Young gamer does SA proud with bronze medal
TSHEDZA Masheleni is only 6 years old but that did not stop him taking part in an eSports contest.
Tshedza became the youngest eSports athlete when he took part in Mind Sports SA’s ( MSSA) provincial championships contest at Fakkel School in the Free State town of Sasolburg.
Being a big fan of the Street Fighter V game, Tshedza came third in the primary school division. He was brimming with pride to get a bronze medal.
MSSA spokesman Colin Webster said little Tshedza might become one of South Africa’s brightest minds and biggest stars over the next decade or two and MSSA would be with him all the way because they believed involvement in activities like computer gaming was one way to give kids a sense of purpose and achievement.
● MSSA is an affiliate of the South African Confederation of Sports and Olympic Committee. It is responsible for overseeing and promoting board games ( such as backgammon, Diplomacy, checkers, draughts and Morabaraba), card games, eSports (whether they are played on cellphones, consoles or personal computers), robotics and historical figure games ( also known as war games).
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