|The Maritzburg College DotA 2 First Team.|
From Left to Right: Troy Marais, Alex Little, Sershin Naicker(Captain), Darshan Dhayaram, Ronald Lindsay Murdoch-Oats
The championship attracted players from the Free State, Gauteng, North West, Mpumulanga, KwaZulu Natal, and Western Cape.
Not only did players battle it out to earn the various titles of Online Provincial Champion and earn Provincial Colours in the process, but the fight was also to earn a place in the 2016 National Team Trials that will ultimately deliver a team to the IeSF's 2016 8th World Championships in Jakarta from 6 to 9 October 2016.
In League of Legends, Team Gryphon, lead by captain Jean-Pierre van der Merwe and 2015 Protea Player, Matthew Smith, demonstrated to all that they were unstoppable. The Capetonians thrashed every team to leave their mark pn the championship as the team to beat. Not even Tuks Mind Sports, nor the new stars on the block, Team Vapor (from Sasolburg High) were able to stop Team Gryphon's relentless onslaught.
The developmental nature of MSSA's competitition structure may be seen having borne fruit in the DotA 2 game title. Maritzburg College in 2015 finished in 5th place in MSSA's 2015 Online Schools Championships, but through hard work, dedication, and discipline, Maritzburg College has now got its game on. In the 2016 MSSA Online Schools Championships, Maritzburg College annihilated all the teams that they played to prove without doubt that such team is South Africa' best school team in such title. However, would the school team be able to stand up to the more experienced non-school teams?
The 2016 MSSA Online Championship showed just how much improved the Maritzburg College team is. Team after team crumbled in the face of Maritzburg College. The school team has revealed to all its character and ability. By winning this championship, Maritzburg College has made itself a major contender as one of South Africa's top DotA 2 teams in the country.
None of the teams gave quarter, but eventually TERA|Qube emerged as the victor by the narrowest of margins, with St John's College taking second place.
The winners are:
|Title||Section||Name of team||Club||Colours awarded|
|Premier||TERA| Qube||Anteria||Provincial Colours|
|Under 24||Team Delta||All Stars|
|High School||Phantom Troupe l Branden||Fairmont High School|
|Premier||Maritzburg College||Maritzburg College||Provincial Colours|
|Under 24||We Took a Tower!||Wits University|
|High School||Broken alliance||Fairmont High School|
League of Legends
|Premier||Gryphons||Knights Mind Sports Club||Provincial Colours|
|High School||CCS Shadow Hunters||Crawford College - Sandton|
In total 15 players earned the right to wear provincial colours by having won all their games outright.
Photographs of the event may be found on: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154736371389008.1073741941.146018324007&type=3