|Empangeni High School's 'The Lunar Squad' begins 2019 at being the number one ranked team.|
In terms of the amendments enacted at MSSA's Annual General Meeting, any team that is ranked in the top ten, automatically qualify for National Team Selection. It is therefore vital for teams to actively participate in the Ladder.
The Ladder works on a system of challenges throughout the year in order to give clubs the opportunity to improve their teams/players' playing skills outside of the normal MSSA championships. The Ladder allows teams/players' to experiment with new tactics, combinations, etc.
Teams through Member Clubs may challenge any club on the ladder. Any club so challenged has 5 days within which to respond and play the match. Such rule allows the ladder to retain its dynamic nature and stops the challenged club from delaying unnecessarily.
However, any team challenged during any official MSSA event while both teams are participating in such event, and are paired by the umpire to play against each other, must play such challenge. This means that any or all games in a MSSA Regional, Provincial, and/or National Championship may count as ladder games.
The full rules for the ladder may be found here: Important changes to MSSA's Inter-Club Ladder rules.
The ladder for the League of Legends esports title for schools for 2019 is as follows:
Other Ladders are:
- Counter-Strike: GO - Senior
- Counter-Strike: GO - Schools
- League of Legends - Senior
- League of Legends - Schools