|MSSA's Colin Webster as a panelist at the Global E-Sports Executive Summit in China.|
With Africa being replaced by Brazil (which in itself is understandable as Brazil has a larger gaming community), gamers in South Africa should now realise that events driven by private profit-making organisations have their own agenda which is mainly about profit.
Non-profit organisations like IeSF and MSSA have a very different approach.
For such non-profit organisations, while it is important to break-even if not make a profit, the main concern is growth and development.
Thus IeSF has, against all odds run its World Championships consistently since 2009 making it one of the oldest events in the gaming calendar.
|2009||IeSF Challenge||Taebaek, South Korea|
|2010||IeSF Grand Final||Daegu, South Korea|
|2011||IeSF World Championship||Andong, South Korea|
|2012||IeSF World Championship||Cheonan, South Korea|
|2013||IeSF World Championship||Bucharest, Romania|
|2014||e-Sports World Championship||Baku, Azerbaijan|
|2015||e-Sports World Championship||Seoul, South Korea|
|2016||e-Sports World Championship||Jakarta, Indonesia|
As a result, MSSA is utterly committed to participating in international competition.
Instead of hand-picking teams, players qualify for National Team Trials in a transparent system in order to deliver an annual national Protea Team.
It is therefore not surprising that through MSSA that 133 eSports athletes have received National Colours.
Will you be one of them?
The numbers of players that have officially represented South Africa in eSports are:
|Year||# of National Players (overseas)||# of National players (Test Match in SA)||# of National Players (online test matches)||Annual total|