July 17, 2024

MSSA To Hold National Team Trials in Cape Town

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.

Mind Sports South Africa(MSSA) a pioneer in South African esports has revealed that the much anticipated National Team Trials(NTT) will be held on Saturday March 25 at Cape Town.

With (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.

According to press release published by MSSA, “The excitement is running high as teams scramble to qualify for MSSA’s National Team Trials (NTT) where 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.” the statement concluded.

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:

TitleName of player/teamClubColours awarded
Clash of ClansWilliam BrinkHoër Volkskool
Clash Royale – PremierJimmy SwanepoelPoint High SchoolWestern Cape
Clash Royale – High SchoolMatthew CroucamPoint High School
CS:GO – PremierZAG CSZAG Academy
Josh ChapmanWestern Cape
Sebastian Montoya-PelaezWestern Cape
Michael de VilliersWestern Cape
Josh OrelowitzWestern Cape
Thomas VenablesWestern Cape
CS:GO – Premier – FemaleVYBN FemalesZAG Academy
Paula van VuurenWestern Cape
Chloe WilsonGauteng
Rialet van JaarsveldGauteng
Nicky MullerGauteng
Alexandria KrugerMpumalanga
DotA – PremierZAG DOTAZAG Academy
Wilrich van DeventerGauteng
Yu-shen ChenGauteng
Piin how ChenGauteng
David van RooijenGauteng
Ryan DonaldGauteng
FIFA 23 – PremierAntonie BotesHoër Volkskool
FIFA 23 – High SchoolSiphesihle Sibanyoni (PC)Middies
Liam van Staden (PS4)Middies
HearthStoneKyle VorsterZAG AcademyGauteng
League of LegendsGrottoMiddies
Dylan PutekMpumalanga
Leson VisagieMpumalanga
Patrick NelMpumalanga
Jarred VisagieMpumalanga
Lu-Zelle KrugerMpumalanga
Rocket League – Premier – 1 v 1Nathan StrangeHoërskool KlerksdorpNorth West
Rocket League – Premier – 3 v 3PHS OrcasPoint High School
Michael RobertsWestern Cape
Shuan BenadeWestern Cape
Zandre PotgieterWestern Cape
TG PotgieterWestern Cape
Street FIghter V – PremierMarnus van der MerweHoërskool KlerksdorpNorth West
Tekken 7 – PremierJonathan BrownTeam PlayBellWestern Cape
Sportsmanship AwardAntonie BotesHoër Volkskool