Thursday, 13 December 2018

Paul Roos Gimnasium dominates Schools' Counter-Strike: GO Ladder.

Just some of Paul Roos Gimnasium's esports athletes.
Going into 2019, Paul Roos Gimnasium dominates Mind Sports South Africa's official Ladder for Counter-Strike: GO for schools. The school currently occupies the top three positions, and it will be interesting to see if the school will be able to maintain its hegemony.

In terms of the amendments enacted at MSSA's Annual General Meeting, any team that is ranked in the top ten, automatically qualify for National Team Selection. It is therefore vital for teams to actively participate in the Ladder.

The Ladder works on a system of challenges throughout the year in order to give clubs the opportunity to improve their teams/players' playing skills outside of the normal MSSA championships. The Ladder allows teams/players' to experiment with new tactics, combinations, etc.

Teams through Member Clubs may challenge any club on the ladder. Any club so challenged has 5 days within which to respond and play the match. Such rule allows the ladder to retain its dynamic nature and stops the challenged club from delaying unnecessarily.


However, any 
team challenged during any official MSSA event while both teams are participating in such event, and are paired by the umpire to play against each other, must play such challenge. This means that any or all games in a MSSA Regional, Provincial, and/or National Championship may count as ladder games.

The full rules for the ladder may be found here: 
Important changes to MSSA's Inter-Club Ladder rules.


The ladder for the Counter-Strike: GO
 esports title for schools for 2019 is as follows:



PosName of TeamyearSchool
1PRG B (previously 'Hackstack')18Paul Roos Gimnasium
2PRG A (previously 'Deity')18Paul Roos Gimnasium
3PRG C18Paul Roos Gimnasium
4Bishops CSGO 1ST team18Bishops College
5Hoërskool Lichtenburg18Hoërskool Lichtenburg
6Sample text18Bishops College
7GHS CS:GO 1sts18Grey High School
8Cyrex18Vereeniging Gimnasium
9Soviet UnicornZ18Midstream College
10District_Zero18Protea Heights Academy
11Northwood CSGO18Northwood High
12Westerford High School18Westerford High School
13Semper Fi18Oakhill College
14Choke 918Empangeni High School
15Cedar House17Cedar House
16Cryptid Claws17Hoërskool Wonderboom
17Curro Kld (Qantum)17Curro Klerksdorp
18Limitless17Hoërskool Wonderboom
19Potchefstroom Gimnasium17Potchefstroom Gimnasium
20Pr0NHS & Girls17Northcliff High School
21PRIDE17Parktown Boys
22Spartans17SAHETI
23Spartans B17SAHETI
24The Nerd Herd17Glenwood House
25iBUYCEREALi18Hoërskool Wonderboom
26Monnas B18HS Monument
27AFP17Hoërskool Wonderboom
28Monnas A18HS Monument
29MC CS 117Maritzburg College
30GHS CS:GO 2nds18Grey High School
31RISING SONS18Helpmekaar
32PR0NHS18Northcliff High School
33EHS CSGO18Empangeni High School
34Awoken17Hoërskool Wonderboom
35MHS Esports18Milnerton High School
36Pr0NHS218Northcliff High School
37T.I.O18Oakhill College
38Raptors HTS17HTS Witbank
39SETTING SONS18Helpmekaar
40Tesseract17Jeppe High School for Boys
41Ice Wolves17Hoërskool Wonderboom
42rbcs-go18Richard's Bay Christian School
43MC GO217Maritzburg College
44HTS17HTS Witbank
45GWH CSGO17Glenwood House
46RatedGG18Hoërskool Wonderboom
47Hoërskool Warmbad18Hoërskool Warmbad

Other Ladders are:
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    Wednesday, 12 December 2018

    Curro Heritage House affiliates to MSSA.


    Curro Heritage House has now just been accepted into membership by Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA).

    Not only does Curro's have a strong belief in embracing the use of technology in education, Curro also 
    encourages learners to take part in its sports programme. The sports programme develops a sense of pride in the school, builds tradition and team spirit and offers each learner an opportunity to lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle. It therefore, more than stands to reason that the promotion of esports at school level as a fully accredited sport is vital in this day-and-age.


    Like the other Curro schools, 
    Curro Heritage House provides excellent, quality education, including sport and culture through parallel-medium tuition (Afrikaans and English in separate classes).


    Without doubt the Curro group of schools are forward thinking and endeavour to leave their mark on all aspects of education. Curro is the market leader in the provision of quality, parallel- and dual-medium independent Curro school education in South Africa. Curro's goal is to develop responsible, independent and proud individuals, who will make a positive contribution to society. 

    Thus it is with great pleasure that Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) welcomes Curro Heritage House into membership.

    There are already seven other Curro schools affiliated to MSSA, namely, Curro DurbanvilleCurro KlerksdorpCurro HillcrestCurro KlerksdorpCurro KrugersdorpCurro Mosselbay, and Curro Grantleigh.

    Curro Heritage House in fact has already produced five members of the National Squad for the DotA 2 esports title.

    There is no doubt that Curro Heritage House will improve the standard of gaming in South Africa, and will have a long and fruitful relationship with MSSA.

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    Curro Mosselbay affiliates.


    Curro Mosselbay has just been accepted into membership by Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA).

    With Curro's strong belief in embracing the use of technology in education, it more than stands to reason that the promotion of esports at school level as a fully accredited sport is vital in the day-and-age.

    Like the other Curro schools, 
    Curro Mosselbay provides excellent, quality education, including sport and culture through parallel-medium tuition (Afrikaans and English in separate classes).

    Without doubt the Curro group of schools are forward thinking and endeavour to leave their mark on all aspects of education. Curro is the market leader in the provision of quality, parallel- and dual-medium independent Curro school education in South Africa. Curro's goal is to develop responsible, independent and proud individuals, who will make a positive contribution to society. 
    Thus it is with great pleasure that Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) welcomes Curro Mosselbay into membership.
    There are already five other Curro schools affiliated to MSSA, namely, Curro DurbanvilleCurro KlerksdorpCurro HillcrestCurro KlerksdorpCurro Krugersdorp and Curro Grantleigh.
    Curro Klerksdorp in fact has already produced five members of the National Squad for the DotA 2 esports title.

    There is no doubt that Curro Mosselbay will improve the standard of gaming in South Africa, and will have a long and fruitful relationship with MSSA.

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    Tuesday, 11 December 2018

    IESF International Referee Workshop to start on 12 December 2018


    International Esports Federation (IESF) shall be commencing its international referee workshop in Busan, South Korea, on 12 December 2018. 

    Such Referee Workshop is sponsored by Busan Metropolitan City and Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency (BIPA). The continued support of both the Busan Metropolitan City and BIPA is ensuring the long-term sustainability of Esports as a fully accredited sporting code. 

    The International Referee Workshop shall investigate ways to improve and develop the existing Referee Course. IESF sees such Referee Course as an integral part of the continued development of Esports in which greater emphasis is placed on upward development of technical officials as well as the protection of the rights of all esports athletes. 

    IESF president, Colin Webster, has expressed his pleasure in seeing that the delegates will provide important insight into the existing course as well as into how such course may be improved upon. 

    Curro Krugersdorp joins the fray.

    Amanda Pakade, MSSA president, seen with Duane Kale, VP of the International Paralympic Committee, has just witnessed the 6th Curro school affiliate to MSSA.
    Curro Krugersdorp, with its strong mission statement has also decided to affiliate to Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA).
    With Curro's strong belief in embracing the use of technology in education, it more than stands to reason that the promotion of esports at school level as a fully accredited sport is vital in the day-and-age. 

    Like the other Curro schools, Curro Krugersdorp provides excellent, quality education, including sport and culture through parallel-medium tuition (Afrikaans and English in separate classes).

    Curro Krugersdorp has comprehensive facilities and offers a wide variety of extramural activities, while school fees are kept affordable. 
    Curro Krugersdorp is committed to helping to set the benchmark for education in South Africa by embracing the 21st century skills that learners need in their daily lives.
    Without doubt the Curro group of schools are forward thinking and endeavour to leave their mark on all aspects of education. Curro is the market leader in the provision of quality, parallel- and dual-medium independentCurro school education in South Africa. Curro's goal is to develop responsible, independent and proud individuals, who will make a positive contribution to society. 
    Thus it is with great pleasure that Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) welcomes Curro Krugersdorp into membership.
    There are already five other Curro schools affiliated to MSSA, namely, Curro DurbanvilleCurro KlerksdorpCurro HillcrestCurro Klerksdorp and Curro Grantleigh.
    Curro Klerksdorp in fact has already produced five members of the National Squad for the DotA 2 esports title.

    There is no doubt that Curro Krugersdorp will improve the standard of gaming in South Africa, and will have a long and fruitful relationship with MSSA.

    Another Curro school affiliates.

    Curro is making a concerted effort to enter the esports scene.
    Mind Sports Africa (MSSA), being South Africa's largest embership based esports organisation has just become even bigger with the affiliation of Curro Secunda.

    Like the other Curro schools, Curro Secunda provides excellent, quality education, including sport and culture through parallel-medium tuition (Afrikaans and English in separate classes).


    Curro Secunda has comprehensive facilities and offers a wide variety of extramural activities, while school fees are kept affordable. 
    Curro Secunda is committed to helping to set the benchmark for education in South Africa by embracing the 21st century skills that learners need in their daily lives.
    Without doubt the Curro group of schools are forward thinking and endeavour to leave their mark on all aspects of education. Curro is the market leader in the provision of quality, parallel- and dual-medium independentCurro school education in South Africa. Curro's goal is to develop responsible, independent and proud individuals, who will make a positive contribution to society. 
    Thus it is with great pleasure that Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) welcomes Curro Secunda into membership.
    There are already four other Curro schools affiliated to MSSA, namely, Curro Durbanville,Curro KlerksdorpCurro Hillcrest and Curro Grantleigh.
    Curro Klerksdorp in fact has already produced five members of the National Squad for the DotA 2 esports title.

    There is no doubt that Curro Secunda will have a long and fruitful relationship with MSSA.

    Saturday, 8 December 2018

    Team Eclipse CS:GO are now the SA Ladder Champions for Counter-Strike: GO.

    Team Eclipse CS:GO, captained by Protea Team Member, Leander van Schalkwyk, are now the SA Ladder Champions for Counter-Strike: GO
    The East London based Eclipse Esports' Team Eclipse CS:GO waltzed through all of their opponents at Mind Sports South Africa's 35th SA National Championships held at Fakkel School of Skills on 1 December 2018.

    Eclipse Esports' Team Eclipse CS:GO has now fulfilled one third of their obligations to qualify for selection for the 2019 National Squad, been awarded National Federation Colours, and are now the South African Counter-Strike: GO Ladder Champions.

    In terms of the amendments enacted at MSSA's Annual General Meeting, any team that is ranked in the top ten, qualify for National Team Selection. It is therefore vital for teams to actively participate in the Ladder.

    The Ladder works on a system of challenges throughout the year in order to give clubs the opportunity to improve their teams/players' playing skills outside of the normal MSSA championships. The Ladder allows teams/players' to experiment with new tactics, combinations, etc.

    Teams through Member Clubs may challenge any club on the ladder. Any club so challenged has 5 days within which to respond and play the match. Such rule allows the ladder to retain its dynamic nature and stops the challenged club from delaying unnecessarily.


    However, any 
    team challenged during any official MSSA event while both teams are participating in such event, and are paired by the umpire to play against each other, must play such challenge. This means that any or all games in a MSSA Regional, Provincial, and/or National Championship may count as ladder games.

    The full rules for the ladder may be found here: 
    Important changes to MSSA's Inter-Club Ladder rules.


    The ladder for the Counter-Strike: GO
     esports title for 2019 is as follows:



    PosName of PlayeryearClub
    1Eclipse CS:GO (2018)18Eclipse Esports
    2SOUTHERN518SOUTHERN5
    3TcR CS:GO18Taccor Gaming
    4Genx Carpe Noctem18Generation X
    5RISINSons18Helpmekaar Kollege
    6Choke 918Empangeni High School
    7Monnas ‘A’18Monument High School
    8HackStack18Paul Roos Gimnasium
    9Limbro's A18Fragcon
    10Awoken17Hoërskool Wonderboom
    11Cryptid Claws17Hoërskool Wonderboom
    12Empangeni: csgo17Empangeni High School
    13GenX Frostwolf17Generation X
    14Hoërskool Lichtenburg17Hoërskool Lichtenburg
    15Limitles17Hoërskool Wonderboom
    16MC GO 117Maritzburg College
    17Pride17Parktown Boys
    18PRO17People Really Organised
    19QUANTM17Curro Klerksdorp
    20Soviet UZ17Midstream College
    21Spartans A17SAHETI
    22GHS CS:GO 1sts18Grey High School
    23Deity18Paul Roos Gimnasium
    24Abstract18Paul Roos Gimnasium
    25Team Sidious18Team Sidious
    26ZAG Fearless18ZAG
    27Wolfpack17KMSC
    28Cyrex18Vereeniging Gimnasium
    29GWH CSGO17Glenwood House
    30District_Zero18Protea Heights Academy
    31Cyrex18Vereeniging Gimnasium
    32Gents17Knights Mind Sports Club
    33Spartans B17SAHETI
    34MC GO 217Maritzburg College
    35Voltaic18Paul Roos Gimnasium
    36GOTU18Hoerskool General Hertzog
    37Knights18Northwood High
    38PRONHS18Northcliff High
    39PEPPS17PEPPS
    40G3NTS18Northcliff High
    41MoMS17Masters of Mind Sports
    42Boneles18Northwood High School
    43Monnas ‘B’18Monument High School
    44Northwood CSGO17Northwood High School
    45Raptors17BNKR
    46Team Palace18Knights Mind Sports Club
    47The Nerd Herd17Glenwood House
    48PG1618Parklands College
    49Tesseract17Jeppe Boys
    50Limbro's B18Fragcon
    51Winter Wolfes17Hoërskool Wonderboom

    Other Ladders are:

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