May 27, 2022

Gauteng Provincial Championships to be held online

Gauteng

The Gauteng Esports Provincial Championships (GEPC) which are usually LAN events are set to be held completely online during this year’s edition of the competition.

This is due to Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) being unable to find suitable venues for its large scale LAN events that comply with all the country’s COVID-19 regulations.

As such the MSSA have decided to hold the 2022 Gauteng LAN Championship as an online event as well as still holding its existing 2022 Gauteng Online Championships.

According to the association, they took this decision to allow as many Registered Players to qualify for the 2022 MSSA National Team Trials.

The MSSA’s Gauteng Provincial Championships offers all Registered Players the opportunity to qualify for selection to the national squad and for the Protea Team.

Below are the titles set to be played at the 2022 Gauteng Esports Provincial Championships;

TitlePlatformAge RestrictionPlayers

Call of Duty: Mobile

PC/Mobile
185v5
CS:GOPC165v5
PaladinsPC/Console125v5
FIFA22Console31v1
PES22Console31v1
Dota 2PC125v5
Clash RoyaleMobile121v1
League of LegendsPC125v5
Tekken 7Console161v1
Street Fighter VConsole121v1
HearthStoneVarious71v1

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: 14 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 a MSSA LAN championships.

Umpires:

  • Umpires may only be contacted over Skype on the day of 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 
    mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com

The 2022 Gauteng Esports Provincial Championships is set to kick off on 14 May 2022.