|Wolfpack in action at the 2016 SA National Championships.|
Thanks must be extended to HTS Witbank, Morizane Boyes and the Mpumulanga Provincial Director, Mr. Louis Brown.
The championship attracted players from the majority of provinces. Players attended from 6 provinces.
More importantly the number of female participation grew exponentially with women competing in 10 out of the 12 games offered. The SA Nationals is thus now the championship that has more female participation than any other championship held in South Africa, and ranks among the top championships in the world for such.
Players thus battled it out to not only to earn the title of South African Champion, but also to earn National Federation Colours and the right to fight for a place in the 2017 National Team Trials that will ultimately deliver a team to IeSF's 2017 9th World Championships.
In CounterStrike, the newly formed VexxedPhoenix team smashed the opposition to take first place.
The all female team, Team Wolfpack, too delivered outstanding performances to take 1st place in the women's division.
HearthStone too showed a new challenger coming to the fore. Kelvin Yang (Northcliff High School) waltzed home to take the title of South African champion and earn himself a position in the 2017 National Team Trials.
The winners are:
|Title||Name of player/team||Club||Colours awarded|
|Ancients wargames||Colin Webster||Old Edwardian Wargames Club|
|Ancients wargames – Handicaps||Terence Allwright||Old Edwardian Wargames Club|
|Checkers||Khahliso Malape||Fakkel School|
|Checkers - female||Lucille Brown||All Stars|
|CounterStrike: GO||VxP Knights||VexxedPhoenix||National Colours|
|CounterStrike: GO – female||Wolfpack||Knights Mind Sports Club||National Colours|
|CounterStrike: GO – High School||K1IIJOYS||BNKR|
|DotA 2||Titans||VexxedPhoenix||National Colours|
|FIFA ‘16||Khahliso Malape||Fakkel School||National Colours|
|FIFA ‘16 – female||Jolene Bico||BNKR||National Colours|
|FIFA ‘16 – High Schooll||Kamohelo Tladi||Fakkel School|
|Hearthstone||Kelvin Yang||Northcliff High School||National Colours|
|League of Legends||Fuzz Logic||VexxedPhoenix||National Colours|
|League of Legends – High School||K1IIJOYS||Hoerskool Generaal Hertzog|
|Morabaraba||Johannes Mokua||All Stars||National Colours|
|Morabaraba (female)||Nombulelo Gavin||Fakkel School||National Colours|
|Morabaraba – High School||Mukha Masheleni||Fakkel School|
|Mortal Kombat X||Kyle Chan Some||Northcliff High School||National Colours|
|Mortal Kombat X (female)||Leone Loftus||Fakkel||National Colours|
|Robyn Gertzer||Teutonic Knights||National Colours|
|PES 2016||Richard Ferreira||Fakkel School||National Colours|
|PES 2016 (female)||Leone Loftus||Fakkel School|
|Street Fighter V||Leonard Loftus||Masters of Mind Sports||National Colours|
|Street Fighter V (female)||Sune Van Der Merwe||HTS Witbank||National Colours|
|Tekken Tag Tournament II||Gawie Fick||Fakkel School||National Colours|
|Tekken Tag Tournament II (female)||Nadine Swart||HTS Witbank||National Colours|
|Tekken Tag Tournament II – High School||Waldo Joubert||BNKR|
|Jan-Hendrik Van Aswegen||BNKR|
|StarCraft II||Aidan Smale||Old Edwardian Wargames Club||National Colours|
Photographs of the event may be found on: https://www.facebook.com/pg/mindsportssa/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155465022184008