South African esports organisation Bravado Gaming has announced its expansion into the Middle East and Africa.
The company plans to expand operations and hire talent in Egypt, UAE, and Saudi Arabia, and also field an Egypt-based VALORANT roster. The company also renewed its partnerships with Intel, Dell Gaming, and Alienware.
Bravado Gaming is an esports organisation based in South Africa, known mostly for its CS: GO team that saw success on the international scene, finishing second at the DreamHack Winter open in 2018.
The organisation has recently re-signed rosters in Rocket League, FIFA, and Fortnite, and also signed CS:GO and VALORANT teams.
In addition to the new expansion and renewal of partnerships, Bravado announced the development of ‘interactive’ venues in Egypt, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Saudi Arabia.
The venues will be equipped with gaming equipment and will be used for events, training, and boot camps for Bravado players, as well as hosting public events. Bravado said in a release that the company wants to use these venues to “ease people into gaming and esports.”
Andreas Hadjipaschali: CEO and Co-founder of Bravado Gaming, said: “The amazing team at Bravado will work tirelessly to expand on this model and positive way of being, to social & competitive gamers, endemic and non-endemic brands, as well as various ecosystems as we believe that we are far more than just a team of gamers.
“We are a brand and a message that consistently works to instill a specific value to individuals alike, both inside and outside of the game.”
Esports Insider says: Bravado has announced a large expansion and signed a large number of players, all in quick succession. It seems like the South Africa-based organisation means business and plans to be a real contender in MENA & beyond The renewal of major blue-chip and endemic partnerships is also very welcome for Bravado.