Saturday, 23 May 2020

Paladins qualifiers for National Team Trials has been updated.

Marisa van der Westhuizen (right) with MSSA President, Amanda Pakade (left). Marisa is the only female to have represented South Africa in two different esports titles.
Even though not every game title held at a Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) event is played at International Esports Federation (IESF) championships - after all, MSSA hosts no fewer than 10 titles at its events - MSSA still chooses national squads for all titles played at National Championships.

Paladins is one such title.

Although Paladins has not yet been played at IESF World Championships, MSSA shall still select a National Squad for the title, and shall do its utmost to arrange a test match for such squad so as to ensure that the selected members of the squad may earn Protea Colours.

It should be remembered that all members of the squad are also awarded National Federation Colours.

Both Protea Colours and National Federation Colours are instrumental in helping Registered Players obtain bursaries to attend university.

Itt is therefore gratifying to see the number of players who have already qualified for National Team Trials. National Team Trials shall be held on 1 & 2 August 2020, and all MSSA Regional, Provincial, and National Championship events up until such date count for such trials.


So far nine clubs have Registered Players that have qualified for trials and it seems as though MSSA shall have a tough job in selecting the National Squad from the talented athletes listed below.

The full list of athletes that have qualified for National Team Trials for the Paladins esports title are:


#Full nameClubWhere qualified
1Marisa van der WesthuizenZAG AcademyMpumalanga 2019, 2019/2020 Squad member
2Jessie JoubertZAG AcademyMpumalanga 2019, 2019/2020 Squad member
3Simon ZandstraZAG AcademyMpumalanga 2019, 2019/2020 Squad member
4Brandon JoubertZAG AcademyMpumalanga 2019, 2019/2020 Squad member
5Zander JoubertZAG AcademyMpumalanga 2019, 2019/2020 Squad member
6Rico Gideon Hendrik VreyMonument Park High School2019 School League, 2019/2020 Squad member, 2019 SA Nationals, 2020 Western Cape Online, 2020 Online School Championships, 2020 Combined Online Schools, 2020 Online Provincial,
7Enrico de BeerMonument Park High School2019 School League, 2019 SA Nationals
8Morne PutterMonument Park High School2019 School League, 2019 SA Nationals, 2020 Western Cape Online, 2020 Online School Championships, 2020 Combined Online Schools, 2020 Online Provincial,
9Wynand Keydie Nicholas Janse Van RensburgMonument Park High School2019 School League, 2019 SA Nationals, 2020 Western Cape Online, 2020 Combined Online Schools, 2020 Online Provincial,
10Keagan Corné du PreezMonument Park High School2019 School League, 2019 SA Nationals, 2020 Western Cape Online, 2020 Online School Championships, 2020 Combined Online Schools, 2020 Online Provincial,
11Antonio ErasmusFirst in Battle (FiB)2020 Western Cape Online, 2020 Online School Championships, 2020 Online Provincial,
12Nadine Richter (captain)First in Battle (FiB)2020 Western Cape Online,
13Riaan VreyFirst in Battle (FiB)2020 Western Cape Online,
14Richard DoyleFirst in Battle (FiB)2020 Western Cape Online, 2020 Online School Championships, 2020 Combined Online Schools,
15Trevor van der SandtFirst in Battle (FiB)2020 Western Cape Online,
16Werner RadynFirst in Battle (FiB)2020 Western Cape Online,
17Lenel HumanBoo Gaming2019 S A Nationals, 2020 Online Provincial,
18Zunaid EbrahimBoo Gaming2019 S A Nationals, 2020 Online Provincial,
19Ryan MakoniBoo Gaming2019 S A Nationals, 2020 Online Provincial,
20Jason PretoriusBoo Gaming2019 S A Nationals, 2020 Online Provincial,
21Wian van der MerweBoo Gaming2019 S A Nationals, 2020 Online Provincial,
22Emily LauBoo Gaming2020 Online Provincial,
23Grayston VermeulenBoo Gaming2020 Online Provincial,
24Taylor UsmarCurro AuroraMpumalanga 2019, 2019/2020 Squad member
25Brandon CarrolCurro AuroraMpumalanga 2019, 2019/2020 Squad member
26Dylan WilliamsCurro AuroraMpumalanga 2019, 2019/2020 Squad member
27Cameron VismerCurro AuroraMpumalanga 2019, 2019/2020 Squad member
28Joshua PhilipsCurro Mount Richmore2019 School League
29Thailen Von AllemannCurro Mount Richmore2019 School League
30Xavier JacobsCurro Mount Richmore2019 School League
31Zander JoubertCurro Mount Richmore2019 School League
32Caige LotzCurro Mount Richmore2019 School League
33Dietloff BredenkampHoërskool Randburg2019 School League, 2019 S A Nationals, 2020 Online School Championships, 2020 Combined Online Schools, 2020 Online Provincial,
34Hein JansenHoërskool Randburg2019 School League, 2019 S A Nationals, 2020 Online School Championships, 2020 Combined Online Schools, 2020 Online Provincial,
35Ryan OosthuizenHoërskool Randburg2019 School League, 2019 S A Nationals, 2020 Online School Championships, 2020 Combined Online Schools,
36Elgar SchoemanHoërskool Randburg2019 School League, 2019 S A Nationals, 2020 Online School Championships, 2020 Combined Online Schools,
37Leo SchoemanHoërskool Randburg2019 School League, 2019 S A Nationals, 2020 Online School Championships, 2020 Combined Online Schools, 2020 Online Provincial,
38Charlie GriesselHoërskool Randburg2019 School League,
39Wilhelm CronjeHoërskool Zwartkops2020 Online School Championships, 2020 Combined Online Schools, 2020 Online Provincial,
40Brentdon PretoriusHoërskool Zwartkops2020 Online School Championships, 2020 Combined Online Schools, 2020 Online Provincial,
41Jayson du ToitHoërskool Zwartkops2020 Online School Championships, 2020 Combined Online Schools, 2020 Online Provincial,
42Louis J Van AardtHoërskool Zwartkops2020 Online School Championships, 2020 Combined Online Schools, 2020 Online Provincial,
43Ulrich van StadenHoërskool Zwartkops2020 Online School Championships, 2020 Combined Online Schools, 2020 Online Provincial,
44Fabio De SousaOakhill School2020 Western Cape Online,
45Ben IngelOakhill School2020 Western Cape Online,
46Nate MacDonaldOakhill School2020 Western Cape Online,
47Jaden WiggOakhill School2020 Western Cape Online,

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