Why FlipSid3 is Leaving the Masters

FlipSid3 Tactics South Africa (F3SA) will not compete in Leg 2 of the 2017 DGL Masters, with the talented MGO (multi-gaming organization) confirming their withdrawal from the competition.

F3SA is looking to align its strategy with that of its North American parent organization, FlipSid3 Tactics, and pursue new opportunities above and beyond the local competitive scene.

The result of this new venture means that the organization will no longer be able to commit to the planned DGL Masters calendar.

It is for this reason FlipSid3’s CSGO and Dota 2 Masters teams, who both finished seventh (7th) in their respective divisions, will forfeit their league spots in the 2017 DGL Masters and the upcoming Community Shield qualifier.


“F3SA (FlipSid3 Tactics South Africa) wishes to thank the DGL, its staff and management, for the opportunity to compete against the best in the country,” says owner Anthony ‘SkyChief’ Nell.

“The run over the last 12 months has seen many hours of hard work and great success for everyone involved.

We regretfully pass on our place in favour of working more closely with F3 and their partners right here in Africa. Good luck to everyone remaining”


Since the competition’s inception back in January 2016, FlipSid3 Tactics South Africa has played a pivotal role in the success and growth of the DGL Masters program.

FlipSid3 was one of eight MGOs selected to compete in the inaugural season of the DGL Masters, a competition designed to nurture and promote local talent by providing a superior competitive platform with increased spectator access and awareness.


DGL Management is sad to see FlipSid3 go but at the same time is delighted to see one of our own local teams, that came through the Masters program, aligning with their International holding company in the hopes of achieving International success.

FlipSid3 Tactics South Africa delivered thrilling matchups and helped shaped some of South Africa’s top up-and-coming talent on route to a fourth-place finish at last October’s Grand Final.

We wish them the best of luck for the rest of 2017!

  • Anthony Nell

    Thank you guys! Much love to you all and look forward to seeing you grow with your new ventures <3

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  • Stealth

    They were paid off by Bravado to try get their spot back in Masters 😛 jk

  • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

    And so it begins …

    • I think it’s important to understand that F3SA informed DGL management of their decision to leave the Masters well before the end of Leg 1. This was not a reaction to Tuesday’s ESL Africa announcement. There is no underlying agenda here, like some publications would have you believe. Peace.

      • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

        Lol, of course man.

        It just saddens me seeing that when we finally start having massive competitions/events – the dates unfortunately have the potential of colliding and then has the impact of teams having to weigh the options.

        For SA, having more events is excellent but when teams have to pick now which ones to attend and which ones not too – it puts those events in danger of note happening again.

        One step forward, two steps back 🙁

        But any who’s – hope ALL the events are a success and we see more.

  • I think it’s important to understand that F3SA informed DGL management of their decision to leave the Masters well before the end of Leg 1. This was not a reaction to Tuesday’s ESL Africa announcement. There is no underlying agenda here, like some publications would have you believe.