|Ryan "Snowflake" Boyes handing out medals.|
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'.
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.
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.