Marisa vd Westhuizen Smashes Records at IESF World Champs

Marisa vd Westhuizen Smashes Records at IESF World Champs

There is little doubt that to be ‘the’ flag-bearer at an official international sporting event is indeed an honour.

MSSA’s flag-bearer is an outstanding person who bears South Africa’s beloved flag honouring it above all others.

Thus the selection of Marisa van der Westhuizen to bear South Africa’s flag at the Opening Ceremony of the 10th World Championships has very much honoured Marisa.

Marisa is the first female gamer to have ever served as the flag-bearer at a IESF World Championships, as well as being the first female captain of a Counter-Strike: GO esports team at a IESF World Championships.

As South Africa’s flag-bearer, Marisa joins a veritable group of who’s who in international esports.

Previous South Africans who served as flag-bearers are Gregory Wessels (2017), and Taylor Rose (2015, and 2016).

Dignitaries that attended the opening ceremony include members of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), sponsors, Chinese Taipei and Kaohsuing City officials, publishers, and of the International Esports Federation.

About the Author:

General Secretary of Mind Sports South Africa

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