Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Putting SA on the eSports map

Without doubt no other organization in South Africa has done quite as much as Mind Sports South Africa  (MSSA) to put South Africa on the eSports gaming map.

"Really!", do I hear you exclaim?

"Yes, really!" I reply.

Let's look at the facts.

The MSSA sent teams across overseas as follows:

Year
Team Sponsors
2014
6th IeSF World Championships – Baku MWEB
2014
IeSF Test Match vs Namibia MWEB
2014
IeSF Test Match vs Finland MWEB
2014
IeSF Test Match vs Egypt MWEB
2013
IeSF World Championships - Bucharest MWEB, ROCCAT
2013
DreamHack - Bucharest MWEB, GIGABYTE
2013
IeSF Trination Match vs Denmark & Israel MWEB, ROCCAT
2013
IeSF Test Match vs Mexico MWEB, ROCCAT
2013
IeSF Test Match vs Romania MWEB, ROCCAT
2013
IeSF LAN Test Match vs Romania (SCII) - Jhb Megarom, Internet Solutions, AMD
2013
ESL's Nation's Cup GIGABYTE
2012
IeSF World Championships - Cheonan GIGABYTE
2012
ESL's Nation's Cup GIGABYTE
2011
IeSF World Championships - Andong Blizzard
2011
IeSMOD World Championships - JeJu Blizzard
2011
LG Mobile World Championships – New York LG
2010
World Cyber Games – San Fransisco SAMSUNG
2010
IeSF World Championships - Daegu Blizzard, ASUS
2010
LAN Test Match vs Namibia - Windhoek ASUS
2010
LG Mobile World Championships – New York LG
2009
World Cyber Games – Chendu SAMSUNG
2009
DreamHack - Denmark ASUS, Incredible Connection
2009
IeSF World Championships - Taebeck ASUS, Incredible Connection
2009
Hyundai FIFA '09 Challenge Hyundai, ASUS, Incredible Connection
2008
African Continental Championships - Jhb MSSA, ACER
2007
World Cyber Games - Seattle SAMSUNG
2006
Asian Championships - Taiwan EA
2005
WCG – Busan Exactmobile, First National Bank

Of course none would have been possible without the sponsors as indicated. However, where the MSSA is mentioned in the sponsors column, it should be noted that these events were entirely self-funded by the MSSA.

The cost and effort of getting teams overseas is truly monumental and the dedication shown by the MSSA is truly admirable.

It is no wonder that South Africa is now ranked 13th in the world.

Thus despite anybody else's protestations, the only body that has really tried to get South Africans into serious on-line competition is - the MSSA



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