Tuesday, 26 May 2020

School National Federation Colours are on-the-line.

Learners locked in battle in an exciting game of Clash Royale at MSSA's 2019 SA Schools' Championships.
With the lockdown continuing due to the COVID-19 crises, Mind Sports South Africa is not able to hold its popular annual South African Schools' National Championships. When held as an event, the championships would be a LAN event which would afford all School Learners the opportunity of participating in, and winning, a national championship.

Players who win all their rounds in the titles that they have entered automatically earn themselves Junior National Federation Colours.
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, being unable to hold its 10th 
South African Schools' National Championships will thus be holding an equitable Online National Championships on 13 June 2020.

MSSA'
s 10th South African Schools' National Championships has thus not been replaced by this event, the Championship has merely been delayed until the situation permits.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 10th South African Schools' National Championships

Players too, will be able to play from their own homes.

MSSA's 
South African Schools' Online National Championships, 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 13 June 2020.


Game titles to be played are:



TITLES10H0011H1512H3014H0014H3016H00
Paladins PC/PS4Round 1 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 Starts
LUNCH
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

Eligibility:

  • 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.

Entries:

Medals:

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.

Colours:
  • School Provincial Colours: All Players, currently registered as learners, 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.
  • School National Colours: All Players, currently registered as learners, that win all of their Matches at a National Championship will earn School National Federation Colours.

When and Where:

  • 13 June 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 mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com 
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