Monday, 20 March 2017

2017 On-line Provincial Championships - 22 April 2017

MSSA's Protea eSports team that attended IeSF's 8th World Championships - Jakarta

The MSSA is proud to announce that it shall host the 2017 On-line Provincial Championships, which will offer local players the opportunity to qualify for the National Team Trials (NTT).

In 2017 MSSA selected official teams for CounterStrike GO, League of Legends, and Hearthstone.

Players so selected earned full Protea Colours for the respective games and represented the country with pride.

The 2017 On-line Provincial Championships is one of the last opportunities for gamers to qualify for the National Team Trials LAN that shall be held on 3 & 4 June 2017
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The championship shall be held on 22 April 2017.

Game titles to be played are:
  • CounterStrike: GO
  • DotA 2
  • League of Legends
  • Street Fighter V
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 11 or 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 on the club's Google Drive page by no later than 17 April 2017.
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 ColoursOnly 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 ColoursAll Players that win all of their Matches at a National Championship will earn National Colours.
  • Provincial ColoursAll 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:
    • 22 April 2017
    • 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 shall 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.
    3. As usual Trials shall be done at a LAN venue, and the team that can best represent South Africa shall then be selected. The venue for the National Team Trials LAN shall be announced immediately after the Mpumulanga Championships.
    Entries:
    • All clubs must enter their teams via the Google Drive.
    Shout casting:

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

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