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SA ranked in top ten in eSports

11 February 2014, 05:30
The IeSF have released the rankings for the 2013 year.

Thanks to the sterling efforts of the 2013 MWEB Protea eSports team that attended the 2013 IeSF World Championships, South Africa is now ranked higher than ever before.

South Africa, it would be imagined is sorely disadvantaged in eSports, but the character and strength of the South African gamers has overcome the odds to rise up and demonstrate their worth.

From being unranked in 2010, the South African team has ploughed its way through the opposition to make it into the top twenty (13th) in 2011.

Unfortunately, the team slipped in 2012 to 18th position, but still showed improvement with the team coming home with a silver in the Women's StarCraft II event.

Even though the team did not return home in 2013 with any medals, the overall standard of the team had improved, and the team was able to arduously climb up the ladder to force into being ranked 10th in the world.

A big thank you is thus extended to every member of the team who contributed towards this fine achievement!

Of course South Korea is ranked 1st, but, when you consider that South Africa is now rubbing shoulders with the power-houses of eSports, the future looks very bright indeed!

The list of the top ten ranked countries is:

Rank Country Point
1 Korea 321
2 Sweden 147
3 Russia 83
4 Netherlands 72
5 Finland 69
6 France 67
7 Romania 59
8 Canada 52
9 Serbia 43
10 South Africa 43

The team members were:

League of Legends:

Name of Player

Club

Residence

Conradie van Heerden (captain)

ROCCAT

Durbanville

Myburg Brink

ROCCAT

Strand

Willem Str?feldt

2up Gamers

Bellville

Kyle Rhoodie

2up Gamers

Brackenfell

Marco Botha

2up Gamers

Bellville

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm:

Name of Player

Club

Residence

Yolandi Williams

Deviation Gaming

Kempton Park

TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT II:

Name of Player

Club

Residence

Lyrene Kühn

Knights Mind Sports Club

Kimberley

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