Wednesday 27 July 2022

National Team Trials - 30 July 2022


Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has announced the date of its 
National Team Trials to be 30 July 2022.

It should be noted that Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) during the COVID-19 period has made some important changes to National Team Trials (NTT) from which shall also be used for selecting the 2022/2023 National Protea Esports Squads.

The changes are that the eve
nt shall be held online in order to ensure the safety and well-being of its athletes.

However, players can play online with the following proviso's:
  1. Player's in the same team entered from the same province shall play from the same venue, and
  2. Players in the same team from different provinces may play from different provinces, and
  3. Players participating in individual titles (1v1) from the same club and who reside in the same province shall play from the same venue, and
  4. All venues must have a club member in attendance, and
  5. All clubs entering players shall have an accredited umpire at their venue from which their players are participating. Such umpire may not be a participant in the NTT.
MSSA shall select the highest placed team and/or individual based on:
  1. Confirmation to attend events (test matches and other matches), and,
  2. Clearance from stimulants.
All Registered Players who have qualified at MSSA's Regional, and/or Provincial, and/or National Championships are cordially invited to enter.

To have qualified, a Registered Player shall have:
  • Have finished in the top three places, or top 20% (whichever is greater), in a Provincial or National Championship, and/or
  • Have won a Regional Championship, and/or
  • Have won a Derby event, and or
  • Have represented South Africa in an international championship in 2021.
The following titles shall be played at the 2022 National team Trials:
  • Clash Royale
  • COD Mobile
  • Counter-Strike: GO
  • Dota 2
  • FIFA 22
  • Hearthstone
  • League of Legends
  • Mobile Legends, Bang, Bang
  • PUBG Mobile
  • StreetFighter V
  • Tekken 7
The conditions for entry are as follows:

  1. Entry is R100.00 per Registered Player.
  2. Only fully-paid-up Registered Players may participate in this event.
  3. Entries for National Team Trials must be submitted by 29 July 2022.
  4. To enter, the club must complete the Google Drive document. 
  5. The entry form may be found on Google Drive.
  6. Clubs are to download the entry form, completed the downloaded form, and e-mail it to Mind Sports South Africa. 
  7. 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.
  8. Players who have reached the age of majority may find the necessary forms on
  9. Players who have not yet reached the age of majority may find the necessary forms on
The Documents required are as follows:
  1. Copy of South African Passport.
  2. Signed Senior or Junior Contract (Please note a parent or guardian will need to sign if the player is under 18 years of age).
  3. Copy of an Unabridged Birth Certificate for players under the age of 18
  4. Proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
National team trials shall begin at 10H00 and end at 18H00. MSSA officials will be on duty all day to assist with any queries you might have.

For further information, please contact MSSA at

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