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*UPDATED* South Africa takes on Israel in League of Legends Test Match

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*UPDATE*

News from the front is that South Africa were defeated by Israel in the test match 2-0. 

The match was the first time the current team had taken on another international opponent, and in the first match, South Africa was undone by being too aggressive and nervous (as well as battling the obvious lag), while they reportedly settled in the second match and "worked well as a cohesive unit".

The team is now preparing to head to Seoul, South Korea on 30 November to particpate in the 7th IeSF World Championships.

Photos from the event can be found here. Information updated via emailed press release.

*END OF UPDATE*

This Saturday (14 November 2015), the MWEB Protea eSports Team will take on Israel in and official League of Legends test match.

The match forms part of the South African team's preparations for the upcoming IeSF World Championships in Seoul, South Korea. The South African team will play the match from The H.I.V.E in Montecasino, Johannesburg, and the match is scheduled for a 7pm start, with the team being awarded their Protea colours prior to the match kicking off.

The MSSA South African team will be represented by:

  • Maryke 'Ykie' Kennard
  • Taylor 'elis' Rose
  • Matthew 'Feno' Smith
  • Vasudev 'Paga' Stringer
  • Cameron 'SexyB' Tilley

The IeSA Israeli team features:

  • Tal "Shockwave" Saar
  • Amit "Mitamut" Mizrachi
  • Eden "MinSc V2" Ben Avi
  • Nir "Xrangel" Shemri
  • Ron "Crack" Gal

While the most recent (2014) rankings for IeSF places South Africa at 13th and Israel at 20th, the match should be a close one and you will be able to watch the action live on Twitch.

Both Ryan Boyes (National Team Manager) and Johan Uys (Coach) have expressed that the team is "excited about the match" and that "the team is well practiced and is the strongest League of Legends team that MSSA can put into the field. There is no doubt that MSSA's Israeli counterpart (IeSA) are taking this game as seriously."

The details of the Test Match are:

  • Participants: South Africa and Israel
  • Venue for the SA Protea Team: THE H.I.V.E, Montecasino, Johannesburg
  • Date: Saturday, 14 November 2015
  • Start time: 19H00
  • Sponsor: MWEB and 4DV
  • Twitch channel: http://www.twitch.tv/4dv_tv

[via Press Release]

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