Monday, 27 February 2017

Results of MSSA's 2017 Gauteng Provincial Championships - 25 & 26 February 2017

St Stithians - the 2017 Gauteng Champions for League of Legends.
The Gauteng Provincial Championships have always been viewed as one of the most important championships leading up to MSSA's National Team Trials with the championships being the fourth last championship in which players may qualify for such Trials.

MSSA's 34th Gauteng Provincial Championships were more than ably hosted by Jeppe High School for Boys. The learners at the school showed sportsmanship of the highest order, and were kind and courteous to all the officials and players alike. 

It was pleasing to see that the championship attracted players from the Free State, Gauteng, North West, Mpumulanga and Western Cape, although the most inspiring aspect of the championships was the number of school teams that participated.

Not only was there a huge increase in the number of school teams that participated, but MSSA's belief in promoting school teams seems to be bearing fruit as the school teams totally upset the status quo by winning more periods than ever before.

Out of a total of 16 premier titles, 10 of such were won by learners.

The senior teams had to fight long and hard against the much improved school teams that challenged the senior teams at every turn as they fought for a place in the 2017 National Team Trials that will ultimately deliver a team to the IeSF's 2017 9th World Championships.

Special mention must be made of Fakkel School, HoĆ«rskool Wonderboom, Northcliff High School, SAHETI, and St Stithians. Such schools showed that they could take on the best, and delivered sterling results.

The improved depth in the standard of play bodes well for the future of all of South African gaming.

The winners of MSSA's 34th Gauteng Provincial Championships are:


Title Name of player/team Club Colours awarded
Ancients (DBM) (female) Anja Els Teutonic Knights Mind Sports Club Provincial
Ancients (DBM) Sean Barry Uplands College
CounterStrike: GO (female) WolfPackxX Knights Mind Sports Club Provincial
CounterStrike: GO PRO PRO
CounterStrike: GO (High School) Spartans B SAHETI High School provincial
DotA 2 PotM Bottom PotM Bottom
DotA 2 (High School) Pr0NHS Northcliff High School
FIFA '17 (female) Robyn Gertzen Teutonic Knights Mind Sports Club Provincial
FIFA '17 Xolisa Monakali Knights Mind Sports Club
FIFA '17 (High School) Joshua Williams Pr0NHS
League of Legends St Stithians St Stithians
League of Legends (High School) [PRIDE] Parktown Boys
Mortal Kombat X (female) Robyn Gertzen Teutonic Knights Mind Sports Club
Mortal Kombat X Aidan Chaplin & Connor Chaplin Northcliff High School Provincial
Mortal Kombat X (High School) Logan Ortner Northcliff High School
StarCraft II Edwin Williams 3DE Provincial
StarCraft II (High School) Aidan Smale Old Edwardian Wargames Club
Street Fighter V (female) Leone Loftus Fakkel School Provincial
Street Fighter V Alasdair Donaldson Knights Mind Sports Club Provincial
Tekken Tag Tournament II (female) Kaitlyn Creighton Masters of Mind Sports Provincial
Tekken Tag Tournament II (female High School) Leone Loftus Fakkel School
Tekken Tag Tournament II Gawie Fick Fakkel School Provincial
Tekken Tag Tournament II  (High School) Aidan Chaplin Northcliff High School
VainGlory Pr0NHS Northcliff High School Provincial


The next event is MSSA's 21st NORTH WEST Championships which is hosted by Curro Klerksdorp,
22 Elm St, Klerksdorp on 25 & 26 March 2017.

Photographs of MSSA's Gauteng Championships may be found on: 
https://www.facebook.com/pg/mindsportssa/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155781264479008

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