Friday, 21 April 2023

Reminder: Combined Online Provincial Championships for Schools - 22 April 2023


Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) shall be holding its ever popular annual Online Provincial Championships for schools on 22 April 2023.

An important feature of this championship, is that it is only open to schools affiliated to MSSA.

Learners who are being homeschooled may also participate, but such homeschool clubs must be affiliated to MSSA.


All Registered Players are reminded that they must be online and on MSSA's Discord Channel at 9H00 


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Wednesday, 19 April 2023

Combined Online Provincial Championships for Schools - 22 April 2023

Students from Dawnview High School engrossed in a game of eFootball.

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) shall be holding its ever popular annual Online Provincial Championships for schools on 22 April 2023.

An important feature of this championship, is that it is only open to schools affiliated to MSSA.

Learners who are being homeschooled may also participate, but such homeschool clubs must be affiliated to MSSA.

Players, will be able to play from venues approved by the school.

MSSA's Online Provincial Championships for schools offers local players the opportunity to qualify for selection to the national squad and for the Protea Team should they meet the criteria.


The championship shall be held on 22 April 2023.


Game titles to be played are:

Period/genreTitlePlatformAge restrictionPlayers
FPSCS GOPC165 v 5
Sport
FIFA '23All platforms compatible with PS5 for cross play121 v 1
eFootball 2023All platforms compatible with PS5 for cross play121 v 1
Rocket LeaguePC121 v 1
Rocket LeaguePC123 v 3
MOBA
DotA 2PC125 v 5
Clash RoyaleMobile121 v 1
League of LegendsPC125 v 5
Clash of ClansMobile121 v1
Mobile Legends Bang BangMobile125 v 5
FightingStreet Fighter VAll platforms compatible with PS5 for cross play121 v 1
CardHearthStoneVarious121 v 1


Players are to acquaint themselves with the rules apropos substitutes and loadshedding.


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

Eligibility:

  • 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.

Entries:

Medals:

Medals shall be awarded to the first three gamers for both men and women (per  province) in the following categories:
  • MALE: The top three places (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)).
  • FEMALE: 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.

Colours:
  • 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:
      • 22 April 2023
      • 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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              PCU FIFA23 TOURNAMENT - FOR ALL STUDENTS WORLDWIDE.


              Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has just been advised of a FIFA23 Tournament (on PS5 only) organised for students worldwide, representing their university or institute of higher education.

              Timing: Friday 21 April 2023 from 19h00 to 23h00 CEST. Participation in the PCU E-Sports Games is simple, by filling in the form below. After your registration is confirmed, you will receive the link to the online platform. The deadline for registration is 20 April 2023.

              All participants receive a participation certificate.

              The rules and regulations can be found here.

              Results will be available during competition

              FIFA23 tournament (played on PS5) which will take place online on Friday 21 April 2023 from 19:00 to 23:00 CEST (this week!). Participation is open to all students worldwide and free of charge. Registration is possible until 20 April! 

              For more information and registration, please visit our website www.pcucommittee.com/pcugames.

              • 4th PCU FIFA Tournament
              • What: free online FIFA23 tournament (on PS5 only)
              • When: Friday 21 April 2023 (19-23h CEST)
              • Registrations: PCU Committee website until 20 April.
              • For who: all students worldwide.

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              Tuesday, 18 April 2023

              Hard work pays off - MSSA's blog ranked as 19th in South Africa.


              Mind Sports South Africa's (MSSA) blog has consistently brought South African esports athletes news about South African clubs, official National events, International Esports Federation (IESF), Global Esports Federation (GEF), as well as international events.

              FeedSpot has now ranked MSSA's blog as being 19th in the top 25 Best South Africa Sports Blogs and Websites.

              The full listing can be found on: 

              https://blog.feedspot.com/south_africa_sports_blogs/?feedid=5439647

              MSSA will continue to use the blog page to deliver news to its members and to the community as a whole.

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              IESF and Gamers8 partner to convene the Asian esports world together


              Busan, South Korea (April 17, 2023): The International Esports Federation (IESF) announced the partnership with Gamers8 and Saudi Esports Federation (SEF), ready to deliver a groundbreaking experience for Asian athletes. This partnership will forge the first ever Gamers8 IESF Asian Championship. The Championship will have a preliminary online round from May 1 to 16, followed by the live event in Riyadh from July 10 to 17, as part of Gamers8.  The winners will advance to the WE Championship Finals in LaČ™i, Romania this August.

              The offline round of the Gamers8 IESF Asian Championship will be part of Gamers8, the world’s largest esports and gaming festival and the ultimate place for elite esports competition and together with IESF will embark on the mission to unite esports stakeholders from all over the world. 


              The online Asia & Oceania qualifiers are the first for this year’s WE Championships and will kick off an exciting several months of thrilling international esports competition. Qualifiers for the Americas, Europe, and Africa will follow. Each region will compete across six games: PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, CS:GO, Dota 2, Tekken 7, and eFootball™. 


              IESF Secretary General Boban Totovski said: “Thank you to the city of Riyadh for welcoming us and hosting the Gamers8 IESF Asian Championship. We are confident that the World Esports Family will have an unforgettable experience in one of the world’s top esports destinations. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Gamers8 and the Saudi Esports Federation and are looking forward to seeing the region’s best gamers go head-to-head in Riyadh.”

              Saudi Esports Federation Deputy CEO Ahmed Albishri said: “The first Gamers8 IESF Asian Championship is a great reward for all Asian players. We are excited to host this tournament for the first time during the summer of 2023 at Gamers8 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to show off the best skills and provide an unforgettable esports experience.“

              IESF is committed to continuing its goal of promoting inclusion and diversity in the World Esports Family, with a record of 120 countries expected to participate this year and an expanded Women’s CS:GO Tournament. The WE Championships Finals will begin on August 24 and conclude on September 4, where the World Esports Champion will be crowned. 


              About Gamers8 - The Land of Heroes


              Gamers8 is the world’s largest esports and gaming festival and the destination for elite esports champions and gaming universe lovers. It’s the ultimate place to compete for glory and become a hero walking among the worlds of your chosen story. Located in Riyadh at the heart of Saudi Arabia, Gamers8 spans a period of eight weeks from July to September 2023, with new challenges and experiences unlocked every week. You can watch the world’s top esports teams compete for the highest prize pools, attend performances by global music artists, experience your favorite gaming platforms come to life, and learn the mysteries behind the creation of video games. Gamers8 is your world and it’s your adventure to choose.

              About the International Esports Federation


              IESF is the uniting body for World Esports. Founded in 2008 by nine-member nations, IESF is currently composed of 130 Member Federations across six continents. IESF brings together all esports stakeholders to achieve a united ecosystem for the development of sustainable and responsible gaming worldwide. The IESF WE Championships is the biggest multi-sport spectacle of esports in the world. IESF also organizes the annual World Esports Summit in order to support the highest standard of esports governance worldwide.


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