|MSSA's 2017 BOO! Protea League of Legends Esports Team in action in Busan.|
From the inception of Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) in 1985, 243 players have been awarded Protea Colours for the various disciplines and periods falling under MSSA's jurisdiction.
MSSA always seeks to have continuity in its Protea teams, but due to the very nature, that is not always possible. Things change, work gets in the way, and there are always a number of new gamers yapping on the heels of the older gamers.
The competitiveness needed to get into the teams has ensured that South Africa has always punched well above its weight. As a result of such competitiveness, South Africa has produced no less than 22 world champions.
All such champions have done South Africa proud, and MSSA is determined to create even more.
However, only 18 players have ever represented South Africa for three or more years.
Of such players, there is only one female who has so represented South Africa for three or more years. That gamer is Bernice Bőhm who also was a three times world champion.
One can only hope that current and future gamers will aspire to reach such dizzy and lofty heights.
The full list of the 18 players have ever represented South Africa in a Protea team for three or more years is as follows:
|Name of player||Club/Team||Caps|
|Anderson, Nathan||Knights Mind Sports||15|
|Batzofin, Jason||St John's College||10|
|Bőhm, Bernice||Old Edwardian Wargames Club||15|
|Boyes, Ryan||BNKR Gaming||5|
|Hlophe, David||Leandra Giant Killers||21|
|Hoyle, Kevin||Old Edwardian Wargames Club||15|
|Ligault, Richard||Old Edwardian Wargames Club||21|
|Manana, Rhonnie||University of Johannesburg||15|
|Maphumelo, Simphiwe||Zola Checkers Club||28|
|Mqoshekile, Petrus||DMC ACE Morabaraba||21|
|Rabiner, Evgenii||Old Edwardian Wargames Club||20|
|Skhosana, Simon||Leandra Giant Killers||21|
|Strachan, Matthew||Old Edwardian Wargames Club||15|
|van Trotsenburg, Edward||Bedfordview Mind Sports Club||35|
|Vannucci, David||University of Witwatersrand||20|
|Webster, Colin||Old Edwardian Wargames Club||97|
|Webster, David||Old Edwardian Wargames Club||36|