|The Maritzburg College DotA 2 team|
The game has grown in popularity among the schools that already are in the official school championships as well helped 'grow' the number of schools participating in the official leagues.
It is no surprise to see Maritzburg College DotA 2 eSports team taking the lead as the school has continuously participated in MSSA events giving them the necessary practice and experience required for such types of competition.
In 2014 Maritzburg College was only ranked in 5th place and held n to such placing in 2015.
However, something 'clicked' in 2016 and the team was catapulted up to take the number one spot, although St John's College, St Alban's College and Parklands are all yapping on Maritzburg College's heels.
It will indeed be interesting to see which school is 'top-dog' and which school shall take the honours for this competition at the end of the year.
According to the rules for the Ladder, teams are listed in accordance of ranking and may be challenged by teams that are ranked within five places of themselves. New teams enter at the bottom of the table and have to work their way to the top.
It is really quite encouraging to see so many school teams making their way up the table which bodes well for the future of gaming in South Africa.
The list of rankings is:
|Pos||Name of Player||year||Club||Points|
|1||Maritzburg College A||16||MC||337.5|
|2||St John's [The Swagelords]||14||SJC||321.7|
|3||St Alban's College [PYN]||14||SAC||306.1|
|4||PC DOTA||16||Parklands College||306|
|9||Brandcliff House [One Time Shoe Shine]||14||BH||190|
|10||St Alban's College [Kwe]||14||SAC||176.3|
|11||Oakhill [Mr Project]||14||OS||173.1|
|12||St John's [Stepping At Fourways]||14||SJC||156|
|13||St Alban's College [DG]||14||SAC||154.5|
|15||Crawford Sandton [Red Crusaders]||14||CCS||152.1|
|17||Maritzburg College B||16||Maritzburg College||135|
|18||SSES DOTA||16||St Stithians||124.3|
|19||Fairmont High School [MOS]||14||FH||109|
|20||MIDAS||15||St Albans College||100|
|21||Fairmont 3rd Team||15||Fairmont High School||100|
|22||Hyde Park High School||15||Hyde Park High School||100|
|23||Alpha||15||Linkside High School||100|
|24||Rondebosch||15||Rondebosch Boys High||100|
|25||FHHS 1||15||Fish Hoek High School||100|
|26||LHG 2||15||King David High School||100|
|27||HTS 3||15||HTS Witbank||100|
|28||SJC DotA Society||15||St John’s College||100|
|29||Fairmont 1st Team||15||Fairmont High School||100|
|30||Fairmont 2nd Team||15||Fairmont High School||100|
|31||Sacred Heart 2||15||Sacred Heart||100|
|32||FHHS 2||15||Fish Hoek High School||100|
|33||Parklands College A||15||Parklands College||100|
|34||Sacred Heart 1||15||Sacred Heart||100|
|35||HTS 2||15||HTS Witbank||100|
|36||Bravo||15||Linkside High School||100|
|37||Parklands College B||15||Parklands College||100|
|38||SJC Outdoor Decorator||16||St John's||100|
|39||SJC Eagles||16||St John's||100|
|41||Fairmont High School [RedPanda]||14||FH||97.5|
|42||Helpmekaar Kollege [PIG]||14||HK||85|
|43||St John's [The Gentlemen's DotA Society]||14||SJC||85|
|45||Abbott's College Northcliff||14||ACN||79.1|
|46||Fairmont High School [BluePanda]||14||FH||75|
|47||Hoerskool Generaal Hertzog||14||HGH||75|
|48||HTS Blue||16||HTS Witbank||75|
|49||HTS Yellow||16||HTS Witbank||75|