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MSSA's S A National School Championships has thus not been replaced by this event, the Championship has merely been delayed until the situation permits.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.
Game titles to be played are:
As per the MSSA's rules, being:
If less than six teams, the championship shall be a Round Robin Championship
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.
Entry is R50.00 per Registered Player.
Only fully-paid-up Registered Players may participate in this event.
Entries need to be submitted by the school on or before 23 June 2021.
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
Medals shall be awarded to the first three gamers for both men and women (per province) in the following categories:
- MEN: The top three places (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)).
- WOMEN: The top three places (1st, 2nd, and 3rd))
Please note that the medals shall be awarded to the players at the next LAN championship in which such team/player enters and participates.
When and Where:
- School Provincial Colours: All Players that win all of their Matches at a Provincial Championship will earn School Provincial Colours. All Players who score within the top 50% in a specific Period at a any two (or more) Provincial Championships, and who also score within the top 50% at a National Championship in the same period and in the same year, will earn School Provincial Colours.
- 26 June 2021
- The first round will start at 10H00. Players shall be given 60 minutes to complete each round.
- Players must all be on-line at 9H00.
The championship is accredited as being of the same status as a provincial championship. This means that the championship shall be used for the following:
- The awarding of school provincial colours;
- The awarding of medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for both men and women;
- The ability to qualify for National Team Trials.
- As usual Trials shall be done at a LAN venue, and the team that can best represent South Africa shall then be selected.
- All medals shall be awarded to the recipients at a MSSA LAN championships.
- The MSSA shall decide who may shout-cast the games.
- Anybody wishing to be appointed as a Shout-Caster must apply in writing to email@example.com
- Affiliation: Schools
- Affiliation: Private clubs
- Affiliation: Advantages of affiliation
- Calendar of Events: 2021
- Colours: Regional Colours
- Entry Dates: All championships
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's High School Championships.
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's Student Championships
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's Premier Championships.
- Enents: Gauteng Online Provincial Championships - 29 May 2021
- Ladder: National Ladder Champions
- Notices: Celebrating MSSA's female Protea athletes.
- Notices: Opportunities for female esports athletes.
- Notices: MSSA's new Players' Representative - Jessie Joubert (ZAG Academy
- Notices: Lenel Human makes history.
- Notices: Sahil Ebrahim of PES Society elected as MSSA's Western Cape Provincial Director.
- Notices: Derby events
- Notices: Derby events -the way forward.
- Notices: Learners may play for both private and school clubs.
- Notices: Home schooling
- Notices: Publishing your club news.
- Notices: Transfer season
- Notices: Calling all those wishing to serve as Selectors to volunteer
- Notices: The various events held by Mind Sports South Africa.
- Qualifiers: Counter-Strike: GO
- Rankings: Clash Royale
- Rankings: Counter-Strike: GO
- Rankings: Morabaraba
- Rankings: Pro Evolution Soccer (PES)
- Results: 2021 Combined Online Provincial Schools Championships
- Results: 2021 Gauteng Online Championships
- Results - Western Cape Online Provincial Championships
- Selection: New National Team Selection Criteria
- Selection: Selecting the national Protea teams for Mind Sports South Africa.
- Test Match results: South African Protea DotA 2 team rises triumphant.
- Test Match results: DOTA2: South Africa vs Azerbaijan
- Trailblazers: Michelle Marder
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