So, I told you that South Africa was going to take on Mexico in a friendly Dota 2 match. Well, if you didn’t tune in promptly at 7pm you might have missed almost all the action – South Africa beat Mexico in straight matches for a resounding victory.

South Africa dubbed themselves South African Dota 2 Titans in this match, even using flags emblazoned with Madiba’s face in game. I was a bit worried that we would end up as the acronym SAD Titans, but really, Mexico never stood a chance. Some commenters on the Twitch stream even asked if the Mexican team was trolling considering the idiotic mistakes and game play we saw. The first game finished with South Africa beating Mexico 38-1!

I can’t say that South Africa was flawless in their game play. There was a point in game two when they went to take on the Rosh and nearly got team wiped. If Mexico were an even slightly better team, they might have turned the tide at that point and won the game. However, it seemed that the Mexicans were simply not at the level expected for a national team – they were utterly routed in each game in about 30 minutes.  Just check out this end game screen from the second game:

Yup, that’s right – SA beat Mexico 45-8 in 23 minutes. Well done, boys! I doubt future international matches will be as easy, but it certainly was entertaining to watch. Here is your victorious South African team:

As far as streaming went, I was rather unimpressed with the streaming quality on the MWEB site, and the Twitch feed was plagued by lag. However, that didn’t stop about 2000 people from watching that game through Twitch! I ended up watching through Dota TV, along with around 500 other concurrent viewers. Yup, that’s right, 2500 viewers last night, not too bad for a friendly match!

MWEB GameZone hasn’t added descriptions to their videos just yet. You can check them out on twitch to see when they do. Otherwise, here is the video of the second game:


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Last Updated: September 9, 2013

1.1
was reviewed on PC

88 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 9, 2013 at 08:45

    Excellent result, knap gedaan ouens.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 9, 2013 at 09:14

      Inderdaad

      Reply

  2. Hammersteyn

    September 9, 2013 at 08:45

    SA is unstoppable at the moment. Just ask the Wallabies.

    Reply

    • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

      September 9, 2013 at 08:52

      Ouch 🙂

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 9, 2013 at 09:14

      BOTTOM OF THE LOG!!!

      Pity the soccer is so useless

      Reply

      • Gavin Mannion

        September 9, 2013 at 09:42

        Hey we won convincingly… It was the early part of the tournament that screwed us

        Reply

        • Emilio Zapata

          September 9, 2013 at 21:18

          that team was a fucking joke, not a single mexican knows who the fuck are they, my single hours of dota 2 (2,000) are more than that fucking faggot team combined (200 hours average)

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 08:54

            We were actually talking about football.

            And mind the language pls

          • Emilio Zapata

            September 10, 2013 at 08:56

            sure thing

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 08:57

            😉

          • Patrick B

            September 12, 2013 at 02:33

            fucking cunt nuggets

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 12, 2013 at 07:49

            Tell me how you really feel?

          • Purple_Dragon

            September 12, 2013 at 13:24

            Laughed my head off at that. What is a cunt nugget? Nuggets made out of cunt or chicken nuggets out of a cunt or what?

  3. Estian Hough

    September 9, 2013 at 09:06

    Wondering how many viewers DGC is going to get.

    Reply

    • Matthew Holliday

      September 9, 2013 at 09:12

      With the dota 2 store ticket, more than 2500

      Reply

  4. BEANIBIL1TY

    September 9, 2013 at 09:06

    I heard it was a weak team though. Like the blue bulls taking on my high school rugby team.

    Reply

    • SaintsRowLee

      September 9, 2013 at 10:09

      The way the Bulls are playing lately your high school team just might have a chance…

      Reply

      • Airborne

        September 9, 2013 at 11:47

        Brilliant!!!

        Reply

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 10, 2013 at 08:53

        XD

        Reply

  5. Matthew Holliday

    September 9, 2013 at 09:13

    Didnt bother with the second game. I thought the series was pretty much over when South Africa had more kills than Mexico had cs.

    Reply

  6. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 9, 2013 at 09:14

    Thrashing Mexico and Australia in one weekend!

    Reply

  7. Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

    September 9, 2013 at 09:24

    Arriba bitches.

    Reply

    • Emilio Zapata

      September 9, 2013 at 21:21

      How about if you guys get us a rematch this time with a REAL mexican team? not that fake piece of shit crap that didnt even had 5 mexicans LOL.

      SteamID: The[A]zathoth

      If you guys wanna make things right add me up and i can arrange a proper rematch with a TRUE mexican team.

      Thanks in advance.

      Reply

      • Sargon

        September 9, 2013 at 21:30

        Like anyone here is going to “add you up” after the vitriol you’ve posted here? You’re dreaming.

        Reply

        • Emilio Zapata

          September 9, 2013 at 22:09

          sorry but im not asking for friends nor your opinions 🙂 im asking the STAFF if they will wanna try and remake the match, im not asking YOU anything 😉

          Easy reading for you: mind your own business, no one is even talking to you lol.

          Reply

          • Sargon

            September 9, 2013 at 23:20

            Lol. I wasn’t aware public forums and comment threads were now private. Who knew? Sterling job at being humane, by the way.

            I didn’t know Lazygamer could “make things right.” Why not bombard the correct institutions instead in the hope you can run everything so much better. Perhaps. Possibly.

          • Emilio Zapata

            September 9, 2013 at 23:39

            lol i wasnt aware ppl could be actually this stupid and couldnt realize when someone is clearly replying to one particular User, i think its called REPLY right? did i reply to you asking to add me? mmm i dont think so, did i replied to a staff member? oh wait! i actually did rofl.

            As i said, mind your business.

          • Sargon

            September 10, 2013 at 00:18

            Like you just did. Lol. All I’m saying is that you’re barking up the wrong tree. Hit up the official channels.

          • Emilio Zapata

            September 10, 2013 at 00:42

            did, thanks

          • Gavin Mannion

            September 10, 2013 at 05:35

            We didn’t organise this match we are simply reporting on what the local official organisation has said.

            Do you have an official eSports organisation in Mexico we can speak to?

          • Emilio Zapata

            September 10, 2013 at 08:49

            sorry, as far as we all know that doesnt even exist… not kidding, not joking… i will DO try to find out if some kind of organization is currently opperating.

            I would like to firstly thank you and Zoe for the new article, i know my comments and a bunch of other mex guys comments were out of hand, i do want to apologyse with all your staff here at lazygamer for that, you guys are just covering, not organizing it and i really REALLY appreciate the fact you are taking our thoughts into consideration and actually researching about this. Big props to your boys.

            Thanks a lot lazygamer

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 08:53

            While its nice seeing you apologize, do you think some of the comments are justified?

            This just shows why people look down on the Dota community. While there are exceptions, most of the time its just angry bile.

          • Emilio Zapata

            September 10, 2013 at 09:04

            i was angry, not justified but the sargot guy was being a total douche so no apologies for him, just for you and lazygamer <3

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 09:09

            I hear ya, but still, no need to be throwing around insults. One can be angry while still acting like a gentleman.

            I’ve been reading the comments here, and some of them really sadden me. In the end, we are all gamers with the same love. Who cares if you are from Costa Rica, South Africa, Mexico or Russia.

            The Dota community really, really behave badly. And since most of them sit behind a veil of anonymity, they can act terrible without repercussion. And that is the reason why they are looked down upon.

            Just some food for thought 😉

          • Emilio Zapata

            September 10, 2013 at 09:16

            not arguying anything of that, at all. im actually thankful your guys here are going to the trouble of investigating and getting some light for us about this issue, big props.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 09:17

            Aye, the Lagz staff are a excellent bunch, you can be sure to find answers. Keep watching this space

  8. Mossel

    September 9, 2013 at 09:30

    I was at a wine festival this weekend and there was a mariachi band. In my state I shouted “Hey Mr tamborine man” at the guy with the tamborine and he called me handed over the tamborine to me…fml. Also, I deserved it.

    Reply

  9. FoxHoundR - Xbox One has won

    September 9, 2013 at 09:33

    i didndt know the mexicoanosans has internet.

    Reply

    • Francisco Rafael Gonzalez Mila

      September 9, 2013 at 21:55

      wow?? , do you guys have water in africa?? , because when i watch your continent , i just sucky niggers with mosquitos in their faces, fucking scum

      Reply

  10. SaintsRowLee

    September 9, 2013 at 10:15

    I have no IDEA what Dota 2 is, but I will toast that victory tonight.

    Reply

    • Hito

      September 9, 2013 at 16:16

      Then this is the perfect time to learn and get into the spirit of the game 🙂

      Reply

      • Sargon

        September 9, 2013 at 23:23

        How did you get down votes for this?!?

        Reply

  11. ermo

    September 9, 2013 at 19:22

    Well I’m Mexican we dont know that team, they have 2200 PSR and 100 wins accounts that was a FAKE match. Im tryng to get a rematch with a serious team from mexico no that trash! also they werent mexicans!………..

    Reply

    • Armando David Gutierrez Cortes

      September 9, 2013 at 19:34

      Así se habla ermo pidan rematch y en toda la comunidad mexicana que juega dota no se de uno solo que conozca a estos tipos …

      Reply

    • Mx Neo

      September 9, 2013 at 20:51

      totally fake match

      Reply

    • Hugo

      September 9, 2013 at 20:55

      Fake match! Justice!!

      Reply

    • Taky Padilla

      September 9, 2013 at 21:07

      FAKE TEAM!!! they was from Costa Rica T_T

      Reply

    • Lolita Ayala

      September 9, 2013 at 21:22

      Fake match!!

      Reply

    • Lolita Ayala

      September 9, 2013 at 21:31

      Fake Match :/

      Reply

  12. Guest

    September 9, 2013 at 19:23

    that its Bullshit, a lot of mexican watch the game, they were like 4 random south american + 1 random mexican, they are a lot of pure mexican teams that can pwn as ez as SA pwn them, PLZ do not post random shit, get your facts straight, they were not mexican, the funny thing its why don’t you post that the was selected by a south african organization probably to make his team look decent.

    Reply

  13. David Medina

    September 9, 2013 at 19:24

    that its Bullshit, a lot of Mexican watch the game, they were like 4 random south american + 1 random Mexican they are a lot of pure Mexican teams that can pwn them as ez as SA pwn them, PLZ do not post random shit, get your facts straight, they were not Mexican the funny thing its why don’t you post that the fake Mexican team was selected by a south African organization probably to make his team look decent.

    Reply

  14. Emilio Zapata

    September 9, 2013 at 20:00

    They were no mexican on that “México” team, just a bunch of faggots from south america and 1 random mexican, everyone of them with less than 200 hours of Dota 2, wtf i have 2,000 hours played and now this magical “pros” appear out of the fucking nowhere and says they are a mexican team ROFL.

    You should seriously investigate a little more Zoe, piece of shit article with absolutely no clue of what are you typing except “DURR HURR SA SO STRONK THEY BEAT A RANDOM TEAM”

    Reply

    • Sargon

      September 9, 2013 at 21:30

      And you have just exhibited (although no surprise) why every single non-DOTA person (including those chased away from the game by Dire and Radiant Trolls) thinks that everyone in the DOTA community are utter assholes. There is an exceptionally humane and adult way to go about highlighting discrepancies in the article in order to start to address the issues you raise. i.e. don’t be so aggressive and nasty. Constructive criticism or just don’t bother typing please.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 10, 2013 at 08:50

        You are speaking above terms they understand dude.

        Reply

  15. IDemsoul

    September 9, 2013 at 20:48

    They are not a Mexican team, in fact no body knows who the hell are they in the dota 2 Mexico comunity, here there are much better dota 2 teams, Lazygamer.net should investigate more about the info they put in this page

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      September 10, 2013 at 05:32

      We were notified by the official eSports body of South Africa that this was an official match against the Mexican team.

      Trust me we will be following up

      Reply

  16. Mx Neo

    September 9, 2013 at 20:50

    nobody knows that ”mexican players” they won creating a showmatch vs not even mexican player , 2 trash mexicans and 3 Costa Rica player. here are good teams in mexico that can easy kick that SA Asses but we bet that they will not take a real showmatch vs mexican pro players.

    i wonder is they dare to play vs SUMA the best mexican team
    https://www.facebook.com/SUMADOTA

    Reply

    • Francisco Rafael Gonzalez Mila

      September 9, 2013 at 21:57

      they dont have internet in africa..

      Reply

      • Gavin Mannion

        September 10, 2013 at 05:32

        lol funny the first time.. bland the second…

        Reply

  17. Hugo

    September 9, 2013 at 20:56

    Why are those guys using “Mexico” as a team name? Who decide those guys shoul represent Mexico in that match? Are they an all-star team from Mexico? There was a tournament/ladder/raffle? Maybe this message shouldn’t go directly to you guys but I don’t know where to look for answers. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I should be in that team, but I’m sure there should be some kind of tournament to decide who is going to represent a country in any competition like this.

    Lo que me intriga es saber quien decidió que ellos son el equipo nacional de que esta representando a México. Hubo algún torneo, ladder o algo similar para elegirlos a ellos? Se me hace una falta de respeto el usar “México” como si ellos fueran la selección nacional. No digo que yo tenga el nivel para estar ahí, pero creo que hay más competencia y nivel en México como para armar un “all-star” de jugadores mexicanos.

    Reply

    • GREAT_LUSTER

      September 10, 2013 at 04:42

      exactamente, no pude haberlo expresado mejor.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 10, 2013 at 08:49

        Jislaaik ek verstaan perfek wat jy daar sê

        Reply

        • Purple_Dragon

          September 10, 2013 at 09:34

          Laughed my head off at that.

          Reply

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 10, 2013 at 08:49

      Net soos jy daar sê

      Reply

  18. Mx Neo

    September 9, 2013 at 20:57

    They won vs a radom team that no one knows
    just check his profile http://dotabuff.com/teams/165148

    totally fake match

    Reply

  19. Taky Padilla

    September 9, 2013 at 21:02

    hey organizers, that was not a mexican team, they was from costarica, and they are so noobs, they are not the best mexican team or mexican players T_T, actually, no one on the dota 2 mexico comunity know about them, can i ask for a match with sudafrica with realplayers of Mexico?T_T can we talk about it, and clear this shit, cause that team is fake, u dont even investigate about the good players of mexico, and now. everyone think mexico have no lvl, cause they didnt farm more than 7 creeps in 15 mins… i want to talk in skype, facebook, or any way you want about it… my skype, “taky_to” my steam account, “taky00” “ixtaky86”

    Reply

  20. Erick Perez

    September 9, 2013 at 21:06

    Fake match! Justice!!

    Reply

  21. Lolita Ayala

    September 9, 2013 at 21:30

    Fake Match!!

    Reply

  22. Roy Jiménez Cuevas

    September 9, 2013 at 21:50

    That was completly fake, no one of this roster is at least a little close than the best mexican player in Dota 2, no one in Mexico have knowledge of this roster and use the Mexican tag is annoying.

    If any admin of this FAKE MATCH can contact the offical community of Dota 2 in Mexico will be good, maybe we can make arrangement for a new match.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/334587593262457/?hc_location=stream

    Reply

  23. Francisco Rafael Gonzalez Mila

    September 9, 2013 at 21:52

    this is just a random LoL team , trying to get into dota2 scene , THEY ARE AWFUL PLAYERS WITH 200 hours play , they suck

    Reply

  24. Francisco Rafael Gonzalez Mila

    September 9, 2013 at 21:58

    this article is all fake, there is no internet in africa, BUSTED! bitches

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 10, 2013 at 08:47

      No internet in Africa? Funny. How am I reading this and typing this response then?

      Reply

      • YaYa

        September 10, 2013 at 19:12

        the rest of Mexico apologizes on his behalf some ppl are just ignorant and dumb, it is never the way to get any resolution…

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 10, 2013 at 20:02

          Good to know that there are still civil people out there!

          🙂

          Reply

  25. MiSt

    September 9, 2013 at 22:02

  26. SUMA | Pillo

    September 9, 2013 at 22:10

    Glad for this?? LOL.. They weren’t a mexican team, play versus a real one first. At the moment we are the best team in México, add me for schedule a “real game”, or want me to play versus a random stack and call them “SA” and show it in D2L?? this is my steam ID: STEAM_0:0:43512211

    Reply

  27. arroyo

    September 9, 2013 at 22:19

    thats not even the mexican national team… rofl… you kidding me?

    Reply

  28. arroyo

    September 9, 2013 at 22:22

    best players in mexico are former teammates with some of the profesional gamers today and at some point they played against nirvana back in dota 1, and claimed to be the best team in southamerica beating artyk gaming around 5 years ago…

    Reply

  29. Marcos

    September 9, 2013 at 22:50

    Fake match, we want another showmatch vs a real mexican team.

    Reply

  30. Sargon

    September 9, 2013 at 23:36

    A lot of angry people here. 😛 Zoe.. is there any truth to these claims that the Mexico team was fake? And by fake.. I suppose they really mean not officially sanctioned the same way other national teams are? Or are there some sour grapes here. A lot of flame. But I’d really like to know. Just.. beware the trolls. 🙂

    Reply

    • Emilio Zapata

      September 10, 2013 at 00:08

      1 mexican on the team, 4 foreigners. Thats why its fake and thats why everyone is pissed.

      BTW: beware this faggot lol 🙂

      Reply

      • Sargon

        September 10, 2013 at 00:16

        Doesn’t answer my question. I wanted to more specifically know about eSports official organization, team selection process, etc. not same old unverified. 🙂 And how do you know these players were not Mexican? Aaaand.. you just did what you flamed me for elsewhere. Double standards much? So much Sahelanthropus tchadensis here today.

        Reply

        • Gavin Mannion

          September 10, 2013 at 07:26

          we’re looking into it

          Reply

        • Mx Neo

          September 10, 2013 at 09:56

          we talked to those players and they answer us that they feel so bad about this , they dont even known that dota2 was a serious game to take , they said that only 2 of them are mexican.

          and dont worry about who i am ,
          im just maybe another crap player aware of the pro scene.

          Reply

  31. YaYa

    September 10, 2013 at 01:20

    Bullshit match, who the fuck are those guys anyways, not mexicans I’ll tell you that, I know some real players who play way better than the south african team, for real who took responsability for this match, and why aren’t they looking for some answers, trash team, fake match, bad organization…

    Reply

  32. Ulisses Lopez

    September 10, 2013 at 05:02

    that its Bullshit, a lot of Mexican watch the game, they were like 4
    random south american + 1 random Mexican they are a lot of pure Mexican
    teams that can pwn them as ez as SA pwn them, PLZ do not post random
    shit, get your facts straight, they were not Mexican the funny thing
    its why don’t you post that the fake Mexican team was selected by a
    south African organization probably to make his team look decent.

    Reply

  33. Cyx Frag

    September 10, 2013 at 13:50

    Totally Fake! That team wasn’t Mexican! This is a bullshit post!

    Reply

  34. SangSang

    September 12, 2013 at 23:55

    1.)How are we a team expected to be at a national level
    2.)How is it enjoyable to watch such a low-level team get wiped.

    Reply

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