Undead Ed chews the fat with… MaD Hatters [SA Gaming Clan]

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Our regular clan feature is sadly not so regular anymore. Every week that we skip, we feel a little sad. It means another clan or organisation loses out on saying “we were featured on Zombiegamer” to their potential sponsors.

So it’s rather exciting for us these days when a clan crawls out of the cracks to feature because it makes us feel wanted and needed. Yes, we’re needy zombies…

And thanks to the MaD Hatters (or le MaD Hatters) we feel so wanted again that we may just go out and celebrate. Brains on us everyone.

Hello. Introduce yourself to the readers. Go on.

Hey guys! My name is Anneke Le Roux, aka Zania, and I’m the owner of MaD Hatters and I’m crazy! Freaking lovvveeeee chocolate and games 😮 [And brains? Do you love brains? – Undead Ed]

When did the clan form?

The clan was formed on the 3rd of January 2014, but the original members came together during the winter of June 2013. 

What is your platform (or platforms) of choice?

PC (Obviously :P) 

What games does the clan enjoy?

League of Legends, Hearthstone, OSU!, Tera, Diablo 🙂 

How was the clan’s name chosen?

We’ve always seen ourselves as the Mad Hatters tea party from the children book, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll, published in 1865.  A bunch of crazy, random and fun players! 

Who are the leaders of the clan and what is the clan’s organisational structure like?

Anneke “MaD Zania” Le Roux

Raphael “MaD Afro” van Rensburg

We planned to implement an organisational structure…we are still working on it 😛 

How many members do you have? Keen to give out their names, credit card details and ID numbers?

96… Let me just email you the deets! Joke joke 😛

If you want their names…here you go 🙂 http://www.dogamingleague.co.za/clan/mh

How often do you play together as a clan?

24/7 – 365 days a year – depending on load shedding 🙂 

Do you consider yourselves a competitive clan, or one in it more for “the shits and giggles”?

We are in it for the competitive ‘shits and giggles’ 

Has the clan participated in many tournaments? Which? Won any?

Yes we are competing in various tournaments.  Our main tournament that we are currently participating in is the Telkom Do Gaming League (5th place in the Premier Division for both summer and Winter Leg for League of Legends). We also achieved 1st place in the Mid or Feed Insta-Clash Cup – League of Legends. We participate in many other tournaments such as Electronic Sports League (ESL), Orena, LeagueZA and lolinsa. 

Is attending LANs important to the clan and its members?

Because our members are situated in various parts of South Africa, the main LAN we attend would be rAge. That being said, we do have members that enjoy attending LANs when possible 🙂 

Are you guys actively recruiting for new players? If so, how should a potential member contact you and how do you decide on who is right to join you?

We always welcome the addition of new members. If they wish to contact us, they can do so via our website – http://clanmadhatters.co.za/ . We select members based on the player’s personality. If you have a positive mind-set and good sportsmanship…WELCOME!!! 

What are you hoping to achieve in the future as a clan?

Our plan at the moment is to grow and achieve a high rank in several competitive titles.  We aim to create a Call of Duty (COD) and DOTA team for next year’s DGL. We are hoping to become one of the gaming powerhouses in South Africa. 

Which opposing clan(s) do you most respect?

Team Immersion. We are good friends with the League of Legends team, iM’RAPTUM . We have been playing together for several years. We once shared the same clan name when they were still called Unleash Llama. Even after going separate paths, we remained friends and play together till this day. 

In regards to professional – or competitive gaming (or even gaming in general) – what do you as a clan think needs to be done to raise the profile of South African gaming?

As a clan we need to create awareness for the E-sports scene in South Africa, because gamers should step up and prove to the public that we are committed and dedicated in creating a professional E-sports scene. 

Some fun stuff:

If you weren’t a gaming clan you’d be…

A mental asylum 

War movie that best describes the clan?

Hotshots! 

If you guys had a music soundtrack for going to war, what would it be?

El Mundo – Chaccaron Maccaron 

Thanks for your time – is there anything you would like to add before you head off?

We would just like to say thanks to our sponsors, Velocity Tech and FTI for your amazing support. Also, thanks to our clan members… Without our amazing players…we wouldn’t be where we are today. Thanks to every single person involved in this clan!

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Please note: Clan Q&A’s can be conducted up to four weeks before they are published so some information may already have changed.

If you are keen to feature in this column in the future, please feel free to contact us at info@zombiegamer.co.za and we’ll think about – after you’ve sent us a sample of your braaaaaaiiiiinnnnsss.

About Zombie Dredd

Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O’Shea when in his human disguise.