Thursday 30 April 2020

Communiqué from the Nigerian eSports Federation (NeSFeD) 28th April 2020.

The Executive Committee of the Nigerian eSports Federation (NeSFeD) Tuesday, 29th April 2020, held a meeting online to discuss important issues as concerns esports in the country. 

The Executive committee meeting which was presided over by the President of the Nigerian eSports Federation, Mr. Agbor Clinton, also had in attendance, some  other members of the board including:  

  • The Secretary General, Mr. Chrysantus Tah, 
  • Director of Competition Mr. Kennedy A,   
  • Head of ICT and Logistic, Mr Gbenga Adetuberu. 
  • International Relations and Communications, Dr. Fineman Guy.  
  • Director Inter Governmental Affairs, Dr Peter Deshi.  
  • The FCT Chairman, Mr. Obinna Elobi and the six zonal coordinators of the Nigerian esports Federation.   

In the 14 points communiqué released after the meeting, it appreciated the efforts of the Federal Government of Nigeria in its  strategies to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria . 

The members also commended individuals and organizations like Mr. Mani Robison Foundation, BUA, Anchor FWC and Next Level Vanguard,  just to mention a few,  for supporting and complimenting the efforts of the Federal government through the disbursement of palliatives to the less privileged in the society.  

It also appreciated the efforts of FCDA in the fight against the virus in the nation’s capital Abuja. 
The Committee also aligned with the resolutions of the Board of the Nigerian eSports Federation to continue to shut down all States Association offices till further notice, in compliance with the government directive against covid 19.  

However, it directed the organizing committee and the committee in charge of   international competitions to honor the request from South Africa in friendly matches online as well as inter states online game in esports. 

The body noted that the success achieved within few months in (NeSFeD) was a collective effort from stakeholders in esports who share the same objective and mission with the (NeSFeD). 
It appealed to members to continue to exhibit a strong level of commitment in their day to day activities of esports   saying  such positive engagement and support  from  such individuals  will be the only alternative   for  esports  ecosystem to  thrive in Nigeria. 

 The meeting however condemned in strong them identified and unanimously agreed that nobody or group of individuals can bulldozed its way to the Nigerian esports Federation as members without following the due process of membership. 

The board equally states frantically that it has never turn its back against any person or individual seeking  membership in   (NeSFeD)   

 The communiqué further appealed to the general public with genuine   interest in esports development to   approach the right channel to join  Nigerian eSports Federation as partners in progress. 

The chairmen of FCT eSports Association Mr Obinna  Elobi and its  Lagos state counterpart Mr Happy Etukudoh were both commended for putting up a world class online  friendly games that  produced  qualities players that will represent Nigerian in the international  online friendly against South Africa next week.       

The Board while appraising the International eSports Federation (IESF)   contributions towards eSports promotion and development globally, commended the president and executive board members  for its delegacies in its activities. 

The meeting also endorsed the policies, rules and regulations of the confederation of African esports with the aim to work closely with the continental body to make esports a household name in Africa.    
In conclusion, the board directed the Secretary General of the Nigerian eSports Federation to clear the air and state clearly that is only a media partner with the (NeSFeD) and not a subsidiary as early wrongly stated.

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Colin Webster speaking in Spain in October 2019.
The Federação Portuguesa de Desportos Eletronicos (FPDE) [Translated: The Portuguese Esports Federation] is organizing the 1st International Esports Conference, in partnership with Cisco and the European University, which will take place online on April 30th 2020 between 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm GMT (3:30 to 7:30pm CET).
The Agenda will include relevant topics to the national and international Esports industry, namely:
• Electronic Sports as a Sport and relationship / convergence with Traditional Sport;
• Economic opportunities for the agents involved (Clubs, Athletes, Brands);
• Role of National and International Federations, as well as National Governments, in the Industry.
Among the guest speakers, we highlight several individuals of national and international relevance such as Prof. Diana Santos (Assistant Secretary of State for Youth and Sports), João Paulo Almeida (Executive Director of the Portuguese Olympic Committee), Colin Webster (President of the International Esports Federation), Hans Jagnow (President of the European Esports Federation), David Smith (Founder & COO of Women in Games), Gerald Heng (Chief Partnerships Officer at Paris Saint-Germain Esports) and Gordon Kaye (Head of Business Development at Celtic FC).
“This Congress is yet another initiative that fits into one of the main goals of our mission: educating the general population about what is Esports and promoting its practice in a healthy, balanced and sustainable way, as well as promoting cultural integration and social interaction”, says Tiago Fernandes, President of FPDE. “Having such distinguished guests, both national and international, is further evidence that we are on the right path to ensure the development of the Esports ecosystem in Portugal, fulfilling another of our mission goals, which involves promoting joint initiatives with Federations and Associations around the world, and placing Portugal more and more on the Esports world landscape", he concludes.
The full list of speakers as well as the agenda in detail can be found on our website here. For more information about the International Esports Conference or the Portuguese Electronic Sports Federation, please contact FPDE by email to

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Tuesday 28 April 2020

MSSA to be interviewed on Vision View Sports Radio

Colin Webster with with Motshidisi Mohono and Lerato Phago.
Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is to be interviewed on Vision View Sports Radio at 11H30 on the programme Sports Rise with Motshidisi Mohono and Lerato Phago.
Vision View Sports Radio award-winning journalist and sportscaster Motshidisi Mohono , joined by rising star Lerato Phago bring you cut-throat and news worthy sport content.
The discussion may include South African events during the COVID-19 lockdown, award of colours, and IESF's 12 World Championships to be held in Eilat in November 2020.…/radio-sh…/sports-rise/

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Monday 27 April 2020

South African Protea DotA 2 team rises triumphant.

MSSA's Junior Protea Team.
The Online Test Match between South Africa and Namibia which was held on 25 April 2020 saw the South African Team demolish the Namibian team in a Test Match which saw South Africa win 2 - 0.

The test  match is proof that Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is well on its way to delivering a top-of-the-line team to take part in International Esports Federation's (IESF) 12th World Championships to be held in Eilat in November later this year.

Certainly, the five players from Oakhill have raised the stakes.

The Oakhill eSports Club was founded in 2014 when a group of youngsters started playing computer games competitively as a school team. 

Team Theory started playing competitively for the Oakhill Club in 2017 and have since made their mark in the esports arena. The players are dedicated, and they love the game of DotA 2. They have participated in numerous esports events in the last few years and the team has rightfully earned a good reputation as a force to be reckoned with.
Needless to say, MSSA is extremely proud of Team Theory, and the team is well deserving of being included in the National Squad.
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Saturday 25 April 2020

Namibians can, and will be, able to compete.

Namibian Electronic Sports Association (NESA) is a loyal member of both International Esports Federation (NESA) and Confederation of African Esports (CAES).

NESA has always been quick to rise to the challenge.

Ever since 2010, when MSSA sent a team to play in the esports titles of Call of Duty and FIFA, a healthy competitive spirit has existed between Namibia and South Africa.

Thus this test match will see NESA's national esports team for the DotA 2 defend itself against South Africa.

There is no doubt that that the Namibian DotA 2 team has more international experience that the South African team.

The team, as sponsored by Logitech, is as follows:

  • Mauro Teles (Team Captain)
  • Jaco Coetzer
  • Logan Garces
  • Franlo Meyer
  • Du Bois Louw
  • Johann Swart, (Coach)
  • Flip de Bruyn (Team Manager & Caster/Announcer)
  • Yohan Japal (Caster/Announcer)

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Test match: South Africa vs Namibia - Event URL -

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Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) once again sees its official Protea Esports Team for DotA 2 take on the might of neighbouring Namibia in an action-packed test match.

Namibia beat the Protea Team at IESF's 11th World Championships (Seoul) in 2019, and South Africa has every intention to even the score.

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BRUSA Sports UK – who we are

BRUSA Sports is a global scholarship agency, assisting students of all sporting, gaming, academic and cultural strengths in attaining scholarships to their dream universities in the USA or Canada.
There is a great deal of competition amongst colleges in the USA for students. Colleges have long used scholarships to persuade top athletes to study at their school, thereby improving their performance in competitions and appealing to a larger number of potential students. With the explosion of Esports, colleges are now offering scholarships to Esports athletes. These scholarships can vary between partial tuition through to a full ride where everything is covered. 
At BRUSA Sports we have two key functions: 
  • We help families from start to finish, through all the intricate steps that are required in the total admissions process to reaching a globally recognised university in the USA or Canada. 
  • Although going to a university in the USA or Canada can be one of the greatest adventures and an academic and gaming experience like no other, it can be awfully expensive and that can put a burden on families. We focus on getting students admissions to these universities at costs that fit within their family budget. We do this by:

  • Utilising the skills of gamers at their various games and platforms to gain Esports scholarships
  • Leveraging academic strengths to gain academic scholarships to top up Esports scholarships
  • Assist the family in finding additional external scholarships available to them through all different channels.
All in all, finding the most affordable route to gaining an education and playing your Esports at some of the highest levels in the world. 
A bit about Esports and the scholarships that are offered:
In the United States of America,Varsity Esports began in 2014, at Robert Morris University who offered the first scholarship to their Esports team members for League of Legends. There are now well over 96+ universities that offer scholarships for Esports and this number is growing year by year.
The official organisation in USA which runs the Esports world is NACE (National Association of College Esports), running Esports for colleges and controlling games and official events.
Games that are played at college level include (but are not limited to) Overwatch, Paladins, Rocket League, Smite, Counter Strike, PUBG, Hearthstone, StarCraft II, Madden, Mortal Kombat, Fortnite, League Of Legends, and FIFA.
Colleges and college coaches recruit Esports gamers through various channels that include Twitch, Video on Demand, you may also go through live try-outs for the coaches. Coaches will go through the following questions: Games played, Hours played per week, Gamer tags, Discord Tag, ID and then obviously your roles primary and secondary and your highlight real. 
The beauty of BRUSA Sports is that we look after your admissions process, recruitment and scholarship negotiations and make sure that you have everything that the coaches and universities will need to make the admissions process easy and enjoyable. We help you through all the stages for you to gain the best possible scholarship that you deserve. We also help you with the SAT tests, VISA process, and assist you with the travel plans and itinerary when leaving for the USA.
We want to make the experience a simple and easy process to get you playing your games and studying as soon as possible. Getting in touch with us is quick and we are always happy to chat to any players and give a free consultation.

Please get in touch through our website, email, social channels, or Phone. 
Facebook – Brusa sports UK
Instagram – brusasportsuk 

Twitter -- brusasportsuk

Thanks to all involved...

South Africa vs Namibia.
Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) and Namibian Electronic Sports Association (NESA) are both members of International Esports Federation (IESF) and Confederation of African Esports(CAES).

Both IESF and CAES were founded back in 2008 and have impressive pedigrees in terms of promoting esports as a sport and delivering very real benefits to their member National Federations.

With the outbreak of COVID-19 the sports world has been thrown into disarray with many international events having been postponed or cancelled.

Esports has the advantage of still being able to offer its athletes the possibility of continuing in exciting international events in spite of lockdowns and the ever present threat of an enemy that knows no bounds.

Even such online esports events though require extensive production.

MSSA thanks  all those people behind the scenes who are working tirelessly to make this international test match a success. The Twitter handles of such unsung heroes are:

  • Production:
    Salty_Jayy - @Salty_Jayy
  • Observer:
    kashiwardian - @kashiwardian
  • Casters:
    oscaR - @OscarGChambers
    JoobJoob - @TheRealJoobJoob
  • Graphics:
    Hariboe - @Hariboee
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Thursday 23 April 2020

Combined Online Provincial Championships for Schools - 9 May 2020

Northcliff High School currently leads the high school rankings for esports.
With the lockdown continuing due to the COVID-19 crises, Mind Sports South Africa is not able to hold its popular annual Provincial School Championships for all provinces. When held as an event, the championships would be held in each province - on the same day - in order to afford all School Learners the opportunity of participating in, and winning, a provincial championship without players from neighbouring provinces attending.
Another important feature of this championship, is that it is open to any learner, whether or not the school is affiliated or not.

However, for team events, it is required that all members of the team are from the same school.

MSSA will thus be holding this event as an Online Provincial Champonships on 9 May 2020

MSSA's Provincial School Championships for all provinces has thus not been replaced by this event, the Championship has merely been delayed until the situation permits. Thus MSSA will relook at a date for the Provincial School Championships for all provinces. Players too, will be able to play from their own homes.

Provincial School Championships for all provinces, which will offer local players the opportunity to qualify for selection to the national squad and for the Protea Team that will attend IESF's World Championships to be held in Eilat in November 2020 should they meet the criteria.

The championship shall be held on 9 May 2020.

Game titles to be played are:

Paladins PC/PS4Round 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 Starts
Round 4 StartsRound 5 Starts
FIFA’20Round 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 5 Starts
Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2020Round 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 5 Starts
HearthStoneRound 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 5 Starts
Street Fighter VRound 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 5 Starts
Clash RoyalRound 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 5 Starts
Counter-Strike: GORound 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 5 Starts
League of Legends (LoL)Round 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 5 Starts
DotA 2Round 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 5 Starts
TEKKEN 7Round 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 5 Starts

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


    • Any learner currently registered for primary or secondary studies may enter.

Entry fee:

    • Entry is R35.00 per Registered Player.

    • Only fully-paid-up Registered Players may participate in this event.



Medals shall be awarded to the first three gamers for both men and women (per  province) in the following categories:
  • MEN: The top three places (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)).
  • WOMEN: The top three places (1st, 2nd, and 3rd))

Please note that the medals shall be awarded to the players at the next LAN championship in which such team/player enters and participates.

  • School Provincial Colours: All Players that win all of their Matches at a Provincial Championship will earn School Provincial Colours. All Players who score within the top 50% in a specific Period at a any two (or more) Provincial Championships, and who also score within the top 50% at a National Championship in the same period and in the same year, will earn School Provincial Colours.
When and Where:
  • 9 May 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.

The championship is accredited as being of the same status as a provincial championship. This means that the championship shall be used for the following:
  • The awarding of school provincial colours;
  • The awarding of medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for both men and women;
  • The ability to qualify for National Team Trials. 
  • As usual Trials shall be done at a LAN venue, and the team that can best represent South Africa shall then be selected.
  • All medals shall be awarded to the recipients at a MSSA LAN championships.

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

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