Monday 5 June 2017

Thoughts on MSSA's Esports National Team Trials - Day 2.

Fighting for a place in MSSA's Esports Team.
Sunday morning on 4 June 2017 was the second day of  MSSA's 2017 Esports National Team Trials.

thletes turned up to play CounterStrike: GO. FIFA '17, and StarCraft II.

The venue for both the first and second day of trials was Roedean School. The School proved to be as good a host on day 2 as it was on day 1.

Again past Protea players were there to fight for a place in MSSA's 2017 Protea Esports Team. Among such attendees were Jessie Joubert, Simon Zandstra, and Francois Mouton. Edwin Williams who played in the 2016/2017 edition of WESG also participated in the Trials.
Of course there was a number of athletes present who were all determined to 'shake-the-tree'.

Again there was a record attendance with more athletes turning up for trials in CounterStrike: GO. FIFA '17, and StarCraft II than ever before.

The growth in the number of contestants bodes well for the growth of esports on every level.

Just the CounterStrike: GO. FIFA '17, and StarCraft II game titles saw entries from 11 clubs from no less than 5 provinces.

Players flew up from as far away as Cape Town just for the day in order to try out.

The Trials ran smoothly with many athletes stating that the event was thoroughly enjoyable.

After an exciting day, athletes finally departed. While athletes wait for MSSA to conclude its deliberations, athletes wait in anticipation for the announcement of the various teams.
The Trials were undoubtedly a success, however, the success is mostly due to the calibre of all the participants who gave their all over the two days of trials.

Photographs on the day may be viewed at:

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