Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Revamp of livery - submit your design,

The new design of the National Federation Colours is very popular with the team.

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has already revamped its Protea Team Shirts and its National Federation Colours shirts. MSSA's new supplier, Lauren Blue, does a fantastic job, and all MSSA's teams are more than happy with the new livery.

MSSA now intends to revamp all of its remaining shirts, being:

Type of ColoursLogo colourColour of shirt
Junior National Federation ColoursWhiteBottle green and gold
Senior Provincial ColoursGoldBlack and gold
Junior Provincial ColoursWhiteBlack and white
UmpiresBlackOrange and black
Registered Players

Any Registered Player may wear such shirt.
GoldNavy Blue and Gold
Navy blueSky blue and navy blue
WhitePink and white

All Registered Players are welcome to submit designs to MSSA, The Board shall then select the most appropriate designs for production.

The winners of the designs will each receive a shirt as a reward and be advertised on this blog of the originator of such design.

Please note that by submitting a design, the designer acknowledges that all IP of such design shall remain the property of MSSA.

All designs must be submitted to MSSA by 1 November 2022.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Trip to Malawi...

A number of questions have been raised about Mind Sports South Africa's decision to send a team to the inaugural Southern Africa Region Esports Championships 2022 (SAREC 2022) billed for Lilongwe, Malawi on December 3rd and 4th , 2022. 

The Game Titles to be played are eFootball and Street Fighter V for players who are Under 20 (U20) years of age on 31 December 2022.

Q. Is this only for students?

A. No, this event is for anyone who is between the ages of 16 to 20.

Q. Do I have to have qualified in a previous MSSA event?

A. No, anyone who is a Registered Player may enter the National Team Trials on 8 October 2022. 

Q. Is this an official South African Team?

A. Yes it is.

Q. Will there be other opportunities to qualify?

A. No, there are no other opportunities. This is it...

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Sunday, 25 September 2022

MSSA advises of its affiliation and registration fees for the 2022/2023 season.


Mind Sports South Africa's Management Board increases all MSSA registration and affiliation fees by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) every year. The CPI applicable to the increases for the 2022/2023 season amount to 7.8%.

Thus registration and affiliation fees for the 2022/2023 season shall increase by the CPI (all sectors) of 7.8%, and as per MSSA's Constitution, all such fees are due and payable on the 1st of November of each year.

Please note that if your club has an SLA for an event after the year-end (31 October 2022), such club must pay its affiliation fees and pay its registration fees for all its committee members by no later than 7 November 2022. Should such club fail to do so, such SLA shall be vitiated.

In order for any player to stand for any office, all such person's fees must be paid at the same time that such person is nominated.

Current Board Members are required to have their club membership fees and their own registration fees paid by 7 November 2022 - failing which, such Board Members are immediately suspended until such fees are paid.

Please note that other members that do not remit payment by 1 February 2023 shall have their affiliation terminated and their members shall not be allowed to participate in Mind Sport South Africa's events or team selection.

Members may only participate in a MSSA meeting if such member is fully-paid-up at the time of such meeting.

The fees for the 2022/2023 gaming year (1 November 2022 to 31 October 2023) are:

Affiliation fees per club per annumR119.00 per annum
Registration fees:Registered with MSSA R127.00 per player
Players who are members of school clubsR11.00 per player

Please note that Registration Fees may be waived by the Management Board should a player have reached the age of majority and is unemployed, or if the player is a minor and his/her parents are unemployed.

Please note that the voting strength that any member has at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in December is based on the paid-up membership of such member at the date of the AGM.


Please remember that all Registered Players must complete a Registration Form and submit it to their club to which they are affiliated.

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Saturday, 24 September 2022

To host events in 2023.

Face-to-face events provide host clubs with huge opportunities.

It i
s important to know how Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) decides where each championship is held.

Derby Championships:

The purpose of a Derby held by a member club, albeit a private, university, and/or school club, is to:

  • Help the member club raise funds, and
  • Assist the member club in creating more championships for their Registered Players, and
  • Enable more Registered Players to qualify for National Team Selection, and
  • Further promote a general awareness of Mind Sports.
A Derby may be held as an online or as a face-to-face event Such a Derby would allow the learners to earn Regional Colours, improve their rankings, qualify for  National Team selection, and the member club to earn additional sponsorship.

Full details of MSSA's Derby event may be obtained from MSSA by emailing mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com

Regional Championships:

Regional Championships may be hosted by any member club. Even a club based in a different region may host a Regional Championship in an entirely different region should MSSA's Management Committee approve the application. Such was the case when the Old Edwardian Mind Sports Club hosted the eThekwini Regional Championship at the Durban Gaming Expo earlier in July 2018. 

The winner at eaach Regional Championship secures a berth at the annual National Team Trials.

The rules for hosting an official Regional Championship may be found here.

Provincial Championships:

Provincial Championships rotate among the member clubs within any such province. Thus only clubs within KwaZulu Natal may host the KwaZulu Natal Provincial Championships. Through actively pursuing this policy, provincial championships are held in various centres which allows clubs to grow their support base and obtain media coverage. 

The Online Provincial Championships are hosted by MSSA directly.

Athletes that finish in the top 3, or the top 20% (whichever is greater), secure a berth at the annual National Team Trials.

National Championships:

National Championships rotate among all member clubs based within South Africa.

As such the prestigious SA National Championships may be held in any city in South Africa. While some gamers may consider such to be inconvenient, it must be remembered that hosting the SA National Championships or the SA Schools' National Championships gives a huge boost to the host club. Such boost to the host club may be felt for many years afterwards in terms of increased membership, particippation and media coverage.

The Online National Championships are hosted by MSSA directly.

Athletes that finish in the top 3, or the top 20% (whichever is greater), secure a berth at the annual National Team Trials.

In Conclusion:

Thus to host any Regional, Provincial, and/or National Championship in 2023, the applicant member club must submit its application to host to the General Secretary by 1 November 2022.

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