Wednesday, 22 June 2022

S A National Online School Championships is open to all learners.

Mobile games are growing in popularity at schools.

Mind Sports South Africa is to hold its popular annual S A National Online School Championships for esports on 25 June 2022.

An important feature of this championship, is that it is open to any learner, whether or not the school is affiliated or not.

However, for team events, it is required that all members of the team are learners at the same school.

MSSA will thus be holding this event as an Online National Championships on 25 June 2022

MSSA's S A School Online Championships, which will offer local players the opportunity to qualify for selection to the national squad and for the Protea Team that will attend IESF's World Championships to be held in Bali in 2022 should they meet the criteria.

The titles to be played at IESF's World Championships to be held in Bali in 2022 which are to be played at this championship are:
  • Counter-Strike: GO
  • DotA 2
  • eFootball
  • Mobile Legends Bang Bang

The championship shall be held on 25 June 2022.


Game titles to be played are:


Period/genreTitlePlatformAge restrictionPlayers
ShooterCS GOPC,165 v 5
FPSPaladinsPC/console125 v 5
SportFIFA ‘22Console121 v 1
SportPES 2022Console121 v 1
MOBA
DotA 2PC125 v 5
League of LegendsPC125 v 5
Clash RoyaleMobile121 v 1
VainGloryTablet/cell123 v 3
Mobile League: Bang BangMobile75 v 5
FightingStreet Fighter VConsole121 v 1
CardHearthStoneMobile71 v 1

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 learner currently registered for primary or secondary studies may enter.

Entry fee:

    • Entry is R50.00 per Registered Player.

    • Only fully-paid-up Registered Players may participate in this event.

Entries:

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New Championship Esports Qualifying Series to Launch In The United States


The national sanctioning organization for esports is revealing its development plans for a first-of-its-kind national championship series at an upcoming esports industry conference where municipalities and their venue assets will have access to a multi-year national framework benefiting host cities by attracting hundreds of esports athletes and thousands of fans from across the nation.

United States Esports Federation [USEF] is the National Governing Body [NGB] charged with fosteringcompetitive gamers who identify as digital athletes. Part of the organization’s role is to sanction tournaments to ensure international competition standards at met. The formalization of a U.S. National Esports Team [USNEST] now requires a nationwide qualifying process.

To accomplish a fair and standardized qualification process for national team selection, a championship series of events will be held to discover the best of the country’s digital culture. Future gold medals and celebrity- style endorsement deals are expected.

USEFs recently elected President, David Geddes, will present the series framework at the Esports Travel Summit to explain the process and also convene a special meeting for interested host destinations, their venues, and media. Register here for the June 21-23 event at Daytona Beach, Florida.

“The Esports Travel Summit was designed to bring together stakeholders in the esports industry to help support the growth of in-person esports events,” said Jason Gewirtz, Vice President of the Sports Division for the Northstar Meetings Group, organizers of the Esports Travel Summit. Mr. Gewirtz describes their partnership with USEF as "the perfect example of the kinds of connections we are looking to foster with our event, since their approach to uniting stakeholders and growing a national team is the best of what we see in the future of esports events. We’re excited to offer attendees in Daytona the chance to meet them and hear more about their vision for the future.”

Mr. Geddes is optimistic about their new strategy saying, “We are very excited by the post-covid wave of interest to host in-person competitions, the esports industry is unifying just like other NGBs, such as USA Soccer or USA Climbing.” He went on to add, “I am so delighted when I think about how our nation's esports competitors will face off to qualify for the national team – celebrity esports athletes will be made during our championship series of events.”

USNEST is already planning to send an elite team to qualify at the IESF Panam Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina and then on to the IESF World Championships in Bali, Indonesia 2022. Lance Mudd, who oversees the team's development exclaimed, "I have never been more excited to head to the IESF World Championships with our team, but before that, we're stopping off in beautiful, Buenos Aires!"

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Sunday, 19 June 2022

ESFI’s National qualifiers to select Indian team for 14th World Esports Championships kicks off on Saturday 18 June 2022

The NESC are being conducted for CS:GO & Tekken7; team to competein IESF's 14th World Esports Championships.

The national qualification tournament - National Esports Championships (NESC 2022), to select the Indian esports contingent for the 14th edition of the International Esports Federation’s (IESF) World Esports Championship to be held in Bali, Indonesia, will begin on Saturday 18 June 2022.

The qualification tournament will be conducted under the aegis of the Esports Federation of India (ESFI).

The NESC’22 will be conducted online with the top athletes from across the country competing and showcasing their skills and strategies.

The qualifiers will be played in a double-elimination format and shall be concluded by June 20. This year’s World Esports Championship shall be held in Bali from November 27 to Dec 7 and will boast of massive prize pool of USD 500,000.00 (~Rs 4 crore).

CS:GO will see participation of 16 teams competing with veteran team consist of Ritesh Sarda (Captain), Hrishikesh Shenoy, Anshul Ajay Adarkar, Shuvajyoti Chakraborty, Harsh Jain & Ninad Ramesh Sonare), which won the last NESC2022 for 13th WEC, Eilat.

On the other hand, single-player title Tekken7 will witness participation of total 37 players, including top stars Hitesh Khorwal, winner of last NESC2022 (for 13 th WEC, Eilat) and Rohit Jain winner of NESC2022 (for WSL2021) and Abhinav Tejan, who is the veteran of Tekken India.

As Esports is getting popular across India, Wasfi Bilal, Shakir Khan and Arsalan Nabi Wani from Kashmir are also participating in the national qualifiers and Wasfi Bilal aka Yoshikiller719 is also amongst the top Tekken7 esports athletes of the country and will look to seal this year’s WEC berth.

We will now proceed with the tournaments witnessing top esports athletes giving cut throat challenges in different categories to make it successfully to the WEC. It will be a gruelling event as the players will have to showcase their best strategy, skills and presence of mind, upon with the pressure to make the cut to be part of the Indian contingent for WEC’22. It will be an action packed and edge of the seat thrilling tournament for sure.” said Lokesh Suji, Director of Esports Federation of India and Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation.

The DOTA team, comprising of veteran athletes like Moin Ejaz (captain), Krish, Abhishek, Ketan and Darshan, which qualified for the 2022 Asian Games, will be part of Team India for the 14 th  World Esports Championships.

With regards to PES2022, the recent update of PES/eFOOTBALL still does not have an option to hold online championship; given the situation, ESFI is evaluating to organise a physical event that may be held in Delhi/Mumbai. The dates and venue for the qualifiers will be announced soon.

The Indian contingent, selected based on their performances in the NESC2022, will take part in the World Esports Championships Regional Qualifiers, for which dates will be announced soon by the IESF. The Regional Qualifiers will be organised along with other continental federations.

ESFI continued its partnership with Artsmith-Concepts & Visions which will extend its support as the communication partner. The National Esports Championships will be streamed live semifinal onwards on ESFI’s official YouTube channel as well as on the Facebook page.

ENDS

About Esports Federation of India:

The Esports Federation of India (ESFI) is a full member of International Esports Federation (IESF), Global Esports Federation (GEF) and Asian Esports Federation (AESF). ESFI participated in Asian Games 2018, where Tirth Mehta got India’s first bronze in esports (demonstration title).

To promote, encourage, organise, educate, train and control Esports in India and to provide facilities for training in Esports, build and sustain the Esports eco-system in India, not limiting to providing, conceptualising, opening, managing, running, developing, facilitating, and promoting all areas of Esports and to provide all other possible and related form of Esports.

For more information, contact:

Agency (Artsmith.in) - Kumar Gaurav | kumar@artsmith.in | 9910364754


Wednesday, 15 June 2022

3rd SA School Online Esports Championships - 25 June 2022

Learners competing for South African National School Colours.

Mind Sports South Africa is to hold its popular annual 
S A School Online Championships for esports on 25 June 2022.

An important feature of this championship, is that it is open to any learner, whether or not the school is affiliated or not.

However, for team events, it is required that all members of the team are learners at the same school.

MSSA will thus be holding this event as an Online National Championships on 25 June 2022

MSSA's S A School Online Championships, which will offer local players the opportunity to qualify for selection to the national squad and for the Protea Team that will attend IESF's World Championships to be held in Bali in 2022 should they meet the criteria.

The titles to be played at IESF's World Championships to be held in Bali in 2022 which are to be played at this championship are:
  • Counter-Strike: GO
  • DotA 2
  • eFootball
  • Mobile Legends Bang Bang

The championship shall be held on 25 June 2022.


Game titles to be played are:


Period/genreTitlePlatformAge restrictionPlayers
ShooterCS GOPC,165 v 5
FPSPaladinsPC/console125 v 5
SportFIFA ‘22Console121 v 1
SportPES 2022Console121 v 1
MOBA
DotA 2PC125 v 5
League of LegendsPC125 v 5
Clash RoyaleMobile121 v 1
VainGloryTablet/cell123 v 3
Mobile League: Bang BangMobile75 v 5
FightingStreet Fighter VConsole121 v 1
CardHearthStoneMobile71 v 1


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 learner currently registered for primary or secondary studies may enter.

Entry fee:

    • Entry is R50.00 per Registered Player.

    • Only fully-paid-up Registered Players may participate in this event.

Entries:

Medals:

Medals shall be awarded to the first three gamers for both men and women (per  province) in the following categories:
  • MEN: The top three places (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)).
  • WOMEN: The top three places (1st, 2nd, and 3rd))

Please note that the medals shall be awarded to the players at the next LAN championship in which such team/player enters and participates.

Colours:
  • School Provincial Colours: All Players that win all of their Matches at a Provincial Championship will earn School Provincial Colours. All Players who score within the top 50% in a specific Period at a any two (or more) Provincial Championships, and who also score within the top 50% at a National Championship in the same period and in the same year, will earn School Provincial Colours.
When and Where:
    • 25 June 2022
    • The first round will start at 10H00. Players shall be given 60 minutes to complete each round. 
    • Players must all be on-line at 9H00.
        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 school provincial colours;
        • The awarding of medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for both men and women;
        • The ability to qualify for National Team Trials. 
        • As usual Trials shall be done at a LAN venue, and the team that can best represent South Africa shall then be selected.
        • All medals shall be awarded to the recipients at a MSSA LAN championships.

        Shout casting:
        • The MSSA shall decide who may shout-cast the games.
        • Anybody wishing to be appointed as a Shout-Caster must apply in writing to mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com 

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