Wednesday, 1 April 2015

2015 MWEB On-line Dota 2 and CounterStrike:GO (CS:GO) Championship - 18 April 2015

The MSSA is proud to announce that it shall host the 2015 MWEB On-line Dota 2 and CounterStrike:GO (CS:GO) Championship, which will offer local players the opportunity to qualify for the National Team Trials.


In case you haven’t been watching the local gaming press, Dota 2 and CounterStrike: GO players in South Africa had the opportunity to get full Protea Colours for the game and represent the country in an official Test Matches and have the possibility.

CounterStrike: GO: The MSSA has been invited to participate in both the eFrag World Championships and the 2015 IeSF's 7th World championships - Lodz. The team that is selected will have to earn their place in both championships by qualifying through an African Qualifying round. However, the MSSA is confident that there are the gamers who are capable of so qualifying and proudly flying the South African flag on foreign shores.

The 2015 MWEB On-line CounterStrike:GO (CS:GO) Championship is the last opportunity for gamers to qualify for the National Team Trials LAN that shall be held in Gauteng on 25 April 2015.

Dota 2: The MSSA has been invited to participate in the 2015 IeSF's 7th World championships - Lodz.
The championship shall be held on 18 April 2015.

We’d also like to thank MWEB, in line with their continued support for gaming in South Africa, for extending their sponsorship to include all Mind Sports Online Championships. None of this would be possible without the continued support from MWEB.

Tournament Structure:
As per the MSSA's rules, being:
  • If less than six teams, the championship shall be a Round Robin Championship
  • If 6 to 10 teams enter the championship there shall be four rounds as played to the Swiss System
  • If 11or more teams enter the championship there shall be five rounds as played to the Swiss System
Eligibility:
  • Any team consisting of players who are Registered Players affiliated to a MSSA member club may enter.
Entry fee:
  • Entry is free to all full-paid-up Registered Players.
  • Only fully-paid-up Registered Players may participate in this event.
Entry date:
  • Entries need to be submitted by no later than Wednesday, 15 April 2015.
Medals:
  • MALE
    • PREMIER: Medals shall be awarded to the first three teams.
    • UNIVERSITY:Medals shall be awarded to the first three teams that have not won a Premier medal and which are comprised entirely of students currently registered at any officially recognised University.
    • SCHOLARS: Medals shall be awarded to the first three teams of learners currently registered at any officially recognised school, provided they have not received any Premier medals.

  • FEMALE:
    • PREMIER: Medals shall be awarded to the first three teams.
    • UNIVERSITY:Medals shall be awarded to the first three teams that have not won a Premier medal and which are comprised entirely of students currently registered at any officially recognised University.
    • SCHOLARS: Medals shall be awarded to the first three teams of learners currently registered at any officially recognised school, provided they have not received any Premier medals.

Colours:
  • Protea Colours: Only Players that are selected to represent South Africa in International Championships may earn National Colours if the Protea Colours Board's criteria are met..
  • 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..
When and Where:
  • 18 April 2015
  • The first round will start at 09H00. Players shall be given 60 minutes to complete each round.
The championship is accredited as being of the same status as a provincial championship. This means that the championship shall be used for the following:
  • The awarding of provincial colours;
  • The awarding of medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in Premier, Under 24, and School categories;
  • The ability to qualify for National Team Trials.
All medals and shirts will be awarded to the recipients at a MSSA LAN championships.
Registered Players of the teams that finish in the top three or the top 20% (whichever is greater) as per the Regulations may enter the National Team Trials. As per the Regulations all such players who qualify from the genre as a whole shall be invited. The Registered Players that enter the Trials shall organise themselves into teams that:
1.    All come from the same area. In other words everybody in the team must reside within 50km's, as the crow flies, to each other, or
2.    Any team that does not comply with point 1 above, will have to undertake to get the players in their team who are not in the same area to the venue for the test matches at their own expense.
As usual Trials shall be done at a LAN venue, and the team that can best represent South Africa shall then be selected. The National Team Trials LAN that shall be held in Gauteng on 25 April 2015.

Shout casting:

  • The MSSA shall decide who may shout-cast the games.
  • Anybody wishing to be appointed as a Shout-Caster must apply in writing to mindsportssa@iafrica.com

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