Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Amanda Pakade speaks on MSSA's commitment to promoting esports in schools.


Amanda Pakade, MSSA's Past President (2018 to 2021), shall be talking to YOUFM's Karabo Mokgaladi about MSSA's commitment to promoting esports in schools.

During Amanda Pakade's presidency. MSSA experienced a huge upsurge in membership among schools.

Remaining on the Board as Hon. Vice=President, Amanda Pakade intends to carry on promoting growth in this important sector.

Time: 18H20
Where: YOUFM - DSTV 842
Youfm.co.za


Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Mobile Esports Africa affiliate Call of Duty Mobile.


Mobile Esports Africa, sponsored by Mobile Esports Africa PTY LTD, have now affiliated to Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA).  The club is chaired by Lisa Horn, and the club is interested in becoming involved in every aspect of Call of Duty Mobile (CODM). Ms. Amanda Pakade (MSSA President) stated, "it is wonderful to see yet another club involved in CODM enter the family. Of even greater importance, is that this is yet another esports club headed by a female, which will further help gender equity in gaming". MSSA is confident that the club will have a long and fruitful association within the national federation.

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Sunday, 28 November 2021

Gansbaai based club 'Fear Gaming Esports' affiliates to MSSA.


With Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) having agreed to host Call of Duty Mobile (CODM) at its 2021 South African National Championships on 4 December 2021, more-and-more clubs are taking the plunge and affiliating to MSSA.

The 'plunge' involves clans becoming proper legal entities as clubs. This will benefit all athletes in the long run as there will be good governance and transparency.

Athletes will also be able to battle it out for Regional, Provincial, and National Colours as they climb their way up towards earning a place in South Africa's Protea Team.

Nadia Henrico, Chairwoman of Fear Gaming, has seen the possibilities of running a legal club, and has already expressed her desire to help make esports more accessible to South African children, and especially females.

Fear Gaming Esports was formed with the aim of catering to those wanting a little something more and different to the norm.

The club caters for the more mature gamer, and those wanting to challenge their skills and get out of their comfort zones. The club holds its activities in a controlled and friendly atmosphere where good sportsmanship is promoted.

Weekly 'scrims' are played with invited fellow clans/clubs where meta weapons are taken out of the equation to make things more challenging, and much more fun.

Fear Gaming Esports proudly hosts 'Lethal Ladies scrims'. Such scrims are reserved only for females, with no male participation whatsoever, wherein pink weapons and camo are encouraged.

Ms. Amanda Pakade, MSSA President, has expressed her delight in having Nadia within the fold. Ms. Pakade said, "Having more people within MSSA, who share MSSA's vision of making esports into a delivery system, is a delight and a honour".

MSSA is confident that Fear Gaming will have a long and fruitful association with MSSA.

Fear Gaming Esports' Facebook Page may be found on https://www.facebook.com/102059682320461/posts/102361662290263/ 

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Esports comes of age.


With some major esports events having started in the 1990's it is only natural that all ages would be interested in participating in esports events.

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) hs already discussed such a championship with South African Masters Sports Association a number of years ago. However, at such time, there were not enough older athletes participating to make it worthwhile.

Nevertheless, Chinese Taipei Esports Association (CTESA) has now beaten MSSA to the punch. 

With CTESA's dynamic approach to esports, under the leadership of 
Hsu Pei-Ching (CTESA President), CTESA is one of the most efficient esports national federations.

The stream for CTESA's League of Legends for athletes in their 60's may be viewed on: 
https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=472698230827174



Friday, 26 November 2021

MSSA's South African National 2021 Championships.



All members are reminded that the closing date for MSSA's 2021 South African National Championships closes on 30 November 2021.

The esports cdiscipline shall be held online, while the board gaming and wargames disciplines shall be held at the Old Edwardian Society.

Full details can be found here:

  • Boardgames: https://esportscommentator.blogspot.com/2021/11/south-african-national-board-games.html
  • Esports: https://esportscommentator.blogspot.com/2021/11/mssas-south-african-national-online.html
  • Wargames: https://esportscommentator.blogspot.com/2021/11/south-african-national-wargames.html
Please note that athletes who win all rounds in their respective games shall be awarded National Federation Colours.

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Clubs offering CODM which are affiliated to MSSA


Mind Sports South Africa's decision to host Call of Duty Mobile (CODM) at its annual South African National Championships has caused a flurry of acrtivity and interest in the community.

Clans that were previously unstructured bodies have now become properly constitutionalised bodies and have banded together with other associations to affiliate to MSSA.

The CODM esports title thus seems as though it will be hotly contested at MSSA's SA National Championships on 4 December 2021 and in the 2022 season.

Clubs offering CODM affiliated to MSSA to date are:

NAMEProvinceCONTACT NAMESTel. #EMAIL
Artic TrollsECWerner Human066 236 4096ijacobson.shaun144@gmail.com
Bloodline SocietyNWEtienne Grobler086 636 1602`Etmel3sep@gmail.com
CAST_E-SportsGPCrystal Hewitt072 789 7381crystal.hewitt1@yahoo.com
Fear GamingWCNadia Henrico082 416 6633henriconadia8632@gmail.com
Gods of WarECTerence Clarence072 698 5900terence@godsofwar.co.za
Mobile Esports AfricaGPLisa Horn060 541 3793mobileesportsafrica@gmail.com
NuminousWCRay Del Carne082 442 9868teams.sa@gmail.com
SAF.EnforcesWCCharles Black072 238 5088blackchips31@gmail.com
The ValentzasMPDaniel Brits074 838 6623dnabrits@gmail.com

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Sunday, 21 November 2021

SAF. Enforces affiliates...

Ms. Amanda Pakade (MSSA President) is of the opinion that mobile gaming is about to show great growth.

With Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) having committed itself to the long-term development and promotion of mobile gaming, many more clubs are affiliating to MSSA.

MSSA is of the belief and opinion that mobile gaming will become more-and-more popular in the coming months and years.

With MSSA advocating this opinion, the Bredasdorp esports club, SAF.Enforces, under the chairmanship of Charles Black has affiliated to MSSA. 

The club is strongly invested in Call of Duty Mobile (CODM) and sees itself as a contender to the position of national champion.

MSSA is confident that MSSA and SAF.Enforces will have a long and fruitfull relationship.

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Saturday, 20 November 2021

'Ice Trolls Gaming' has affiliated to MSSA.


With Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) having announced that it shall be hosting Call of Duty Mobile (CODM), a number of clans have taken on more formal organisational structures in order to affiliate to MSSA.

One such club is the Port Elizabeth based Ice Trolls Gaming. Under the chairmansip of Werner Human, the club has every intention of being crowned as the SA National Champions.

The lure of earning Provincial, National, and Protea Colours has seemingly captured the minds of their athletes.

Ms. Amanda Pakade (MSSA President) stated, "Again athletes are seeing the advantages of being a member of MSSA. MSSA welcomes Artic Trol
ls Gaming into membership and hopes that both will have a long and fruitfull relationship".

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Thursday, 18 November 2021

Orkney based club 'Bloodline' is accepted into MSSA membership.


Bloodline Society is a club that has started back in 2019 on the 14th of April. The club strives for perfection in gaming and great sportsmanship. Determined to become the best, the club has incalcated a philosophy among its athletes to always give their best to do so. 

Bloodline as a club do esnot believe in toxicity of any sort albeit racial or gender violence, bullying of any kind or any other form of negative behaviour. Bloodline has created this club to become the best, and to help the SA community achieve greatness in the world of gaming. 

The members of Bloodline see themselves as a family, and will always fight for one another. The Bloodline club always impresses on its athletes to portray the best sportsmanship behaviour as possible and be a good example of what a club should be. Ms. Amanda Pakade (Mind Sports South Africa's President) said, "Such a club can only be a credit to both MSSA and esports in South Africa".

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Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Gods of War esport affiliates to MSSA.

 

The Port Elizabeth Gods of War esports club started as a mixed martials arts gym in 2009 and has since grown to be one of the biggest amateur events in the Eastern Cape. Due to COVID-19 the club was forced to shut down and all involved had to rethink what they were doing with their brand and their following. Gods of War has been on the forefront of social media marketing through the company 'Media Fanatics'. With a deep love for online gaming the club has wholeheartedly thown itself into esports in order to bring the same standard and commitment to esports. Gods of War has been instrumental in promoting Call of Duty Mobile as an official accredited sport. Ms. Amanda Pakade (MSSA President) stated upon the Board accepting the club into membership, "MSSA together with Gods of War will see CODM grow from strength-to-strength".

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Numinous affiliates to MSSA.


On 14 November 2021 Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) announced that it shall include Activision's esports title Call of Duty Mobile (CODM) into its South African National Championships.

The reaction was phenomonal as team-after-team started constitutionalising themselves and started to affiliate to MSSA.

One such club is Numinous.

The Parow based club is chaired by Farzaana Dawroy and the club is expected to be a heavy-weight in such esports title.

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SA's Tekken 7 player bows out at IESF's 13th World Championships.

South Africa's Jonathan "CactuarKiDD" Brown at IESF's 13th World Championships in Eilat, Israel.

Mind Sports South Africa's player, Jonathan "CactuarKiDD" Brown, fought long and hard at IESF's 13th World Championships in Eilat, Israel.

The group in which South Africa's 
Jonathan "CactuarKiDD" Brown was randomly placed was a veritable group of death which also comprised of a player from each of Georgia, Phillipines, Namibia, and Israel.

Although Jonathan gave it his all, and with unwavering sportsmanship, Jonathan was unable to advance out of the group stage.

Jonathan has already stated to MSSA that he has learned much on the international stage, and will fight to keep his place in the Protea Team so that he can attend IESF's 14th World Championships and better his result.

Ms. Amanda Pakade, MSSA President, stated, on seeing the results, "I am happy with Jonathan's positive outlook and look forward to seeing him further improve".

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Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Knights Mind Sports Club has produced more Protea Esports athletes than any other.

Benoni resident, Garth Schoeman (left) seen with Ms. Amanda Pakade, MSSA President, (right) has chaired the Knights Mind Sports Club from 2008 to present.

Knights Mind Sports Club (KMSC) is based on Gauteng's East Rand and was formally constituted in 2008. As such, KMSC is the club with the second longest continuous membership of Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA).

The club is built on the pillars of excellence, development, and social service.

Over the years the club has welcomed many players into its family, and has assissted such players with reaching their dreams of playing for the South African National Protea Team.

KMSC is only second to the Old Edwardian Mind Sports Club (OEMSC) in terms of athletes receiving  Protea Colours from MSSA.

KMSC has huge ambitions for 2022, which will see the club consolidate its position in Ekuhurleni in terms of delivering to the people of Ekuhurleni and making the City, and the club, a driving force in the various mind sports as promoted by MSSA.

The full list of athletes who have earned Protea Colours while affiliated to KMSC, are as follows:

DateName of playerPeriod
2019Amanda KwazaChef de mission
2017Alasdair DonaldsonTekken 7
2017
Taylor RoseLeague of Legends
Matthew Smith (Team captain)League of Legends
2015
Anderson, NathanStarCraft II
Rose, TaylorLeague of Legends
Smith, MatthewLeague of Legends
2014
Jason BredbergDotA 2
Dylan HendersonDotA 2
Saleem ManjooDotA 2
Ion Todd (Team Captain)DotA 2
Timothy van Reenan MostertDotA 2
2013
Marco BothaLeague of Legends
Myburg BrinkLeague of Legends
Lyrene Kühn (Team Captain)Tekken Tag Tournament II
Kyle RhoodieLeague of Legends
Willem StrȍfeldtLeague of Legends
Conradie van HeerdenLeague of Legends
2012Lyrene KühnTekken Tag Tournament II
2011
Olivia BurtonTexting
Ginny DalyManager
Jaco EngelbrechtCart Rider
Wilbur HoughTexting
Jason van BelkumStarCraft II
2010
Rolando de AlveiroFIFA
Magiel de LangeWarCraft III
Kevin DoranGuitar Hero
Abubakar EbrahiemFIFA
Michelle MarderManager - Guitar Hero
2009
Ruben de FreitasFIFA
Xola MagwazaFIFA

If you are looking for a club to join, then contact KMSC on 
knights.mindsportsclub@gmail.com