South Coast Tourism - KZN goes global with World Champs
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South Coast Tourism - KZN goes global with World Champs


South Coaster Cameron Tilley has just returned from the 7th e-Sports World Championships in Korea as 1 of 5 South African players to represent the country. 35 countries in attendance and 19 competing in the League of Legends Category.

LOl is one of 3 being played

Mweb and SASSOC

And Cameron Tilley still rates ``Who would have thought that my internet connection speed on the South Coast would have been better than in Pretoria where I now live? I was devastated when mom said we were moving, thinking, well, that’s that… now all I want to do is move back and carry on playing in the faster world!”

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is recognised by Act of Parliament[1] as the national controlling body for mind sports in South Africa.

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is also an affiliate of the International eSports Federation, Federation de Jeau du Mondiale, and the International Wargames Federation. Due to its membership of such international bodies, the MSSA is the sole authority for the games that it caters for in terms of the Sport and Recreation Act, number 110 of 1998 (as amended).


SA recognises Mind Sports and

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Mind Sports South Africa - MSSA added 280 new photos to the album: IeSF's 7th World Championships - Seoul.

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Report on day 1 of the 2015 IeSF world championship.

Day 1 saw team South Africa take on Switzerland, Thailand and Iran in a best of 1 format for League of Legends.

Game 1 against Switzerland was highly competitive as South Africa got off to a flying start with and an early gold lead and turret advantage. The game saw first blood go to South African top laner Vasudev "TagaBearClaw" Stringer with a strong outplay on Hecarim. The game remained balanced up until the 17 minute mark when Swiss jungler Dennis "koala with a hat" Berg started to snowball bottom and mid lane with some mechanically skilled Lee Sin plays. The Swiss team capitalized off of the mid game and saw them win at 28 minutes.

In the second game South Africa took on Thailand on the main stage which was broadcast live to thousands of viewers around the world. Cameron "SexyB" Tilley said the game was especially exciting as they got to play in one of the famous "gaming booths" commonly used here in Korea. Everyone who watched the game live here in the arena and those watching on line commented that this particular match was the closest and most competitive game they had seen up til then.

First blood went to Taylor "Elis" Rose at 4 minutes with a level 3 gank on Lee Sin when Charoen "Argonaut" Limprasert overextended on Lullu against Vasudev "TagaBearClaw" Stringer on Pantheon in the top lane. The South African team drafted a strong early and mid game composition with a Lee Sin Jungle pick and Pantheon top lane pick, the down side to this composition however is that it had a time limit to close out the game before the late game started. The casters mentioned that the game was particularly fun to watch due to the aggressive and unusual current meta top lane Pantheon pick with Ignite/Flash as summoner spells.

The undoubted star performance of the second game came from the South African mid laner Matthew "Feno" Smith on Ahri. Feno applied a lot of pressure in the mid lane which spilled over in to the side lanes as the jungler from Thailand had to constantly visit the mid lane to try and relieve some of the lane pressure after the level 6 mark. He also flourished in the mid game with some spectacular Ahri mechanics and flash-charm plays in the jungle skirmishes. At the 30 minute mark Feno had accomplished a 4.0 KDA with a score of 9/5/11. He had also completed his Zhonyas Hourglass, Ludens Echo and Morellonomicon with the eye on mitigating some of the life steal the Thai AD carry Panthakan "Murphyy" Kukham was building up on Vayne.

The Thai team was running a protect the AD carry composition with Lullu in the top lane buffing up Vayne who was starting to snowball off some mid game kills. This proved effective as a late game team fight around the Baron pit swung the game in the favor of Thailand. The Thai team managed to capitalise off of this late game fight and saw them drive home a win in a nail biting finish.

South Africa faced off against Iran in the final game of the day. The South African bottom lane shined in this match with Cameron "SexyB" Tilley on Vayne and Maryke "Ykie" Kennard on Janna. The bottom lane synergy of South Africa proved to be too much for Iranian bottom lane of Iman "iman" Delaram on AD carry and Mohammad "mohammad" Nejati as Cameron and Maryke expertly navigated the early and mid game to create a massive gold and objective lead for South Africa. South Africa ran with this lead with an overwhelming victory at 37 minutes.

The team is looking forward to day 2 of the 2015 IeSF championship with some test matches against Australia and Serbia.


Mind Sports South Africa was formally constituted on 14 December 1985. However, it was not until 1990 that the MSSA became a member of NOCSA in 1990, and in 1991 that the MSSA became affiliated to the Confederation of South African Sports Confederation (COSAS).

The MSSA was one of the members that encouraged unity during the apartheid era, and thus voted in favour of the unifying of sport. As a consequence of the actions of the many National Federations, the National Sports Council was formed in 1994 and was immediately accepted as a full member of the newly formed body. Upon dissolution of the NSC in 1999, the MSSA played its part in supporting the formation of the South African Sports Commission in 1999.

Once the South African Sports Commission was formed (by Act of Parliament) the MSSA again was accepted as a full member. Even when the Minister of Sport and Recreation saw the need to ask Parliament to amend the Sports and Recreation Act (number110 of 1998),[2] the official recognition of Mind Sports South Africa remained unchanged as the MSSA became a founding member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC).[3]

All the games promoted by Mind Sports South Africa are accredited as national sports. Such accreditation by the Sports and Recreation Act (number110 of 1998),[4] guarantees the MSSA as being the only authority for the administration and control of the games that fall under the MSSA’s jurisdiction.

The MSSA changed its name in 2005 from the South African Wargames Union (SAWU) to that of Mind Sports South Africa.

South Coast Tourism - KZN goes global with World Champs

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