“The air was electric at the Fountain Court at Sandton City on Saturday, 7 August 2010 as the contestants arrived at the 2010 WCG National Team Trials as sponsored by SAMSUNG.

The eight players who had qualified during the year through the MSSA’s Provincial LAN Championships were all chomping at the bit. It was clear that nothing would have kept the finalists from competing!

The eight finalists present were:

Free State:

  • Ryno Gildenhuys (2010 ASUS Free State Champion)
  • Quintin Sweetman

Gauteng:

  • Sebastian Collins (2010 ASUS Gauteng Champion)
  • Kevin Doran

KwaZulu Natal:

  • Werner Buter
  • Nialle Momsen (2010 ASUS KwaZulu Natal Champion)

Western Cape:

  • Dominic Brummer
  • Gage Ridley (2010 ASUS Western Cape Champion)

Not only were the eight players excited to be at the Trials, they were all fully practiced and ready to take on their counterparts from all over South Africa.

The WCG song list had previously been circulated to the finalists to ensure that the gamers would be at their best – and they were…

It was expected that the only thing that would really differentiate the gamers from each other was nothing more than Big Match Temperament (BMT).

The Trials were done as a Round Robin where each finalist played against every other finalist under the most gruelling of circumstances and while thousands of shoppers looked on in awe at the skill exhibited by each and every finalist.

Between SAMSUNG and MAYHEM, a quality network and electrical service was provided during the entire Trials which allowed the finalists to be at the top of their game.

Right from the word go, the Trials were hotly contested between the players from the Western Cape and from Gauteng.

However, a much improved Kevin Doran rocked the floor and the audience while he demolished all his opponents one-by-one.

His skill could not be matched as he played his way into first place to win the Trials and to earn his place at the WORLD CYBER GAMES (WCG) in Los Angeles later this year.

Photographs of the event can be found on Mind Sports South Africa’s facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/mindsportssa

Issued by:

Colin Webster

President

Mind Sports South Africa”