Bravado Gaming have announced that they will send their team to the United States to compete against the region's best.
The move is part of the "Project Destiny", an ambitious plan aimed at "raising awareness of the talent and skill" of South African players, who rarely get the chance to compete abroad.
Bravado's team will be living in the US for an initial six months, during which the goal is "to have a breakout event". After that period, the South African organisation plan to extend the team's stay by a further six months.
"We will be sending our Counter Strike: Global Offensive team to the United States of America on a mission to do what SK Gaming did while still under their previous organizations," a Bravado statement read.
"In South Africa, unfortunately, we are limited with the number of qualifiers we are exposed to, limited with the kind of practice we get.
"Through “Project Destiny” we want to take our country, continent, region and its players to the next level by opening eyes, bringing investments, exposing talents by doing what we at Bravado Gaming do best, telling a story to the world."
The South African team will be competing in the North American ESEA Main division, for which they qualified after winning their local ESEA Open league. But the plan is for Bravado to get into as many events as possible as the players will "take every challenge by the horns".
Bravado were last seen at an international event in January 2017, when they placed 13th-16th at the WESG Finals. The South African side also have a Major appearance under their belt as they competed at DreamHack Winter 2014, where they lost to fnatic and Cloud9.
The team's roster looks as follows:
Tiaan "T.c" Coertzen (coach)
Project Destiny: Our #CSGO team is heading over to the USA!— Bravado Gaming (@bravadogaming) January 17, 2018
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