Wednesday 24 April 2024

Combined Online Provincial Championships for Schools - 27 April 2024

Colin Webster, MSSA President) at HoĆ«rskool Middelburg (Middies) with three of the school's top players. HoĆ«rskool Middelburg is a loyal member that has produced many players who have earned provincial colours. (Photo by @Lyricz)

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) shall be holding its ever popular annual Online Provincial Championships for schools on 27 April 2024.

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 27 April 2024

Game titles to be played are:

Period/genreTitlePlatformAge restrictionPlayers
Counter-Strike 2PC185 v 5
ValorantPC/console165 v 5
FIFA '24Console121 v 1
eFootballConsole121 v 1
Rocket LeaguePC121 v 1 and 3 v 3
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 VConsole121 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


  • 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.



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.

  • 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:
        • 26 April 2024
        • 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 

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