|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.|
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: