Energy eSports was founded in 2012 by individuals with the same goals, aspirations and beliefs in South African eSports. Today, Energy eSports consists of a number of teams who are considered to be champions and leaders in their chosen games. Energy eSports is a professional multi-gaming organization (MGO) that competes at the highest level of competitive gaming in South Africa while maintaining courteous and acceptable behaviour. With the help of SteelSeries, MSI, BenQ and IS Gaming, the players within Energy eSports strive to conduct themselves in a professional manner, showing respect to any and all other gamers while keeping a cool head in the heat of competition.

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

 

 
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

2nd – 2014 rAge Telkom Gaming Championships

DOTA2:

4th – 2014 rAge Telkom Gaming Championships

LoL:

1st – 2014 rAge Telkom Gaming Championships

Call of Duty Xbox One:

6th – 2014 rAge Telkom Gaming Championships

Call of DutyPC:

2nd – 2014 rAge Telkom Gaming Championships

 

 

MSI: Hi! First, thanks for taking the time for this interview. Could you brief us on your general gaming history? What motivated you to build Energy eSports?

Energy eSports: Energy eSports was founded in 2013 with the one simple goal – development. We wanted to create a simple platform for the best gamers in South Africa to grow and development within the local, and eventually international community. The help of our partners and sponsors have brought us to where we are today, and we’re extremely proud of every member of our team.

The motivation, as cliche as it sounds, is to win and that is what we’ve crafted by adopting some of the best gamers in the business.

MSI:In recent years, the eSports industry is thriving. Now, it has been listed as the official sport in China, Korea, Italy, Malaysia, the United States and Taiwan and gamers will be a new type of athlete. In the future, it has great chance to be part of the Olympic Games. What you think of this trend?

Energy eSports: The recognition of eSports as an official sport is crucial for the growth of every title involved with it. South Africa has recently recognized eSports as a tier one sport (alongside Cricket and Rugby) which places us among the few countries who have done the same.

What this means for eSports is that from a grass roots level we’re able to help our young players grow and develop as they train in their specific title. The involvement of major organizations and sponsors, much like MSI, aid in every aspect from financial aid and exposure for our gamers and teams. I think it’s fantastic.

MSI:We have noticed that you have two Call of Duty squads on PC and XBOX platforms as we know that are very different in operation. Will these members exchange their skills and strategies on it? Will members swap between these two platforms possibly?

Energy eSports: Console and PC versions of Call of Duty are extremely different. The Console version is a four versus four, while PC is a five versus five. They also play different game modes, with Console including a different array of game modes throughout a tournament. PC focuses primarily on Search and Destroy, while Console includes this, and Domination.

They have discussed maps and some strategies per se, but the difference is a bit too large to sit around and offer insight into each others areas.

MSI:The old saying has it that ” Good tools are essential to a job well done. Skill to the soul as tool to the body”. Is there any change to Energy eSport’s performance with MSI GAMING products? Any recommendation or suggestion?

Energy eSports: Touching back on Call of Duty PC, yes the tools do make a difference. Call of Duty is a very performance intensive game, especially since there is a new version available each year, so the assistance from MSI GAMING Products insures our games always have the best possible PC performance wise.

Other than Call of Duty the games we cater for are not performance intensive, bar CS:GO where a good PC does make all the difference, it’s not really necessary. The involvement of MSI GAMING has had a positive effect on the guys and I would say both physically, having the best tools, and mentally, knowing that they’re backed by such a powerhouse and this creates an incentive to improve and win.