|MSSA's 2022 Protea Esports Team has proven itself to be SA's most successful SA team in international competition having won the sum total of 400,000 Rubles.|
With Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) having now completed its National Team Trials for its Protea Team for IESF's 15th World Esports Championships to be held in Lasi, Romania, MSSA now turns its attention to its fifth annual Provincial Online Student Championships to be held on 6 May 2023.
MSSA's 5th Provincial Online Student Championships to be held on 6 May 2023 will be a major qualifying event for any student team selected to represent South africa.
Many will remember that MSSA sent a team across to Russia in 2022 where the DotA and Counter-Strike: GO teams each won 200,000 Rubles each prize money.
Any student of any South African tertiary institution (University and colleges) may participate, regardless of whether the player is MSSA affiliated or not.
However, it should be noted that only official teams entered by University Clubs affiliated to MSSA or the Sports Councils may use the tertiary institution's name.
The championship allows students from all over the country to test their mettle against each other in an official championship that has the following benefits:
- Enable students to earn Student Provincial Colours, and
- Qualify for selection for the National Squad (if a Registered Player), and
- Earn medals. The medals earned are awarded at MSSA's LAN Championships.
- Eligibility: Any player/team affiliated to a South African tertiary institution may enter.
- Entry fee: Entry is R100.00 per Registered Player. To enter, the club must complete the Google Drive document. The entry form may be found on Google Drive. Clubs are to download the entry form, completed the downloaded form, and e-mail it to Mind Sports South Africa. The link for such form is: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_ERR6815uVjSMu4t5KkRxYqGJ_AA88kkz31qRgksASc/edit#gid=287696184
- Entry date: Entries need to be submitted by no later than Monday, 4 May 2023.
- Registration: To register, players must complete the entry form.
- Age restrictions: Age restrictions per game title shall be enforced
- MIXED: Medals shall be awarded to the first three players who are currently registered at any officially recognized University.
- WOMEN: Women will be awarded medals as per the same basis as above.