Wednesday 16 December 2020

Esports titles selected for all MSSA's 2021 High School Championships.

North West University has sponsored MSSA's Online School League since 2019.

The growth of esports starts at school level. Schools are the breeding ground where champions are fashioned by schools that have the interest of learners at heart.

Thus it is not surprising to see that the entire Protea Esports Team that participated in International Esports Federation's 11th World Championships in Seoul in 2019 were learners in 2019.

While it was unusual for the entire Protea team to consist of learners, it is not unusual to find a portion of such teams to be learners. Team selection underpins Mind Sports South Africa's faith in promoting learners into the upper eschelons and giving as many players as possible the chance to excel at the highest levels.

2019 saw North West University (NWU) take a very active interest in esports due to the fact that only MSSA's school championships and leagues are official in nature in which players are able to earn provincial and national colours and has any form of official recognition.

MSSA's school championships and leagues too run strictly in adherence to the laws in South Africa and take into account the physical and mental health of the participants.

Thus all games are played under acceptable supervision to prohibit unsavoury practices. As a  result, age restrictions are enforced much to the chagrin of a number of recreational gamers. It must always be remembered that games exist within society's norms.

MSSA is thus totally committed to ensure the validity of the event, the results attained, and the colours awarded.

The esports titles to be played in all MSSA's school championships and leagues are as follows:

Period/genreTitlePlatformAge restrictionPlayers
ShooterCS GOPC,165 v 5
FPSPaladinsPC/console125 v 5
SportFIFA ‘21Console31 v 1
SportPES 2021Console31 v 1
DotA 2PC125 v 5
Clash RoyaleMobile121 v 1
FightingStreet Fighter VConsole121 v 1
CardHearthStoneMobile71 v 1

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