With Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) being a member of both Global Esports Federation (GEF) and International Esports Federation (IESF), South African gamers look forward to more international competitions than ever before.
Lu-Zelle Kruger of ‘Middies’ from mpumalanga was instrumental in assisting the High School team win the senir division of the League of Legends esports title. Lu-Zelle Krugeris the youngest female to be awarded Senior Provincial Colours for the League of Legends esports title.
MSSA has been a member of IESF since 2009 and has participated in each and every IESF World Championships.
Thus excitement is running high as teams scramble to qualify for MSSA’s National Team Trials (NTT) to be held on 25 March 2023 at which the Protea Team to represent South Africa shall be selected for the African Regional Qualifiers for IESF’s World Esports Championships.
The Western Cape Online Championships, expertly umpired by Anneke Luies (Protea Team Member – 2022) was a phenomenal success with clubs from 6 provinces battling it out tjo take the honours.
First time entry, Point High School from the Western Cape demonstrated how easily goliaths can be toppled with the school winning three divisions and with six players earning Senior Provincial Colours on their first outing.
Great things are expected from Point High School in future championships.
Of course, all players who have finished in the top three, or top twenty percent – whichever is greater, qualify for the National Team Trials to be held on 25 March 2023.
All such players are reminded that to enter NTT, players must be in possession of a valid passport.
The winners of MSSA’s 2023 Western Cape Online Championships are:
|Title||Name of player/team||Club||Colours awarded|
|Clash of Clans||William Brink||Hoër Volkskool|
|Clash Royale – Premier||Jimmy Swanepoel||Point High School||Western Cape|
|Clash Royale – High School||Matthew Croucam||Point High School|
CS:GO – Premier
|ZAG CS||ZAG Academy|
|Josh Chapman||Western Cape|
|Sebastian Montoya-Pelaez||Western Cape|
|Michael de Villiers||Western Cape|
|Josh Orelowitz||Western Cape|
|Thomas Venables||Western Cape|
CS:GO – Premier – Female
|VYBN Females||ZAG Academy|
|Paula van Vuuren||Western Cape|
|Rialet van Jaarsveld||Gauteng|
DotA – Premier
|ZAG DOTA||ZAG Academy|
|Wilrich van Deventer||Gauteng|
|Piin how Chen||Gauteng|
|David van Rooijen||Gauteng|
|FIFA 23 – Premier||Antonie Botes||Hoër Volkskool|
FIFA 23 – High School
|Siphesihle Sibanyoni (PC)||Middies|
|Liam van Staden (PS4)||Middies|
|HearthStone||Kyle Vorster||ZAG Academy||Gauteng|
League of Legends
|Rocket League – Premier – 1 v 1||Nathan Strange||Hoërskool Klerksdorp||North West|
Rocket League – Premier – 3 v 3
|PHS Orcas||Point High School|
|Michael Roberts||Western Cape|
|Shuan Benade||Western Cape|
|Zandre Potgieter||Western Cape|
|TG Potgieter||Western Cape|
|Street FIghter V – Premier||Marnus van der Merwe||Hoërskool Klerksdorp||North West|
|Tekken 7 – Premier||Jonathan Brown||Team PlayBell||Western Cape|
|Sportsmanship Award||Antonie Botes||Hoër Volkskool|