|University of Pretoria is the top university in terms of producing Protea Team members.|
However, Protea Colours should not be seen as an end result in themselves, but rather as the entry ticket to the wonderful world of international competition. Thus, national colours should never be pursued as a 'bucket list' item that people rush to do before graduating from school, but should instead be pursued as a long-term objective. For many, the realization of earning Protea Colours is the end result of countless hours, and many years of work.
University of Pretoria (TUKS) heads the list of University clubs with nine players who have been awarded, and re-awarded, eleven times. University of Johannesburg (UJ) is in second place with 6 athletes who have been awarded twelve times.
The biggest surprise is that the oldest university mind sports club in the country affiliated to Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA), University of Witwatersrand (WITS), only finished in fourth place. This is due to many of Wits students and alumni having played for other private clubs. Had such players played for Wits, the figures would be very different with Wits then having a commanding lead.
There is no doubt that the universities are an important element in the growth of esports as a sport.
The full list is:
- 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