Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Getting ready for the 2017 World Championships

The 2016 Protea eSports Team - Jakarta.
IeSF has successfully run World Championships from 2009. From humble beginnings the founder members pursued the vision of  having a national federation for eSports that would both guide the sport to become fully accredited as well as protect the rights of the eSports athletes themselves.

Details of the  past World Championships is as follows:


Year
Venue
2016
Jakarta –   Indonesia
2015
Seoul –   South Korea
2014
Baku –   Azerbaijan
2013
Bucharest –   Romania
2012
Cheonan –   South Korea
2011
Andong –   South Korea
2010
Daegu –   South Korea
2009
Taebaek –   South Korea

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has ensured that South Africa has had a presence at each every one.

South Africa's participation is as follows:


Year
South African players
# of players
2016
Maryke Kennard, Johan Uys, Johan van Breda, Taylor Rose, Matthew Smith, Francois Mouton, Jessie Joubert, Lyle Jeacocks, Leandré Sparks, Dillon Justus, Simon Zandstra, Jason Batzofin (Manager)
12
2015
Maryke Kennard, Johan Uys, Wynand Meiring, Nathan Anderson, Matthew Smith, Taylor Rose, Vasudev Stringer, Cameron Tilley, Ryan Boyes (Manager)
9
2014
Morizane Boyes, Yolandi Williams, Ion Todd, Jason Bredberg, Dylan Henderson, Saleem Manjoo, Timothy van Reenen Mostert, Barry West, Nathan Anderson, Ryan Boyes (Manager)
10
2013
Lyrene Kühn, Yolandi Williams, Conradie van Heerden, Myburg Brink, Willem Strȍfeldt, Kyle Rhoodie, Marco Botha
7
2012
Lyrene Kühn, Gabriella Isaacs, Robert Botha, Vittorio Puissa
4
2011
Robert Botha, Ian Pillay
2
2010
Matthew Putter, Rolando de Alveira, Abu Bakar Ebrahiem, Magiel de Lange
4
2009
Ruben de Freitas, Xola Magwana
2

The results of the SA eSports Team, when considered against South Africa's poor infrastructure is thus almost miraculous, being: 
YearVenuePosition
2016Jakarta –  Indonesia14th
2015Seoul –  South Korea12th
2014Baku –  Azerbaijan13th
2013Bucharest –  Romania10th
2012Cheonan –  South Korea18th
2011Andong –  South Korea13th
Thus the MSSA is  in full gear getting ready for the 2017 IeSF World Championships.

Players are requested to consult MSSA's 2017 Calendar of Events in order to take the opportunity to qualify for the coveted National Team Trials

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