Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) was way ahead of the curve when it created its Players' Representative position to sit on the Board way back in 2005.The person who holds this position has to represent the aims, wishes, and desires of the gamers in order to ensure that the players are not overlooked in the decision-making process. Such Player Representative, must therefore owe greater loyalty to the players than to any club affiliation.
Those who have held, and excelled, in such office are:
- Amoné Bekker (Valhalla)
- Jason Batzofin (Old Edwardian Mind Sports Club)
- Jonathan Newman (Maritzburg Griffins)
- Amanda Pakade (nee Kwaza) (University of Johannesburg)
At Mind Sports South Africa's 34th South African National Championships, the new Players' Representative, for the 2021 to 2023 term, was voted in by all participating athletes. On an unanimous vote, Jessie Joubert was voted in to serve his fellow athletes.
On being voted in, Jessie stated, "I am honoured to have been elected as the players representative of Mind Sports South Africa as I would love to see growth and improvement in the South African esports scene!"
Jessie then continued by saying, "I have been involved in the local gaming scene for many years in and outside of Mind Sports South Africa. Due to this I believe I can represent the players in a new and fresh way with new thoughts and ideas. My goal will be to interact with the community and all players to get the best possible outcome for all the different games in South Africa."
Jessie is open to all suggestions and queries, so everyone please do not be afraid to ask and contact him via the Players' Representative Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/933822936687387.
- MSSA elections allow change and growth.
- MSSA remains a dynamic institution.
- Preventing dominance by any one club.
- Advantages of affiliation
- Calendar of Events: 2020
- Upcoming events: South African National Board Games Championships - 12 December 2020.
- Affiliation: Schools
- Affiliation: Private clubs
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's School Championships.
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's Premier Championships.
- Notices: MSSA's new Players' Representative - Jessie Joubert (ZAG Academy
- 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.
- Results: Winners of MSSA's 34th S A National Championships.
- Results: Saudah takes SA Nationals for the third time in a row.
- 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.