eNergy sweep Bravado; win ESL African Championship

Defending ESL African Championship Season 1 champions Bravado were unable to retain the title in the best-of-five grand final played today.

Four African teams met this weekend in Johannesburg, South Africa, to take part in the ~$46,096 ESL African Championship Season 2 Finals. Two of the teams, Viboras and Limitless, hailed from North Africa—Morocco and Algeria, respectively, although the latter's Tunisian player, 20-year-old Adel "⁠Remind⁠" Guermassi, is worth mentioning as he had the event's highest rating in his four maps played—, and were joined by two South African teams, Energy and Bravado.

The semifinals started with both South African teams, Bravado and Energy quickly disposing of their North African opponents, Viboras and Limitless respectively, with 2-0 matches. The final, a best-of-five, was a replay of the first season's final, which was won by Bravado, 3-1.

This time around, however, it was Energy who imposed their will over their local South African rivals and longtime dominating force in South Africa, winning three maps in a row while giving up only 20 rounds in doing so.

bLackpoisoN won the ESL African Championship under the eNergy banner

The first map, Cache, saw longtime ex-Bravado player Robby "⁠blackpoisoN⁠" Da Loca, now donning the Energy colors, come out in full force and help his team get a 13-2 lead after starting on the CT side. After winning the terrorist side pistol round, Energy closed it out without giving Bravado a chance, 16-2.

The second map played was Mirage, Bravado's pick, but only able to score eight rounds, it didn't go much better for Dimitri "⁠Detrony⁠" Hadjipaschali's side as Energy's Rieghardt "⁠flexeeee⁠" Romatzki, with a 30 bomb in 24 rounds and a 1.92 rating on the map, got himself and his team one map away from winning.

Finally, Energy was able to close it out in the third map, Cobblestone. Winning the terrorist side 9-6 and taking a 13-6 lead after the switch, Bravado could do nothing to stop Energy as they crossed the finish line only giving up four more rounds until the end, for a 16-10 third map.

 Bravado K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
South Africa Johnny 'JT' TheodosiouJT 52 - 55 -3 84.0 0.99
South Africa Dimitri 'Detrony' HadjipaschaliDetrony 35 - 52 -17 58.1 0.75
South Africa Ruan 'ELUSIVE' van WykELUSIVE 33 - 58 -25 68.1 0.73
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' GroesbeekSonic 33 - 56 -23 64.9 0.70
South Africa Rhys 'Fadey' ArmstrongFadey 36 - 56 -20 56.4 0.68
 Energy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
South Africa Rieghardt 'flexeeee' Romatzkiflexeeee 70 - 40 +30 105.8 1.55
South Africa Trevor 'kanii' Morleykanii 59 - 35 +24 87.1 1.40
South Africa Robby 'blackpoisoN' Da LocablackpoisoN 53 - 44 +9 87.5 1.32
South Africa Jan 'takbok' Therontakbok 47 - 34 +13 78.3 1.26
South Africa Dominic 'Domsterr' SampaioDomsterr 48 - 36 +12 72.2 1.17

The final standings of the ESL African Championship Season 2 Finals are:

1. South Africa Energy - ~$22,833
2. South Africa Bravado - ~$11,441
3. Algeria Limitless - ~$7,627
4. Morocco Viboras - ~$4,195

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 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 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
Tunisia Adel 'Remind' Guermassi
Adel 'Remind' Guermassi
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
86
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
#1
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Asia lairaf
uvuvwevwe
2017-10-07 19:09
ZULUL
2017-10-07 19:11
#12
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United Kingdom Tendies
congrats bLacKpoisoN, unfortunate he couldn't make it to NA
2017-10-07 19:13
#18
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Other anarh1st47
WHO? SWEEP WHO?; WIN who??
2017-10-07 19:20
#2
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Faroe Islands Jones123
Cool
2017-10-07 19:09
#3
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United States SisterLover
2ez4XGODTAKBOK
2017-10-07 19:13
#4
Xizt | 
Czech Republic davskal
Who did what?
2017-10-07 19:10
rip #1
2017-10-07 19:10
Fuck Jonathan. Inb4 banned and censorship
2017-10-07 19:10
Roses Are Red Violets Are Blue My Dick Is Bigger Because I'm a fucking n-
2017-10-07 19:10
LMAOOOOO
2017-10-07 19:13
noob
2017-10-07 19:15
nigerian
2017-10-07 19:18
osas
2017-10-07 19:10
uvewevvewee..
2017-10-07 19:44
noice
2017-10-07 19:11
Top 10 material :)
2017-10-07 19:12
#15
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Europe keNLey94
congratz blackpoison
2017-10-07 19:16
#16
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India nicebaitm8
expected them to defeat former major attender.
2017-10-07 19:18
#19
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Turkey justSyntax
Bravado without blackposion
2017-10-07 19:22
Bruce U not in African team FeelsWeirdMan
2017-10-07 19:27
ofc its only white ppl from a country with like 7% whites
2017-10-07 19:31
#28
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Cyprus Swishh_
8.4%**
2017-10-07 19:57
yea in 2014
2017-10-07 20:07
Lmao 3-0 last time i watched South African CS Bravado was far ahead of everyone, this is surprising.
2017-10-07 19:38
#26
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Hungary StraYzie
what the hell just happened??? It stunned me
2017-10-07 19:52
#27
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Cyprus Swishh_
finally LOL
2017-10-07 19:56
what happened to sonic? he became tier 3 african player?
2017-10-07 20:04
#32
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Turkey Kiryak0v
expected. LuL.
2017-10-07 20:08
gg bois rip sonic
2017-10-07 20:17
no more top 1 Afrika Bravado
2017-10-08 01:42
wtf Sonic -23...?
2017-10-08 07:09
#36
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Lithuania Deci
They gain 22K for being nobodies? send them to any LAN qualifier in EU and they end up last ... Sorry Africa but Shakira was the biggest thing you realised excluding all the wars youtu.be/pRpeEdMmmQ0
2017-10-08 10:36
calm down hater , they can easily beat best team in ur country
2017-10-08 13:28
#44
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Lithuania Deci
first go to school next make me a comment which is based on facts
2017-10-20 19:54
what a nice argument you made , shows how stupid and ignorant you are , go get educated
2017-10-20 22:00
#42
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Tunisia TF2
is there any cs go scene in lithuania? LUL
2017-10-10 23:51
#45
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Lithuania Deci
I'm not from lithuania but thx for caring
2017-10-20 19:54
AFRICA CS LUL
2017-10-08 11:30
#39
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Germany Fehrar_gt
Ez for Nigger Team
2017-10-08 15:20
#40
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Indonesia yolorize
actually there are no black players LUL
2017-10-08 19:04
#46
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Lithuania Deci
that's kinda sensitive ... south africa is a divided country the black people are poor ... the white people are rich black people still kill white people over a past war where white people claim they own the land ... it's a sad story about the collonial era
2017-10-20 19:56
#47
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Lithuania Deci
a bit comparable to israel and palestina
2017-10-20 19:56
nice, give african low nobodies a lot of cash, instead of putting it into countries that has good teams and players /rank30, fpl players/. You cant get these even if you count all the tournament winning in a year here. wp esl
2017-10-09 11:31
why the hate rofl? if u want tournamentes in ur country then ask for them like we did here
2017-10-11 17:57
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