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Energy eSports and Bravado Gaming Dominate Liberty LAN

Bravado Gaming and Energy eSports were the two main contenders in this past weekend’s Liberty LAN held at Emporer’s Palace in association with Gaming for Cancer.

Gaming for Cancer is the organisation’s seventh national project with other well-known CANSA projects including Movember and the CANSA Shavathon.

The goal of Gaming for Cancer is to use gaming to raise awareness about cancer nationally by partnering with LANs and giving gamers the chance to participate in supporting the fight against a disease which will affect one in four South Africans through diagnosis of friends, family or self.

Teams attended from all over the country and travelled to the venue to compete in the Call of Duty: Ghosts, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 competition where some of the top teams in the country competed for a share in cash and prizes sponsored by SteelSeries and ASUS. The administration was done by the Telkom Do Gaming League (DGL) team and while there were some networking issues at first, as soon as things were sorted, the LAN seemed to run rather smoothly.

Energy eSports and Bravado Gaming dominated competition in all three of the tournaments with Energy taking two podium spots and Bravado taking one. Both of the MGO’s took part in the grand finale of each tournament though.

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Energy’s Blaze team seemed to be a firm favourite heading into the grand final, only to be knocked down by Bravado in the semi-finals. Blaze then took down Team Immersion, the team who knocked Energy’s sister team, Frost, out of the competition. Blaze then came back for the win against Bravado Gaming to give Energy its first win on the weekend to win the series 3 – 2.

Energy Blaze walked away with the first place with Bravado Gaming coming second and Team Immersion pulling up in third place. All three teams walked away with prizes from SteelSeries.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Both Damage Control (DC) and Energy eSports met in the semi-finals which saw eN take down one of the tournament favourites in DC after eN knocked Bravado Gaming down to the lower bracket. As many would have expected, DC met against Bravado in the lower bracket and saw a repeat of the Do Gaming Championships from 2013, where Bravado took them down too. This led to eN meeting up with bvd in the grand final which saw eN take the win 3 – 1 over their rivals.

Energy eSports took another win which Bravado Gaming coming second on the podium followed by DC. All three teams walked away with prizes sponsored by SteelSeries including the CS:GO Kana Edition mouse.

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Dota 2

Bravado Emotion were definitely the talk of the tournament as they kept dispatching teams as they went through the brackets. They took down both Energy eSports and Liberty Full on Jukes (FoJ) in the quarter finals and semi-finals respectively. Energy eSports then fought very hard in the lower bracket to take down Bravado Blue and Liberty FoJ only to be faced up with Bravado Gaming Emotion once more.

Bravado Gaming continued their dominating streak across the competition, only dropping the one map to Energy eSports in the final, but still saw Bravado take a convincing win 3 – 1 over their competitors. Energy eSports took up second place and Liberty FoJ took third and each team went home with gear sponsored by SteelSeries as well as a R5,000 cash prizes sponsored by ASUS.

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Congratulations to all teams with their results at the Liberty LAN and thank you to all teams participating who contributed a portion of their ticket sales going towards the fight against cancer through Gaming for Cancer.

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