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With Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) being a member of both Global Esports Federation (GEF) and International Esports Federation (IESF), South African gamers look forward to more international competitions than ever before.

Lu-Zelle Kruger of ‘Middies’ from mpumalanga was instrumental in assisting the High School team win the senir division of the League of Legends esports title. Lu-Zelle Krugeris the youngest female to be awarded Senior Provincial Colours for the League of Legends esports title.


MSSA has been a member of IESF since 2009 and has participated in each and every IESF World Championships.

Thus excitement is running high as teams scramble to qualify for MSSA’s National Team Trials (NTT) to be held on 25 March 2023 at which the Protea Team to represent South Africa shall be selected for the African Regional Qualifiers for IESF’s World Esports Championships.

The Western Cape Online Championships, expertly umpired by Anneke Luies (Protea Team Member – 2022) was a phenomenal success with clubs from 6 provinces battling it out tjo take the honours.

First time entry, Point High School from the Western Cape demonstrated how easily goliaths can be toppled with the school winning three divisions and with six players earning Senior Provincial Colours on their first outing.

Great things are expected from Point High School in future championships.

Of course, all players who have finished in the top three, or top twenty percent – whichever is greater, qualify for the National Team Trials to be held on 25 March 2023.

All such players are reminded that to enter NTT, players must be in possession of a valid passport.

The winners of MSSA’s 2023 Western Cape Online Championships are:


Title Name of player/team Club Colours awarded
Clash of Clans William Brink Hoër Volkskool
Clash Royale – Premier Jimmy Swanepoel Point High School Western Cape
Clash Royale – High School Matthew Croucam Point High School
CS:GO – Premier
ZAG CS ZAG Academy
Josh Chapman Western Cape
Sebastian Montoya-Pelaez Western Cape
Michael de Villiers Western Cape
Josh Orelowitz Western Cape
Thomas Venables Western Cape
CS:GO – Premier – Female
VYBN Females ZAG Academy
Paula van Vuuren Western Cape
Chloe Wilson Gauteng
Rialet van Jaarsveld Gauteng
Nicky Muller Gauteng
Alexandria Kruger Mpumalanga
DotA – Premier
Wilrich van Deventer Gauteng
Yu-shen Chen Gauteng
Piin how Chen Gauteng
David van Rooijen Gauteng
Ryan Donald Gauteng
FIFA 23 – Premier Antonie Botes Hoër Volkskool
FIFA 23 – High School
Siphesihle Sibanyoni (PC) Middies
Liam van Staden (PS4) Middies
HearthStone Kyle Vorster ZAG Academy Gauteng
League of Legends
Grotto Middies
Dylan Putek Mpumalanga
Leson Visagie Mpumalanga
Patrick Nel Mpumalanga
Jarred Visagie Mpumalanga
Lu-Zelle Kruger Mpumalanga
Rocket League – Premier – 1 v 1 Nathan Strange Hoërskool Klerksdorp North West
Rocket League – Premier – 3 v 3
PHS Orcas Point High School
Michael Roberts Western Cape
Shuan Benade Western Cape
Zandre Potgieter Western Cape
TG Potgieter Western Cape
Street FIghter V – Premier Marnus van der Merwe Hoërskool Klerksdorp North West
Tekken 7 – Premier Jonathan Brown Team PlayBell Western Cape
Sportsmanship Award Antonie Botes Hoër Volkskool

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By Zoltan Tundik

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