Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Getting ready for the 2018 World Championships

IeSF has successfully run World Championships from 2009. From humble beginnings the founder member federations pursued the vision of  having an international federation for esports that would both guide the sport to become fully accredited as well as protect the rights of the esports athletes themselves.

Details of the  past World Championships is as follows:

Year Venue
2017 Busan – South Korea
2016 Jakarta – Indonesia
2015 Seoul – South Korea
2014 Baku – Azerbaijan
2013 Bucharest – Romania
2012 Cheonan – South Korea
2011 Andong - South Korea
2010 Daegu - South Korea
2009 Taebaek - South Korea

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has ensured that South Africa has had a presence at each every one.

South Africa's participation is as follows:

Year South African players # of players
2017 Ryan Van Schalkwyk, James Hulett, Leander van Schalkwyk, Esmari Swart, Rojuan Kuba, Brandon Fester, Brett Whitehead, Connor Cryans, Gregory Wessels, Kyle Taylor, Alasdair Donaldson, Ryan Boyes (Manager) 12
2016 Maryke Kennard, Johan Uys, Johan van Breda, Taylor Rose, Matthew Smith, Francois Mouton, Jessie Joubert, Lyle Jeacocks, Leandré Sparks, Dillon Justus, Simon Zandstra, Jason Batzofin (Manager) 12
2015 Maryke Kennard, Johan Uys, Wynand Meiring, Nathan Anderson, Matthew Smith, Taylor Rose, Vasudev Stringer, Cameron Tilley, Ryan Boyes (Manager) 9
2014 Morizane Boyes, Yolandi Williams, Ion Todd, Jason Bredberg, Dylan Henderson, Saleem Manjoo, Timothy van Reenen Mostert, Barry West, Nathan Anderson, Ryan Boyes (Manager) 10
2013 Lyrene Kühn, Yolandi Williams, Conradie van Heerden, Myburg Brink, Willem Strȍfeldt, Kyle Rhoodie, Marco Botha 7
2012 Lyrene Kühn, Gabriella Isaacs, Robert Botha, Vittorio Puissa 4
2011 Robert Botha, Ian Pillay 2
2010 Matthew Putter, Rolando de Alveira, Abu Bakar Ebrahiem, Magiel de Lange 4
2009 Ruben de Freitas, Xola Magwana 2

Thus the MSSA is already in full gear getting ready for IESF's 2018 World Championships.

Players are requested to consult MSSA's 2018 Calendar of Events in order to take the opportunity to qualify for the coveted National Team Trials.

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