|St Stithians - the 2017 Gauteng Champions for League of Legends.|
MSSA's 34th Gauteng Provincial Championships were more than ably hosted by Jeppe High School for Boys. The learners at the school showed sportsmanship of the highest order, and were kind and courteous to all the officials and players alike.
Not only was there a huge increase in the number of school teams that participated, but MSSA's belief in promoting school teams seems to be bearing fruit as the school teams totally upset the status quo by winning more periods than ever before.
Out of a total of 16 premier titles, 10 of such were won by learners.
The senior teams had to fight long and hard against the much improved school teams that challenged the senior teams at every turn as they fought for a place in the 2017 National Team Trials that will ultimately deliver a team to the IeSF's 2017 9th World Championships.
Special mention must be made of Fakkel School, Hoërskool Wonderboom, Northcliff High School, SAHETI, and St Stithians. Such schools showed that they could take on the best, and delivered sterling results.
The improved depth in the standard of play bodes well for the future of all of South African gaming.
The winners of MSSA's 34th Gauteng Provincial Championships are:
|Title||Name of player/team||Club||Colours awarded|
|Ancients (DBM) (female)||Anja Els||Teutonic Knights Mind Sports Club||Provincial|
|Ancients (DBM)||Sean Barry||Uplands College|
|CounterStrike: GO (female)||WolfPackxX||Knights Mind Sports Club||Provincial|
|CounterStrike: GO (High School)||Spartans B||SAHETI||High School provincial|
|DotA 2||PotM Bottom||PotM Bottom|
|DotA 2 (High School)||Pr0NHS||Northcliff High School|
|FIFA '17 (female)||Robyn Gertzen||Teutonic Knights Mind Sports Club||Provincial|
|FIFA '17||Xolisa Monakali||Knights Mind Sports Club|
|FIFA '17 (High School)||Joshua Williams||Pr0NHS|
|League of Legends||St Stithians||St Stithians|
|League of Legends (High School)||[PRIDE]||Parktown Boys|
|Mortal Kombat X (female)||Robyn Gertzen||Teutonic Knights Mind Sports Club|
|Mortal Kombat X||Aidan Chaplin & Connor Chaplin||Northcliff High School||Provincial|
|Mortal Kombat X (High School)||Logan Ortner||Northcliff High School|
|StarCraft II||Edwin Williams||3DE||Provincial|
|StarCraft II (High School)||Aidan Smale||Old Edwardian Wargames Club|
|Street Fighter V (female)||Leone Loftus||Fakkel School||Provincial|
|Street Fighter V||Alasdair Donaldson||Knights Mind Sports Club||Provincial|
|Tekken Tag Tournament II (female)||Kaitlyn Creighton||Masters of Mind Sports||Provincial|
|Tekken Tag Tournament II (female High School)||Leone Loftus||Fakkel School|
|Tekken Tag Tournament II||Gawie Fick||Fakkel School||Provincial|
|Tekken Tag Tournament II (High School)||Aidan Chaplin||Northcliff High School|
|VainGlory||Pr0NHS||Northcliff High School||Provincial|
Photographs of MSSA's Gauteng Championships may be found on: https://www.facebook.com/pg/mindsportssa/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155781264479008