April 22, 2024
Esports Games

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has opened up nominations for the position of the association’s Students’ Representative.

This comes following MSSA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) back in December 2021 which saw a unanimous decision to create the position for a Students’ Representative to sit on the association’s Board.

As such the MSSA have opened up nominations for the role which is set to give clubs in tertiary education a direct line into the decision-making process and make MSSA even more representative of its community.

Johan van Breda (MSSA’s Vice-President) started his gaming career as a student at Tuks while playing for TuksEsports.

The Students’ Representative shall only be voted in by member clubs established at, and by, accredited tertiary education institutions at the 2022 AGM.

In a statement on its official blog, Mind Sports South Africa spoke about its history of pushing for more diverse representation in the emerging sport;

“MSSA has stayed at the cutting edge in terms of promoting demographic representivity, gender equity, promotion of its games at school and university level, introducing good governance into an otherwise fractious arena, and developing better tournament mechanisms – many of which are now commonplace in international competitions.”

To get the ball rolling on the new position, the MSSA Board will co-opt a Registered Player from the nominations made by member clubs at accredited tertiary institutions.

Such nominations must be made by 31 May 2022. For more information, please contact [email protected].