Nam e-sports team suffers setback at World Championships
Namibian gamers have not been successful in the first round of title matches at the 1Oth e-sports World championships which are currently underway in China’s Kaohsiung city.
The players took part in Counter Strike-Global Offensive; League of Legends and Tekken 7 game titles but did not secure any wins in the knockout round, treasurer of NESA, Salome de Bruyn told The Villager.
“They worked hard and gave their best, but unfortunately they were not able to make it to the next round. They will, however, walk away with an amazing experience. For League of Legends, they were in Group F and competed against Finland and Saudi Arabia. For Counter-Strike: Global Offensive they were in Group B and competed against Israel, Macedonia, and Denmark. For Tekken 7, our gamer Freddy was in Group B and competed against Thailand, Israel, and Sweden but did not win,” de Bruyn said.
She added that the competition was intense and that the team went all out despite the defeat, although this was also a learning platform for them as they do not usually get to perform at events of that magnitude.
NESA has sent a total of eleven players namely, John Berry; Tristan Meyer; Andre Nel; Dario De Gouveia and Jefferson Lopes for Counter Strike-Global offensive.
Else Stoffberg; Richard van Wyk; Jonathan Calitz; Damien Briz and Flip de Byun were taking part in the game title for League of Legends while Mazila Freddy Mazila was taking part in the game title of Tekken 7.
De Bruyn was invited in her official capacity to accompany the team.