|Gregory Haripersad winner of four titles at the KZN Championnships|
Thus there was no better place to hold MSSA’s 22ndKwaZulu Natal Championships on 9 & 10 July 2016
Seven clubs from four provinces participated in the event which enormously increased the level of competition and excitement.
With MSSA’s National Team Trials for 2016 having been done on 4 June 2016, the KZN Championships form part of the body of championships that count towards qualifying towards the 2017 National Team Trials. The 2017 National Team Trials shall be used to select South Africa's official Protea eSports Team to attend IeSF's 9th World Championships.
Of course, certain players deserve special mention…
In Checkers, Sonja Brown, of All Stars, Witbank, demonstrated to all that she is not to be trifled with. Having finished in 3rd place at the 2015 SA Nationals, Sonja then finished in second place at the 2016 Gauteng Championships, tie first at the 2016 MpumulangaChampionships and undisputed champion at KwaZulu Natal.
Leonard Loftus, of Masters of eSports, Sasolburg, maintained his form by winning MORTAL KOMBAT™, and STREET FIGHTER V™.
However, the real star of the show was Gregory Haripersad, of Maritzburg College, who won the KZN title in no less than four games, being; Checkers, FIFA ‘16™, PES 2016™, TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT II™. In both Checkers and TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™, Gregory won all the games that he played in order to earn KwaZulu Natal Colours.
The winners are:
|Title||Name of player/team||Club||Colours awarded|
|Checkers – female||Sonja Brown||All Starts|
|Checkers||Gregory Haripersad||Maritzburg College||KZN Colours|
|CounterStrike: GO||Deadlock||Knights Mind Sports Club||KZN Colours|
|FIFA '16||Gregory Haripersad||Maritzburg College||already awarded|
|FIFA '16 – High School||Cameron Gold||Maritzburg College|
|FIFA '16 – Primary School||Joel van Wyk||Merchiston Prep.|
|HearthStone||Matthew Hoyle||Maritzburg College||KZN Colours|
|Mortal Kombat X||Leonard Loftus||MOeS|
|PES 2016 – female||Sydney Winkler||Eastwood Secondary||KZN Colours|
|PES 2016||Gregory Haripersad||Maritzburg College||already awarded|
|PES 2016 – High School||Jason Botha||Maritzburg College|
|Street Fighter V – female||Kiara Naiker||Saint Annes||KZN Colours|
|Street Fighter V||Leonard Loftus||MOeS|
|Tekken Tag Tournament II||Gregory Haripersad||Maritzburg College||already awarded|
|Name of players||Team/Club||Province|
|Caleb Banks||Deadlock – Knights||KZN|
|Kieran Cullum||Deadlock – Knights||KZN|
|Samuel – Dean Green||Deadlock – Knights||KZN|
|Gregory Haripersad||Maritzburg College||KZN|
|Matthew Hoyle||Maritzburg College||KZN|
|Kiara Naiker||St Annes||KZN|
|Dustin Peacock||Deadlock – Knights||KZN|
|Stephen van Lennep||Deadlock – Knights||KZN|