Protea e-Sport team secures 2nd, 4th places at IeSF
Protea team performs admirably at the International e-Sport Federation 2012 championships.
The Protea e-Sports team has returned from the 2012 IeSF World Championships held in Cheon-an City, Korea, boasting some impressive results. The team was as follows:
|Name of Athlete||Event||Club|
|Robert ‘PandaTank’ Botha||StarCraft II||PolarFluke|
|Gabriela ‘Gabybear’ Isaacs||StarCraft II||SAHETI School|
|Lyrene ‘Legato’ Küne||Tekken Tag 2 Tournament||Knights Mind Sports Club|
|Vittorio ‘HotShot’ Puissa||Tekken Tag 2 Tournament||HS DOJO|
At the end of day one, both male members of the South African team qualified out of the group stages to go to the next day’s playoffs. This marked the first time ever in the history of South Africa’s involvement with the IeSF that both male members had qualified out of the group stages.
Unfortunately both Botha and Puissa lost their playoff games to be ejected from the championship.
Both Isaacs and Küne performed admirably for the women’s team. Küne finished in fourth place in the Tekken event, and Isaacs finished in second place in the StarCraft II event.
MSSA president Colin Webster extended his thanks to Gigabyte – the official sponsor of the 2012 South African Protea Team.
The SA Protea team is attended the IeSF through Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA), an affiliate of the South African Confederation of Sport and Olympic Committee.