South African FIFA pro becomes first Red Bull Esports Athlete in Africa

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South African FIFA pro becomes first Red Bull Esports Athlete in Africa

This week, Red Bull South Africa welcomed Thabo “Yvng Savage” Moloi to the “winner’s circle”. Yes, Thabo Moloi has become the first Red Bull Esports Athlete from Africa, and a big congratulations go out to this massive achievement from Goliath Gaming’s FIFA pro.

About Thabo “Yvng Savage” Moloi

You might already know Thabo “Yvng Savage” Moloi from the eBafana Bafana team who led the South African squad in the FIFA eNations Stay n Play Cup which took place earlier this year.

However, Thabo “Yvng Savage” Moloi has been grinding it out in the South African FIFA esports scene for quite some time. At the age of 16, back in 2018, he managed to win the VS Gaming FIFA Festival for PS4, which was the official FIFA eWorld Cup Global Series Qualifier at the time. This was also Thabo’s first competitive tournament ever.

In the South African FIFA scene, his skills are unmatched, as he is ranked 1st in the country on PS4. He is also ranked 73rd in the world.

Speaking to Red Bull ZA in a player profile article, the Goliath Gaming pro explained his struggle when first starting his esports journey.

Thabo “Yvng Savage” Moloi comments:

“In 2018, when I first started playing FIFA competitively, I didn’t have the latest console to practice on. I saved my lunch money and asked my parents to help me. That’s how I got a second-hand PlayStation 4.”

Things haven’t always been great for Thabo, as he couldn’t make it FIFA eWorld Cup Global Series Playoffs in 2018 since his passport didn’t arrive in time. Then, in 2019, he qualified for the FIFA eWorld Cup Global Series Playoffs again, but couldn’t make it to the UK.

According to the Red Bull ZA player profile, he wants to become the top-ranked FIFA player in the world. Hopefully, now being a Red Bull Gaming Athlete, we will one day see Thabo “Yvng Savage” Moloi rise all the way to the top.

A big congratulations go out to Thabo “Yvng Savage” Moloi, Goliath Gaming, and Red Bull for picking up such an amazing South African player.

Header image via Red Bull ZA.

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    Kold Cold (19th February 2021)

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