eNergy add bLacKpoisoN

Robby "bLacKpoisoN" da Loca has joined the ranks of Energy eSports, the South African organisation has announced.

As reported back in January, Bravado revealed that Robby "⁠blackpoisoN⁠" Da Loca was leaving the team due to receiving "offers from international teams, especially from the US".

However, the player did not join any international roster and is now playing for Energy, one of his former squad's biggest rivals in the South African scene.

From now on, Bravado will be one of bLacKpoisoN's main opponents

The 24-year-old player will be stepping into the shoes of Stefan "⁠Nefan⁠" Smit, who is now a free agent. Here's what Kas "CAWA" Ahmad, Energy's owner and manager, had to say about the change:

"I've been a fan of Robby’s abilities for years. Too long have we been on the receiving end of Robbys abilities whilst he was at Bravado Gaming and now I am extremely excited to see what he can do in an Energy shirt. His experience, professionalism and fragging ability will help guide the team to reach their aspirations."

HLTV.org reached out to blackpoisoN for a statement. Da Loca mentioned that he did not accept any international offers because he decided to prioritise his family's situation instead of his own, after his father was been diagnosed with cancer.

"With regards to the offers, I had a deadline to join and be in North America as league rosters were about to be locked. I tried to delay/extend the dates as long as possible to help my dad where I could as I was the only one at home. Unfortunately, I did not have enough time. After my father finished his treatment I tried to see if there was a plan that could to made to join one of the team offers I got or try approaching other teams but because rosters were locked for the rest of the season it couldn't happen." blackpoisoN said.

"After being approached by Kas, the owner of Energy eSports, we started chatting often and I started focusing more on his organization. I noticed the players individually have what it takes but there wasn't a foundation/structure and I felt that I could help do some good things if I join this roster. After having several meetings with the players, I explained my goals, passion and dedication for the game and they were all extremely excited to get started. "

With the addition of the former nerdRage and European Misfits' player to Energy, here's how the Mettlestate Galaxy CS:GO Championship's runners-up roster stands:

South Africa Dominic "⁠Domsterr⁠" Sampaio
South Africa Jan "⁠takbok⁠" Theron
South Africa Trevor "⁠kanii⁠" Morley
South Africa Rieghardt "⁠flexeeee⁠" Romatzki
South Africa Robby "⁠blackpoisoN⁠" Da Loca

South Africa Trevor 'kanii' Morley
Trevor 'kanii' Morley
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
161
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
South Africa Robby 'blackpoisoN' Da Loca
Robby 'blackpoisoN' Da Loca
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
295
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
South Africa Rieghardt 'flexeeee' Romatzki
Rieghardt 'flexeeee' Romatzki
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
159
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
South Africa Jan 'takbok' Theron
Jan 'takbok' Theron
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
148
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
South Africa Dominic 'Domsterr' Sampaio
Dominic 'Domsterr' Sampaio
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
274
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
South Africa Stefan 'Nefan' Smit
Stefan 'Nefan' Smit
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
55
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
gl robby
2017-05-29 14:58
Nice
2017-05-29 14:59
nice
2017-05-29 14:59
#5
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Sweden FZX
cool
2017-05-29 14:59
ez
2017-05-29 14:59
#10
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Turkey orox2
top 10 ez
2017-05-29 14:59
#13
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Estonia teremartin
top 0.5 ez
2017-05-29 14:59
south african scene is blooming
2017-05-29 15:00
#24
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
Can he stop playing in South Africa? He wont come anywhere... Go back to Sweden or join a team in EU / NA instead of Africa..
2017-05-29 15:21
Actually a really good player imo
2017-05-29 15:24
This player has achieved nothing..... in a long time. Joins a group of randoms? Wow, his eu tour went really well it seems, back to square one.. oh wait he never arrived to square 2, make that 0. Why are we reading this shit again?
2017-05-29 15:33
#27
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Portugal dracø
He did decent on the EU mixteams he was in. Sad to see him go back to a lackluster region :\
2017-05-29 15:34
GL but bravado will rek you ;)
2017-05-29 15:35
#32
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Poland ramones1
gl
2017-05-29 16:09
gj
2017-05-29 17:13
nice tier 1 in their country! good luck to them, but not against my teams! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-05-29 19:30
#50
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China yakmonster
omg look takbok and kaNibalistic i think this team better than Gambit at least 2 XGOD > 1 XGOD
2017-05-30 05:03
Good luck to him. I can't help but wonder how much is he paid. With such serious issues in the family and need for money, I guess he wouldn't want uncertainties in the paycheck.
2017-05-30 06:40
we don't get any salaries
2017-05-30 21:23
Oh, I assumed so as I was thinking about his father's medical situation and the basic money situation in his family. Or are you people really rich ?? jk ofcourse :) I hope you guys take a lot of winning $s to ur homes. God luck mate.
2017-05-31 06:38
yeah we don't really have the financial support in South Africa for salaries, yet xD thanks!
2017-06-01 05:27
Yeah in the Indian sub-continent too. Hoping for a change for the better.
2017-06-01 06:09
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