Boxing knock out

Despite giving it the old college try, Energy eSports were knocked out of the ESWC yesterday. Although it’s frustrating and sad, Energy put up a good fight. Here’s how it went down.

In the first round, Energy took on Korean team, Muhan. The game almost seemed too easy for them as they beat the Koreans soundly. Next up, Energy took on the big guys, Evil Geniuses. Unfortunately, the South African team simply wasn’t strong enough to defeat the Americans.

This seemed to throw Energy off their game, as they lost to the French team, aAa. This was followed by a loss to the Swedish 4FC. Energy eSports finally recovered to beat the Brazilians. However, it was too little too late – Energy were knocked out of the ESWC and will be packing their bags to come home.

Energy eSports knocked out of ESWC

Despite the disappointment, I still think we saw some excellent things come out of this tournament. The support for Energy eSports back home in South Africa was fantastic – tons of people tuned in to watch and the outpouring was excellent. Also, the guys got some valuable experience. Next time, they will know what to expect at these high level tournaments and will know how to prepare. Finally, the international exposure for them, and South Africa, was invaluable.

All in all, I think we should be proud of our SA boys for getting invited and giving a great effort. Next time, they’ll go all the way!

Last Updated: November 1, 2013

was reviewed on PC


  1. ToshZA

    November 1, 2013 at 15:04

    I was educated about this yesterday (in the other thread) – our boys did well. Sad to see them go, but the teams at ESWC are brutal.

    Was great to watch these games though. Thumbs up boys.


    • TiMsTeR1033

      November 1, 2013 at 15:17

      You watch them?


      • ToshZA

        November 1, 2013 at 15:18

        I did. Ate up a crap load of bandwidth, but was so worth it. Great games, but as I said – these international teams are brutal. One sniff of blood and they’re like rabid wolves on the prowl.


        • TiMsTeR1033

          November 1, 2013 at 15:19

          Oh yeah you not uncapped… I wouldn’t waste bandwidth on watching other people play… Id rather play myself…


          • ToshZA

            November 1, 2013 at 15:20

            Well, you get the best of both worlds with your porn collection. 😉

            To be serious though, they’re amazing to watch. Dota really is quite the spectator sport.

  2. Vampyre Squirrel

    November 1, 2013 at 15:06

    Glad to see our team did well, stood up to the challenge and did their best!


  3. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    November 1, 2013 at 15:08

    Well done lads, you made us proud either way.


  4. diekwagga

    November 1, 2013 at 15:29

    Were these games casted/recorded? Anyone have a link?


  5. Gerhard Davids

    November 1, 2013 at 15:35

    I’m proud of our team.

    They did great. Those are the best of the best up there above their name.
    You did us proud guys! Much love.

    *Secret yay EG /pompom*


  6. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    November 1, 2013 at 15:59

    Was great to watch and see the SA flag on DOTA championship websites!

    Well done guys! Can’t wait to see you go at it again!


  7. BanditZA

    November 1, 2013 at 18:03

    eG and aAa are really big names in eSports in general, no shame in losing to them as a comparatively newer organization. Great job to Energy on performing well on the international stage!


  8. Matthew Holliday

    November 1, 2013 at 20:02

    They won two, that is better than any team the MSSA has ever sent over.
    (quake players not included)


    • Cyrus

      November 1, 2013 at 21:04

      The MSSA never sent any quake players. They threatened Arena77 to put MSSA banners at their event. Nothing more than that to it.


      • Matthew Holliday

        November 1, 2013 at 23:36

        Wasnt Colins son a successful quake player?
        anyway, thanks, ignore that statement then, just adds the the point.


        • Cyrus

          November 2, 2013 at 11:41

          not that successful no lol. And even if he was, what does that have to do with the mssa? back when he played the mssa didnt exist (or was still SAWU, which had nothing to do with eSports)


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