April 25, 2024

Online Provincial Championships – Unleashing Local Gaming Talent Tomorrow!

Esports Games

Tomorrow, on April 22, 2023, the much-awaited annual Online Provincial Championships for schools, organised by Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA), will commence. This exciting event welcomes participation from schools affiliated with MSSA as well as homeschooling learners. It serves as a thrilling platform for local gamers to showcase their skills and compete for a chance to qualify for the national squad and the prestigious Protea Team.

Here are the games scheduled for the upcoming Online Provincial Championships organized by Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA), taking place on April 22, 2023:

TitlePlatform
CS:GOPC
FIFA 23All platforms compatible with PS5 for cross play
eFootball 2023 (Konami)All platforms compatible with PS5 for cross play
Rocket LeaguePC
DOTA 2PC
Clash RoyaleMobile
League of LegendsPC
Clash of ClansMobile
Mobile Legends Bang BangMobile
Street Fighter VAll platforms compatible with PS5 for cross play
HearthStoneVarious

Below are the rules to ensure a seamless experience during the Online Provincial Championships:

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 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 online 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 an 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 [email protected]