Old Eds streaks to take pole position in DotA 2 ladder25 September 2018
Donald Mullany (Old Edwardian Mind Sports Club) captains Old Ed’s DotA 2 team
The Old Edwardian Mind Sports Club (OEMSC) is Mind Sports South Africa’s oldest member club which is renown for its strength in the wargames discipline.
Nevertheless, some of the skills aquired in such discipline seem to be transferable, and OEMSC was able to successfully challenge Sinister5 for pole position in the DotA 2 ladder.
The club, since 1991, has produced 22 players who have received senior Springbok and/or Protea Colours and 10 players who have received junior Protea Colours.
The club too holds the distinction of hosting MSSA’s first esports provincial championships, being the 1998 Gauteng Provincial Championships.
The team fielded by the Old Edwardian Mind Sports Club for the Ladder match, consisted of 5 veterans of which 3 players have been awarded Protea Colours in the past (Donald Mullany, Colin Webster, and David Webster), one player has Gauteng Provincial Colours (Terence Allwright) and only ‘youngster’ Des Schoeman has yet to earn provincial or national colours.
It just goes to show that the ‘Old Guard’ is still able to fight their way to the top.
The full ladder for the DotA 2 esports is as follows:
|MSSA’s National DotA 2 Ladder|
|DotA 2 – Senior|
|Pos||Name of Player||year||Club|
|1||King Edward’s Guards||18||Old Edwardian Mind Sports Club|
|3||Northwood DOTA||17||Northwood High School|
|5||Maritzburg College||16||Maritzburg College|
|6||PotM Bottom||17||PotM Bottom|
|7||TribalGaming||16||Fairmont High School|
|9||KWAKKIE DOTES||16||Tuks Mind Sports Club|
|10||We Took a Tower!||16||Wits Wargames Club|
|11||WYSIWYG||18||Jeppe Boys High School|
|12||Broken alliance||16||Fairmont High School|
|13||PR0NHS||17||Northcliff High School|
|14||Mr Project||16||Oakhill College|
|15||Immortal Forces||18||Hudson Park|
|17||MC DOTA||17||Maritzburg College|
|18||Grey High Gaming||18||Grey Highschool|
|19||Kappa Knights||16||Fairmont High School|
|21||APTWE||16||Tuks Mind Sports Club|
|22||Team Craig||16||Northcliff High School|
|23||Flaming Bunnies||16||Fairmont High School|
|24||[PRIDE]||17||Parktown Boys’ High School|
Other National ladders are: