Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA ) has been a member of International Esports Federation (IESF) since 2009. IESF has announced a total prize pool of $500,000 to be awarded at the upcoming 14th WE Championships Finals, taking place in Bali, Indonesia from 27 November to 9 December. The WE Championships prize pool has seen an unprecedented increase in just one year, from $55,000 in 2021 to $500,000 this year.
Mind Sports South Africa's (MSSA) President, Colin Webster (also Past President of IESF) stated, "This is a welcome development which is the fruit of many years of hard work by successive IESF Boards. The increase in prize money will further enable the growth of esports as a mainstream sport and is greatly welcomed by MSSA."
"However," Webster continued, "MSSA will continue to lobby for parity for prize money for females."
The WE Championships remains the sole international Esports event where athletes compete by representing their countries. Bali was awarded hosting rights in September 2021 and was handed over the hosting duties during a special ceremony following the 2021 WE Championships Finals in Eilat, Israel, which united the World Esports Family for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.
The total prize money and distribution thereof, is as follows:
PC GAME TITLES:
Counter-Strike: GO (CSGO) 1st - $50,000 // 2nd - $30,000 // 3rd $20,000
DOTA 2 1st - $50,000 // 2nd - $30,000 // 3rd $20,000
MOBILE GAME TITLES:
MOBILE LEGENDS Bang Bang 1st - $50,000 // 2nd - $30,000 // 3rd $20,000
PUBG MOBILE 1st - $50,000 // 2nd - $30,000 // 3rd $20,000
SINGLE GAME TITLES:
eFOOTBALL 1st- $12,000 // 2nd - $8,000 // 3rd - $5,000
TEKKEN 1st - $12,000 // 2nd - $8,000 // 3rd - $5,000
CSGO FEMALE 1st - $20,000 // 2nd - $15,000 // 3rd - $10,000 // 4th - $5,000
- 2022 Calendar of Events
- Affiliation: Private Clubs
- Affiliation - School
- Awards: Nominations required by 31 August 2022 for MSSA's Management Board Awards.
- Events: North West Online Esports Championships - 27 August 2022
- IDF: MSO Grand Prix 2022
- IESF: All revved up and ready to go.
- IESF: Bali Confirmed as Host of the 2022 World Esports Championships Finals
- IESF: Charl triumphs at the South African Qualifiers for the MONACO SIM RACING WORLD CUP 2022
- IESF: IESF advises the prize money distribution for Bali 2022
- IESF: IESF TO HOST CSGO EVENT FOR FEMALES.
- IESF: MSSA officially enters Protea Team
- IESF: Six Game Titles for IESF's 2022 World Esports Championships
- International events: Excitement builds before selection of SA esports team to compete in Russia.
- International events: MSSA selects its SA Student team to journey to Russia
- Ladder: Clash Royale
- National Team Trials: 30 July 2022
- Notices: Calling all volunteers
- Notices - Advertise your club
- Notices: Learners may play for both private and school clubs
- Notices: Student DOTA and CSGO teams off to Moscow, Russia with1,500,000 Rubles at stake.
- Notices: The Student's Representative
- Notices - Transfer season
- NWU Online School league: R65,000.00 in prizes for esports league
- NWU Online School league: Distribution of prizes to overall winners for 2022 NWU Online School League
- NWU Online School League: For the first time, female learners shall earn pize money for esports.
- Nwu Online School League: Reallocation of prize money to the FIFA esports title.
- NWU Online School League: Six esports titles to receive share of R65,000.00 in 2022 NWU Online School League.
- NWU Online School League: Start of MSSA's NWU Online School League delayed to 1 August 2022.
- NWU Online School League: Top school to earn a boost to its esport programme.
- Protea Colours: Qualifying for Protea Colours
- Rankings: South Africa's Top Ten esports schools
- Rankings: South Africa's Top Ten Premier Esports Clubs
- Results: 2022 Online Western Cape Championships
- Results: Combined Online Provincial Championships for Schools
- Results: Results: Gauteng Provincial Championships
- Results: Tshwarelo Tshwane of Montanus Primary School earns National Primary School Colours for Primary School
- Titles: With immediate effect.
- Titles - esports: High School Championships
- Titles - esports: Premier Championships
- Titles - esports: Student Championships