Tuesday, 27 December 2016

eSports is an official sport since 2005.

Gamers at MSSA's 2016 S A National  Championships.
Through MSSA eSports is an officially accredited sport since 2005.

Thus, all gamers should start treating esports that way, meaning that gamers should not always resist the concept of a governing body.

It is through the governing body that gamers are able to shape the sport as we see best and we really should do so. By not participating in the affairs of MSSA gamers are not taking control of their own future and help steer esports towards the future that  they themselves want.
Many gamers want eSports to be as important and as big as other sports in the country. Few realise that it already is.

Thus there is no difference between officially representing South Africa in eSports as in any other sport.

eSports are now an officially accredited sport, and the Protea Colours that are awarded on an annual basis.

The criteria for choosing a team which will only be awarded National Federation Colours are less, and not as stringent, as those for a National Team that is awarded Protea Colours. A team without Protea Colours for example does not have to comply with the passport requirement. No player can be awarded the Protea emblem if he/she does not have a South African passport, although support staff do not need to meet such a requirement.

The MSSA allows all of its National Team Members to enter any competition that they want to.

However, the National team Member must, and can, only represent a clan that is currently affiliated to the MSSA. Thus, for example, Mary Bloggs is a member of the National Team, she is affiliated to Clan A which is a member of the MSSA, that means she cannot play for any clan that is not affiliated to the MSSA. Should a clan that is not a member of the MSSA indulge in ambush marketing by claiming that she is a member, the MSSA will expect the player to publicly renounce any such claim.

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