Sunday 30 October 2016

MSSA's 7th On-line Inter-School Provincial Championships

Oakhill College hard at play.
Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has scheduled its 7th On-line Inter-School Provincial Championships to be held on Saturday, 11 February 2017.

MSSA shall decide  at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 4 December 2016 as to which games shall be played, but it is thought that the games that are used at IeSF's World Championships shall once again be the highlight at such championships.

The championship too is the start of MSSA's 2017 season, and will see the many schools that are affiliated to MSSA battle it out for supremacy.

The 6th Online Inter-School Championship proved to  be a  great deal of fun.

Competition was held in seven titles, with 29 schools from 7 provinces participating in such event.

Interestingly, the 2016 championship enabled 44 players qualify for the 2016 National Team Trials of which 10 of the players were selected to represent South Africa as part of the South African Protea eSports team in 4 different titles.

PRIDE sees off Jeppe Boys in CS: GO

Jeppe Boys ready for action.
The Parktown Boys CS: GO team which plays under the name of 'PRIDE' recently took to the field against Jeppe Boys in MSSA's CounterStrike: GO Ladder.

The match was played on the de_Dust II map.

However the Parktown Boys esports Team dominated the match and although the team from Jeppe played their hearts out, Jeppe was unable stop the onslaught.

The final result was Parktown Boys 16 to Jeppe Boys 10.

The current CounterStrike: GO rankings are as follows:

CounterStrike: GO – SchoolsCounterStrike: GO – Senior
PosName of PlayeryearClub
PosName of PlayeryearClub
1Team espera16DF Malan1WRG15White Rabbit Gaming
2RBHS CSGO A16Rondebosch Boys2TERA| Qube16Anteria
3PG 1816Parklands College3VOID16St Johns
4PR0NHS16Northcliff High School4PORAXYSM16ALL STAR
5Rondebosch15Rondebosch Boys High5VIGILANTES15TV
6Fairmont [Psykotik Gaming]14FH6flikadawist16DF Malan
72nd Team15Fairmont High School7DELTA15All Stars
8SJC SPEARR15St John's College8Rondebosch Boys High15RBHS
9PRIDE16Parktown Boys9Phantom Troupe l Branden16Fairmont
10Spartans16SAHETI10PG – 1815Parklands
11SJC Carry+4Flashes16St John's11Pride16Parktown Boys
12Crawford Sandton [CCSReaperz]14CS12QUANTM16St Conrads
13Pr0NHS15Northcliff High School13PFU16Fairmont
14St John's Entity14SJC14Fairmont High School15Fairmont
15HTS15HTS Witbank15SPEARR15St Johns
16PG1815Parklands College16Tesseract16Jeppe Boys
17PG 1616Parklands College17PBHS red15Pretoria Boys
18LHG115King David High School18HGH16Hoerskool Generaal Hertzog
19RBHS CSGO B16Rondebosch Boys19All Stars16ALL STAR
20Brandcliff House [Customer Support]14BC20PRONHS15Northcliff High
22J4WZ15Crawford College Sandton22PG1616Parklands
23Pandamonium15Crawford College Sandton23VGR14616Lofdal
24Nemises15Helpmekaar College24PBHS white15Pretoria Boys
25Spartans15SAHETI25Maritzburg College16Maritzburg College
26OU812_WEH15St Alban's College
27Hyde Park High School15Hyde Park High School
28SJC Underdogs15St John's College
29St Alban's College14SAC
30Reddam House Waterfall Estate [#REKT]14RHW
31St John's Trust me We Are Good At Something14SJC
32HTS Witbank14HTS
33Linkside High16Linkside High
34SJC Secrecy15St John's College
35Tesseract16Jeppe Boys
36EyEZ15Helpmekaar College
37Midstream College [Midstream Reapers]14MidC
38Hoerskool Generaal Hertzog14HGH
391st Team15Fairmont High School
40MC CS 116Maritzburg College
41Sacred Heart16Sacred Heart

Saturday 29 October 2016

Oakhill beats Parktown Boys in DotA 2

Oakhill College's DotA 2 team.
The recent Ladder match saw Parktown Boys play against Oakhill College to improve their position in MSSA's DotA 2 esports School Ladder.

This is without the doubt the advantage of seeing esports being officially played at school level.

In what other sport could a school from Johannesburg compete against a school in Knysna at such little cost, but with the same effect as if they had travelled all those miles to be there.

Oakhill is currently ranked in 17th position in MSSA's senior ladder and in 6th position in the school ladder.

Parktown Boys is currently ranked in 9th position in MSSA's school ladder for DotA 2.

Oakhill dominated the game from start to finish and denied opportunities to Parktown at every turn.

Certainly Oakhill's standard is much improved. It would be interesting to see them take on Maritzburg College...

The DotA 2 ladders thus are  as follows:

DotA 2 – SeniorDotA 2 – Schools
PosName of PlayeryearClub
PosName of PlayeryearClub
1TMSC Sabotage14TMSC1Maritzburg College A16MC
2Maritzburg College16Maritzburg College2St John's [The Swagelords]14SJC
3TMSC|DropZone15TMSC3St Alban's College [PYN]14SAC
4BeZerK15BzK4PC DOTA16Parklands College
5STALKERS14HTS5Helpmekaar [NORA]14HK
6POPOS (Parklands College)15Parklands6Oakhill [OAK]16OS
7TMSC 1st team15TMSC7An Skeletons16Parklands
8Some Random Slackers15KMSC8WYSIWYG16JBHS
9TribalGaming16Fairmont9PRIDE16Parktown Boys
10Fish Hoek High School15FHHS10Brandcliff House [One Time Shoe Shine]14BH
11WYSIWYG16JBHS11St Alban's College [Kwe]14SAC
12Parklands16Parklands12Oakhill [Mr Project]14OS
13KWAKKIE DOTES16Tuks13St John's [Stepping At Fourways]14SJC
14We Took a Tower!16Wits14St Alban's College [DG]14SAC
15Broken alliance16Fairmont15HTS Witbank14HTS
16Psyduck15SJC16Crawford Sandton [Red Crusaders]14CCS
17Mr Project16Oakhill17Northcliff High14PR0NHS
18Bright Sparks14HTS18Maritzburg College B16Maritzburg College
19MX (Parklands College)15PC19SSES DOTA16St Stithians
20Tango15BNKR20Fairmont High School [MOS]14FH
21BBC15TMSC21MIDAS15St Albans College
22PBHS RED15PBHS22Fairmont 3rd Team15Fairmont High School
23TMSC Rekt (Padrone)14TMSC23Hyde Park High School15Hyde Park High School
24PBHS WHITE15PBHS24Alpha15Linkside High School
25TMSC Sabotage (Ferand)14TMSC25Rondebosch15Rondebosch Boys High
26Kronos Spectrum15Fairmont26FHHS 115Fish Hoek High School
27DUC15KMSC27LHG 215King David High School
28PIXELS15HTS28HTS 315HTS Witbank
29Makeshift15Fairmont29SJC DotA Society15St John’s College
30Rondebosch15RBHS30Fairmont 1st Team15Fairmont High School
31ITZ15BNKR31Fairmont 2nd Team15Fairmont High School
32Rejects14HGH32Sacred Heart 215Sacred Heart
33OAK$15OHC33FHHS 215Fish Hoek High School
34Kappa Knights16Fairmont34Parklands College A15Parklands College
35APTWE16Tuks35Sacred Heart 115Sacred Heart
36Team Delta14AS36HTS 215HTS Witbank
37MotD'14Woeries37Bravo15Linkside High School
38Flaming Bunnies16Fairmont38Parklands College B15Parklands College
39PORAXYSM16All Stars39SJC Outdoor Decorator16St John's
40PR0NHS16NCLF40SJC Eagles16St John's
41NWD (Coolbeesayscool)14PR0NHS41Midstream College14MidC
42Grey Warders14HTS42Fairmont High School [RedPanda]14FH
43SPS15HTS43Helpmekaar Kollege [PIG]14HK
44Silent Tears14HTS44St John's [The Gentlemen's DotA Society]14SJC
45TMSC 2nd team15TMSC45Roedean School14RS
46PR0NHS TML15NCLF46Abbott's College Northcliff14ACN
47Raven Gaming15Fairmont47Fairmont High School [BluePanda]14FH
48Hoerskool Generaal Hertzog14HGH
49HTS Blue16HTS Witbank
50HTS Yellow16HTS Witbank