Thursday 23 March 2023

National Team Trials: Mobile Legends Bang Bang - 25 March 2023

For the first time ever, more females than males have qualified for an esports title to be played at National Team Trials.

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has announced the date of its 
National Team Trials to be 25 March 2023. Such National Team Trials (NTT) shall be used to select the team to participate in IESF's 15th World Championships (WEC).

It should be noted that Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) shall be holding such NTT online

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 venedue, 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.
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 2022.
The following titles shall be played at the 2023 National team Trials to be held on 25 March 2023:
  • Counter-Strike: GO
  • Dota 2
  • eFootball
  • Mobile Legends, Bang, Bang
  • PUBG Mobile
  • 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 midnight on 24 March 2023.
  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 at
  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:
  • Copy of South African Passport.
  • Signed Senior or Junior Contract (Please note a parent or guardian will need to sign if the player is under 18 years of age).rs
  • Copy of an Unabridged Birth Certificate for players under the age of 18
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
While Nationalor  team trials shall begin at 10H00 and end at 18H00, Registered Players shall be online at 9H00. MSSA officials will be on duty all day to assist with any queries you might have.

Registered Players who have qualified for C:ounter-Strike: GO (CSGO) are:

Name of player/teamClub
Ruan LuiesHoƫrskool Klerksdorp
Anneke Luies Capt
Annerie Lourens
Christiaan Vorster
Daniel Erasmus
Leone Loftus (Captain)Masters of Mind Sports
Joost Loftus
Leonard Loftus
Adriaan du Plessis
Dewald Greyling
Kennedy Cassells (captain)Northcliff High School
Isabella Lawrence
Siann Richardson
Beverly Makhafola
Sadie Rennie

For further information, please contact MSSA at

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