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Watch South Africa take on Israel and Denmark in League of Legends tonight

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Tri-Nations

I previously posted about my concerns surrounding our League of Legends team in place to take on Israel and Denmark in a tri nations tournament.

The original team had 2 DOTA 2 national team players, who both also play for Bravado, in the team even though they didn’t actually play League of Legends.

This started a massive thread on Facebook where Lazygamer was once again abused for pointing out these idiocies and we were absolutely 100% guaranteed that this was the only way that the match could happen. Else the entire thing would need to be scrapped.

Well low and behold this morning I received a new press release from the MSSA with the official League of Legends team in it, this time there are no DOTA 2 players involved from what I can see.

The new team consists of the following players

Conradie van Heerden (captain) – ROCCAT

Myburg Brink – ROCCAT

Willem Str?feldt – 2up Gamers

Kyle Rhoodie – 2up Gamers

Marco Botha – 2up Gamers

Now the top 2 guys are easy to find and play for ROCCAT while the other three are a bit more difficult to find and appear to play for other clans but 2up Gamers are an MSSA affiliated club so I presume that is why they are being listed as them. This working within the rules works perfectly for me.

From my brief research it is apparent that all these guys play League of Legends as their main game and honestly that’s all I want to know with the time frame to the match being so short.

I also had a go at the MSSA for calling this the first ever online Tri-Nations test match, well I am very glad to report that the MSSA appears to be taking the criticism to heart and has reworded the press release to be far more accurate.

Full press release follows

On the eve of the first Tri-Nations in which South Africa has ever played, Mind Sports South Africa has released the details of the team.

The Tri-Nations shall be held between Denmark, Israel and South Africa on Saturday, 12 October 2013 at 18H00 in preparation for the 2013 IeSF World Championships.
This is also the first time that South Africa will compete in an officially sanctioned competition for League of Legends. The Tri-Nations is thus, without doubt, a fore-runner of things to come.

Through the generous sponsorship from MWEB, the MSSA was able to begin its role out of on-line inter-regional championships, participate in the IeSF’s on-line Dota 2 Test Matches, and now participate in the Tri-Nations against Israel and Denmark.

While Israel may be, as yet an unknown team, the Danish team is renowned for its prowess at the game of League of Legends. Only last weekend on 5 October 2013, the Danish team ripped the French team apart, and the Spanish team choose to rather forfeit the game than face the marauding Danes.

Thus the Tri-Nation match will give the young South African team a good taste of what to expect at the World Championships.

The entire South African team shall play from MWEB‘s MCAVE at the MWEB head office.

Conradie van Heerden, the young team captain, from Durbanville, has stated that the South African team is not afraid of facing one of Europe’s best, and is quite looking forward to meeting the challenge. Conradie said, “No matter what, the experience will prove to be invaluable practice for South Africa’s first foray into the world of international competition in the game of League of Legends”.

The South African team will be awarded National Federation Colours just prior to the start of the game. Protea Colours will only be awarded to the final team that is approved to attend the 2013 IeSF World Championships.

Now that’s the way to let people know what’s happening without attempting to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes.

Honestly, well done

All in all this is a great email to wake up to and I hope all the League of Legends fans tune into the live stream tonight starting at 6pm to support our team.

Don’t forget though our number one clan, Energy eSports, is still scheduled to take on Quetzal in DOTA 2 at 8pm and you can watch that live stream right here.

Come on South Africa and Energy eSports do our country proud.

Last Updated: October 12, 2013

15 Comments

  1. Tarisma

    October 12, 2013 at 08:51

    Well done

    Reply

  2. bluegoon

    October 12, 2013 at 11:34

    Even though I think LoL is for dirty casuals I will support SA tonight!

    Reply

  3. Hitler did nothing wrong

    October 12, 2013 at 13:04

    hopefully team jew will lose

    Reply

    • Skyblue

      October 12, 2013 at 17:04

      Crawl back into your hole.

      Reply

    • BacchusZA

      October 13, 2013 at 00:11

      I’m always amused by fascists and poor, sad, deluded nazi wannabes trotting out the same tired old attempt at anti-semitism. Guess what guys? Hitler is dead, the nazis lost, and the Jews are still here, and won’t be going anywhere in a hurry either.

      Time to find a new hobby.:)

      Reply

    • BacchusZA

      October 13, 2013 at 00:11

      I’m always amused by fascists and poor, sad, deluded nazi wannabes trotting out the same tired old attempt at anti-semitism. Guess what guys? Hitler is dead, the nazis lost, and the Jews are still here, and won’t be going anywhere in a hurry either.

      Time to find a new hobby.:)

      Reply

    • Brady miaau

      October 14, 2013 at 07:23

      3 Upvotes? You have to be kidding me.

      Is the Internet just filled with people like this.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 14, 2013 at 07:56

        When I see idiotic comments like this with upvotes I work on the assumption that the idiot did it himself by using multiple accounts.

        Reply

        • Brady miaau

          October 14, 2013 at 08:12

          I thought the same.

          You often wonder.

          For example, use IE, Firefox and Chrome

          Reply

  4. Gustav Minnie

    October 12, 2013 at 19:09

    Well…. that first match was a joke. Looking at the ZA picks I wonder if they have a clue.

    Reply

  5. Gustav Minnie

    October 12, 2013 at 20:05

    SA taking a beating in game and in chat room. Holy sh1t they are bad…. who’s cocks was sucked?

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      October 13, 2013 at 11:39

      Ouch that doesn’t sound good… Energy represented though with a solid 2-0 win against Quetzal… what happened in the chat room though?

      Reply

      • Gustav Minnie

        October 13, 2013 at 18:11

        I’m unable to follow what happened over the last few weeks on what’s been happening with this LOL team but I did took a glance at some of the articles written on here regarding the team. In the chat room is was also mentioned that this was not SA’s best and from what I have seen I have to agree. Their team composition in game 1 was shocking, they cannot even use their summoner spell’s properly etc etc. Game 2 I only joined in 80% into the game and the team kills was 4 for SA and 30 something for Denmark. I’m not even going to mention the farm totals. In the chat room it was mention that these guys are just filling in and are basically DOTA2 players playing League. I went and looked at team SA’s profiles and only the Roccat guys look “decent”. 2 in Silver 5 Solo and Bronze 3 when playing in a team (that’s really not good enough when playing against Diamond and Challenger players). Also they switched up roles for each game. Game 1 one guy played ADC next game the other guy gave it a bash. How does that work? Looking at their game history team SA didn’t practice that much either. Please note I’m note taking a dig at these players, I just want to know how this team was selected.

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  6. greg

    October 14, 2013 at 10:15

    LOL is gayeeeeeeeee

    Reply

  7. Stefan O'Connell

    October 28, 2013 at 14:47

    Lol are u serious? 2 guys in sliver 5 ? I’m silver 5 my vriend is silver div 3 so what now? We need guys in gold diamond div at least

    Reply

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