Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is ever mindful of ensuring that there is both transformation and development in every aspect of the games (periods) of which it is custodian.
Thus the selected national squads from which the national Protea teams are drafted now have gender equity.
As a result it only stands to reason that Protea teams selected such squad will further reflect the massive changes occurring within MSSA – and the country as a whole.
On 26 August 2017 MSSA reported that Switzerland (as represented by SESF) has challenged South Africa (as represented by MSSA) to an online test match for the esports of CounterStrike: GO, DotA 2, and Tekken 7.
The official IeSF test match is be played on 9 September 2017, and for the first time ever, females have been selected to represent South Africa in the national Protea team sees, for the first time, twice as many females included than ever before.
Such inclusion of both Esmari Swart and Marisa van der Westhuizen is largely due to the efforts of a conscious decision by the national federation to ensure that gender equity is achieved.
Only by consistently championing such causes will any real headway be made, and MSSA is committed to such.
Ryan van Schalkwyk (Captain)
Esmari Swart (Vice-Captain)
Leander Van Schalkwyk
Marisa van der Westhuizen
MSSA is convinced that the Protea Team will do South Africa proud when they play from Roedean School on 9 September 2017.