The captains that will be leading South Africa’s CounterStrike: Global Offensive and League of Legends teams at this year’s IeSF World Championships have been announced.
The two selected to lead the CounterStrike: GO and League of Legends Protea eSports teams are:
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – Jessie Joubert
- League of Legends – Matthew Smith
In 2015, Jessie earned High School Western Cape Colours, Senior Western Cape Colours, High School National Federation Colours as well as Senior National Federation Colours for CS: GO.
Then in 2016, Jessie received re-awards of High School Western Cape Colours and Senior Western Cape Colours.
Jessie has an unbeaten record in MSSA competition play having never lost a match.
In 2015, Matthew earned his Senior Western Cape Colours and was selected to represent South Africa in the Protea Team that officially represented South Africa at IeSF’s 7th World Championships in Seoul. The team came up against very stiff opposition, yet performed better than any other previous South African team.
Matthew also has an unbeaten record in MSSA competition play, having never lost a match.
It is in Jessie and Matthew, upon whose broad shoulders, the leadership, inspiration, and skill, that the MSSA put their trust to deliver a great team to participate in IeSF’s 8th World Championships – Jakarta.
South Africa, despite its poor infrastructure, punches above its weight in the world rankings, currently being ranked 12th in the world.
Thus MSSA is currently in the process of selecting its various other teams.