Friday, 27 March 2015

MSSA creates on-line championship for CS: GO

The MSSA's eSports Board of Control has made some important revisions to the Calendar of Events. Please refer to the attached Calendar of Events

Bearing in mind that the MSSA has agreed to enter the national MWEB Protea Team into the World Championships for CS:GO which shall be hosted by, together with hitbox, the MSSA shall need to submit all ten players teams within a short period of time.

Thus, the eSports Board of Control has decided to add CounterStrike: GO to the MWEB On-line Championships that will be played on 18 April 2015.

This will thus allow ALL other registered players from no matter where they are in the country a chance for qualifying for National Team Trials.

The National Team Trials, though, will be done as usual as a LAN event in the Province from where most of the teams will have qualified. The venue, and date, will be determined after play at the Gauteng Championships.

 However, in keeping with the MSSA's rules, all the championships for a full calendar year, that is from 19 April 2014 to 18 April 2015 count towards the 2015 Team Trials.

Thus players who were in teams that finished in the top three, or the top twenty percent (20%) at any of the 2014 Provincial and/or National Championships are able to compete in the 2015 National Team Trials.

Thus the Trials should prove to be an interesting mix of senior, student and school teams as they all battle it out for a place in the National Protea Team.

Ryan Boyes (Chairman of the eSports Board of Control and Manager of the Protea eSports Team) is confident that the on-line championship will give every interested competitive gamer the time that they need to ready themselves for qualification for Trials.

It should be noted that any team that is affiliated to a member club may participate in the MWEB CS: GO On-line Provincial Championships, whether they be a school team or even the most of competitive teams.

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