|Ru-landie Killian (left) from Affies Sasolburg in action in MSSA's 36th Gauteng Provincial Championships.|
MSSA's 36th Gauteng Provincial Championships were more than ably hosted by Northcliff High School. The learners at the school showed sportsmanship of the highest order, and were kind and courteous to all the officials and players alike.
The number of school teams that participated, re-inforces MSSA's belief that in promoting school teams the various development gals are more effectively reached.
Out of a total of 17 premier titles, 13 of such were won by learners.
The senior teams had to fight long and hard against the much improved school teams that challenged the senior teams at every turn as they fought for a place in the 2018 National Team Trials that will ultimately deliver a team to the IESF's 2018 10th Esports World Championships.
Special mention must be made of Fakkel School of Skills, St. Stithian's College, Affies Sasolburg, JCS Academy, and Northcliff High School. Such schools showed that they could take on the best, and delivered sterling results.
The improved depth in the standard of play bodes well for the future of all of South African gaming.
The winners of MSSA's 36th Gauteng Provincial Championships are:
|Title||Name of player/team||Club||Colours awarded|
|Ancients (DBM)||Colin Webster||Old Edwardian Mind Sports Club||Gauteng|
|Checkers||Pheello Maphumane||Fakkel School of Skills|
|Tshepo Matitwane||Fakkel School of Skills|
|Sam Mathlong||North West University – Vaal|
|CounterStrike: GO (High School)||G3NTS||Northcliff High School|
|DotA 2||PR0NHS||Northcliff High School||Gauteng|
|FIFA '18 (female)||Ru-landie Killian||Affies Sasolburg|
|FIFA '18||Mqandisi Dewa||North West University - Vaal|
|FIFA '18 (High School)||Khahliso Malape||Fakkel School of Skills|
|Hearthstone (female)||Linda Swanepoel||Fakkel School of Skills||Free State|
|Hearthstone||Gawie Fick||Fakkel School of Skills|
|Hearthstone (High school)||Kevin Plint||Northcliff High School||Gauteng|
|League of Legends||ST||St Stithians||Gauteng|
|League of Legends (High School)||STS1||St Stithians|
|Morabaraba – Female||Anne-Lee Steyn||JCS Academy||Free State|
|Morabaraba||Joseph Matlong||North West University – Vaal|
|Morabaraba – High School||Sam Kotsoane||Fakkel School of Skills|
|PES 2018 (female)||Ru-landie Killian||Affies Sasolburg||Free State|
|PES 2018||Gordon Mcormack||Masters of Mind Sports||Free State|
|Rocket League||PR0NHS||Northcliff High School||Gauteng|
|StarCraft II||Aidan Smale||ZAG||Gauteng|
|Street Fighter V (female)||Leone Loftus||Fakkel School of Skills||Free State|
|Street Fighter V (High School – females)||Cindy-Lee Strydom||Fakkel School of Skills|
|Street Fighter V||Lebogang Phoshoko||Cape Town Mind Sports Club||Gauteng|
|Street Fighter V (High School – boys)||Sean Skolkali||Northcliff High School|
|Tekken 7||Jeremy Seremak||HTS Sasolburg||Gauteng|
|Tekken7 (High School)||Pieter Oelofse||HTS Sasolburg|