Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Results of KwaZulu Natal Championships

Gregory Haripersad winner of  four titles at the KZN Championnships
Driving into Maritzburg College, one is immediately struck by the sight of the imposing buildings which have been meticulously maintained. It is clear that there is a great sense of history, and yet the present has been carefully intertwined.

Thus there was no better place to hold MSSA’s 22
ndKwaZulu 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.

The KZN Championships too shall be used by the Provincial Director to select the new KZN Provincial Teams that shall officially represent KwaZulu Natal in the online inter-provincial test matches.

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

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

All the players who  have thus earned KZN Provincial Colours are:
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
Learvene Winkler Knights KZN
Sydney Winkler Eastwood KZN

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to the winners of the KZN Championships. We look forward to seeing you in action in the upcoming events.