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.
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