Eighteen (18) clubs participated at MSSA’s 16th Mpumulanga Championships held at HTS Witbank on 27 & 28 May2017. Each club affiliated to MSSA consists of one or more teams, with some clubs having as many as 250 members.
Currently, there are over seventy (70) clubs affiliated to Mind Sports South Africa. If you do the math, you will realise just how big MSSA really is and how it dwarfs any other gaming organisation in South Africa.
The growth of structured clubs leads to a far more sustainable sport. In the past, teams were created by interested individuals, and when such individuals lost interest, ‘fell’ out with their players, or found that running a team was not as profitable as they thought, such individuals would move on to more lucrative endeavours.
It is through the legal club structure that National Lottery Funding can be accessed.
Such funding is vital to anyone who wishes to grow and develop gaming, whether it be, board gaming, card gaming, esports, wargames, or robotics.
For more reading on the issue, please read: "Types of organizations in eSports".