Thursday, 13 May 2021

Global Esports Games headed to Singapore, Istanbul and Riyadh


Global Esports Games Headed to Singapore, Istanbul, and Riyadh GEF confirms Asia, Europe and the Middle East for its flagship event.

Singapore, May 11, 2021 – Launching a runway into worldwide expansion, the Global Esports Federation Board unveiled the first three host cities for its premier flagship event: Singapore 2021, Istanbul 2022 and Riyadh 2023. 

The Global Esports Games, held each year in December, will convene the world in a celebration of esports, virtual sport, music and entertainment. 

The GEG will feature teams from across the world participating in multi-title esports competitions and active esports. 

In parallel, GEFcon, a global convention of thought leaders, and the GEFestival, a dynamic celebration of inclusive esports culture highlighting music, art, technology, fashion, food and much more, promise to add to the diverse, immersive and world-class program. 

“The Global Esports Games has drawn overwhelming interest. We have undergone a rigorous selection process,” said Chris Chan, President, Global Esports Federation, “Now the work and creativity truly begin as we set the stage for the world’s esports athletes and players to shine.” 

“The first Global Esports Games to be held in December this year will provide the opportunity to showcase esports to the world”, said Ng Chong Geng, President, Singapore Esports Association (SGEA). 

"We are grateful to have the opportunity to host this truly historic event". Co-Chairs of the Coordination Commission for the Global Esports Games, Angela Ruggiero and Luzeng Song, noted that appointing the right host cities is a key to success. “We will lend our support and guidance so the host cities can unleash their full potential,” Ruggiero said, “and so the incredible untold stories of the power of esports – and sport as the future of entertainment – can be unlocked, too.” 

Paul J. Foster, Chief Executive Officer, Global Esports Federation, said the energy, skill and passion of esports, and the technologies that drive it, are captured in the GEF motto: #worldconnected. Carrying that forward to the Global Esports Games, he said, “We have listened to the athletes and players, the incredible publishers and developers, and the wider community to create a platform for athletes to shine, representing countries and territories as in other prestigious multi-sport competitions.” 

Media Contact: Issued by the Global Esports Federation. 

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

South African Colours for High and Primary Schools are on offer for esports.

Diana Barnard, centre front, surrounded by Oakhill School's DotA 2 team, which won MSSA's 2020 SA National Schools Online Championships.

With COVID-19 still running amok, Mind Sports South Africa is not able to hold its popular annual S A National School Championships for esports as a face-to-face event. When held as an event, all game titles would be held over the same weekend..

Another 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 from the same school.

MSSA will thus be holding this event as an Online National Championships on 
26 June 2021

MSSA's S A National School Championships has thus not been replaced by this event, the Championship has merely been delayed until the situation permits. Thus MSSA will relook at a date for the 
S A National School Championships. Players too, will be able to play from their own homes.

MSSA's 
S A National School 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 Eilat in 2021 should they meet the criteria.


The championship shall be held on 26 June 2021.


Game titles to be played are:


TITLES10H0011H1512H3014H0014H3016H00
Paladins PC/PS4Round 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 Starts
LUNCH
Round 4 StartsRound 5 Starts
FIFA’21Round 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 5 Starts
Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2021Round 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 5 Starts
HearthStoneRound 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 5 Starts
Street Fighter VRound 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 5 Starts
Clash RoyalRound 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 5 Starts
Counter-Strike: GORound 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 5 Starts
League of Legends (LoL)Round 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 5 Starts
DotA 2Round 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 5 Starts

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:
    • 26 June 2021
    • 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 
        Also read:

        Gauteng Online Provincial Championships - 29 May 2021

        Mxolisi Lukhele (Amplified Rebellion of Vanderbijlpark) won the StreetFighter V esports title at MSSA's 2020 Online Gauteng Provincial Championships.

        With sporting events still under heavy Regulations as imposed by the South African Government, Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is continuing to run its online Provincial Championships.

        The Gauteng Online Provincial Championships which shall be held  on 29 May 2021.

        MSSA's Gauteng Online Provincial Championships, offers all Registered Players the opportunity to qualify for selection to the national squad and for the Protea Team.


        In order to participate, Registered Players must be fully-paid-up. 


        Obviously Registered Players may participate from the comfort of their own home while being safe from the ravages of COVID-19.


        Game titles to be played are:


        Period/genreTitlePlatformAge restrictionPlayers
        Shooter
        Call of Duty: Black Ops (Online only)PC/PS 4/5184 v 4
        CS GOPC165 v 5
        PaladinsPC/PS 4/5125 v 5
        Sport
        FIFA '21PS 4/531 v 1
        PES 2021PS 4/531 v 1
        MOBA
        DotA 2PC125 v 5
        Clash RoyaleMobile121 v 1
        Fighting
        Tekken 7PS 4/5161 v 1
        Street Fighter VPS 4/5121 v 1
        CardHearthStoneVarious71 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:

        • In order to participate, Registered Players must be fully-paid-up. 

          Entries:

          Medals:


          Medals shall be handed over to winners at the next MSSA LAN that they attend. 


                MALE:

          • PREMIERMedals shall be awarded to the first three teams.
          • UNDER 24: 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.
          • UNDER 24Medals 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.

                General:

                • The championship shall be played on: 29 May 2021.
                • The first round will start at 10H00. Players shall be given 60 minutes to complete each round.
                • The championship is accredited as being of the same status as a provincial championship. 
                • The championship shall be used for the awarding of provincial colours;
                • The championship shall be used for the awarding of medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in Premier, Under 24, and School categories;
                • The championship shall be used for the ability to qualify for National Team Squad.
                • All medals shall be awarded to the recipients at a MSSA LAN championships.

                Umpires:

                • Umpires may only be contacted over Skype on the day of competition. Any communication not on the Skype channel shall not be entered into.

                Ladder:

                • For games to count for the National Ladder, teams must advise the Umpires before the start of each match.

                Shout casting:

                • 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
                Also read: