The amount of work behind the scenes at MSSA's SA National Championships (SAN) is truly phenomenal, for not only must the administration ensure the swift running of the most prestigious championship in the country, but it must also keep an eye on the other awards that have to be made such as the award of colours and the determination of the National Ladder Champions.The Ladder has a greater significance in Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) with the requirement that any player that wishes to be selected needs to be ranked in the top ten of such ladder.
Only a Registered Player that is ranked in the top ten positions on the ladder, may automatically qualify for National Team Selection. It is therefore vital for any player wishing to be considered for national team selection to actively participate in the Ladder.
The Ladder works on a system of challenges throughout the year in order to give clubs the opportunity to improve their teams/players' playing skills outside of the normal MSSA championships. The Ladder allows teams/players' to experiment with new tactics, combinations, etc.
Registered Players, through the Member Club to which they are affiliated, may challenge any Register Player on the ladder. Any Registered Player so challenged has 5 days within which to respond and play the match. Such rule allows the ladder to retain its dynamic nature and stops the challenged Registered Player from delaying unnecessarily.
Even players within a club may challenge other club members as long as officiated by the club and done in terms of the ladder rules.
However, any Registered Player challenged during any official MSSA event while both such Registered Players are participating in such event, and are paired by the umpire to play against each other, must play such challenge. This means that any or all games in a MSSA Derby, Regional, Provincial, and/or National Championships may also count as ladder games.
The full rules for the ladder may be found here: Important changes to MSSA's Inter-Club Ladder rules.
The full list of the SA National Ladder Champions are:
- Affiliation: Schools
- Affiliation: Private clubs
- Affiliation: Advantages of affiliation
- Calendar of Events: 2021
- Colours: Regional Colours
- Entry Dates: All championships
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's High School Championships.
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's Student Championships
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's Premier Championships.
- Events: Western Cape Online Provincial Championships - 27 February 2021
- Events: 11th Online School Championships - 6 March 2021.
- Events: 29th OLD EDWARDIAN SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS - 13 &14 March 2021
- Ladder: National Ladder Champions
- Notices: MSSA's new Players' Representative - Jessie Joubert (ZAG Academy
- Notices: Lenel Human makes history.
- Notices: Sahil Ebrahim of PES Society elected as MSSA's Western Cape Provincial Director.
- Notices: Derby events
- Notices: Derby events -the way forward.
- Notices: Publishing your club news.
- Notices: Transfer season
- Notices: Learners may play for both private and school clubs.
- Notices: Calling all those wishing to serve as Selectors to volunteer
- Notices: The various events held by Mind Sports South Africa.
- Rankings: Clash Royale
- Rankings: Morabaraba
- Rankings: Pro Evolution Soccer (PES)
- Selection: New National Team Selection Criteria
- Selection: Selecting the national Protea teams for Mind Sports South Africa.
- Test Match results: South African Protea DotA 2 team rises triumphant.
- Test Match results: DOTA2: South Africa vs Azerbaijan
- Trailblazers: Michelle Marder