Sunday 27 February 2022

Results: 2022 Online Western Cape Championships

Jonathan Brown (Team Playbell) who represented South Africa in Eilat in 2021, totally dominated Tekken 7 at the Online Western Cape Championships.

The online provincial championship system ensures that its esports athletes are not compromised in terms of being able to qualify for provincial colours and for possible inclusion in South Africa's National Protea Team to attend International Esports Federation's 14th World Esports Championships in November in Bali later this year.

Esports athletes were thus able to play in the comfort and safety of their own homes and are still capable of competing on provincial, and even, a national levels.

Mind Sports South Africa's (MSSA) 2022 Western Cape Online Provincial Championships proved to be a popular event with players participating from four (4) provinces. MSSA's Western Cape Online Provincial Championships allowed athletes to play around with perfecting new tactics and strategies leading up to the 2022 team selection.

Athletes are reminded that by finishing in the top 3, or top twenty percent - whichever is greater, at MSSA's Western Cape Online Provincial Championships, such athletes qualify to participate in the annual National Team trials which are used to select the national squad and for the Protea Team.

While the 'Old Guard' such as Jonathan Brown, Kyle Voster, Aidan Voster, and Theunis van der Merwe dominated their respective esports titles, it was refreshing and exciting to see newcomers, in the form of CAST_E-Sports Team 1, laying all to waste in the Call of Duty Mobile (CODM) title.

As seen in the past, so much is dependent on having strong administrators to ensure the success of both clubs and athletes. In the case of 
Call of Duty Mobile, it is Crystal Hewitt who is the rock upon which the success of both club and athlete is built.

Nineteen (19) athletes were awarded provincial colours for the 2022 gaming year. 

TitleName of player/teamClubColours awarded
Call of Duty MobileCAST_E-Sports Team 1CAST_E-SportsProvincial Colours
Clash Royale - PremierJohn KimMiddelburg Hoërskool
Clash Royale - High SchoolTiaan KoenHoërskool Klerksdorp
Counter-Strike: GOMiddies CS:GOMiddelburg HoërskoolProvincial Colours
FIFA - PremierSebastiano HeidmannNorthcliff High SchoolProvincial Colours
HearthStone - PremierAidan VorsterZAG AcademyProvincial Colours
PaladinsPaladins PeopleSasolburg HighschoolProvincial Colours
Street Fighter VTheunis van der MerweHoërskool KlerksdorpProvincial Colours
Tekken 7 - PremierJonathan BrownTeam PlayBellProvincial Colours
Sportsmanship AwardCrystal HewittCAST_E-Sports

Also read:

No comments:

Post a Comment