MSSA General Secretary, Collin Webster reveals no less than 210 gamers qualify for
Gauteng, which will host the trials, tops the entries.
“The majority of those that qualified reside in Gauteng with a close second being the Western Cape. Mpumulanga and North West came in tie third. It is hoped that 2017 will see Western Cape wrest the trials down to Cape Town,” says Webster.
He says MSSA is thrilled with the increase in both standard and quantity of gamers.
“For the team events alone (CS: GO, DotA 2, and League of Legends) there are no less than 38 teams that made the grade. Those that qualify represent six out of the nation’s nine provinces, proving that MSSA’s development programmes are bearing fruit.”
Gamers who excel will boost their chances of earning a place in the eProteas team to represent South Africa at the eighth International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) World Championship 2016, in Jakarta, Indonesia later this year.
– Guardian Sport