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We are all very proud of the guys of Energy eSports for getting invited to the ESWC to play Dota 2. There they will be taking on the likes of Evil Geniuses. In fact, they play eG today, and you can watch and show your support.

That’s right, today is D-Day (D for Dota?) for the guys from Energy eSports. So much Dota today, I hope they’re well rested.

The first game is at 10:30 this morning when Energy takes on the Korean team, Muhan. Next up, eG at 12 followed by aAa at 2:30. At 3:45 they go up against 4FC and at 5 this evening they’ll take on Insight eSports. The top three teams qualify for groups, so let’s show them our support – if only we were there to blow some vuvuzelas. You can buy a tournament ticket via Dota 2, or go watch the live stream here.

Good luck boys, South Africa is rooting for you! We are already so proud of you for getting to the ESWC, imagine how we’ll just burst if you make it through.

Last Updated: October 31, 2013

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78 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 31, 2013 at 10:35

    Good luck guys!

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  2. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 31, 2013 at 10:35

    How does one “guy a tournament ticket” precious?

    EDIT: Yes I know its fixed now, but still, lekker lulz

    Reply

  3. Gerhard Davids

    October 31, 2013 at 10:36

    Omg I’m so confused. Energy or EG?!

    I think I will not watch that game due to conflict of interest.

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      October 31, 2013 at 10:41

      torn loyalties, eh?

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 31, 2013 at 10:43

        Downvote troll found the page

        Reply

        • Her Highness the Hipster

          October 31, 2013 at 10:47

          woah, impressive

          Reply

        • Gerhard Davids

          October 31, 2013 at 10:55

          fixed it

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 31, 2013 at 10:56

            Hehe, gg

      • Gerhard Davids

        October 31, 2013 at 10:55

        Yes I am. It’s gross. I don’t even think I want to know the results of that match.

        Reply

      • Gerhard Davids

        October 31, 2013 at 11:01

        Please find and post a Twitch stream that is showing this.
        I normally would do so but this fucking useless Neotell fibre is testing me today.

        Reply

    • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

      October 31, 2013 at 10:55

      I can’t find the Energy game.

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      • ToshZA

        October 31, 2013 at 11:01

        Main stage is eG vs some other team. Stage 2 seems to be not working in English. No stream.

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        • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

          October 31, 2013 at 11:02

          That really really sucks. Is there a match ID to watch it in game? Is that possible? Or do you need to buy a pass etc?

          Reply

          • Her Highness the Hipster

            October 31, 2013 at 11:04

            You’ll need to buy a ticket – looking for an alternative stream for you guys now

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 31, 2013 at 11:05

            Thanks Zoe. I have no cash at the moment – otherwise I’d consider buying a ticket. Sorry local team! I want to support! πŸ˜›

          • Her Highness the Hipster

            October 31, 2013 at 11:21

            at least twitch is free πŸ˜‰ http://www.twitch.tv/noxvilleza

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 31, 2013 at 11:32

            Thanks. Watching it now.

          • ToshZA

            October 31, 2013 at 11:38

            Just in time to watch them win.

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 31, 2013 at 11:39

            Yep. Watched the first 30 from EG though. That is going to be an interesting match later. πŸ˜€

          • ToshZA

            October 31, 2013 at 11:41

            Looks like some of the people in chat there are going to stream the next game from Energy.

            And apparently the next one will be an official stream in english.

            http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x158w3z_eswc-dota-2-english-broadcast_videogames?start=46

          • ToshZA

            October 31, 2013 at 11:57

            Energy vs eG starting in a few minutes. πŸ™‚

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 31, 2013 at 12:02

            I’m there, yo!

          • ToshZA

            October 31, 2013 at 11:08

            Damn, thanks Zoe. You rock.

          • Her Highness the Hipster

            October 31, 2013 at 11:21

            Okay, no English shoutcasting, but at least you can watch http://www.twitch.tv/noxvilleza

          • ToshZA

            October 31, 2013 at 11:25

            You deserve an e-hug. Thanks. Maybe i’ll pick up some Korean? Haha, nope. But at least I can watch and support. πŸ™‚

            Also: completely off-topic, but tuks streaming works at home, so it’s a port or something at the office.

      • Matthew Holliday

        October 31, 2013 at 11:30

        noxville putting up the only stream he could find http://www.twitch.tv/noxvilleza
        dodgy korean cast

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  4. TiMsTeR1033

    October 31, 2013 at 10:52

    Swear this downvote troll is testing me today…

    Reply

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      October 31, 2013 at 10:54

      nah, i like it – if i can get a downvote from a troll that’s like an upvote from a non-troll

      Reply

      • ToshZA

        October 31, 2013 at 10:54

        Or this. Win.

        Reply

    • ToshZA

      October 31, 2013 at 10:54

      Man, maybe try ignore it? It really makes no difference, at this point if we see downvotes on anyone’s profile we know why. In fact, before that troll I’d maybe seen a total of 5 deserving downvotes here.

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 31, 2013 at 10:56

        I preferred honest downvotes… Like if I called the arabs bad names… Downvote the crap outta me… this is just plain old sad.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Ninja

          October 31, 2013 at 10:56

          Like this?

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 31, 2013 at 10:57

            yeah like that!

        • ToshZA

          October 31, 2013 at 11:00

          Yeah, me too, but it best to either ignore it, or do what Zoe said. I’d go with Zoe’s option though, its win.

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 31, 2013 at 11:03

            I suppose that is one way to turn it around..

  5. SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

    October 31, 2013 at 11:38

    Energy picking up the win there. Good game. Looked a little too easy for them. πŸ˜›

    Thanks for this, Zoe.

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      October 31, 2013 at 11:39

      I think they’re playing Evil Geniuses in 20 minutes! πŸ™‚ should be streamed from daily motion (that original link), too.

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      • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

        October 31, 2013 at 11:40

        Legend. No work done today. “Β£$”Β£$%^

        πŸ˜€

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        • ToshZA

          October 31, 2013 at 11:58

          I’m at home today (not feeling well) so that’s worked out quite nicely. And my internet cap resets tonight, so I can abuse the streaming xD

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          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 31, 2013 at 12:02

            I’m trying to collect as much data on the microscope as I can between matches. OMS. TOO LITTLE TIME! πŸ˜›

            You’re lucky today. Sick, eh? πŸ˜‰

          • ToshZA

            October 31, 2013 at 12:07

            Yesterday and today. I really am feeling kak though. Wanna chunder something awful like every 15 or 20 minutes. Dunno why, been since Tuesday eve.

            If I hadn’t resigned 2 weeks ago my boss would’ve killed me. But, I’m out in 2 weeks anyway, so no diff.

            And they’re running a little late it seems. Damn eG, catch up fools! eN are on their game. Lets hope enough so that we win!

    • ToshZA

      October 31, 2013 at 13:14

      Well that match was embarrassing.

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      • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

        October 31, 2013 at 13:17

        Shame. It fell apart very quickly there. Didn’t look like they were quite themselves though. That early Rosh needed to pay off.

        But still. Some good plays!

        4FC at 3.45 or thereabout. Don’t know if it is being streamed though?

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        • ToshZA

          October 31, 2013 at 13:21

          Yeah but you know when one team gets ahead its tough to pull it back. eG just ran away with the game there, sadly.

          Now, for a nab, why is an early Rosh so beneficial? I’ve got 0 Dota2 experience, mine’s all in Dota.

          aAa at 2:30, they’re tied on points with eG, so that should also be a good game to watch. Hopefully we can still pull it back with the other teams and get to knockout rounds.

          Edit: I don’t have the bandwidth left to watch the other games. That one game took 600mb’s of data. Damn.

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          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 31, 2013 at 13:34

            That early Rosh would have given everyone in the team 200 gold before the creeps had started dying (a huge boost to supports – warding/counter-warding, etc). The hero who killed Rosh would have also received additional gold. Plus the XP reward is a great boost for early game phase.

            That could have turned that entire game on its head. It was a great idea. A shame.

            I’m keen to watch the next one too. They play well. Better than I expected. But I think the name also got to them after they went behind. Ya know? I dunno. I couldn’t play at that level. πŸ˜€

            Edit: Pity about not having enough data. I’m sure Zoe will post a round up of the matches tomorrow?

          • ToshZA

            October 31, 2013 at 13:36

            Lol, I’d just be feeding if I joined anything even slightly competitive, so you’re already way ahead on me man. πŸ˜›

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 31, 2013 at 13:39

            Hahaha. Nah. I get romped in pubs too. πŸ˜‰
            DotA is tough. And these South Africans take it seriously. We’ve got a good local scene from what I’ve gathered. I’ve not been into it for too long but can see the guys are really good. Energy can make things happen. A little more of this exposure will be great for them and local eSports Keen!

            I have a group of friendly mates who don’t mind playing with low level players to help ’em out. Don’t care much for their win/loss stats like a lot of other players. Join some time for a laugh.

          • ToshZA

            October 31, 2013 at 13:41

            I shall indeed man. Got you on steam, i’ll hit you up when I’ve got Dota2 downloaded.

          • Matthew Holliday

            October 31, 2013 at 13:43

            playing against a team with just slightly better mechanics than yours, can turn dota into the most depressing game in the world.

            dota is a game that really abuses skill differences.

          • ToshZA

            October 31, 2013 at 13:45

            Or if you’re competitive like me you just see it as incentive to get better.

          • Matthew Holliday

            October 31, 2013 at 13:47

            one doesnt last very long in the dota scene without being competative.
            even still, its depressing as hell.

          • ToshZA

            October 31, 2013 at 13:52

            Its not depressing, that’s my point. Listen, I lasted in a job for 2 and a half years when my colleagues lasted at most 3 months. I have this knack for perseverance that few have. Unless it comes to washing dishes. Then, I’ll do it when they get up out of the sink and slap me in the face. That’s why I pay someone else to do it.

            Totally off topic. I know.

            My point: simply that its a challenge to get better. Isn’t that the entire appeal of it? If it was depressing, nobody would play it besides the elite few. Its one of the most played games out there, and certainly most played on steam.

          • Matthew Holliday

            October 31, 2013 at 13:55

            oh ofcourse, the alternative feeling when you play well, is the biggest boost.
            my point was more that its a game you get invested in, when you lose, it suuuuuucks, but when you win, you feel like a rockstar.

          • ToshZA

            October 31, 2013 at 13:57

            Ah ok that makes sense then. Lots of sense, actually.

          • Matthew Holliday

            October 31, 2013 at 14:12

            I am generally a nice person, but the language that comes out of my mouth when im losing…
            alternatively, the shouting, chest bumping, butt slapping and high fives when making a big play at a LAN, I feel like im on a American Football field.

          • ToshZA

            October 31, 2013 at 14:16

            I’d rather do it from home with Voice Coms. But that’s because I like my rock, and I’ll stay under it. Thanks. But I totally know the feeling. Its like a difficult raid boss in WoW (and really, the only thing that I loved about that sad, horrible game).

          • Matthew Holliday

            October 31, 2013 at 13:39

            a level one rosh, if the whole team pulled out and let luna be the only one in the rosh pit, drops enough xp to boost luna to level 4 or something and like 500g + gold for the team, hows that for an advantage against a level one weaver.

          • ToshZA

            October 31, 2013 at 13:40

            That’s a big, big advantage. The game could’ve gone in completely the other way. If that’s the case I’d have stuck it out in there, why’d they pull out and play it safe?

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 31, 2013 at 13:42

            It was taking too long and EG figured it out eventually. Although they almost got a kill on EG when they pulled out. I figure they thought it wasn’t worth the risk. Imagine they all got nuked in there by EG? πŸ˜›

          • ToshZA

            October 31, 2013 at 13:46

            But like the shoutcasters said, they could’ve faked out, sent one person to go fake it in the lanes, and get Rosh down, albeit a little slower. Oh well, doesn’t matter now. At least it was a good strategy that didn’t quite work out. Better than just sucking.

          • Matthew Holliday

            October 31, 2013 at 13:57

            nah, they made the right call by pulling out. they didnt have a rosh lineup, and sending a lone support to juke out EG would have made them take even longer.
            remember my point on how EG know how to make the most of their advantage, if En had taken too long, it would have turned out horribly.

          • ToshZA

            October 31, 2013 at 13:58

            Yeah, I had written this before your reply. πŸ™‚

          • Matthew Holliday

            October 31, 2013 at 13:46

            time.
            the creeps had just spawned, and were making their way into lane, had they waited any longer, all the lanes would have had 3 minutes of uncontested farm, giving the entire team a bigger advantage than a single hero could get out of a level 1 rosh.

          • ToshZA

            October 31, 2013 at 13:47

            Again, educated. You’re quite heavy into Dota aren’t you? πŸ™‚

          • Matthew Holliday

            October 31, 2013 at 13:51

            i know my shit, but im not as good in practise.
            my dotabuff: http://dotabuff.com/players/58220785

            to put it in perspective, Matty Fig is probably a better player than me, but I know more about dota and dota mechanics.

          • ToshZA

            October 31, 2013 at 13:54

            Alright, so assume I want to get into DOTA2, where is the best place to do my research?

          • Matthew Holliday

            October 31, 2013 at 14:08

            i learnt most of my stuff by just playing
            but listening to people and watching pro games and streams and stuff helps you focus.

            mostly practise and getting your mechanics right.
            carries must farm, supports must spend all their gold on wards and its a team game, talk to your team.

            Purges “welcome to dota, you suck” guide is pretty usefull.
            http://www.youtube.com/user/PurgeGamers
            i put his commentaries on in the background to listen to while at work.

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 31, 2013 at 15:23

            Purge helped me figure all my shit out. And really really helps me out. I also put his commentaries on background when I work. Just watching him play and make decisions really helps.

          • Matthew Holliday

            October 31, 2013 at 15:25

            most of the time its “oh damn, missed that last hit” or “i should have TP’d in to help there, yeah i definitely should have helped there.”

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 31, 2013 at 15:27

            Yeah. But that is what helps. Those instant split second decisions. And the way he can look back on them and identify the mistakes. That’s what makes him so useful.

            IDK. Learning still. Don’t have nearly as many games in my pocket as you do. πŸ˜€

          • Matthew Holliday

            October 31, 2013 at 14:15

            also, play with friends and have everyone use their microphone, dont solo queue. playing with friends is way more fun and you learn alot more.

          • ToshZA

            October 31, 2013 at 14:18

            What are these friends that you speak of? O_o

            Haha, but in all seriousness, I only have 2 Steam friends who play. Sargon and Mads (who plays Guild Wars 2 and BF much more than DOTA). I don’t mind duking it out for a while getting my arse slapped 15 ways from Sunday though.

            Side note: interesting where this topic led to. I’d say 50% of the comments came from only us 3 in this discussion.

      • Matthew Holliday

        October 31, 2013 at 13:32

        i wouldnt really say so.
        remember, EG are a top tier team, our mechanics were all good, and we had a few good plays, but the difference came in when EG had an advantage, they knew when and how to use it and push it into a snowballing situation.

        considering that, I dont think the game was as one sided as it looked.

        once the weaver had first blood, and realised that they couldnt stop him from farming in the offlane, he knew he had the advantage and abused it heavilly.
        luna vs weaver isnt really a strong combo, and with earth shakers tiny mana pool, and a perseverance up on weaver already, there was nothing they could do to stop it.

        seem did ok on the midlane aswell, he didnt have the denies, but he atleast was forcing the puck to miss last hits. the team dynamic and experience difference between the two teams was shown there and once EG tested the waters on mid, it was all downhill from there.

        at that point the freefarming juggernaught wasnt even an issue.

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        • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

          October 31, 2013 at 13:36

          Agreed.

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        • ToshZA

          October 31, 2013 at 13:37

          Alright, educated. Thanks. πŸ™‚

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  6. Rags

    October 31, 2013 at 12:17

    Goodluck to the boys.
    But for me ESWC is just not the same without Quake 3 πŸ™

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  7. ToshZA

    October 31, 2013 at 17:05

    Aw, they lost to both aAa and 4FC, meaning they’re out of the competition. They still have Insight to play, and I’m hoping they win for at least a consolation game.

    The big game up live now is 4FC vs aAa, and its a big one. eG is top of the log, and they’ll easily beat their last opponents.

    Sorry boys, we rooted for you. πŸ™

    Reply

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