Comic Con Africa to host High School Esports League

Comic Con Africa will play host to the finals of the VS Gaming HSEL on 15 September 2018. The finals will see the top teams from the High School Esports League (HSEL) online tournament battling for… well, the press release doesn’t say but it’s a good opportunity to claim bragging rights at least.

The four schools that have grabbed the slots for the playoffs are Paul Roos Gymnasium (CS:GO and Dota 2), Westville Boys’ High School (CS:GO and Dota 2), Parklands College (CS:GO) and Oakhill School (Dota 2).

The (original) HSEL was formed by 17 schools and VS Gaming will be hosting the online league on their website for the 2019 season. Teams keen to register can do so from 24 September on the VS Gaming website. All schools currently part of the HSEL are eligible to participate, while new schools wanting to take part can contact HSEL on greet01@wbhs.co.za to register.

Via a press release:

Telkom VS Gaming High School Esports league

05 September 2018, Telkom VS Gaming today announced that the VS Gaming HSEL in partnership with the High School Esports League (HSEL) held its online tournament in the run up to Comic Con Africa. The top three teams from each game are invited to participate in the inaugural tournament on the 15th of September 2018.

The teams who qualified are:

CS:GO Results

1st          Paul Roos Gymnasium
2nd        Westville Boys’ High School
3rd         Parklands College

Dota 2 Results

1st          Westville Boys’ High School
2nd        Oakhill School
3rd         Paul Roos Gymnasium

Registration for the 2019 online league will take place on VS Gaming’s website from the 24th of September 2018 and any schools that are currently part of the HSEL are eligible to take part. Schools that are not currently part of HSEL can contact HSEL on greet01@wbhs.co.za to register.

“This is an exciting initiative for both Telkom VS Gaming and the HSEL. Not only are we broadening our scope of gamers, but we are also doing this in a responsible and committed manner by working closely with the HSEL. The fact that the finals will take place at the inaugural Comic Con Africa is an added bonus for all gamers involved,” says Wanda Mkhize spokesperson for Telkom VS Gaming. “This platform will also give scholars a great opportunity to play alongside the best players in South Africa”.

“As the HSEL we are very excited to participate in the Telkom VS Gaming HSEL. As the largest online league on the continent, this partnership is massive for the high school league and its players. We are hoping that the success of this league will take us to greater heights in the future,” says Tyrone Green from HSEL.

Telkom VS Gaming and the HSEL aim to grow esports in South Africa and make sure that it is a safe and exciting experience for all involved and this is another step in creating this environment.

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