February 29, 2024

SA National Online Esports Championships to kick off December 3

SA

The South African (SA) National Online Esports Championships will be held on December 3rd, according to Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA).

The competition will bring together some of South Africa‘s (SA) best gamers to compete for national glory as well as the opportunity to qualify for selection to the national squad and the Protea Team in 13 different titles, including Call of Duty: Mobile (CODM), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Paladins, PUBG Mobile (PUBGM), FIFA22, PES 2022, Dota 2, Clash Royale, League of Legends (LoL), Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Tekken 7, Street Fighter V, and HearthStone.

TitlePlatformAge restrictionPlayers
Call of Duty: MobilePC/mobile185 v 5
Counter-Strike: Global OffensivePC165 v 5
PaladinsPC/console125 v 5
PUBG MobileMobile174 v 4
FIFA22Console121 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

MSSA has announced that players must be registered for the 2022/2023 season in order to compete in the SA National Online Esports Championships.

The tournament structure for the upcoming SA National Online Esports Championships is shown below.

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 team consisting of players who are Registered Players affiliated to a MSSA member club may enter.

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 recognized University.
  • SCHOLARSMedals shall be awarded to the first three teams of learners currently registered at any officially recognized 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 recognized University.
  • SCHOLARS: Medals shall be awarded to the first three teams of learners currently registered at any officially recognized 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: 4 December 2021
  • 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:

  • All games shall count towards the National Ladder.

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]