|Diana Barnard, centre front, surrounded by Oakhill School's DotA 2 team, which won MSSA's 2020 SA National Schools Online Championships.|
With COVID-19 still running amok, Mind Sports South Africa is not able to hold its popular annual S A National School Championships for esports as a face-to-face event. When held as an event, all game titles would be held over the same weekend..Another important feature of this championship, is that it is open to any learner, whether or not the school is affiliated or not.
However, for team events, it is required that all members of the team are from the same school.
MSSA will thus be holding this event as an Online National Championships on 26 June 2021.
MSSA's S A National School Championships has thus not been replaced by this event, the Championship has merely been delayed until the situation permits. Thus MSSA will relook at a date for the S A National School Championships. Players too, will be able to play from their own homes.
MSSA's S A National School Championships, which will offer local players the opportunity to qualify for selection to the national squad and for the Protea Team that will attend IESF's World Championships to be held in Eilat in 2021 should they meet the criteria.
The championship shall be held on 26 June 2021.
If 6 to 10 teams enter the championship there shall be four rounds as played to the Swiss System
If 11 or more teams enter the championship there shall be five rounds as played to the Swiss System
Any learner currently registered for primary or secondary studies may enter.
The entry form may be downloaded from: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12rA4dXJWfO002fQgclVtVHR_AWZv8CPh6SzNo6worBI/edit#gid=287696184 and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org