Sunday, 27 August 2017

League of Legends: Empangeni romps home as the winners.

Empangeni High School's League of Legends esports team.
Although it is only Empangeni High School's first year of affiliation, the school threw itself into competitive esports.

With the school participating in a number of ladder games during the year, the school's League of Legends esports team honed their skills in preparation of Mind Sports South Africa's online school league which was played over a four week period.

the first round saw Empangeni beat 
Hoërskool Wonderboom. Empangeni then went on to beat Grey High, Northwood High, and Westville Boys' in order to take the title.

By having each and every game that the played, Empangeni won the league and all the athletes who make up the team have all earned their KwaZulu Natal High School Provincial Colours.


Name of athlete Colours awarded
Darius Botha KwaZulu Natal High School Provincial Colours
Charl Malan KwaZulu Natal High School Provincial Colours
Jarred Poupard KwaZulu Natal High School Provincial Colours
Joshua Poupard KwaZulu Natal High School Provincial Colours
Dylan Smyth KwaZulu Natal High School Provincial Colours
Nicolene van der Linde KwaZulu Natal High School Provincial Colours

Not only has the team won the online league and KwaZulu Natal High School Provincial Colours, but the team has also booked its berth in the 2018 National Team Trials along with the teams that have finished in second and third place.

The full  results are:

Pos Team Name School Total TIE BREAK
1 EHS LOL Empangeni High 12
2 WBHS/LoL Westville Boys 8
3 Grey High Gaming Grey High 6 30
4 Northwood LOL Northwood High 6 26
5 [PRIDE] Parktown Boys 4 14
6 GWH LoL Glenwood House 4 12
7 Underwater Squad Hoërskool Wonderboom 0

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