Tuesday 10 March 2020

Provincial Online Student Championships - 11 April 2020

All are encouraged to participate in MSSA's Provincial Online Student Championships to be held on 11 April 2020.
Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) shall be holding its third annual Provincial Online Student Championships on 11 April 2020.

This year, any student of any South African tertiary institution (University and colleges) may participate, regardless of whether the player is MSSA affiliated or not.

However, it should be noted that only official teams entered by University Clubs affiliated to MSSA or the Sports Councils may use the tertiary institution's name.

The championship allows students from all over the country to test their mettle against each other in an official championship that has the following benefits:
  • Enable students to earn Student Provincial Colours, and
  • Qualify for selection for the National Squad, and
  • Earn medals. The medals earned are awarded at MSSA's LAN Championships.
The event that lasts from 10H00 until 18H00.

The titles to be played at such event are:

Period/genreTitlePlatformAge restrictionPlayers
CS GOPC,165 v 5
Call of Duty – Modern WarfarePS4185 v 5
PaladinsPC/console125 v 5
PUBG MobileMobile13Battleground
FIFA ‘20Console31 v 1
PES 2020Console31 v 1
Clash RoyaleMobile121 v 1
Dota 2PC125 v 5
League of LegendsPC125 v 5
FightingTekken 7Console161 v 1

Details are as follows:

Eligibility: Any player/team affiliated to a South African tertiary institution may enter.
Entry fee: Entry is R35.00 per Registered Player. To enter, the club must complete the Google Drive document. The entry form may be found on Google Drive. Clubss are to download the entry form, completed the downloaded form, and e-mail it to Mind Sports South Afica. The link for such form is: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1M07rv0ER9jqE25IqMNZqGlsUPqJaE_X2/edit#gid=1844490715
Entry date: Entries need to be submitted by no later than Monday, 6 April 2020.
Registration:To register, players must complete the entry form.
Age restrictions: Age restrictions per game title shall be enforcred.

When and Where:
  • 11 April 2020
  • The first round will start at 10H00. Players shall be given 60 minutes to complete each round. 
  • Players must all be on-line at 9H00
Rules and Regulations: All Rules and Regulations pertaining to eSports are available from MSSA. Players are strongly advised to familiarise themselves with the LAN League Bylaws and all Period Specific Rules. If any Player wishes to provide advice regarding the drafting of the Period Specific Rules they are encouraged to contact the eSBoC who will take all comments into account.

The following Medals may be awarded at MSSA's 2020 Provincial Online Student Championships:
  • MIXED: Medals shall be awarded to the first three players who are currently registered at any officially recognised University.
  • WOMEN: Women will be awarded medals as per the same basis as above.
Colours and National Team Trials:
  • Provincial Colours: All Players that win all of their Matches at a Provincial Championship will earn Student 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 Student 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 earn an invitation to National Team Trials. National Team Trials shall be held in the event that a National Team must be selected to represent South Africa when competing in such Period in an International Championship. 
Registered Players wishing to shout-cast the event, must please contact Marisa van der Westhuizen at: mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com.

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