Wednesday 22 November 2017

Players who have represented South Africa in the Protea Team for three or more years.

MSSA's 2017 BOO! Protea League of Legends Esports Team in action in Busan.
At this time of the year while going through the administrative side of getting everything ready for the Annual General Meeting to be  held on 3 December 2017, it is always interesting to look at the records.

From the inception of Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) in 1985, 243 players have been awarded Protea Colours for the various disciplines and periods falling under MSSA's jurisdiction.

MSSA always seeks to have continuity in its Protea teams, but due to the very nature, that is not always possible. Things change, work gets in the way, and there are always a number of new gamers yapping on the heels of the older gamers.

The competitiveness needed to get into the teams has ensured  that South Africa has always punched well above its weight. As a result of such competitiveness, South Africa  has produced no less than 22 world champions.

All such champions have done South Africa proud, and MSSA is determined to create even more.

However, only 18 players have ever represented South Africa for three or more years.

Of such players, there is only one female who has so represented South Africa for three or more years. That gamer is Bernice Bőhm who also was a three times world champion.

One can only hope that current and future gamers will aspire to reach such dizzy and lofty heights.

The full list of the 18 players have ever represented South Africa in a Protea team for three or more years is as follows:

Name of player Club/Team Caps
Anderson, Nathan Knights Mind Sports 15
Batzofin, Jason St John's College 10
Bőhm, Bernice Old Edwardian Wargames Club 15
Botha, Robert Polarfluke 14
Boyes, Ryan BNKR Gaming 5
Hlophe, David Leandra Giant Killers 21
Hoyle, Kevin Old Edwardian Wargames Club 15
Ligault, Richard Old Edwardian Wargames Club 21
Manana, Rhonnie University of Johannesburg 15
Maphumelo, Simphiwe Zola Checkers Club 28
Mqoshekile, Petrus DMC ACE Morabaraba 21
Rabiner, Evgenii Old Edwardian Wargames Club 20
Skhosana, Simon Leandra Giant Killers 21
Strachan, Matthew Old Edwardian Wargames Club 15
van Trotsenburg, Edward Bedfordview Mind Sports Club 35
Vannucci, David University of Witwatersrand 20
Webster, Colin Old Edwardian Wargames Club 97
Webster, David Old Edwardian Wargames Club 36

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