Tuesday 31 October 2017

League of Legends rankings: THS Tom Naudé grab the number one spot.

"Yenex" in action at MSSA's 6th Limpopo Championships.
MSSA's 6th Limpopo Championships delivered some sterling results.  

None of the results were as dramatic as those in the League of Legends esports title.

MSSA's 6th Limpopo Championships being the last of the Provincial Championships for the 2016/2017 season, the results from such championships determine which team is on top of the senior national rankings at MSSA's South African National Championships to be played on 2 & 3 December 2017 to be hosted by Fakkel School in Sasolburg.

In only two championships "Yenex" (HTS Tom Naudé) has surged up the rankings from being unseeded to grab the position of being the number one ranked team in the country.

"Yenex" consists of the following members: Ryno van der Merwe, Anton Cronjé, Aubrey Greyling, Janco van Rensburg, and Chrisjan Bekker.

This is the first time in the history of South African esports that a team based in Polokwane has become the top ranked team. 

Yenex's high standard of play further cements MSSA's belief that the future of gaming is in good hands as long as there is continued development at school level.

The updated rankings for the esports title of League of Legends are:

PosName of PlayeryearClubPoints
1Yenex17THS Tom Naudé261.9
2Fuga Dracones17Hoërskool Wonderboom240
3Team Try Hard17FRAGCON229.9
4Fuzz Logic16VexxedPhoenix210
5VxP Goon Squad17VexxedPhoenix197.8
8Dark Phoenix17VexxedPhoenix185.5
9Legion of Shadows17We are Legion165
10Limbros A17FRAGCON154.8
11St Stithians17St Stithians153.9
12Liquad unknown17Non members153.9
13First team17Tuks Mind Sports Club151.5
14Team Vapor16Sasolburg High145
15Gryphons16Knights Mind Sports Club145
16Knights15Knights Mind Sports Club145
17White Rabbit Gaming16White Rabbit Gaming145
18St Conrads16Curro Klerksdorp145
19Gen Nightwalkers17Generation X141.7
21Pride17Parktown Boys128.5
22Silver and Friends16WOERIES124.5
23WBHS/LoL17Westville Boys120
24Dota 4 Lyf16Northcliff High113.4
25PR0NHS17Northcliff High111.6
26STS 116St Stithians105
279th Phanax17THS Tom Naudé102
29Team Elusium17Hoërskool Wonderboom100
30Virtual Desire Gaming17Hoërskool Wonderboom100
31Empangeni lol17Empangeni High School100
32GWH LoL17Glenwood House99.9
33CCS Shadow Hunters16Crawford Sandton97.5
34Dark Phoenix17Generation X89.5
35Second team15Tuks Mind Sports Club80
36Death Squad17THS Tom Naudé76.5
37Fairmont15Fairmont High School75
39K1IIJOYS16Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog45

Other rankings are:

Monday 30 October 2017

Results: 6th Limpopo Provincial Championships

Yenex (HTS Tom Naudé) crushed all opponents to win MSSA's 6th Limpopo Championships in the League of Legends esports title.
Under the astute direction of Limpopo Provincial Director, Petrus Maartens,  HTS Tom Naudé, through the sekhmetic efforts of  Antonette Jordaan, delivered the best Limpopo Provincial Championships ever.

Even though the event was not held at the best possible time for many learners, the championships had more titles played than ever before and  has allowed 24 Registered Players to qualify for MSSA's 2018 National Team Trials.

MSSA's 6th Limpopo Championships were held on 28 and 29 October 2017 by HTS Tom Naudé in Polokwane.

Already all of the member clubs in Limpopo have submitted an alternative date for the 7th Limpopo Championships. The suggested date should make it championships more accessible to many of tthe provinces Registered Players, which will even further increase the popularity of the Limpopo Provincial Championships.

There is no doubt that there is something in the water in Limpopo. The competitiveness, sportsmanship and enthusiasm of the players  in Polokwane is  absolutely amazing.

The results reflect the high standard of play with the players from Limpopo shooting up the rankings to become a force with which to be reckoned in all of the board games and esports titles in which they played.

I cannot wait to go back for the 2018 edition...

The full list of all gold medalists are as follows:

Title Name of player/team Club Colours awarded
CounterStrike: GO Limbros Alpha Fragcon Limpopo Provincial
DotA 2 SKH Fragcon Limpopo Provincial
FIFA ‘17 – female Simoné Otto THS Tom Naude
FIFA ‘17 Cameron Gilburt & Peter Jones Fragcon
League of Legends Yenex THS Tom Naude Limpopo Provincial
League of Legends – High School IX Phanax THS Tom Naude
Morabaraba – female Thandi Ngoveni THS Tom Naude Limpopo Provincial
Morabaraba Johnre Duvenhage THS Tom Naude
Mortal Kombat X – female Simoné Otto THS Tom Naude
Mortal Kombat X Peter Jones Fragcon
StarCraft II Chis Cronjé Fragcon Limpopo Provincial
Street Fighter V – female Chantal Cronjé Fragcon Limpopo Provincial
Street Fighter V Edward Cronjé & Chris Cronjé Fragcon Limpopo Provincial
Street Fighter V – High School Javier Gonzales Fragcon
Tekken 7 - female Simoné Otto THS Tom Naude Limpopo Provincial
Tekken 7 Sekele Komape THS Tom Naude Limpopo Provincial

Sunday 29 October 2017

Rankings: Updated Mortal Kombat X.

Simone Otto, Limpopo's top Mortal Kombat X player.
MSSA's 6th Limpopo Championships is the last of the Provincial Championships for the 2016/2017 season. As such, the results from such championships will be the last to affect the national rankings that shall be used at MSSA's South African National Championships to be played on 2 & 3 December 2017 to be hosted by Fakkel School in Sasolburg.

The updated rankings for the esports title of Mortal Kombat X are:

PosName of PlayeryearClubPoints
1Joost Loftus17Masters of Mind Sports263.7
2Rion Nelson17Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog200.4
3Beon Bronkhorst17JCS Academy180.1
4Kyle Chan Some17Northcliff High School176.3
5Jan-Hendrik van Aswegen17Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog171.4
6Gawie Fick17Fakkel School169.7
7Leoné Loftus17Fakkel School169
8Michael van Meyeren17HTS Witbank165.9
9Alastair Williams17JCS Academy162.9
10Phoenix Janse van Vuuren17Fakkel School160.9
11Connor Chaplin17Northcliff High School158.4
12Mark Morobane17Curro Klerksdorp157.4
13Sune van de Merwe17HTS Witbank152.8
14Kelvin Yang16Northcliff High School148
15Doreen Els17Teutonic Knights Mind Sports Club147.3
16Benniel Botha17Fakkel School145.4
17Aidan Chaplin17Northcliff High School143.7
18Theunis van der Merwe17Curro Klerksdorp140.4
19Pieter Lourens17Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog137.8
20Jean Kruger17HTS Witbank137.3
21Leonard Loftus17Masters of Mind Sports134.9
22Leigthon Howells17Cambridge High School134.4
23Jared van Biljon17Curro Klerksdorp133.4
24Bronwyn Williams17JCS Academy130.1
25Wernich ‘Panda’ Botha17JCS Academy129.6
26Hugo Venter17Fakkel School128.5
27Armand Botha17Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog128
28Mxolisi Lukhele17Amplified Rebellion127.9
29Kaitlyn Creighton17Masters of Mind Sports125.6
30Tumelo Sesinyi17Curro Klerksdorp122.1
31Pheello Maphumane17Fakkel School121.7
32Luhan Stoltz17Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog120.1
33Kit Rawlings16Northcliff High School120
34Kabelo Mametele17Fakkel School119.9
35Tebogo Hlasa17Fakkel School118.5
36Pauliso Makhubo17Fakkel School118.1
37Bonga Zwane16HTS Witbank114.3
38Kyle Turnbull16HTS Witbank114.3
39Logan Ortner16Northcliff High School114.3
40Mellie Nienaber16Fakkel School114.3
41Pheelo Maphumane16Fakkel School114.3
42Ruan Visagie16Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog114.3
43Rynardt Engelbrecht16Fakkel School114.3
44Tumi Mohosho16Fakkel School114.3
45Wesley David16Maritzburg College114.3
46William Rawlings16Northcliff High School114.3
47William Kruger16Fakkel School114
48Gift Maleko17JCS Academy113.5
49Gareth van Straten16HTS Witbank112.6
50Mpho Ntsala16Fakkel School111.2
51Simone Otto17Tom Naude110
52Riaan Kruger16Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog109.1
53Sibusiso Nabileyo16Fakkel School109
54Chris Marie16Fakkel School108.8
55Korben Roos16HTS Witbank107
56Xavier Rodrigues17JCS Academy106.4
57Bongwe Mpugwa17Curro Klerksdorp106.3
58Robyn Gertzen17Teutonic Knights Mind Sports Club106.2
59Logan Ortner17Northcliff High School105.7
60Alwyn van Wyk16Maritzburg College105.1
61Armandt Welgemoed17Curro Klerksdorp104.9
62Tiffany Blignaut17JCS Academy104.9
63Gomo Hdlozi16HTS Witbank104
64Brandon Watts17Northcliff High School102.5
65Michael Masikeng16Fakkel School101.3
66Ronin Brookes17Sasolburg High School101.3
67Michael Retief16Old Edwardian Wargames Club100
68Reginald Mofokeng16Fakkel School100
69Tania Brown16All Stars100
70George Griffiths16HTS Witbank99.8
71Jacobus Direko16Fakkel School99.8
72Kahliso Malepe16Fakkel School99.3
73Tshepo Matitwane17Fakkel School99.3
74Wihan van Wyk16Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog99.3
75Lesedi Motale16Curro Klerksdorp98.8
76Joshua Jansen van Vuuren16Northcliff High School97.5
77Christopher Fenton17JCS Academy95
78Peter Jones17Fragcon95
79Joel Van Wyk16Maritzburg College95
80Learvene Winkler16Maritzburg College95
81Riana du Plessis16All Stars95
82Rynard Cockeran17Masters of Mind Sports95
83Tumi Jourdan16Northcliff High School95
84Damien Avis16Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog90.3
85Kristen Cockeran17Fakkel School90.3
86Angelique Taljaard17Fakkel School85.8

Other rankings are: