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Tommies takes win at first eSport championships


Esport team Yenex from Hoër Tegniese Skool Tom Naudé triumphed in the first Mindsport South Africa (MSSA) Capricorn Regional Championships hosted at the school on the weekend.
The team, previously not mentioned in the League of Legends ranking list, now features in fifth position nationally.
MSSA General Secretary, Colin Webster indicated that team Yenex showed no mercy to any of their opponents and cut through any form of opposition presented as if it was tissue paper. “Such was the standard of play exhibited by Yenex that the team delivered a flawless victory to win the first ever MSSA Capricorn Regional Championships. They showed skill beyond their years and powered the previously unranked team up the rankings into fifth place in the country,” he said.
Webster added that such ranking places the team as a top contender in South African gaming as the team is now yapping at the heels of major teams like Goon Squad and places Yenex as the second highest ranked school team in the senior rankings.
Yenex will be among tens of other teams to participate in the MSSA Limpopo Provincial Local Area-Network (LAN) Championship for eSports to be hosted at te same venue on 28 and 29 October.
Webster said although the trials for the International eSport Federation (IeSF) ninth World Championships in Busan have already been held, the Limpopo Championship will count as a qualifier for the MSSA National Team Trials to be held in 2018.
He added that registration for the Limpopo Championships is already open via Google Drive and will close on 22 October.

Story and photos: RC Myburgh

Team Yenex from Tommies who claimed victory at the MSSA Capricorn Regional Championships consists of Janco Janse van Rensburg, Anton Cronjé, Ryno van der Merwe, Aubrey Greyling and Chrisjan Bekker. (Photo: Supplied)

Team players from Hoërskool Pietersburg Coenraad Scheepers, Lodré Botha and Shandré Grobler ready for battle.

Coenraad Oosthuizen from Tommies prepares for an online battle.

Prashil Jamnadas from PEPPS Polokwane Preparatory School and College behind his computer.