Even though the championship was plagued by load shedding, MSSA and all the participants put their best foot forward and triumphed by holding a highly successful championship.
Tshwarelo Tshwane of Montanus Primary School in his first-ever esports championship managed to finish in first place in the Primary School section for the Clash Royale esports title and earn himself National Primary School Colours.
It has always been MSSA’s belief that the growth of esports as a competitive sport starts at the school level.
As Colin Webster (MSSA President) stated, “It is impossible to separate the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and esports. The growth of esports at school level is an important factor in promoting 4IR and capacitating learners for the modern economy.”
Webster continued to say, “Esports too enlarges the ‘sports pie’ to bring in more athletes and administrators across age and gender boundaries in order to enable more people than ever before to achieve their full potential.”
The results posted by Tshwarelo Tshwane were stellar and is proof that esports is a great equalizer in which any school can successfully challenge long-established sporting schools.