Friday, 18 September 2020

D-Day approaches.


All the days, months, and years of preparation shall be put to the test on 19 September 2020, at the much advertised Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) 2020 National Team Trials.

The lock-down imposed as a result of the advent of COVID-19 has posed a number of trials to both MSSA and the players alike. 

If anything, the most important lesson to be learned from the recent months is that people should be prepared for the unexpected and to have a 'war-chest' in their arsenal upon which they can rely.

Nevertheless, MSSA is expecting a solid turnout at its 2020 National Team Trials.

Blake Govender (Oakhill School) and Charlize Seremak (ZAG Academy) both represented South Africa as members of the Protea Esports Team at IESF's 11th World Championships - Seoul, and shall be present at MSSA's 2020 National Team Trials in order to fight for a place in South Africa's Protea Esports Team at IESF's 12th World Championships - Eilat.

In order to take circumstances into account, 2020 will see trials, for the first time ever be held online.

However, the trials are not just for the three disciplines being contested at IESF's 12th World Championships - Eilat, being DotA 2, Tekken 7, and PES 2020, the trials are for all the following esports titles:

  • Clash Royale 
  • Counter-Strike: GO
  • DotA 2 
  • FIFA 20
  • HearthStone
  • League of Legends
  • Paladins
  • PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER (PES)
  • Street Fighter V
  • Tekken 7

MSSA President, Amanda Kwaza, stated, "I am satisfied with the preparation for the 2020 National Team Trials, and am confident that all participants will enjoy the event and give off their best so that MSSA can select the best possible team to represent South Africa in Eilat."


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Monday, 14 September 2020

National Team Trials rushes closer.



Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) shall be holding its National Team Trials (NTT) on 19 September 2020
.

Trials shall be held online in order to ensure the safety and well-being of its athletes in the following esports titles:
  • Clash Royale 
  • Counter-Strike: GO
  • DotA 2 
  • FIFA 20
  • HearthStone
  • League of Legends
  • Paladins
  • PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER (PES)
  • Street Fighter V
  • Tekken 7
All Registered Players who have qualified at MSSA's Regional, and/or Provincial, and/or National Championships are cordially invited to enter.

The conditions for entry are as follows:

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).
  • Copy of an Unabridged Birth Certificate for players under the age of 18
National team trials shall begin at 10H00 and end at 18H00. MSSA officials will be on duty all day to assist with any queries you might have.

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Thursday, 3 September 2020

Oakhill School's 'Team Theory' still dominates SA DotA 2 rankings.


Oakhill School's 'Team Theory' has had an impressive run in 2020. The team has cemented itself as the top DotA 2 team in the country. The team also represented South Africa in official test matches, and performed admirably against all opponents, being, Namibia, Azerbaijan, and Peru.

It almost seems as though Oakhill School's 'Team Theory' has an insurmountable lead, and, with only one championship left (Free State Online Championships) prior to Mind Sports South Africa's 2020 National Team Trials, to be held on 19 September 2020, it is thought that at such Trials, Oakhill will further entrench its position.

MSSA's open 2020 Free State Online Esports Championships on 5 September 2020.

The conditions for entry are as follows:

  • Entry is R35.00 per Registered Player.
  • Only fully-paid-up Registered Players may participate in this event.
  • Entries for Free State Online Championships must be submitted by 3 September 2020.
  • To enter, the club must complete the Google Drive document. 
  • The entry form may be found on Google Drive. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_ERR6815uVjSMu4t5KkRxYqGJ_AA88kkz31qRgksASc/edit#gid=287696184
  • Clubs are to download the entry form, completed the downloaded form, and e-mail it to Mind Sports South Africa. 

The current rankings for the DotA 2 esports title are:

PosName of PlayeryearClubPoints
1Team Theory20Oakhill School344
2ZAG DOTA20ZAG Academy207.5
3PR0NHS20Northcliff High School203.2
4Sp4rt4ns19SAHETI130.2
5PRG DOTA A19Paul Roos Gymnasium130.2
6Magna18Hoërskool Zwartkop130.2
7Clan Bacon18eThekwini Regionals130.2
8Schoeman18Paul Roos Gimnasium130.2
9Quantum18Curro Klerksdorp130.2
10Iron Branch18eThekwini Regionals130.2
11Conquest18Paul Roos Gimnasium128.5
12Northwood DOTA18Northwood High School127.1
13Cheeky Nandos with the Lads18eThekwini Regionals122.9
14King Edward's Guards18Old Edwardian Mind Sports100
15HSP Legends18Hoërskool Parys86.4
16Groot Rooi Baarde20ZAG Academy85
17Team Cider18eThekwini Regionals80
18SJC Eagles18ST John's College75


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Wednesday, 2 September 2020

A new leader emerges.

Matthew Petersen (Oakhill School) is now the v front-runner for the Clash Royale Esports title.

As the date of Mind Sports South Africa's 2020 National Team Trials (19 September 2020) creeps forever closer, Registered Players jostle for top position.

The 2020 NWU MSSA Online School Esports League  saw Matthew Petersen (Oakhill School) streak into the lead, and even though Willie van Rensburg (Hoërskool Klerksdorp) had a sterling performance at MSSA's 2020 North West Online Esports Championships, Matthew held onto his considerable lead. Dale Spolander (Northcliff High School) who dominated the rankings for the 2020 year to date is currently ranked in 3rd place.

By making such decision, MSSA, is offering all Registered Players to grab an opportunity to qualify for MSSA's 2020 National Team Trials.

There is one championship left prior to such 
2020 National Team Trials being MSSA's open 2020 Free State Online Esports Championships on 5 September 2020.

The conditions for entry are as follows:

  • Entry is R35.00 per Registered Player.
  • Only fully-paid-up Registered Players may participate in this event.
  • Entries for Free State Online Championships must be submitted by 3 September 2020.
  • To enter, the club must complete the Google Drive document. 
  • The entry form may be found on Google Drive. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_ERR6815uVjSMu4t5KkRxYqGJ_AA88kkz31qRgksASc/edit#gid=287696184
  • Clubs are to download the entry form, completed the downloaded form, and e-mail it to Mind Sports South Africa. 
The current rankings for the Clash Royale esports title are:

PosName of PlayeryearClubPoints
1Matthew Petersen20Oakhill School538.7
2Sebastian Cook20Oakhill School392.9
3Dale Spolander20Northcliff High School351.2
4Willie van Rensburg20Hoërskool Klerksdorp293.8
5Henco Volschenk20Hoërskool Klerksdorp234.5
6Gustav Louwrens20Hoërskool Klerksdorp229.3
7Immanuel Swart20Hoërskool Klerksdorp197.1
8Henco Volschenk20Hoërskool Klerksdorp166.9
9Suene du Toit20Northcliff High School165
10Tiaan Du Preez20Hoërskool Klerksdorp157.7
11Alexander Venter20HS Randburg154.5
12Charl Potgieter20HS Randburg146.7
13Nico Bisschoff20Hoërskool Klerksdorp143.5
14Karl Wassermann20HS Randburg137.5
15Liam Moodley20Pr0NHS129.5
16Ehandre Ellis20Hoërskool Klerksdorp128
17Joshua Evans20Northcliff High School119.4
18Jordan Nel20Hoërskool Klerksdorp117.4
19Rheinieco Nel20Hoërskool Klerksdorp116.1
20Aidan Vorster19Curro Aurora109.6
21Wickus Lubbe19Parys High School109.6
22Thammy Ndlovu19Northcliff High School109.6
23Willem Broodryk19Parys High School109.6
24Carlos Kori19Northcliff High School109.6
25Terrance Broomberg19Curro Aurora109.6
26Tyreke Michael19Northcliff High School109.6
27Jeandre Viljoen19Parys High School109.6
28Rheinieco Nel20Hoërskool Klerksdorp107.4
29Michael Naidoo19Northcliff High School107
30Herschelle Ncube19Hyde Park High106.7
31Wesley Pachai19Curro Klerksdorp106.4
32Willie van Rensburg20Hoërskool Klerksdorp105.4
33Josh Naidoo19Northcliff High School101.8
34Anneke Lourens20Hoërskool Klerksdorp100
35Vicky van der Merwe19ZAG Academy100
36Rivaan Ramdass19Hyde Park High99.9
37Michael Pienaar19Northcliff High School95.1
38Daniel Lombard20Monument Park High School95
39Kyle Vorster19Curro Aurora95
40Thammy Ndlovu19Northcliff High School92.8
41Ehandre Ellis20Hoërskool Klerksdorp92.8
42Khumo Mononyane19Hyde Park High90.5
43Rohil Shivaay Poorun19Northcliff High School90.4
44Mack, Shane20Oakhill School90.3
45Karli de Jager20Hoërskool Randburg82.9
46Daywenn Redlinghys20Hoërskool Klerksdorp75


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