|MSSA's 2013 Protea eSports Team that was ranked 10th in the world.|
From humble beginnings the founder members pursued the vision of having a national federation for eSports that would both guide the sport to become fully accredited as well as protect the rights of the eSports athletes themselves.
Details of the past World Championships is as follows:
|2016||Jakarta, Indonesia||South Korea||Finland|
|2015||Seoul, South Korea||Serbia||South Korea|
|2014||Baku, Azerbaijan||South Korea||China|
|2013||Bucharest, Romania||South Korea||Sweden|
|2012||Cheonan, South Korea||South Korea||Austria|
|2011||Andong, South Korea||Sweden||South Korea|
|2010||Daegu, South Korea||South Korea||The Netherlands|
|2009||Taebaek, South Korea||South Korea||China|
Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has ensured that South Africa has had a presence at each every one.
South Africa's participation is as follows:
|Year||South African players||# of players|
|2016||Jessie Joubert, Lyle Jeacocks, Leandré Sparks, Dillon Justus, Simon Zandstra, Francois Mouton, Matthew Smith, Maryke Kennard, Johan van Breda, Johan Uys, Taylor Rose, Jason Batzofin (Manager)||12|
|2015||Maryke Kennard, Johan Uys, Wynand Meiring, Nathan Anderson, Matthew Smith, Vasudev Stringer, Cameron Tilley, Ryan Boyes (Manager)||8|
|2014||Morizane Boyes, Yolandi Williams, Ion Todd, Jason Bredberg, Dylan Henderson, Saleem Manjoo, Timothy van Reenen Mostert, Barry West, Nathan Anderson, Ryan Boyes (Manager)||10|
|2013||Lyrene Kühn, Yolandi Williams, Conradie van Heerden, Myburg Brink, Willem Strȍfeldt, Kyle Rhoodie, Marco Botha||7|
|2012||Lyrene Kühn, Gabriella Isaacs, Robert Botha, Vittorio Puissa||4|
|2011||Robert Botha, Ian Pillay||2|
|2010||Matthew Putter, Rolando de Alveira, Abu Bakar Ebrahiem, Magiel de Lange||4|
|2009||Ruben de Freittas, Xola Magwana||2|
The results of the SA eSports Team, when considered against South Africa's poor infrastructure is thus almost miraculous, being:
|2016||Jakarta – Indonesia||14th|
|2015||Seoul – South Korea||12th|
|2014||Baku – Azerbaijan||13th|
|2013||Bucharest – Romania||10th|
|2012||Cheonan – South Korea||18th|
|2011||Andong – South Korea||13th|
Thus the MSSA is in full gear getting ready for IeSF's 2017 IeSF World Championships.
Players who miss North West, do so at their own peril as North West Championships presents an unique opportunity to qualify for the coveted National Team Trials.
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