Thursday, 22 February 2018

League of Legends - Learners who have qualified for National Team Trials.

Westville Boys' 'Toxic Monkeys'.

The esports title of League of Legends has been played at IESF's World Championships in 2013 (Bucharest), 2015 (Seoul), 2016 (Jakarta), and in 2017 (Busan).

Thus it is no surprise that Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) promotes the title as much as possible at every level.

The various League of Legends teams that have represented South Africa at all of the above-named IESF World Championships have done so with pride, made many a new friend, and have been an absolute credit to the country.

However, it all starts at school level.

MSSA's 8th Online Inter-School Championships held on 10 February 2018, were hotly fought, and although 'Toxic Monkeys' (Westville Boys) were the ultimate victors, three teams (15 players) have qualified for MSSA's National Team Trials (NTT).

Many more gamers will no doubt qualify for such Trials at MSSA's 36th Gauteng Championships to be held at Northcliff High School to be held on 24 and 25 February 2018.

The criteria to qualify for such trials all Registered Players that win a Regional Championship shall earn an invitation to National Team Trials.

Also, all Registered Players that score within the top 20% or top three places, whichever is greater, in a specific Period at a Provincial or National Championship shall earn an invitation to National Team Trials.

It should be remembered that members of the current Protea Squad automatically earn a berth at the National Team Trials (NTT) should they have met their obligations in terms of participation at MSSA events.

The learners that earned such an invite for the League of Legends esports title are:



Name of playerSchoolPeriodProvince
Justin BooyensWestville BoysLeague of LegendsKwaZulu Natal
Raige ErasmusWestville BoysLeague of LegendsKwaZulu Natal
Chanyoung IhnWestville BoysLeague of LegendsKwaZulu Natal
James LamusseWestville BoysLeague of LegendsKwaZulu Natal
Tristan VoulelisWestville BoysLeague of LegendsKwaZulu Natal
JC SmidtParys High SchoolLeague of LegendsFree State
Tiaan JordaanParys High SchoolLeague of LegendsFree State
Arend RouxParys High SchoolLeague of LegendsFree State
Estevan FoucheParys High SchoolLeague of LegendsFree State
Brendon BadenhorstParys High SchoolLeague of LegendsFree State
Jarred PoupardEmpangeni High SchoolLeague of LegendsKwaZulu Natal
Joshua PoupardEmpangeni High SchoolLeague of LegendsKwaZulu Natal
Darius BothaEmpangeni High SchoolLeague of LegendsKwaZulu Natal
Dylan SmithEmpangeni High SchoolLeague of LegendsKwaZulu Natal
Charl MalanEmpangeni High SchoolLeague of LegendsKwaZulu Natal

Other Registered Players that have earned a berth at MSSA's 2018 National Team Trials (NTT) are:

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