|Road to Kaohsuing - 49 days to go...|
Mind Sports South Africa has earned a reputation of being a federation totally committed to its members and athletes alike.
The process includes holding Regional, Provincial, and National Championships which feed into the annual National Team Trials. It is from those that participate at the National Team Trials that the National Squad is selected, and then from those in the National Squad, various Protea Teams are selected to play in various events.
|Donovan de Klerk|
With many of the members having obtained experience in online test matches as well as at IESF's 9th World Championships, there is great confidence in the team selected. However, it is the team captain that often seals the fate of the team. MSSA believes that it has found the best possible team captain for the Protea Esports League of Legends® Team in the person of Donovan de Klerk. Donovan has proved himself to be a strong team captain being able to marshal, inspire, lead and maintain the integrity of his teams, and it is hoped that such skills shall be used with equal effect in South Africa's Protea Esports League of Legends® Team.
|Marisa van der Westhuizen|
Although the esports title of CounterStrike: GO® was only introduced by IESF to into World Championships in 2016, Mind Sports South Africa has promoted such esports title in all Provincial and National championships since the game was published.
It should be noted that Marisa will make history at such IESF's 10th World Championships - Kaohsuing as she will be the first ever female team captain of a CounterStrike:GO team at World Championship level. Marisa follows in the footsteps of Maryke Kennard who blazed the way in 2015. Marisa is consolidating on, and is building on, such gains to create greater equality for females in esports.
|CounterStrike: GO||Marisa "Faith" van der Westhuizen (Captain)||ZAG Academy|
|Nicole "Nexxy" Rootman||ZAG Academy|
|Alora Ann "Saphira" Liebenberg||ZAG Academy|
|Lelane "Lilly" Soldin||ZAG Academy|
|Leander "Chappy" van Schalkwyk||Taccor Gaming|
|League of Legends||Donovan "MoreGank Freeman" De Klerk (Captain)||Good Gaming|
|Stephen "MrKnott" Pretorius||Good Gaming|
|Brett "Clax" Whitehead||VexxedPhoenix|
|Kyle "youNique" Taylor||VexxedPhoenix|
|Maalik "YoloPete" Rawoot||VexxedPhoenix|
|Tekken 7||Alasdair Donaldson||VexxedPhoenix|
|Manager||Johan van Breda||ZAG Academy|
|Johan van Breda|
It is MSSA's opinion that South Africa's Protea Esports Team finds itself in no better hands, and MSSA's President, Amanda Pakade, is confident that Johan shall deliver.
South Africa's past results are as follows: