|Gamers in action at MSSA's 2017 SA National Championships.|
With gamers having strong likes and dislikes, gamers always want their favourites to be given preferential treatment.
Thus, MSSA had to apply its mind at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 3 December 2017 to see which esport game titles would be played in 2018.
Member clubs had proposed no fewer than 29 titles from which the AGM had to make its final selection. No doubt, prior to the meeting, a great deal of horse-trading took place.
However, it should be noted that MSSA only ever selects 10 titles to be played at Provincial and National Championships. Priority is given to the esports titles that are played at IESF's World Championships in order to assist MSSA deliver a national team.
Even though only 10 titles are so selected, that does not mean that the other titles cannot be held at MSSA events.
Any approved title may be played at an official MSSA Regional Championships. In fact, it is at such Regional Championships that the popularity of various esports titles is tested in order to evaluate whether such titles should, in future, be included in MSSA's Provincial and National Championships.
The full rules on how titles are selected are as follows:
Schedule 3: SELECTION OF TITLES FOR PROVINCIAL AND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Titles selected for all Premier online and LAN championships for the 2018 year.
- Titles selected for all school online and LAN championships and leagues for the 2018 year.