Meet South Africa’s eSports stars – Dylan Ainsworth

Meet Dylan ‘Malinky’ Ainsworth, a Dota 2 player with a love for eSports and Jim Carrey.

Full Name: Dylan Ainsworth

Nickname: Malinky

Age: 20

City of Birth: Cape Town

Current City: Cape Town

Team: Alpha Star Gaming

Game(s) You Play Competitively: Dota 2

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How Did You Get Into eSports?

I got introduced to Dota 1 by a friend of mine in 2009 at the age of 12, but only really started taking things seriously a year or two into Dota 2.

What Has Been Your Best eSports Moment To Date?

A 4th place finish at VSGC with Alpha Star Gaming.

What Do You Hope To Achieve Through eSports?

It’s kind of like looking for something in a dark room at the moment, but I’d definitely be keen to go full time for a stable, decent salary.

What Are Your Hopes For South African eSports?

I hope that the scene can grow exponentially and that we can start turning the hobbies of hundreds of thousands into full-time jobs, because there’s nothing better than doing something you love.

Who Do You Consider To Be South Africa’s Best Competitive Gamer And Why?

I have no idea what he is doing at the moment but my choice would be Leon ‘Flares’ Wong, because he has won both Dota 2 and CS:GO titles, which is pretty crazy.

What Is The One Thing You Would Change About eSports And Why?

I’d just want to speed up the process of eSports becoming a bigger scene globally.

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Rapid Fire!

Favourite Game of All-Time?

Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne

Favourite Gaming Character?

Illidan Stormrage (World of Warcraft)

Favourite Snack?


Favourite Beverage?

CBC Amber Weiss

Favourite Musician/Band?

Kendrick Lamar

Favourite Sports Team?

Evil Geniuses

Favourite Movie?

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Favourite TV Show?

Game of Thrones

Favourite Actor/Actress?

Jim Carrey

Favourite TV/Movie Character?

Austin Powers

Who Would Win In A Fight Between Nathan Drake and John Marston?

No clue who those guys are, but John Marston looks like a lad.

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