Tuesday 29 March 2022

Combined Online Provincial Championships for Schools - 23 April 2022


With COVID-19 still running amok, Mind Sports South Africa is not able to hold its popular annual Provincial School Championships for all provinces as a face-to-face event. When held as an event, the championships would be held in each province - on the same day - in order to afford all School Learners the opportunity of participating in, and winning, a provincial championship without players from neighbouring provinces attending.

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 Provincial Championships on 24 April 2021

MSSA's Provincial School Championships for all provinces has thus not been replaced by this event, the Championship has merely been delayed until the situation permits.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 Provincial School Championships for all provinces. Players too, will be able to play from their own homes.

MSSA's Provincial School Championships for all provinces, 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 Esports Championships to be held in Bali in 2022 should they meet the criteria.

The championship shall be held on 23 April 2022.

Game titles to be played are:

Period/genreTitlePlatformAge restrictionPlayers
ShooterCS GOPC,165 v 5
FPSPaladinsPC/console125 v 5
SportFIFA ‘22Console121 v 1
SportPES 2022Console121 v 1
DotA 2PC125 v 5
League of LegendsPC125 v 5
Clash RoyaleMobile121 v 1
VainGloryTablet/cell123 v 3
Mobile League: Bang BangMobile75 v 5
FightingStreet Fighter VConsole121 v 1
CardHearthStoneMobile71 v 1

Tournament Structure:

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 fee:

  • Entry is R50.00 per Registered Player.
  • Only fully-paid-up Registered Players may participate in this event.



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.

  • 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.
When and Where:
    • 23 April 2022
    • 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.

        Shout casting:
        • The MSSA shall decide who may shout-cast the games.
        • Anybody wishing to be appointed as a Shout-Caster must apply in writing to mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com 

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