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eSports Test Match - SA takes on Mexico in Dota 2 this weekend

by Desmond Kurz (bosbvok)  Posted Friday, September 06, 2013 4:17:44 PM

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Once again our South African Dota 2 team will be called upon to battle it out on behalf of our country, this time against Mexico. The MWEB MCave will proudly host the team on Sunday 08.09 at 7pm, with live streaming of the match via our Live Events Page.

The press release from Mind Sports South Africa refers:

South Africa played against Romania in its 1st official Dota 2 on-line Test Match. The Romanian Federation is currently ranked third in the world, and the Romanians taught the South African team some valuable lessons.

However, the spirit of the South African Protea Team remains high as they ready themselves for battle against the Mexican team. This test match is to be played on Sunday, 8 September 2013 at 19H00.

The Mexican team is without doubt one of the most passionate Dota 2 teams that exist.

Coupled with the Mexican team's passion is a ruthless dedication to the game, It is this passion and dedication that has made the Mexican team one of the most respected Central American teams.

The Mexican team also plays in pro-gaming events under the name of 'HATBLADE' has a truly impressive gaming record having notched up 24 wins and having only lost 6 games.

This is, indeed, not a team to be trifled with!

The captain of the Mexican team (Fergus)  is oft heard to exclaim that he is first and foremost a gamer and life is just a hobby!

Again MWEB has kindly allowed the MSSA to use its MCAVE which is located in its head office in Cape Town.

The venue was used for the first test match and proved to be an absolutely fantastic venue.

The National Team that will represent South Africa, is without doubt the finest, and strongest group of Dota 2 players in the country.

The team consists:


Name

Nick

Club

Residence

Anthony Hodgson *
Mohamed Wasim Lorgat
Dylan Probyn
Justin Probyn
Wesley Rose

Scant
seeM
Shanks
LETSGETPARTY
oDu

Knights Mind Sports
Energy eSports
Knights Mind Sports
Knights Mind Sports
Knights Mind Sports

Kenilworth, Cape Town
Rondebosch East, CT
Mowbray, Cape Town
Mowbray, Cape Town
Pretoria

* denotes the Captain of the team

With eSports now recognised as a fully recognised sport by both SASCOC and the government, gaming is now taken more seriously than ever before. Already gaming has been included into the Asian Games by the Asian Olympic Committee.

There is no doubt that the South African team has its work cut out for it. TheMexicans are not an easy match, and each South African team member is determined to give his all.

But more than that, it should be fun....

For more information on MWEB Gaming please go to  MWEB GameZone or join the community on @MWEBGMZ or https://www.facebook.com/MWEBGameZone.

For more information on the MSSA, please go to https://www.mindsportsa.co.za.

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About MWEB

Since 1997, MWEB has been championing a free web in South Africa. It has led the industry from the start with the introduction of the Internet to South Africans to the launch of South Africa’s first Uncapped ADSL product. Today, MWEB provides Internet connectivity and solutions for home users, business owners and large corporates.

Dedicated to constantly driving change in the industry and deploying world class research and development teams, MWEB is focused on removing all barriers to Internet connectivity and services to positively impact its customers and broaden the South African Internet landscape.

MWEB is owned by JSE-listed MultiChoice South Africa Holdings Limited, a Naspers Limited subsidiary that has more than 30% Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment shareholders.

About Mind Sports South Africa

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is an affiliate of the South African Confederation of Sport and Olympic Committee.

The MSSA is responsible for the good governance and promotion of Board games (such as Backgammon, Diplomacy, Checkers, Draughts, Morabaraba, etc.), Card games, eSports (whether they are played on ‘cell phones, Sony® PSP’s, personal computers or similar), and Historical figure games (also known as wargames)

For more information:

Colin Webster
President
Mind Sports South Africa
P O Box 19275
FISHER'S HILL
1408
Tel: 011 828 4994
Cell: 073 593 9451
Fax: 086 672 1911

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