March 10, 2018
White Rabbit Gaming, South Africa’s best Dota 2 team, are off to China for the World Electronic Sports Games World Finals. The finals take place in the Haikou International Convention & Exhibition Center on the island province of Hainan, there is a rather ample $1.5 million total prize pool on the line for the Dota 2 tournament.
WESG and SA
South Africa is well represented at WESG this year. Bravado Gaming will be tackling the CS:GO tournament in their first LAN appearance since relocating to the United States. Look out for a CS:GO preview of WESG early next week. For Hearthstone, Jacques “SelfmOorD” Wentzel is the South African hope. While in Starcraft 2, Protoss player Edwin “Drager” Williams was the winner of the South African qualifier. Good luck to all the players attending.
The player speaks!
The Dota tournament starts on 13 March and will come to a conclusion on 18 March. I managed to catch up with WRG’s Ryan “Chidowi_” Lancaster the evening before their departure for China. Since I’m a Dota noob, I got some very gracious help on the questions. Thanks to Christopher “Sargon” House as well as Shaun “Profeci” Murrell for their expertise. In this interview, we briefly reflected on WRG’s rise to dominance in the local scene, and how they’ve prepared for the competition at WESG
axtremes: Hi Ryan. I appreciate you taking the time to answer these questions right before you leave. Can we start with your team’s rivalry with Bravado Gaming in 2016? How much did the losses to BVD impact your frame of mind?
Chidowi_: It’s never fun to lose, but the losses never bothered me too much. You kind of just reflect on it and try figure out where you went wrong and how to fix it.
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