April 22, 2024
gauteng

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is still on the hunt for athletes with which to populate its Protea Teams to serve South Africa from 2022 to 2023.

With International Esports Federation‘s (IESF) 14th World Esports Championships in Bali quickly approaching, athletes have less-and-less time to qualify for the following Protea Teams:

  • Counter-Strike: GO (mixed)
  • Counter-Strike: GO (female)
  • DotA 2
  • eFootball
  • Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
  • PUBG Mobile

MSSA’s 2nd Gauteng Online Provincial Championships shall be held on 28 May 2022.

In order to participate, Registered Players must be fully-paid-up.

TitlePlatformAge restrictionPlayers

Call of Duty: Mobile
PC/mobile185 v 5
CS:GOPC165 v 5
PaladinsPC/console125 v 5
PUBG MobileMobile174 v 4
FIFA ’22Console121 v 1
PES 2022Console121 v 1
DotA 2PC125 v 5
Clash RoyaleMobile121 v 1
League of LegendsPC125 v 5
Mobile Legends: Bang BangMobile125 v 5
Tekken 7Console161 v 1
Street Fighter VConsole121 v 1
HearthStoneVarious71 v 1

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:

  • In order to participate, Registered Players must be fully-paid-up. 

Entries:

Medals:

Medals shall be handed over to winners at the next MSSA LAN that they attend. 

      MALE:

  • PREMIERMedals shall be awarded to the first three teams.
  • UNDER 24: Medals shall be awarded to the first three teams that have not won a Premier medal and which are comprised entirely of students currently registered at any officially recognised University.
  • SCHOLARS: Medals shall be awarded to the first three teams of learners currently registered at any officially recognised school, provided they have not received any Premier medals.   

     FEMALE:

  • PREMIER: Medals shall be awarded to the first three teams.
  • UNDER 24: Medals shall be awarded to the first three teams that have not won a Premier medal and which are comprised entirely of students currently registered at any officially recognised University.
  • SCHOLARS: Medals shall be awarded to the first three teams of learners currently registered at any officially recognised school, provided they have not received any Premier medals.

Colours:

  • Protea Colours: Only Players that are selected to represent South Africa in International Championships may earn National Colours if the Protea Colours Board’s criteria are met.
  • National Colours: All Players that win all of their Matches at a National Championship will earn National Colours.
  • Provincial Colours: All Players that win all of their Matches at a Provincial Championship will earn Provincial Colours. All Players who score within the top 50% in a specific Period at a Provincial Championship, and who also score within the top 50% at a National Championship in the same period and in the same year, will earn Provincial Colours.

General:

  • The championship shall be played on: 27 May 2022.
  • The first round will start at 10H00. Players shall be given 60 minutes to complete each round.
  • The championship is accredited as being of the same status as a provincial championship. 
  • The championship shall be used for the awarding of provincial colours;
  • The championship shall be used for the awarding of medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in Premier, Under 24, and School categories;
  • The championship shall be used for the ability to qualify for National Team Squad.
  • All medals shall be awarded to the recipients at an MSSA LAN championships.

Umpires:

  • Umpires may only be contacted over Skype on the day of the competition. Any communication not on the Skype channel shall not be entered into.

Ladder:

  • For games to count for the National Ladder, teams must advise the Umpires before the start of each match.

Shout casting:

  • MSSA shall decide who may shout-cast the games.
  • Anybody wishing to be appointed as a Shout-Caster must apply in writing to [email protected]