MSSA (Mind Sports South Africa) has announced that Pakistan will be visiting our shores to battle two South African Tekken players in preparation for the 2012 IeSF World Championships being held in South Korea later this year.
The Pakistani team consists of the current Pakistani national champion and the player who finished in second place at the 2011 World Cyber Games, so should prove a sterling challenge for the South African team.
The first player in the SA team is Babas Abbas, while the second player is still to be decided. The player will – according to the Press Release – be the “highest placed South African citizen who plays TEKKEN at the 2012 KwaZulu Natal Championships to be held on 14 July 2012 in Pietermaritzburg.” So if you stay anywhere else in South Africa, you better make haste to KZN today…
As part of the Road to South Korea and the 2012 IeSF World Championships, the MSSA has once again gone above and beyond the call of duty to ready its gamers for the World Championships.
Since 2012 will be the first year ever that South Africa will officially send a team to compete in an international competition in TEKKEN, the MSSA wants to ensure that those selected are well and truly prepared for what the taxing 2012 IeSF World Championships will bring.
Thus enter the Pakistani team….
The Pakistani team consists of the reigning Pakistani national champion and the player who finished in second place at the 2011 World Cyber Games.
Both players will be testing two of South Africa’s finest in a test match to be played at the home of South African sport – SASCOC House in Melrose. The test match will be played on Saturday, 28 July 2012. The games will be shown to the spectators on enormous screens on either side of the stage so that the audience can see it all!
The South African team will consist of two gamers. The first gamer needs no introduction. Babas Abbas has won the 2011 Mpumalanga Championships, the 2011 South African National Championships, and the 2012 Gauteng Provincial Championships. By having won every single game that he has played in the official championships, Babas is the only gamer who plays TEKKEN to have earned Provincial Colours in 2011 and 2012 and National federation Colours in 2011.
The other team member is……
In a sweeping move, the Management Board has agreed that the second South African team member will be the highest placed South African citizen who plays TEKKEN at the 2012 KwaZulu Natal Championships to be held on 14 July 2012 in Pietermaritzburg. To allow every gamer a chance of glory and greatness, entry for the championship has been extended until 10 July 2012.
So, any and every, cyber athlete has an opportunity to snatch a place in history and do battle against the formidable Pakistani team.
Will it be you?