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So if you didn’t know, getting actual Provincial and National Colours is pretty easy. All you have to do is register for the Gauteng Provincial Championships before 19 March and then get your butt to the LAN. There are nine game titles colours will be awarded for, including Black Ops 2, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Dota 2.

MWEB will also be sponsoring the event, giving every one some commemorative t-shirts and a big bag of cash to the winners. They’ve been so generous as to sponsor R10 000. This is what the prize split will look like:

Dota 2: 

  • 1st prize: R2, 000.00 per team
  • 2nd prize: R1, 700.00 per team
  • 3rd prize: R1, 300.00 per team

FIFA 13:

  • 1st prize: R1, 250.00 per player
  • 2nd prize: R750.00 per player
  • 3rd prize: R500.00 per player

StarCraft II: HotS:

  • 1st prize: R1, 250.00 per player
  • 2nd prize: R750.00 per player
  • 3rd prize: R500.00 per player

What you need to know

Registrations for the event will close on 19 March; there are two forms that you need to complete as soon as possible. You don’t have to live in Gauteng to compete; you only need to be registered. The championships will also be used as part of the selection process for the 2013 IeSF World Championships. You can download the necessary forms from these links:

2013 – Player Registration Form
Gauteng Provincial Championships Entry Form

Once you’ve completed the forms, you can email it over to

Championship Details:

  • Hosting Club: University of the Witwatersrand Wargames Club, Johannesburg
  • Venue: Bozzolli Hall, WitsUniversity, Empire Road, Johannesburg
  • Date: 30 & 31 March 2013
  • Entry Fees: R50.00 per Registered Player per game
  • Computers: Bring your own
  • Contact person for the LAN: Colin Webster – 073 593 9451

Medals awarded at the event:

  • PREMIER: Medals shall be awarded to the first three players who are registered players.
  • UNIVERSITY:Medals shall be awarded to the first three players who are currently registered at any officially recognised University, provided the players have not received any Premier Medals.
  • SCHOLARS: Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars, provided they have not received any Premier medals.
  • WOMEN: A Medal will be awarded to the first woman player who did not receive any other medal.

Colours and National Team Trials:

  • National Colours: All Players that win all of their Matches at a National Championship will earn National Colours.
  • Provincial Colours: All Players that win all of their Matches at a Provincial Championship will earn Provincial Colours. All Players who score within the top 50% in a specific Period at a Provincial Championship, and who also score within the top 50% at a National Championship in the same period and in the same year, will earn Provincial Colours.
  • National Team Trials: All Players that score within the top 20% or top three places, whichever is greater, in a specific Period at a Provincial or National Championship will earn an invitation to National Team Trials. National Team Trials shall be held in the event that a National Team must be selected to represent South Africa when competing in such Period in an International Championship.

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        Author:Yolanda Green

        I like bacon and games, and occasionally I say something coherent about it. I'm not old or cynical, and I'm not the Dork Knight. I AM SHE-RA! Wait, what?
        • Tarisma

          Wish i could get national colours for something I was good at. Like procrastination, or not getting calls back for jobs I have applied for.

          • Brady miaau

            Ah, yes. Awards for things that matter.

            Perhaps we can compile a list

            And no, I am not being sarcastic.

        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          I can has be pro?

          • Brady miaau


            Tekken also is a path that my friends have used to get such colours

        • William Francis

          I take it we can come and watch the games go down? and what is the complete list of games that we can compete in? much obliged!

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