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Important MSSA eSports events this weekend


It's a busy weekend for Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) as they will host three eSports competitions on Saturday.

  1. MSSA FIFA champion, Kyle Turnbull,takes on  Zimbabwe's Rowen Phiri
  2. CS:GO Online Championship
  3. Dota 2 Online Championship

Evenly matched?

Kyle Turnbull with Simphiwe Maphumulo.jpg 

Kyle Turnbull with MSSA president Simphiwe Maphumulo

The young Kyle Turnbull first made his stamp on the local scene when he took down a fellow Protea Team member, Ebrahim Akhalwaya, at the Mpumalanga provincial championships back in 2013. Turnbull was noted as one of the youngest FIFA Champions in South Africa. The youngster didn't stop there and was crowned National Champion in 2013, as well repeating both achievements provincially and national in the succeeding years. Kyle Turnbull now stands tall as the undisputed MSSA champion.

Turnbull will make his world stage debut this weekend, Saturday April 18th, as he takes on Zimbabwe's Rowen Phiri in an online test match.

MSSA's General Secretary, Colin Webster, shed some light on his opponent:

"The Zimbabwean, Rowen Phiri "izscube," started competitive gaming by playing Need For Speed and PC Fifa for various teams in Zimbabwe. Rowen is the first Zimbabwean player to reach Grandmaster rankings in the start of 2015, He went on to represent Zimbabwe at the IZS National Combined after being one of the first four players to qualify for the event. In 2013 Rowen represented Zimbabwe where he finished in the quarter-finals. During November 2012 to January 2014 Rowen Phiri spent time training in the local academy.

"Rowen Phiri was signed as a full-time player to Individual Zone Solutions in the beginning of 2013 and continues to play full-time.There is no doubt that Zimbabwe has not left any stone unturned for this match as the two gamers face off against each other."

MWEB GameZone would like to wish both players the best of luck for the weekend's test match! May the best footballer win.

Dota 2 and CS:GO Online Championships

The online championships and qualifiers serve an important purpose as the national CS:GO team will attend two major events this year: The eFrag World Championships in Belgrade, as well the 2015 International eSports Federation (IeSF) 7th World championships in Lodz. The National Team will be joined by the rest of the MSSA and Protea Team as they compete against the world's best.

Date: 18 April 2015

Entry fee: Entry is free to all full-paid-up Registered Players

Time: First match will start at 09:00

Format: If less than six teams, the championship shall be a Round Robin Championship.If 6 to 10 teams enter the championship there shall be four rounds as played to the Swiss System. If 11 or more teams enter the championship there shall be five rounds as played to the Swiss System.

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