Sunday, 30 June 2019

The process has begun to select the national squad for Street Fighter V

Mxolisi Lukhele(Amplified Rebellion) has qualified for the national squad selection process.
"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax— Of cabbages—and kings" (The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll).

Yes, once again it is time for Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) to select its national squads.

The squads too provide a pool of players from which the National Protea Teams that will represent South Africa in its various disciplines shall be drawn.

The system of selecting squads is a useful method for enforcing training, as well as a player, wish continually monitoring the performance of those individuals who are so selected.

It is therefore vitally important that all athletes who have qualified, check the lists to ensure that there are no misstatements or omissions.

Should an athlete wish to make him/herself eligible for selection, then such athlete must write to mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com 
for all the necessary forms.


The athletes who have all qualified for the selection process for Street Fighter V esports title are as follows:



#Full nameClubWhere qualifiedPeriod
1Alasdiar DonaldsonZAG AcademyS A Nationals 2018Street Fighter V
2Natalie SwannepoelFakkel School of SkillsS A Nationals 2018Street Fighter V
3Lee-Ann van der MerweJCS AcademyS A Nationals 2018Street Fighter V
4Joost LoftusMasters of Mind SportsFree State 2018, Gauteng 2019, Mpumalanga 2019Street Fighter V
5Leonard LoftusMasters of Mind SportsFree State 2018, Gauteng 2019, Mpumalanga 2019Street Fighter V
6Pieter van der MerweHoerskool Generaal HertzogFree State 2018Street Fighter V
7Micaela HodgkinsonJCS AcademyFree State 2018Street Fighter V
8ian HallgreenEmpangeni HighKwaZulu Natal 2018Street Fighter V
9Irfaan SabetEmpangeni HighKwaZulu Natal 2018Street Fighter V
10Jodie MotalaEmpangeni HighKwaZulu Natal 2018Street Fighter V
11Unathi NzimandiEmpangeni HighKwaZulu Natal 2018, Online Schools 2019Street Fighter V
12Leone LoftusFakkelGauteng 2019, Mpumalanga 2019Street Fighter V
13Cebo XabaEmpangeni High SchoolOnline 2019Street Fighter V
14Cleo MoodleyEmpangeni HighOnline Schools 2019Street Fighter V
15Chloe MoodleyEmpangeni HighOnline Schools 2019Street Fighter V
16Hanke van Rheede van OudshoornEmpangeni High SchoolOnline 2019, Online Schools 2019Street Fighter V
17Rina Rene du ToitNorthcliff High SchoolOnline Schools 2019Street Fighter V
18Dylan NaidooNorthcliff High SchoolOnline Schools 2019Street Fighter V
19Mxolisi LukheleAmplified RebellionMpumalanga 2019Street Fighter V


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Saturday, 29 June 2019

The process has begun to select the national squad for TEKKEN 7

Alasdair Donaldson (ZAG Academy) in action at the 10th IESF World Championship. Alasdair has qualified for the national squad selection process.
"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax— Of cabbages—and kings" (The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll).

Yes, once again it is time for Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) to select its national squads.

The squads too provide a pool of players from which the National Protea Teams that will represent South Africa in its various disciplines shall be drawn.

The system of selecting squads is a useful method for enforcing training, as well as a player, wish continually monitoring the performance of those individuals who are so selected.

It is therefore vitally important that all athletes who have qualified, check the lists to ensure that there are no misstatements or omissions.

Should an athlete wish to make him/herself eligible for selection, then such athlete must write to mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com 
for all the necessary forms.


The athletes who have all qualified for the selection process for Tekken 7 esports title are as follows:


#Full nameClubWhere qualifiedPeriod
1Pieter OelofseHTS SasolburgSedibeng 2018, S A Nationals 2018, Free State 2018Tekken 7
2Charlize SeremakHTS SasolburgSedibeng 2018, S A Nationals 2018, Free State 2018Tekken 7
3Jeremy SeremakHTS SasolburgS A Nationals 2018Tekken 7
4Baber AbbasKnights Mind SportsS A Nationals 2018Tekken 7
5Chiney WallaceHTS SasolburgS A Nationals 2018Tekken 7
6Unathi NzimandeEmpangeni High SchoolKwaZulu Natal 2018Tekken 7
7Darnell FynnEmpangeni High SchoolKwaZulu Natal 2018Tekken 7
8Ian HalgreenEmpangeni High SchoolKwaZulu Natal 2018Tekken 7
9Brian LinMasters of Mind SportsFree State 2018Tekken 7
10Yu-Hsien LinNWU – VaalFree State 2018Tekken 7
11Marchelle van NiekerkHTS SasolburgFree State 2018Tekken 7
12Micaela HodgkinsonJCS AcademyFree State 2018Tekken 7
13Fanie NelHTS Tom NaudeCapricornTekken 7
14Amo MojapeloHTS Tom NaudeCapricornTekken 7
15Jonathan BrownTeam PlaybellWestern Cape 2019Tekken 7
16Alasdiar DonaldsonZAG Academy2018 Protea TeamTekken 7
17Mhlengi NkosiNWU - VaalMpumalanga 2019Tekken 7
18Surprise MafumaNWU - VaalMpumalanga 2019Tekken 7

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Reminder: Closing date for entries for MSSA's Inter-School League.

There are over 60 schools affiliated to Mind Sports South Africa.
Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA), the largest membership based organisation for gaming in South Africa has just revealed the closing date for entries for its annual online Inter-School League.

The league started back in 2010 thanks to the input and support of ASUS, and since then has continued to grow in popularity.

Today, there are no less than 64 schools affiliated to MSSA and those that participate in the online school league offer there learners the opportunity of playing in the only official school league in the country.

By playing in the official school league, learners are able to earn:

  • Medals for finishing in the first three places in the various game titles, and
  • School Provincial Colours, and
  • A berth in the 2020 MSSA National Team Trials.
Over the years, the league has been refined to accommodate the wishes of the membership. As such the league has been split into leagues that accommodate both the three and four school terms.

The entry fee is R34.00 per player.

The entry dates are as follows:


LeagueEntry dateStarting date
Inter-School League1 July 201919 July 2019

The titles to be played are:

  • Clash Royale
  • CounterStrike: GO
  • DotA 2
  • FIFA '19
  • HearthStone
  • League of Legends
  • Paladins 
  • PES mobile
  • StreetFighter V
  • VainGlory
In keeping with Mind Sport South Africa's policies re development programmes, entries are free and gratis to registered players who are unable to afford to enter such championships should the member club formally request assistance. Such applications must be directed to the MSSA at: e-mail: mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com 

Players who are registered with any school may participate.

Players are reminded that the majority choice of rules as at the closing date for entries shall be used.

Entry fees can be deposited directly into Mind Sports South Africa's account, held at ABSA Bank, account number, 90 4766 7676

No entries shall be accepted without MSSA having received proof of payment.

All entries must be entered onto the entry form that may be downloaded from https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VEYdTjmTj6FvqNDftSz9QdAYsiOiRaaI7EUY_rKxDUI/edit#gid=0

The following Medals may be awarded at MSSA's 2019 Annual Inter-School League:
  • HIGH SCHOOL (FEMALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
  • PRIMARY SCHOOL (FEMALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
  • HIGH SCHOOL (MALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
  • PRIMARY SCHOOL (MALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
Colours and National Team Trials:
  • Provincial Colours: All Players who win all of their Matches at MSSA's 2019 Annual Inter-School League will earn Provincial Colours.
  • 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 MSSA's 2019 Annual Inter-School League in the same period and in the same year, shall earn Provincial Colours.
  • National Team Trials: All Players that score within the top 20% or top three places, whichever is greater, in a specific Period at a Provincial or National Championship will be eligible for selection for the National Squad. 
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Friday, 28 June 2019

Events for July until December 2019

Monument Park High School walked away with much of the cutlery at the recent SA Schools' National Championships.
Already MSSA has held eight (8) provincial events. Such events have been Online as well as events held in Gauteng and Western Cape.

Mind Sports South Africa's commitment to growing all disciplines throughout South Africa is unwavering and is testament to the passion and dedication exhibited by the volunteers that run MSSA.

Even though there are additional events added every year, MSSA rises to the challenge and delivers event-after-event.

Member clubs are also reminded that every club has the right to host a Regional Championship. Full details may be obtained directly from MSSA by writing to: mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com

The remaining events for 2019 are:

2019 Calendar of events

Date Event Disciplines/periods Venue
1 JULY Entry date for the Online School League Clash Royale, CounterStrike: GO, DotA 2, FIFA '19, HearthStone, League of Legends, Paladins, PES mobile, StreetFighter V, VainGlory Online
Week ending
19 JULY
1st round of School League Clash Royale, CounterStrike: GO, DotA 2, FIFA '19, HearthStone, League of Legends, Paladins, PES mobile, StreetFighter V, VainGlory Online
27 & 28 JULY 25th KWAZULU NATAL Championships All Curro Hillcrest,
cnr Inanda Road & JF Bailes Drive
Hillcrest
3610
KwaZulu Natal
3 & 4 AUGUST 16th FREE STATE Championships All Fakkel School, 20 Jan Smuts Ave., Sasolburg
24 & 25 AUGUST 24th NORTH WEST Championships All Curro Klerksdorp,
22 Elm St, Klerksdorp
29 AUGUST - 1 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL EXECUTIVE ESPORTS SUMMIT (GEES) Summit Busan, South Korea
TBA Indigenous Games Paladins  To be determined by SRSA
21 & 22 SEPTEMBER 16th EASTERN CAPE Championships StreetFighter V TBD
28 & 29 SEPTEMBER 8th LIMPOPO Championships All TBA
1 NOVEMBER Submit nominations of office-bearers Admin mindsportssa@iafrica.com
7 & 8 DECEMBER 33rd S A NATIONAL Championships All Fakkel School, 20 Jan Smuts Ave., Sasolburg
7 DECEMBER
36th NATIONAL CONVENTION Annual General Meeting Fakkel School, 20 Jan Smuts Ave., Sasolburg
12 – 15 DECEMBER IESF’s ESPORTS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS DotA 2 Seoul, South Korea
TBA SRSA's S A Schools Championships Morabaraba To be determined by SRSA


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