Saturday 16 May 2015

Clarification on the role of Ryan Boyes

Ryan "Snowflake" Boyes handing out medals.
On Thursday, 14 May 2015, put up the details of the 'captains' of all the national teams on their

It was very pleasant to see many of the old names there who would be 'captaining' their national teams.

Immediately though, some South African gamers went berserk. “Who are these people?”, and “I do not know any of them” were the general responses before any of the gamers even bothered to ask for an explanation or for any sort f clarification on the matter.

Indeed, this seems to be the South African manner, when instead of stopping to think, ask, and deliberate, our trusty keyboard warriors just 'fly off the handle'.

The MSSA calmly wrote to and suggested that Ryan Boyes was indeed not the captain but was instead the manager of the team.

A swift response was returned saying, “the word 'captain' is unique to our tournament. It refers to the role of possibly being both a player and manager – which is what some of the captains are doing!”.

However, the MSSA as the National Federation (in terms of the Sport and Recreation Act) has its own rules, and the roles of manager and captain are distinct from each other.

Thus all those gamers who were quick to respond before seeking any answers from the MSSA will no doubt be pleased to know that Ryan Boyes is only the manager.

But how is Ryan appointed as the manager, I hear you ask….


The eSports Representative, by virtue of his position, is the manager of all the National eSports Teams. Likewise the Board Gaming Representative is the Manager of all the National Board Gaming Teams, the Figure Gaming Representative is the Manager of all the National Figure Gaming Teams, the National Schools Director is the Manager of all the National Schools Teams, etc.

However, it should be noted that the above-named office-bearers do have the power to appoint another fully-paid-up member to act in their stead.

And, this is important, only fully-paid-up Registered Players can act as office-bearers ((on any level) of the MSSA.

As soon as the team has been approved, the MSSA shall announce the entire official South African MWEB Protea eSports Team for Counterstrike: GO squad for the 2015 season.

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