|Nathan Anderson in gaming mode|
The MSSA is proud to announce that the 2016 On-line Championships for HearthStone, and StarCraft II will be held on 13 August 2016.
The online championships for StarCraft II has run since 2011. It should be noted that Robert Botha and Nathan Anderson both represented South Africa in the Protea eSports Team. Both performed admirably, and Nathan so far has more caps than any South African for eSports (10). The winners over the years are:
|2011||Robert ‘PandaTank’ Botha||Knights Mind Sports Club|
|2012||Nathan “StatiC” Anderson||PolarFluke||Gabriela “Gabybear” Isaacs||SAHETI|
|2013||Radhe ‘Illidian’ Stringer||Deviation Gaming||Yolande ‘ANANKE’ Williams||Deviation Gaming|
|2014||Nathan “StatiC” Anderson||Deviation Gaming||Yolande ‘ANANKE’ Williams||Deviation Gaming|
|2015||Edwin ‘Draga’ Williams||Way2Casual||Cornelia ‘lia’ Booysen||Tuks|
HearthStone was only run by MSSA from 2014. Barry West, the first winner, found himself called up for duty in the Protea eSports Team that participated in the IeSF's 6th World Championships - Baku. MSSA is very proud of the players who have represented South Africa at World Championship level, as they have all done so with distinction. The previous winners are:
|2014||Barry 'Trend' West||Tuks|
The championship may be used by gamers to qualify for eligibility to compete in the 2017 National Team Trials should the MSSA need to choose a team for any of the above-named titles.
As per the MSSA's rules, being:
Medals shall be awarded to the first three gamers for both men and women in the following categories:
When and Where:
The championship is accredited as being of the same status as a provincial championship. This means that the championship shall be used for the following:
As usual Trials shall be done at a LAN venue, and the team that can best represent South Africa shall then be selected.