Monday, 26 March 2018

2018 On-line Provincial Esports Championships - 21 April 2018

MSSA's 2017 Counter-Strike: GO, HearthStone, and League of Legends Protea Esports Team (as sponsored by BOO! Surprising Media Solutions).
The MSSA is proud to announce that it shall host the 2018 On-line Provincial Championships, which will offer local players the opportunity to qualify for the National Team Trials (NTT).

The 2018 On-line Provincial Championships is the second last provincial event in which gamers may qualify for MSSA's National Team Trials LAN that shall be held on 2 & 3 June 2018.
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The championship shall be held on 21 April 2018.

Game titles to be played are:
  • Counter-Strike: GO
  • DotA 2
  • League of Legends
  • Tekken 7
Tournament Structure:

As per the MSSA's rules, being:
  • If less than six teams, the championship shall be a Round Robin Championship
  • If 6 to 10 teams enter the championship there shall be four rounds as played to the Swiss System
  • If 11 or more teams enter the championship there shall be five rounds as played to the Swiss System
Eligibility:
  • Any team consisting of players who are Registered Players affiliated to a MSSA member club may enter.
Entry fee:
  • Entry is R64.00 per Registered Player.
  • Only fully-paid-up Registered Players may participate in this event.
Entry date:
  • Entries need to be submitted on the club's Google Drive page by no later than 16 April 2018.
Medals:

Medals shall be handed over to winners at the next MSSA LAN that they attend. 

      MALE:
  • PREMIER: Medals shall be awarded to the first three teams.
  • UNIVERSITY: Medals shall be awarded to the first three teams that have not won a Premier medal and which are comprised entirely of students currently registered at any officially recognised University.
  • SCHOLARS: Medals shall be awarded to the first three teams of learners currently registered at any officially recognised school, provided they have not received any Premier medals. 
    FEMALE:
  • PREMIER: Medals shall be awarded to the first three teams.
  • UNIVERSITY: Medals shall be awarded to the first three teams that have not won a Premier medal and which are comprised entirely of students currently registered at any officially recognised University.
  • SCHOLARS: Medals shall be awarded to the first three teams of learners currently registered at any officially recognised school, provided they have not received any Premier medals.
Colours:
  • Protea ColoursOnly Players that are selected to represent South Africa in International Championships may earn National Colours if the Protea Colours Board's criteria are met.
  • National ColoursAll Players that win all of their Matches at a National Championship will earn National Colours.
  • Provincial ColoursAll Players that win all of their Matches at a Provincial Championship will earn Provincial Colours. All Players who score within the top 50% in a specific Period at a Provincial Championship, and who also score within the top 50% at a National Championship in the same period and in the same year, will earn Provincial Colours.
    General:
    • 21 April 2018
    • The first round will start at 09H00. Players shall be given 60 minutes to complete each round.
    • The championship is accredited as being of the same status as a provincial championship. 
    • The championship shall be used for the awarding of provincial colours;
    • The championship shall be used for the awarding of medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in Premier, Under 24, and School categories;
    • The championship shall be used for the ability to qualify for National Team Trials.
    • All medals shall be awarded to the recipients at a MSSA LAN championships.
    • Registered Players of the teams that finish in the top three or the top 20% (whichever is greater) as per the Regulations may enter the National Team Trials. As per the Regulations all such players who qualify from the genre as a whole shall be invited. 

    Umpires:

    • Umpires may only be contacted over Skype on the day of competition. Any communication not on the Skype channel shall be entered into.
    Entries:
    • All clubs must enter their teams via the Google Drive.
    • Payment shall be effected before start of play.

    Ladder:
    • For games to count for the National Ladder, teams must advise the Umpires before the start of each match.

    Shout casting:
    • MSSA shall decide who may shout-cast the games.
    • Anybody wishing to be appointed as a Shout-Caster must apply in writing tomindsportssa@iafrica.com

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