Monday, 23 April 2018

Good Gaming wins MSSA's League of Legends Esports Online Provincial Championships.


It has already been announced that the esports title of League of Legends shall be played at IESF's 10th  World Championships - Kaohsuing City on 6th – 13th November 2018.

It has also been announced that Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) shall also be entering an official Protea Team to represent South Africa in the League of Legends esports title.

Thus here is little wonder why clubs are frantically applying fo
r membership, and frantically entering MSSA's official championships to qualify for MSSA's National Team Trials to be held on 2 & 3 June 2018.

Good Gaming was only accepted into membership in April 2018, and the clu
b is committed to ensuring competitive standards in South Africa.

At MSSA's Online Provincial Championships, 
Good Gaming proved that they mean every word.

Team 'Good Gaming LoL' defeated all their opponents to finish on a perfect score. As a result, all the team members have earned provincial colours and have earned a place at MSSA's National Team Trials.

The top three places in the male categories are as follows:

Premier:

Pos Name of team Club Points
1 Good Gaming LoL Good Gaming 15
2 Goon Squad VexxedPhoenix 12
3 Eternals Paul Roos Gimnasium 9


High School:
Pos Name of team Club Points Tie-break
1 The Lunar Squad Empangeni High School 7.5
2 Team GLC Grantleigh 7 46
3 HSP Legends Parys High School 7 33

Other results of MSSA's Online Championships may be viewed at:

Hoërskool Zwartkop takes the DotA 2 esports title in MSSA's Online Provincial Championships

Team Magna (Hoërskool Zwartkop) Left to right: Leon Louw, Simeon Boshoff, Ryno Duvenage, Henk Meyer, J Strydom
Team Magna (Hoërskool Zwartkop) turned heads at MSSA's Online Provincial Championships held on 21 April 2018.
Hoërskool Zwartkop, whose  motto is "Waar Ons Wenners Kweek" stuck true to their ideology and produced outstanding results. Having only recently affiliated to Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA), in their first month of membership the school is busy establishing itself as a major mover-and-shaker in the South African esports fraternity. 
The young school team waltzed through all of their opponents to win the championship on a perfect score.

Such result automatically enters the team into MSSA's National Team Trials (to be held on 2 & 3 April 2018) and qualifies such team for senior provincial colours.

The top three places in each division for the DotA 2 esports title go to:


Premier

Pos Name of team Club Points Tie-break
1 Magna Hoërskool Zwartkop 12
2 D[M] NW Mindsports 9 29
3 The Fluffies Westville Boys High School 9 18

High School:
Pos Name of team Club Points Tie-break
1 Schoeman Paul Roos Gimnasium 6 30
2 Parklands College Parklands College 6 17
3 Northwood High School Northwood High School 3 27


Other results of MSSA's Online Championships may be viewed at:

Southern5 takes MSSA's Online Provincial Championships title for the Counter-Strike: GO esports title.

Richard Ellis Brown - team leader of Southern5.
With Mind Sports South Africa's National Team Trials (NTT) drawing ever closer, the ante has been raised at MSSA's Online Provincial Championships to see just who will represent South Africa in the Counter-Strike: GO esports title.

Southern5, under the leadership of Richard Ellis Brown, romped home to a well deserved victory in which the newly affiliated team defeated all of their opponents.

With Southern5 having won 
MSSA's Online Provincial Championships, the team has qualified for National Team Trials (NTT).
Southern5 was only formed in the start of 2018, with a core of players from the previous Pulse lineup. Making a few roster changes along the way in the form of 
Michael Bishop (Crucial) and
Willie van Graan (Consp1racy)Southern5 is now dedicated towards achieving their goal of being one of the best teams in the country.

MSSA's NTT shall be held on 2 & 3 June 2018
at Vereeniging Gimnasium.


The team selected from such trials shall attend IESF's 10th World Championships to be held at Kaohsuing City on 6th – 13th November 2018.


The results of MSSA's Online Provincial Championships for the Counter-Strike: GO esports title are:

Premier:
Pos Name of team Club Points
1 SOUTHERN5 SOUTHERN5 15
2 Genx Carpe Noctem Generation X 13
3 TcR CS:GO Taccor Gaming 12

Premier - female:
Pos Name of team Club Points
1 ZAG Fearless ZAG 7.5

High School:
Pos Name of team Club Points Tie-break
1 Alerion Parklands College 10
2 Choke 9 Empangeni High School 9 42.5
3 HackStack Paul Roos Gimnasium 9 37

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Road to Kaohsuing - IESF announces the dates of the 10th World Esports Championships.

Colin Webster (IESF Board Member) handing over IESF's flag to CTESA in Taipei earlier this month.
Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has participated in every IESF World Championships since the inception of such World Championships in 2009.

International Esports Federation's World Championships has  grown from a mere 150 participants from 20 countries to 455 partici
pants from 39 countries.
Already, the International Esports Federation (IESF) has announced the various esports titles to be played, being:

On 18 April 2018, IESF released the dates of such World Championships being November 6th – 13th, 2018.

The announcement of the dates follow a rather extensive site inspection of the venue at Kaohsuing City. At such site inspection IESF officials not only inspected the site, but also signed a MOU with Kaohsuing City.

Thus, with all the
pieces falling neatly into place, it looks as though it will be a truly memorable World Championships.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Esports: National Team Trials 2018


2017 BOO! National Protea Esports team.

MSSA hereby announces that it shall be hosting the 2018 National Team Trials in Gauteng at Vereeniging Gimnasium on the 2nd and 3rd of July, 2018. Please note that National Team Trials are not a championship. A link to the location is below:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Vereeniging+Gimnasium/@-26.6646651,27.922076,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x1e9458077a5e7c37:0x54422ab61194b6ec!8m2!3d-26.6646699!4d27.92427


The event will take place on two separate days and will require players to bring their own PC and peripherals.

Only players who have qualified in MSSA events shall be allowed to enter team trials.

Registration will cost R64.00 per player.

The Documents required are as follows:

  • ·    Copy of South African Passport.
  • ·    Signed Senior or Junior Contract (Please note a parent or guardian will need to sign if the player is under 18 years of age).
  • ·    Unabridged Birth Certificate for players under the age of 18
  • ·    Players need to be entered on their club drive page and clubs may start putting qualified members on from the 23rd of April, 2018.
  • ·    Registration dates close on the 25th of May, 2018. Please send all relevant documents to mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com
Please note all clubs will need to enter via google drive and submitted all relevant documentation before the event, otherwise Players will not be permitted to play on the day. Please feel free to email the MSSA if you have any queries regarding this.  

National team trials shall begin at 09H00 and end at 18H00. Umpires will be there on the day to assist with any queries you might have.

In summary:

  • ·         Date: 2 & 3 June 2018
  • ·         Time: 08h00 - 18h00
  • ·         Venue: Vereeniging Gimnasium, 40 De Villiers Avenue, Vereeniging
  • ·         Entrance fee: R64.00 per player per title
  • ·         Contact person: Ruann Swart Phone: 079 422 8713 or E-mail: ruannswart@yahoo.com
  • ·         Phone: 079 422 8713 
  • ·         Accommodation: Available on request
  • ·         Entry feeR64.00 per player
  • ·         Enter on Google Drive Page
  • ·         All paperwork must be supplied by the 25th of May 2018

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

South Africa to enter IESF's 10th World Championships - Kaohsuing City

Gabriela Isaacs who represented South Africa at IeSF’s 4th World Championships – Cheonan.
Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has participated in every IESF World Championships since the inception of such World Championships in 2009.

International Esports Federation's World Championships has  grown from a mere 150 participants from 20 countries to 455 partici
pants from 39 countries.

South Africa, too has a proud track record and is consistently is ranked among the top countries in the world.

IESF's official world rankings since 2011 are as follows:

YearVenuePosition
2017Busan –  South Korea12th
2016Jakarta –  Indonesia14th
2015Seoul –  South Korea12th
2014Baku –  Azerbaijan13th
2013Bucharest –  Romania10th
2012Cheonan –  South Korea18th
2011Andong –  South Korea13th
South Africa too has finished in the medals, and in 2012 Gabriela Isaacsb (SAHETI) finished in second place in the female division for StarCraft II.

Already,the International Esports Federation (IESF) has announced the various esports titles to be played, being:


MSSA's Management Board has thus agreed to send a team to compete in all the esports titles of 
Counter-Strike: GOLeague of Legends, and Tekken 7 at such IESF's 10th World Championships - Kaohsuing City.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

May non South African teams play in MSSA's 2018 On-line Provincial Esports Championships - 21 April 2018?

MSSA, helping to grow gaming throughout Africa.
Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is part of a larger international community. Not only is MSSA the largest membership based organisation in South Africa, but it is also a member of the largest membership based organisation for esports in world, being, the International Esports Federation (IESF).

With 49 member countries, it could be easily argued that IESF has the greatest reach of all esports organisations.

MSSA is also a member Confederation of African Esports (CAES). CAES is the African continental body to which African National Federations are affiliated. Should esports ever be accepted into the All African Games, it will be through CAES that such opportunity is made.

Thus, being a member of both IESF and CAES, there exists a great deal of reciprocity between members.

Any other member of IESF and CAES may give permission for one, or more,of their teams to enter South African championships.

However, obviously such teams would not qualify for National Team Trials and Provincial Colours, although, it would give such teams a good idea of the standard of play in South Africa.

MSSA's 2018 On-line Provincial Esports Championships is thus a unique opportunity for many teams in Africa, which are affiliated to their National Federations, to participate.