Nathan-StatiC-AndersonOver the weekend our very own local StarCraft 2 magician, Nathan Anderson ‘StatiC’, was in Bucharest to represent our country in the world-renowned DreamHack tournament.

Nathan, who plays for local team Veneration, currently leads the DGL (Update: Currently 3rd in the DGL) and as such is the obvious choice to send to represent our country. Unfortunately Nathan found the challenge to be a bit harder than expected going down two losses in a row to Rez from the Netherlands and Niroxs from Switzerland.

However he did fight back in his last match against Shinersen from Romania, claiming some pride back from our loss earlier this year, to record his first victory. Unfortunately that single win was not enough to get him through to the next stage and he was knocked out at the group stage.

Nathan’s experience was down to a fantastic sponsorship from MWEB who covered his costs to get to Bucharest and represent us all on the international stage. The MSSA also gave Nathan his Protea colours for eSports before he left for the event.

It’s nice to know that if you put in the hours and have the skills, you can get the backing to pit your skills against the worlds best.

Unfortunately I cannot find the full results of the tournament to let you know who actually won the thing.

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Last Updated: September 16, 2013

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55 Comments

  1. Don

    September 16, 2013 at 08:41

    Liquid taeja won beating Innovation 3-0

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    • Gavin Mannion

      September 16, 2013 at 09:02

      Awesome thanks for that

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      • Warwick Candle Parris

        September 16, 2013 at 10:00

        The Netherlands players was LiquidRet and Static is currently 3rd in the rankings for the DGL behind bvd.Skiblet(The player he trumped to be chosen for the trip to Bucharest) and CMStorm|PandaTank.. Just fyi 😀

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  2. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 16, 2013 at 08:49

    Well done Nate! And well done MWEB for the sponsorship!

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  3. Hammersteyn

    September 16, 2013 at 08:49

    Yeah SA took a beating this weekend. Maybe the Starcraft ref was also French?

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 16, 2013 at 08:50

      Would not be surprised.

      Pisses me off that Rugby SA does nothing when we get screwed.

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      • Skyblue

        September 16, 2013 at 08:57

        The game is done and dusted. Poire has to face the IRB now who have already said he was in the wrong. HM has said he will not allow his team members to blame anyone but themselves for any result as this leads to a squad of gripers, looking at the AB’s whenever they lose a game and always make excuses, he has a point.

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        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 16, 2013 at 09:04

          My point is that our so called representatives in SA Rugby just want to fly around and drink Johnny Blue instead of running the organization as a business..

          In any case, silly stupid ref.

          Moving on, looking at the humble bundle now, rand/dollar looking favourable.

          Who wants my extra copy of FTL?

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          • Skyblue

            September 16, 2013 at 09:11

            You are correct and it sounds like our reps at MSSA will be explaining their JW Blue in the not too distant future as well 😉

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 09:14

            Indeed. They are (something that sort of rhymes with custard) ‘s

          • John on trial

            September 16, 2013 at 09:15

            bustard? cussword? sub-standard?

          • hubble19

            September 16, 2013 at 09:14

            Me….seriously, are you giving it away?

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 09:16

            Heh, sorry, already given away

          • hubble19

            September 16, 2013 at 09:19

            Maybe I should just buy it and get it over with…..and kiss what’s left of my social life goodbye.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 09:21

            DO IT.

            FTL alone is more than R50 worth in my opinion

          • hubble19

            September 16, 2013 at 09:23

            But….but…I’m still stuck on Don’t Starve, XCOM and GW2….and between working 10 hour days and sleeping….

            I’ll stop sleeping.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 09:27

            Sleeping is for noobs 😛

            I’d say, finish XCOM (cuz awesome), then finish DS, then kick off FTL (I’m almost at 100hrs, love that blerrie thing)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 16, 2013 at 09:30

            Humble Bundle also has Mark of the Ninja, which I just finished over the weekend. It’s really good.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 09:38

            Yeah, looking forward to getting MAH NINJAAAA on

          • Sageville

            September 16, 2013 at 09:46

            Nooo!

            Don’t get FTL!

            It’s an infinitely addictive time-sucking vortex of gaming goodness, consider yourself warned!

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 09:46

            100 gaming hours in FTL says you are correct!

          • hubble19

            September 16, 2013 at 10:15

            Right I’m convinced. Anyone willing to sponsor me with energy drinks 🙂 ?

          • M-m-m-monster John

            September 16, 2013 at 10:27

            Must…fight…urge…to…get…FTL

        • Hammersteyn

          September 16, 2013 at 09:20

          Big up to the boks rising above the controversy and refusing to blame the ref. They truly are an inspiration and are better men than most of us are.

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          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 10:01

            If Romain Poite and Bryce Lawrence were drowning and you only had time to save one – what type of sandwich would you make… ?

          • Hammersteyn

            September 16, 2013 at 10:07

            LOL, wouldn’t both those bitches be in the kitchen? I would make a sandwich that attracts sharks. I would then toss said sandwich in the water.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 16, 2013 at 10:07

            Think the way they responded to it when it happened was really professional. Just got on with the game.

          • Hammersteyn

            September 16, 2013 at 10:11

            I would have lost my shit big time. Like a footballer who didn’t get a penalty for a dice in the the goal area.

          • Sageville

            September 16, 2013 at 10:16

            I dunno bru, I think everyone knows that they sign MSSA contracts preventing players/coaches from commenting negatively on Refs.

      • John on trial

        September 16, 2013 at 09:14

        Amen to that

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        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 16, 2013 at 09:14

          Also, congrats on passing your trials, also congrats on your BDAY!

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          • John on trial

            September 16, 2013 at 09:16

            haha. Thanks. Birthday is tomorrow though. On GTA official release, not that that means anything.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 09:17

            Well, I’m FIRST to congratulate in any case.

            Remember to update your name…Looking forward to see what you are going to choose

          • John on trial

            September 16, 2013 at 09:28

            Oh yes. Forgot. I’m absolutely loving Tomb Raider btw

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 09:29

            Good game eh?

          • John on trial

            September 16, 2013 at 09:32

            Spent most of Saturday on it. Haven’t gotten emotionally attached to a character in a while. Good is an understatement

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 09:36

            That Lara, man, what a character!

      • Brady miaau

        September 16, 2013 at 09:16

        What should they do? Can it be proved that Ref was biased? I am not so sure it can.

        When we remove emotion from this thing, it becomes different.

        Right, cue the bile, hatred and general vitriol

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        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 16, 2013 at 09:18

          Its just that take games like these (also that horrible Aus game) and then everything gets said and oh yes the ref is bad and everyone agrees etc etc, BUT, nothing gets done about it. The fatcats just sit and get fatter, while our national rugby suffers!

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        • Hammersteyn

          September 16, 2013 at 09:19

          Nick Mallet said it best. With all the tech available how can a tackle like that be yellow carded. He wasn’t biased true enough but he messed what should have been the best game of the year between the top two teams in the world.

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          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 09:22

            This

          • Hermann Schwindt

            September 16, 2013 at 13:34

            Was I the only one that heard the tmo say that there was nothing wrong with the tackle?

          • Hammersteyn

            September 16, 2013 at 13:37

            We all heard the same. That’s why we are so pissed. He basically overruled the person who viewed the tackle from every conceivable angle and dismissed him by dishing out the yellow.

      • That Tall Twit

        September 16, 2013 at 10:29

        No amount of coffee today will cheer me up after that match… :<

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  4. SaintsRowLee

    September 16, 2013 at 08:52

    Way to go Nate!

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  5. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    September 16, 2013 at 08:56

    Well done mate. For any Veneration gamers seeing this, I have joined the website, but could someone provide me with any additional info anbout the Teamspeak or any other things neededt o become a member.
    Thanks ^^

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  6. InsanityFlea

    September 16, 2013 at 08:56

    *yawn*

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 16, 2013 at 09:04

      Why?

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      • InsanityFlea

        September 16, 2013 at 09:39

        Think of it this way, bafana got into the world cup, they got knocked out at group stages yet it the “best side” we have. Its boring and they still suck. I can’t watch football, its boring, imagine watching some one play a game… . Whoa sorry nodded off there. Call a spade a spade, he couldn’t get past group stages,yet he’s number one here, our stir fry players suck.

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        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 16, 2013 at 09:44

          Ok, I get what you are trying to say. BUT, how long has SA been playing soccer? How much (read bajillions) do we spend on soccer? If we spend a tenth of that bloated useless budget on the SA ESports, you will see MUCH better results.

          I say its a step in the right direction

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 16, 2013 at 10:11

          It’s still an achievement to be selected though.

          Stir fry made me lol.

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          • InsanityFlea

            September 16, 2013 at 10:12

            Indeed it is.

  7. oVg

    September 16, 2013 at 09:14

    Go Nathan
    and KUDOS to MWEB and the MSSA for supporting what is now a very small community but is only a few years away from being massive.

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  8. Ruan Keyser

    September 16, 2013 at 09:30

    I believe TaeJa won

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  9. Nathan Timothy Anderson

    September 18, 2013 at 21:41

    Thanks to the MSSA and MWEB for giving me this amazing opportunity! I had a great time playing, watching and speaking with the best players in the world! Learnt a lot!

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