|The 2019 Protea Esports Team that participated in IESF's 11th World Championships. The team was sponsored by EnerGhack, PartnerMedia, NWU, and ZAG Academy.|
From 2005 to 2019 there have been 140 awards of Protea Colours for Esports.
The award of Protea Colours is a life-changing event for athletes, and the recipient of such is able to carry such award with them for the rest off their lives. The benefits of receiving Protea Colours are immense and may affect every aspect of the recipients life.
While many see the award of Protea Colours as an end in itself, many see the award of Protea Colours as the ticket to international participation in the accredited sporting arena.
Over the years, a total of 32 clubs have produced members of the Protea Team. However, it should be noted that MSSA has had some teams that have represented South Africa for which Protea Colours were not awarded as the strict criteria governing such award could not be adhered to. In such cases, MSSA itself awarded National Federation Colours to such teams. Such athletes' names are enshrined in the roll of honour which contains all the names of those who have earned such National Federation Colours.
Of the 140 awards of Protea Colours for esports, 99 of such awards come from just 10 teams. Knights Mind Sports Club takes the lion's share with having earned a massive 33 awards. Next is ZAG Academy with 13 awards, which is followed by VexxedPhoenix on 10 such awards.
Other teams like White Rabbit, Veneration, Energy eSports, Wits University, and Good Gaming are also represented.
Only athletes who are affiliated to a club affiliated to MSSA may be considered for selection. It should also be noted that only athletes who have a valid South African passport may be considered for the award of Protea Colours.
The list of the top ten clubs is:
The full list of all South Africans who have received Senior Protea Colours are:
- Upcoming events: Eastern Cape Online Provincial Championships - 8 August 2020
- Upcoming events: North West Online Provincial Championships - 29 AUGUST 2020
- Upcoming events: Free State Online Provincial Championships - 5 September 2020
- Upcoming events: National Team Trials - 19 September 2020
- Calendar of Events: 2020
- Affiliation: Schools
- Affiliation: Private clubs
- Administration: Nominations required by 31 August 2020 for MSSA's Management Board Awards.
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's School Championships.
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's Premier Championships.
- Results of MSSA's 10th Annual Online Championships for High Schools
- Results of MSSA's Western Cape Online Provincial Championships.
- Results: MSSA's 11th Provincial Online Championships
- Results: Gauteng Online Provincial Championships.
- Test Match results: South African Protea DotA 2 team rises triumphant.
- Test Match results: DOTA2: South Africa vs Azerbaijan
- New National Team Selection Criteria
- Selecting the national Protea teams for Mind Sports South Africa.
- Qualifiers: Clash Royale
- Qualifiers: Counter-Strike: GO
- Qualifiers: Dota 2
- Qualifiers: League of Legends
- Qualifiers: Paladins
- Qualifiers: Pro Evolution Soccer
- The road to Eilat
- IESF announces first three titles for 12th World Championships
- Rankings: Clash Royale
- Rankings: Counter-Strike: GO.
- Rankings: DotA 2 rankings
- Rankings: FIFA '20.
- Rankings: HearthStone
- Rankings: League of Legends
- Rankings: Paladins
- Rankings: PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER (PES)
- Rankings: Street Fighter V
- Rankings: Tekken 7 rankings