Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Results: 23rd KwaZulu Natal Championships - 5 and 6 August 2017.

A successful Maritzburg College CounterStrike: GO team having received their KZN Provincial Colours.
Mind Sports South Africa's 23rd KwaZulu Natal Provincial Championships were held on 5 and 6 August 2017 and was once again hosted by the wonderful Maritzburg College in Pietermaritzburg. The championship was a fantastic success with entries increasing by 70% over the 2016 numbers.

The College proved its organising abilities, for, at the same time as hosting MSSA's 23rd KwaZulu Natal Provincial Championships, the College also hosted Pretoria Boys' High School in rugby and hockey.

This is the second consecutive year that Maritzburg College has hosted such championship. The school is thus fast gaining a reputation for becoming the center for gaming in KwaZulu Natal.

The successful hosting of provincial events is vital if a province wants to get to host National Team Trials (NTT) as NTT is always held in the province which  has delivered the most players eligible for such Trials.

Special thanks must be extended to the school, Mr Alwyn van Wyk, all the administrators, umpires, participants and spectators for making a truly memorable event.

It was great to see so many parents come through to watch and encourage their children on to greater heights.

The championship only attracted players from Free State, and
KwaZulu Natal as players battled it out to earn the title of KwaZulu Natal Champion in the various games on offer, as well as the right to fight for a place in the 2018 National Team Trials that will ultimately deliver the National Protea teams that will compete in various international events.

The province of 
KwaZulu Natal is too experiencing the greatest amount of growth, and now has 5 member clubs whereas last year, there was only one such member club.

Now that MSSA has a channel on Tuluntulu, much of the footage filmed at such 
23rd KwaZulu Natal Provincial Championships will be screened on such channel.

Of course there were upsets.... Champions went down, but more about that later...

The full list of winners is:

Title Name of player/team Club Colours awarded
Checkers Mahomed Moosa Maritzburg College KwaZulu Natal Provincial Colours
Checkers (High School) (tie) Yadhav Maharaj & Carl Martin Maritzburg College
Counterstrike: GO MC: GO 1 Maritzburg College KwaZulu Natal Provincial Colours
Counterstrike: GO (High School) MC: GO 2 Maritzburg College
DotA 2 WBHS DotA Westville Boys High School KwaZulu Natal Provincial Colours
FIFA ‘17 (female) Leoné Loftus Fakkel School
FIFA '17 Odwa Mthethwa Maritzburg College
FIFA '17 (High School) Ruben Du Preez Maritzburg College
FIFA '17 (Primary School) Joel van Wyk All Stars
HearthStone Aaron Mulligan Maritzburg College KwaZulu Natal Provincial Colours
Morabaraba (female) Paula Loftus Masters of Mind Sports Free State Provincial Colours
Morabaraba Mussie Cabreab Northwood Boys’ High School KwaZulu Natal Provincial Colours
Mortal Kombat X (female) Leoné Loftus Fakkel School
Mortal Kombat X Leonard Loftus Masters of Mind Sports Free State Provincial Colours
Mortal Kombat X (High School) Gregory Haripersad Maritzburg College
PES 2017 (female) Leoné Loftus Fakkel School
PES 2017 Gordon McCormack JCS Academy
StarCraft II Michael Wanson Blue Dragon KwaZulu Natal Provincial Colours
Street Fighter V (female) Angelique Taljaard Fakkel School
Street Fighter V Carl McNeill CPT Mind Sports KwaZulu Natal Provincial Colours
Street Fighter V (High School) Aaron Mulligan Maritzburg College
Tekken 7 (female) Leoné Loftus Fakkel School
Tekken 7 Joost Loftus Maritzburg College
Tekken 7 (High School) Gregory Haripersad Maritzburg College KwaZulu Natal High School Provincial Colours
Tekken 7 (Primary School) Joel van Wyk All Stars
VainGlory MC VG Maritzburg College KwaZulu Natal High School Provincial Colours

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