27 June 2018
Stephen “Ph4ntom” Cloete is a man of diverse talents. He’s a legendary and celebrated figure within the local Quake scene. Ph4ntom was the winner of many a local tournament and a veteran of the highest level of international competition. He is the first name anyone in the South African esports scene thinks of when someone says Quake. Almost as adept a Counter-Strike player, Ph4ntom has made his mark in SA CS:GO as well.
In 2017 I was privileged enough to work with Stephen on both the Mega8 Autumn CS:GO Cup and on both seasons of ESL Africa. As a member of the analysis panel, he delivers his thoughts and perspective with eloquence. He helps the viewers understand the thought process of the competitors on the server better than anyone I know. Plus, he’s got an absolutely wicked sense of humour when the cameras are off and is an all round great guy to have in the green room.
Quaking. Boots. Champions.
MSI and Evetech will be bringing South Africa the MSI Quake Cup at Rush Esports 2018. There are some superb prizes on offer, with first prize being a well-specced MSI Gaming Laptop. This has drawn players both new and veteran alike to enter the first big LAN tournament in the country for Quake Champions. A total of 32 players entered the online portion of the MSI Quake Cup. After two stages of online competition, the final eight remaining will contest the offline tournament on Saturday 30 June at Sun Arena at the Time Square Casino in Pretoria.
I aint afraid of no ghost
Ph4ntom’s long absence from top-flight Quake competition is over, with his return set for the MSI Quake Cup at Rush. I managed to get a few of his thoughts ahead of the weekend’s happenings.
Read the full article over on Esports Central here.