|Solly Chauke in deep conversation with JD McNeil.|
Since then the club has allowed several individuals to earn their University 'Blues' as well as to receive financial assistance for their studies.
Shortly afterwards, North West University - Potchefstroom Campus affiliated under the leadership of Carl Holliday and Marius Bester.
The next university to affiliate to MSSA was University of the North. Under Solly Chauke's guidance the club's membership reached numbers in excess of 500 gamers.
Then University of Johannesburg affiliated, and with Mothusi Moabi in charge, UJ became one of MSSA's most important members.
It was not until 2013 that University of Pretoria joined the fold, and in 2016 North West University - Vaal Campus, also joined.
So even though South Africa lead the charge in getting Mind Sports accredited as a true sport, it is the USA that is taking it to where it should finally be.