Not only that, but the MSSA also helps teams to go overseas. For example, in 2013, had it not been for the help that the MSSA gave to Energy eSports, Energy eSports would not have attended the ESWC.
The biggest problem seems to be that South African gamers in general do not have a clue about the standard of play in top line competition.
It is very easy to tear down other people's efforts when sitting on the sidelines and trying to put yourself up as a community leader when in fact, you have no basis whatsoever to even claim that you are a community leader.
Yes the 2013 Protea Team for Dota 2 was ripped apart by Romania, and yes the 2014 Protea Team was beaten by Egypt, but in the absence of continued and active participation by South African teams on an international level, it is indeed difficult to say if any other South African team could have done any better.
Sad, very sad!