ENergy Esports triumphed at ESL African Championship Season 2 overwhelming Bravado Gaming 3 to 0 in the finals.
Four team fought at ESL African Championship S2: the best two from the North African and South African leagues. ENergy Esports took part in the tournament as a representative of the latter.
They defeated Limitless.gg 2-0 on Cache and Cobblestone, and moved to the best-of-five finals versus Bravado Gaming, the champions of the previous edition.
The battle was quick as eNergy proved to be the best team. They earned the title of champions and a $22,833 prize.
ESL African Championship S2 Prize Distribution:
- eNergy - $22,833
- Bravado - $11,441
- Limitless - $7,627
- Viboras - $4,195
eNergy vs Bravado Bo5 recap
The first fight took place on Cache, the map selected by eNergy. They started as Counter-Terrorists, won the pistol round, and dominated the opponents during all the first half. Bravado only claimed two rounds and was able to plant the bomb twice.
Three rounds as Terrorists were enough to finish the match: 16:2 for eNergy.
Things were less desperate for Bravado on Mirage. They secured the first round defusing the bomb, and the successive one, but then eNergy started fighting back. The first half ended 9:6 for them.
Once the sides swapped eNergy displayed a stronger CT-side, ending the match 16:8. The best player of the match was Rieghardt “flexeeee” Romatzki: he scored as many as 30 kills, and inflicted an absurd 126.4 average damage per round, for a total rating of 1.92.
Cobblestone ended the best-of-five with a more balanced battle, but once again eNergy had the upper hand. Trevor "kaNibalistic" Morley and flexeeee had a remarkable performance with about 25 kills and 90+ ADR each.
Bravado got the pistol round as CT, but couldn’t retain the advantage for long. ENergy had a 9 rounds win streak considering the end of the first half and the start of the second one.
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