Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Teams that have qualified for NTT Selection process - Counter-Strike: GO

Jeppe Boy's High School is the newest team to qualify for MSSA's selection process.

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) sets its National Squad Selection Date every year after every Annual General Meeting. Even though the date has not been set for 2021, all Registered Players should take note of the criteria that shall be used in 2021 for selection. 

Selection shall only be held in periods/genres that are currently being played at a MSSA Provincial or National Championships, if such period is played in at least 30% of the Provinces. This applies to all disciplines and to all periods. 

Thus if any game (period) is not played in at least 3 of South Africa's provinces, a team for such game (period) shall not be selected.

According to the rules, to be eligible for selection a Registered Player shall;
  1. If being of the age of majority and have received Protea and/or, National Federation, and/or Provincial Colours in the previous year, shall have successfully completed an Umpires’ Course (if such course was held in the province in which such player resides after the date of being awarded such colours), and
  2. Have been awarded Protea and/or National Federation Colours in the previous year, or
  3. Have participated in at least 3 MSSA events where such player shall have won a Regional Championship in such period/genre, or have finished in the top 20% or top three places, whichever is greater, at any official Provincial Championships for such period/genre, or have finished in the top 20% or top three places, whichever is greater, at the SA School National Championships for such period/genre, and be fully-paid-up members of an affiliated Member, and be ranked in the top ten of the Ladder for such period/genre.
Only players who have participated in MSSA’s SA National Championships and who meet the above criteria shall be considered for selection, unless any of the following apply:
  1. A player is on maternity leave, or
  2. A player is on paternity leave, or
  3. A player is on compassionate leave, or
  4. A player is unable to obtain leave from his/her employer, or
  5. A player has valid financial reasons for not attending (being on holiday and thus not being able to afford to attend, does not count as a valid financial reason), or
  6. The player is a minor and has not received parental permission to attend, or
  7. Be in their first year of registration.
Should a player meet the requirements of any of the criteria as stated above, such player may be considered for selection if such player has won, or is part of a team that has won, all of his/her games at a Provincial Championship that has been held in a physical venue.

Players making themselves eligible for selection, shall submit copies of their valid Passports with their other documentation to the National Team Manager upon meeting the above criteria for selection.

Should entry fees be required, such entry fees shall be paid by the date of entry.

Players, who are minors (that is under the age of 18), making themselves eligible for selection, shall submit copies of their valid Passports and any other documentation as required with their other documentation to the National Team Manager upon meeting the above criteria for selection.

The players of the following teams have thus qualified in the 2021 season for the National Team selection process:

Team nameClubDivision# of events
Ekasi EsportsEkasi Esports AcademySenior1
HBSRedhill SchoolSenior and Junior2
Jeppe CS:GOJeppe Boy's High SchoolSenior and Junior1
Pr0NHSNorthclifff High SchoolSenior and Junior2
ZAG CS:GOZAG AcademySenior3

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Latest Counter-Strike: GO South African rankings.

Jessie Joubert, Captain of the 2016 CS:GO Protea Team, assisting with the draw.

With the announcement by International Esports Federation (IESF) that the Counter-Strike: GO (CSGO) esports title will be hosted at its 12th World Championships, there is a renewed activity within the title as teams fight for a chance to participate in the National Team selection process.

The rankings take into account four events  already held by Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA), being:

ZAG Academy's team "ZAG CS:GO" now consistently dominates the  events in which they participate, Under the able leadership of  Jessie Joubert the team seems  to be unstoppable and now has commanding lead on the  official South African rankings.

Jeppe Boy's High School is the second highest ranked team in the country and as such is  the highest ranked school team. It is expected that this young team, all of which have Gauteng School Provincial Colours, will have a great future ahead of them.

The full rankings are:

PosName of PlayeryearClubPoints
1ZAG CS:GO21ZAG Academy472
2Jeppe CS:GO21Jeppe Boy's High School256.6
3Team LBSA20Oakhill School140
4GUANTAP20Hoërskool Randburg140
5Redhill CS:GO20Redhill High School140
6Eclipse CS:GO19Eclipse Esport140
7PRG V19Paul Roos Gimnasium140
8HackStack19Paul Roos Gimnasium140
9Oasis19Edenvale High140
10FF Gaming19Hoërskool Randburg140
11RISINSons19Helpmekaar Kollege140
12RKTF19Royal Knights140
13Monty Pythons19Fairmont High School140
14Curro CS:GO19Curro Aurora140
15HBS20Redhill High School138.2
16PRONHS21Northcliff High131.3
17NHS19Northcliff High School122.5
18SHS00219Sasolburg High School106.9
19CS GO: Outcast20Protea Heights Academy100
20Team FiB19Monument Park High School100
21Hyde Park19Hyde Park High99.4
22Normies CS B19NHHS90.3
23Ekasi Esports21Ekasi Esports Academy90
24Heron Bridge College20Heron Bridge81.5
25Team Sidious19Team Sidious75
26Normies CS A19NHHS71.3
27Bishop's CS:GO19Bishop's67.8

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