Tuesday 30 January 2018

Northcliff High - promoting esports.

Northcliff gamers battling it out for supremacy.
The ability of any club to produce top ranking esports gamers, whether at a private club, at a university club, or at a school club, is based on the club's ability to foster and grow the sport at every level throughout the year.

Northcliff High School is lucky enough to have an educator in charge of their esports club who has the drive, passion and dedication to ensure that the club is successful from year-to-year in the form of Noelene du Toit. However, none of it would be possible without the support of the school's governing body and Principal.

Thus Northcliff High School even has an Annual Esport Interhouse.

The 2018 edition was held on Saturday, 27 January 2018 in which 
50 players from the four 'houses'; Dragoon, Cairn, Pinnacle and Sentinel, participated.

A total of 6 PC titles were played, being; DOTA 2, CS:GO, LOL, STARCRAFT, HEARTSTONE and ROCKET LEAGUE.

The smartphone / Tablet title 'VainGlory' was also played.

Console titles played were: Ultimate Street Fighter on Xbox and Fifa '18 on PlayStation

Players competed for top 3 positions in individual titles and top teams in DotA 2, CSGO and League of Legends.

The winners from the Inter-house  will go on to represent Northcliff High School at MSSA's inter schools, and are as follows:

1.       CSGO: GameSense - Darren Bouttell, Luka Eardley, Jaryd Smith, Matthew Botha and Dylan Baker
2.       League of Legends: Dragoon - Daniel Rundle, Ryan Swanepoel, Samuel Mann, Tanita Petropoullakis and Harshil Patel
3.       Dota: Christopher Rawlings, Keith Shaw, Josh, Darren and Chris
4.       Heartstone:
a.       1ST Matthew Botha
b.       2ND Cleveland Crossling
c.       3rd Brandon Watts
5.       Rocket League:
a.       1              Matthew Botha
b.       2              Dylan Baker
c.       3              Christopher Pearse
6.       VainGlory: catameleons - Corbin Smout, Jordan Macdonald and Luke Probert
7.       Ultimate Street Fighter:
a.       1              Rina du Toit
b.       2              Sean Mehlo
c.       3              Justin Brown
8.       Fifa '18: 
            a.       1             Joshua Williams
            b.       2             Mikhyle Naidoo
            c.       3             Yorke Soni

Photographs of the event may be found on: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157268545167715&set=pcb.2454872024737043&type=3&theater&ifg=1

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