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Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Structure of MSSA eSports championships.
Jeppe Boys in action.
basic tenant that underlies all of out championships is that of
the MSSA uses a modified ‘Swiss’ system for all its
championships. The system is hard on the winners, making them perform
to the best of their abilities, while also encouraging the weaker
players/teams by allowing them to play all the rounds and improve.
MSSA currently holds provincial championships in seven out of the nine
provinces. To see the full schedule, please refer to MSSA's 2017 Calendar of Events.
MSSA also holds a South African National championships in which all players may participate.
to the distances between cities in South Africa, the MSSA realises
that it is not always feasible for gamers to attend LAN’s.
Thus MSSA also hosts online championships which is deemed to be the of
the same status as a Provincial LAN championship.
MSSA's system of provincial and national championships form an integral part
of team selection and for the award of provincial and national
be eligible for team selection, a player must finish in the top
twenty percent of a provincial or national championships. Such players are then invited to National Team Trials and the Selection process is
handled by our Selection Committee.
the interests of promoting growth, the MSSA’s school championships
are free to all learners that are members of affiliated clubs.
2009, the Department of Education handed over all control of sport at
schools to the Department of Sport and Recreation and to the
recognised National Federations.
from 2010, the MSSA assumes all responsibility for the promotion of
eSports at school level. Although only three schools initially affiliated to MSSA, the numbers have swelled significantly, so that at the end of 2016 there were over 40 schools affiliated to MSSA.
ensure that the MSSA develops gaming at school level, MSSA offers schools the following: