage, and Space Soldiers put up a brick wall in front of Bravado, winning their CT-half 13-2, resetting the South Africans twice. Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş and Co. weren't in the mood to play around and they closed out the map with three rounds on the T-side.


They came, they saw, they conquered

Next up was Dust2, and as the Turks were still boiling hot as lava, they ran over Bravado with 14 straight rounds on the CT side, right off the pistol, only slipping up in the 15th round. Little did it matter in the bigger picture, as Space Soldiers finished up with a swift T pistol and demolished Ruan "⁠ELUSIVE⁠" van Wyk and his men on their last gasp force buy.

 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
43 - 23 +20 131.6 1.99
36 - 10 +26 95.6 1.66
30 - 12 +18 86.4 1.51
29 - 17 +12 95.5 1.46
28 - 10 +18 69.1 1.42
 Bravado K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
17 - 31 -14 72.9 0.71
16 - 33 -17 55.1 0.52
11 - 33 -22 42.5 0.44
14 - 35 -21 49.3 0.42
14 - 34 -20 48.7 0.40

WESG 2016 Africa & Middle East Regional Finals final standings:

1. Turkey Space Soldiers $30,139, + qualified for WESG 2016
2. South Africa Bravado $18,083 + qualified for WESG 2016
3. Turkey DarkPassage $9,042 + qualified for WESG 2016
4. Jordan Chosen5 $3,013
5. South Africa carboN $3,013
6. United Arab Emirates Swift $3,013
7. South Africa Damage Control $3,013
8. Algeria FENNEC $3,013
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.26
Maps played:
292
KPR:
0.89
DPR:
0.70
South Africa Ruan 'ELUSIVE' van Wyk
Ruan 'ELUSIVE' van Wyk
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
61
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
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2016-08-28 17:06
6 replies
#27
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Turkey SG^^
"They came, they saw, they conquered" -HLTV
2016-08-28 17:07
5 replies
true bro
2016-08-28 17:07
3 replies
#38
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Turkey SG^^
I'm still mad about Dreamhack tho, I mean Romania is not that from here and could've been perfect opportunity for SS before WESG finals...
2016-08-28 17:11
2 replies
btw SS very strong team !
2016-08-28 17:17
1 reply
Germanistan approves, right?
2016-08-28 19:47
2016-08-28 21:12
#2
mason | 
Tunisia mason~
n1
2016-08-28 17:06
1 reply
Now when is the Asian qualifier?
2016-08-28 17:38
fasd
2016-08-28 17:06
#4
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Germany GeoRg___J
nice
2016-08-28 17:06
#5
KRIMZ | 
Sweden gigal
5
2016-08-28 17:06
a
2016-08-28 17:06
1
2016-08-28 17:06
#8
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Canada Ayton
dx
2016-08-28 17:06
½12
2016-08-28 17:06
aaa
2016-08-28 17:06
gg
2016-08-28 17:06
n1
2016-08-28 17:06
h
2016-08-28 17:06
#14
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Portugal phytz
gj
2016-08-28 17:06
#15
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Finland San1_
1
2016-08-28 17:06
fa
2016-08-28 17:06
woooooooo
2016-08-28 17:06
#18
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Belgium snosnosno
1
2016-08-28 17:06
ok nice
2016-08-28 17:06
ez xantares
2016-08-28 17:07
#21
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Sweden DEFENSE!
Well deserved :)
2016-08-28 17:06
#22
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Russia ruski yest
good joob SS
2016-08-28 17:06
#23
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Europe smasherrr
ez
2016-08-28 17:06
I wanted c5 to qualify :(
2016-08-28 17:06
15 replies
Same but they didn't play with their full roster, you can see pug style not working :<
2016-08-28 17:08
3 replies
Don't like this one country rule, should just be you play in the quali in which you're majority is from
2016-08-28 17:08
2 replies
+1, I guess it has something to do with plane tickets so the team can board in one instead of having problems picking up different members from different flights + visa issues, totally understandable.
2016-08-28 17:58
1 reply
Yeah wouldn't be surprised if that was the real reasoning and not the olympics will like it reason that we were given lel
2016-08-28 20:05
They played like a mixed team
2016-08-28 17:09
7 replies
They were a mixed team they're multinational, had to use a stand in for an Iraqi because its WESG
2016-08-28 17:09
6 replies
U see why they u couldnt
2016-08-28 17:11
5 replies
wut
2016-08-28 17:12
4 replies
They had many probs like u said and u asking yourself why they coulndt qualifi for the next tournament.
2016-08-28 17:16
3 replies
I'm not asking myself I'm just sad they didn't quali :cccc
2016-08-28 17:17
2 replies
whatever they are out dude maybe next time
2016-08-28 17:18
1 reply
Hopefully so
2016-08-28 17:19
They did.
2016-08-28 19:40
2 replies
Nah they lost to dark passage it was only top 3 going to the global wesg lan
2016-08-28 20:06
1 reply
Oh sorry, i thought it is Bravado. I did not realize that.
2016-08-28 20:09
16-2 16-1 too ez
2016-08-28 17:07
Well done
2016-08-28 17:07
$30,139 ??
2016-08-28 17:08
2 replies
#55
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China Xi_Jinping
¥ 200,000 converted to USD.
2016-08-28 17:35
1 reply
lul
2016-10-08 15:15
expected
2016-08-28 17:09
#34
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Turkey rubl3py
Easy 30.000$ :))
2016-08-28 17:09
#36
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Russia v1p3rrr
ez4XANTARES
2016-08-28 17:10
ez turks
2016-08-28 17:10
Ez 30$k for ss
2016-08-28 17:11
#41
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Seriously, how are Space Soldiers not in the Top 20 yet?
2016-08-28 17:11
3 replies
same reason why they didn't get invited to dreamhack bucharest. Because we're from Turkey. seriously, ss is 4-0 against dignitas.
2016-08-28 17:19
2 replies
+1
2016-08-28 18:43
#80
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
I don't think that is the reason, but it is strange.
2016-08-28 19:02
good job
2016-08-28 17:11
#44
ZELIN | 
Portugal revzz
xantares carrying 4 nuubs
2016-08-28 17:12
XANTARESGOD
2016-08-28 17:13
They came, they saw, they conquered haha, meme from HLTV
2016-08-28 17:15
#48
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Spain Alser
wp
2016-08-28 17:16
ez 30k
2016-08-28 17:23
This isnt that big but too bad they didn't qualify for Dreamhack, we couldve see them play against T1
2016-08-28 17:37
veni vidi vici
2016-08-28 17:40
5 years of salary for Space Soldiers just in a single prize money :D
2016-08-28 17:40
1 reply
#63
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Turkey HLTurkeyV
Not for long, with that performance they will get big sponsors or even a new org
2016-08-28 17:51
#61
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Finland f0pZ
xantares can pad his stats against tier 5 teams..again.
2016-08-28 17:47
13 replies
#62
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Turkey HLTurkeyV
show us a achievement of finland. l000l
2016-08-28 17:50
12 replies
#64
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Finland f0pZ
at least we have a player who is proven to perform against tier1 teams.
2016-08-28 17:52
11 replies
maikelele half turkish 0.5, tarik 1.5, gob b 2.5, yam 3.0 we have 3 times what you have.
2016-08-28 17:57
7 replies
tarik us flag maikelele swedish flag yam Au flag gob german flag so nt
2016-08-28 18:01
6 replies
gob b always had turkish flag, since 1.6 mouzesports era
2016-08-28 19:01
1 reply
2016-08-28 19:15
3 replies
so, LOL but he has chosen to play for an na team instead of a turkish team ,
2016-08-28 22:13
2 replies
tarik want the play spaceS and Viva Algeria sux imo
2016-08-28 22:48
1 reply
he doesent even speak turkish + viva algeria is a good team and most of their players play within top teams in france and your country probably doesent even have a csgo team on hltv stats P.S Nice flag
2016-08-29 02:21
Bot Allu.
2016-08-28 19:42
Hardly fair. Allu got his chance in NiP because they were willing to speak English with him XANTARES is clearly a great player but very rarely gets the opportunity to play Tier 1 teams as he's not gonna get picked up by a tier 1 team himself. He's walked over loads of good tier 2 and 3 teams recently like SK, MK, AGG, Kinguin, GODSent etc. Pretty sure he'd do just fine against any top team, just not sure all his teammates would keep up.
2016-08-28 19:54
1 reply
And that is the point dude thump up "Pretty sure he'd do just fine against any top team, just not sure all his teammates would keep up."
2016-08-28 20:13
#65
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Turkey HLTurkeyV
Since xantares never performed against good teams. You talking about players from your country? Tarik, maikele also performed against tier 1 teams.
2016-08-28 17:53
Xantares and Paz can play againts tier 1 teams
2016-08-28 17:54
#73
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Azerbaijan M1R4CL3
veni, vidi, vici
2016-08-28 18:21
i think spaces has potential to be a good t2 team they have strong chance to qualify for a major in 2017
2016-08-28 18:30
french MAJ3R ?
2016-08-28 18:35
5 replies
y
2016-08-28 18:41
He is Turkish.
2016-08-28 19:45
3 replies
#107
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France p2l
he is french too
2016-08-29 12:16
2 replies
Only Turkish players can play in Turkish Team on Wesg Tournament.
2016-08-29 14:01
1 reply
#111
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France jaimez
He has both nationalities
2016-08-29 15:08
n1 SS
2016-08-28 19:03
#83
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Singapore Trisha
I can tell Bravado didnt try bcuz they already qualified
2016-08-28 19:26
2 replies
30k didnt try yeah yeah
2016-08-29 14:09
1 reply
#112
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Singapore Trisha
I mean if they already know they cant beat SS then the money isnt so important anyways
2016-08-29 15:25
#85
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Turkey generall
most boring final ever 32-3 never forget
2016-08-28 19:41
Thrown for skins
2016-08-28 20:23
1 reply
They already can not beat ss, lol
2016-08-28 22:51
ez 30k$
2016-08-28 20:23
#99
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Turkey generall
2016-08-28 22:19
1 reply
"Doesnt matter for us " by nGin :)
2016-08-28 22:28
DP deserved the 2nd place
2016-08-29 14:11
#113
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Turkey M4NM
ez 30k
2016-08-30 14:52
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