South Africa 9th in global eSport ranking

Update: Corrected article to reflect SA in 9th position.

The International eSports Federation has released its global rankings based on 2013 performance, and South Africa has ranked 9th in the world out of 23 member nations.

In 2012, South Africa ranked 18th of 34, and in 2011 ranked 13th of 26.

“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,” said Colin Webster
General Secretary.

“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,” said Webster. “A big thank you is thus extended to every member of the team who contributed towards this fine achievement.”

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

Rank Country Points
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
9 South Africa 43
11 Spain 36
12 Mongolia 31
13 Israel 27
14 Denmark 26
15 Bulgaria 22
16 Belgium 21
17 Portugal 16
17 Switzerland 16
17 Tunisia 16
20 Austria 11
20 Azerbaijan 11
20 Philippines 11
23 Norway 5

The 2013 South African team members were:

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Name of Player Club Residence
Conradie van Heerden (captain) ROCCAT Durbanville
Myburg Brink ROCCAT Strand
Willem Strȍfeldt 2up Gamers Bellville
Kyle Rhoodie 2up Gamers Brackenfell
Marco Botha 2up Gamers Bellville

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Name of Player Club Residence
Yolandi Williams Deviation Gaming Kempton Park

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Name of Player Club Residence
Lyrene Kühn Knights Mind Sports Club Kimberley

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