|Learners battling it out.|
Even though a number of older gamers question the need for eSports to be held at school level, MSSA remains dedicated to its policy of growing eSports at schools.
There are obvious advantages for doing so.
First, the reaction times among learners are faster than among the more mature gamer.
Secondly, learners who take advantage of MSSA may end up earning provincial and national colours which in turn may improve their chances of getting a bursary at university to study further.
Thirdly, the younger players are more able, in MSSA's experience, to adapt to international competition and thus have a greater chance of being head-hunted by overseas clubs.
Thus schools are signing up at a rate never experienced before.
In just the period 30 January 2017 to 2 February 2017 no less than four schools were accepted into membership, being:
- Camps Bay High School
- Empangeni High School
- Hoërskool Wonderboom
- Westville Boys High School