Happy now?

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Great news that Energy eSports is going to ESWC, but all is not well for other clans and groups. In fact, we’ve got some sad news about Team XtaZ and MGO Never Say Die (NSD).

First up, local Team XtaZ is no more. According to an announcement on their page, XtaZ will no longer be a part of South African eSports

So as some of you know, I (Ph0bia) recently moved to Europe and as you can imagine, it has been a tough couple of months since my departure for the South African team. Their performance has not been on point and neither has the morale. It is hard for me to manage a team from such a distance, and it is hard on the players to understand exactly what I need. I just do not see the point in keeping a South African side of XtaZ, when I am no longer there. So it is with much sadness and regret that I am announcing that XtaZ will no longer be playing in South Africa. It is an end to an era of nearly unrivaled domination that we maintained over basically two Call of Duty seasons.

Meanwhile, NSD Never Say Die made an announcement via Facebook:

It is with a heavy heart that i announce the time has come.

NSD Never Say Die will be closing its doors for some time in which we will be decided whether or not this is a permanent closure or not.

To all the supporters of NSD a big thank you

Two established names that we won’t be hearing from again, at least for a while – definitely a loss for local eSports. I suppose we should hope that this clears the way for new groups to spring up. It’s not easy running a clan or team, and most gamers simply don’t have the admin or organization skills necessary to deal with the logistics. I hope that whomever fills this void will bring some fresh energy and ideas to the table.

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Last Updated: October 18, 2013

was reviewed on PC


  1. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    October 18, 2013 at 13:41

    What a shame 🙁


  2. brad coetzee

    October 18, 2013 at 13:44

    k bye


  3. Matewis Jubilai

    October 18, 2013 at 13:44

    went up the creek did they?


    • Lourens Jordaan

      October 18, 2013 at 14:07

      Never Say Die, died. Ironic that they didn’t say it.


      • NecroRince

        October 18, 2013 at 14:17

        hahaha! win


  4. Bob the Zealot

    October 18, 2013 at 13:46

    “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” Just figured I’d pick up from where the opening quote left off.
    Hopefully the guys that want to continue playing will be snapped up by another team.


    • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

      October 18, 2013 at 15:01

      IT’S SUCH A CUTE ZEALOT PICTURE! No matter how many times I see it. I just WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT. And I HATE Protoss. Zerg FTW. But they don’t even look that cool in those little short animations.


  5. Devon Stanton

    October 18, 2013 at 13:57

    Good things could come of this, both teams have great experience and can bring that competitive experience to the new teams that they do join which could bring up the level of gaming across the board.

    Good luck to all


  6. SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

    October 18, 2013 at 15:00

    “and most gamers simply don’t have the admin or organization skills necessary to deal with the logistics.”

    Touche, Zoe. Touche.
    Our retaliation will be swift AND merciless Like the Lemur.. you shall not see us until it is TOO LATE. Then our cute gooey-ness-ness will overwhelm you and you will only be able to write nice things about the Race of Gamers. We are the Glorious Amazon reborn (which is unfortunate – since male children were probably given away and/or killed – and most of us are male).

    Ehum. Anyway. On a serious note. Who does have organisation skills? People have lives. Families. Girlfriends (once in every blood moon eclipse this happens to a gamer – or when a girl has particularly low standards and likes the indoors a lot – so not often). And stuff. Plus most of the time this clan thing isn’t really going to make you much money. And since time is money (or so I’m told by people who HAVE money) it is a tad difficult.


  7. ToshZA

    October 18, 2013 at 16:54

    Who ninja changed the header? This one’s way better.


  8. Amber Valletta

    October 21, 2013 at 07:07

    Video games are becoming more popular with good graphics and sound quality. Number of video games are there. words with friends provide you a large number of video games. It is one of the most popular crossword puzzle.


  9. YOLO

    October 25, 2013 at 11:08

    Nice to see the hackers (NSD) Have closed their doors…Justice i say


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