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In many organised sports there are clear 'windows' in which transfers may occur.
Certainly there is such a period in esports in Europe and Asia.
But what of South Africa? How does it work in South Africa, and more importantly, how is it regulated by the official controlling body - Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA)?
In MSSA, a player may only ever represent one club at a time. The club that the player represents is the club that has registered the player first. So, let's presume that a player starts off the year playing for a school club, and through his own ability improves enough for a private club to offer him/her a position.
The school club has to release the player. Such is done by advising MSSA, and then such player may be transferred.
However, once transferred, such player is no longer able to represent his/her school and will be excluded from all school events.
For MSSA, the transfer season (or window) runs from 1 November to 28 February of every year.
The transfer season applies to all the disciplines, such as, board games, card games, esports, and wargames.