The lock-down imposed as a result of the advent of COVID-19 has posed a number of trials to both MSSA and the players alike.
If anything, the most important lesson to be learned from the recent months is that people should be prepared for the unexpected and to have a 'war-chest' in their arsenal upon which they can rely.
Nevertheless, MSSA is expecting a solid turnout at its 2020 National Team Trials.
Blake Govender (Oakhill School) and Charlize Seremak (ZAG Academy) both represented South Africa as members of the Protea Esports Team at IESF's 11th World Championships - Seoul, and shall be present at MSSA's 2020 National Team Trials in order to fight for a place in South Africa's Protea Esports Team at IESF's 12th World Championships - Eilat.
In order to take circumstances into account, 2020 will see trials, for the first time ever be held online.
However, the trials are not just for the three disciplines being contested at IESF's 12th World Championships - Eilat, being DotA 2, Tekken 7, and PES 2020, the trials are for all the following esports titles:
- Clash Royale
- Counter-Strike: GO
- DotA 2
- FIFA 20
- League of Legends
- PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER (PES)
- Street Fighter V
- Tekken 7
MSSA President, Amanda Kwaza, stated, "I am satisfied with the preparation for the 2020 National Team Trials, and am confident that all participants will enjoy the event and give off their best so that MSSA can select the best possible team to represent South Africa in Eilat."
- Upcoming events: Free State Online Provincial Championships - 5 September 2020
- Upcoming events: National Team Trials - 19 September 2020
- Calendar of Events: 2020
- Affiliation: Schools
- Affiliation: Private clubs
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's School Championships.
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's Premier Championships.
- Results of MSSA's 10th Annual Online Championships for High Schools
- Results of MSSA's Western Cape Online Provincial Championships.
- Results: MSSA's 11th Provincial Online Championships
- Results: Gauteng Online Provincial Championships.
- Test Match results: South African Protea DotA 2 team rises triumphant.
- Test Match results: DOTA2: South Africa vs Azerbaijan
- New National Team Selection Criteria
- Selecting the national Protea teams for Mind Sports South Africa.
- Qualifiers: Clash Royale
- Qualifiers: Counter-Strike: GO
- Qualifiers: Dota 2
- Qualifiers: League of Legends
- Qualifiers: Paladins
- Qualifiers: Pro Evolution Soccer
- The road to Eilat
- IESF announces first three titles for 12th World Championships
- IESF's 12th Esports World Championship - Eilat now set to December 6th - 12th, 2020.
- Rankings: Clash Royale
- Rankings: Counter-Strike: GO.
- Rankings: DotA 2 rankings
- Rankings: FIFA '20.
- Rankings: HearthStone
- Rankings: League of Legends
- Rankings: Paladins
- Rankings: PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER (PES)
- Rankings: Street Fighter V
- Rankings: Tekken 7 rankings