Friday, 28 July 2017

Namibia vs South Africa in FIFA '17 esports test match.

Khahliso Malape (Fakkel School) and Gordon McCormack (JCS Academy)
South Africa takes on Namibia in an exciting online international test match in the esports title of FIFA '17 on Saturday, 29 July 2017 at 14HOO.

So far South Africa has an unbeaten record against Namibia. However Namibia, over the years, has been at pains to improve their standard in order to successfully challenge South Africa.

Nevertheless, MSSA (South Africa's official national federation for esports) is confident that South Africa's system of Regional, Provincial, and National Championships has put its players in good stead to fend off  any such challenge.

Thus MSSA has chosen its team to officially represent South Africa, being:


  • Khahliso Malape (Fakkel School), and 
  • Gordon McCormack (JCS Academy). 
Both players reside in Sasolburg in the Free State.

Khaliso Malape has already racked up a number of sterling achievements having won the 2016 SA National Championships, and tied for first place with Gordon McCormack at the 2017 Free State Championships.

Namibia has selected their two top players (Patrick Matjila, and John Walenga) who will  no doubt represent Namibia with as much pride as what Khahliso Malape and Gordon McCormack will do for South Africa.

The South African Team shall play from the 'King's Tavern', at the 
Old Edwardian Society. The players  shall be awarded their National Federation Colours immediately prior to the CAeS accredited test match and then shall commence play at 14H00. 

The match shall be filmed and shown on MSSA's channel on TULUNTULU.

Namibia vs South Africa in FIFA '17 esports test match.

Khahliso Malape (Fakkel School) and Gordon McCormack (JCS Academy)
South Africa takes on Namibia in an exciting online international test match in the esports title of FIFA '17 on Saturday, 29 July 2017 at 14HOO.

So far South Africa has an unbeaten record against Namibia. However Namibia, over the years, has been at pains to improve their standard in order to successfully challenge South Africa.


Nevertheless, MSSA (South Africa's official national federation for esports) is confident that South Africa's system of Regional, Provincial, and National Championships has put its players in good stead to fend off  any such challenge.

Thus MSSA has chosen its team to officially represent South Africa, being:


  • Khahliso Malape (Fakkel School), and 
  • Gordon McCormack (JCS Academy). 
Both players reside in Sasolburg in the Free State.

Khaliso Malape has already racked up a number of sterling achievements having won the 2016 SA National Championships, and tied for first place with Gordon McCormack at the 2017 Free State Championships.

Namibia has selected their two top players (Patrick Matjila, and John Walenga) who will  no doubt represent Namibia with as much pride as what Khahliso Malape and Gordon McCormack will do for South Africa.

The South African Team shall play from the 'King's Tavern', at the 
Old Edwardian Society. The players  shall be awarded their National Federation Colours immediately prior to the CAeS accredited test match and then shall commence play at 14H00. 

The match shall be filmed and shown on MSSA's channel on TULUNTULU.

2017 On-line Championships for HearthStone, and StarCraft II - 12 August 2017

Blue Dragon - dominating the South African StarCraft II scene.
The MSSA is proud to announce that the 201On-line Championshipfor HearthStone, and StarCraft II will be held on 12 August 2017.

The online championships for StarCraft II has run since 2011 whereas HearthStone was only run by MSSA from 2014.
The championship may be used by gamers to qualify for eligibility to compete in the 2018 National Team Trials should the MSSA need to choose a team for any of the above-named titles.

Tournament Structure:

As per the MSSA's rules, being:
  • If less than six players, the championship shall be a Round Robin Championship
  • If 6 to 10 players the championship shall be four rounds as played to the Swiss System
  • If 11 to 30 players the championship shall be five rounds as played to the Swiss System
Eligibility:
  • Any player/team who is a Registered Player affiliated to a MSSA member club may enter.
Entry fee:
  • Entry is free to all full-paid-up Registered Players.
  • Only fully-paid-up Registered Players may participate in this event.
Entry date:
  • Entries need to be submitted by no later than Thursday, 10 August 2017.
Registration:
  • To register, clubs must complete the Google Page allocated to the club.
Medals:
Medals shall be awarded to the first three gamers for both men and women in the following categories:
  • PREMIER: The top three places (1st, 2nd, and 3rd).
  • UNIVERSITY:Medals shall be awarded to gamers the first three gamers that have not won a Premier medal and who are students currently registered at any officially recognised University.
  • SCHOLARS: Medals shall be awarded to the first three learners currently registered at any officially recognised school, or home schooled, 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.
When and Where:
  • 12 August 2017
  • The first round will start at 10H00. Players shall be given 60 minutes to complete each round. 
  • Players must all be on-line 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 provincial colours;
  • The awarding of medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in Premier, Under 24, and School categories;
  • 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.
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 ryanboyes03@gmail.com 

Thursday, 27 July 2017

I-Village Schools Digital Skills Workshop - a huge success.

I-Village digital skills workshop, hosted at Emadwaneli Secondary School on the 26th of July 2017 was a huge success.

The school proved to be a more than able host and had not only an enthusiastic and learned educator but also an attentive and eager-to-learn audience.

The objective of the workshop was to raise awareness on the digital career opportunities, understanding that more jobs today requires a level of adequate understanding of digital skills and further to ensure that our youth participate in the digital economy. The workshop was conducted in collaboration with Emadwaneli Secondary School, The National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (Nemisa), Mind Sport South Africa (MSSA) and Acer South Africa.

The workshop began with the presentation of Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) from ACER. Such presentation captured the imagination of all the learners present and a lively debate followed.

The Creative New Media Industries, and MSSA's presentations were also well received.

Ekasi Esports' presentation on gaming too captured the minds of all those present. The learners were excited to learn of the development of gaming in South Africa.
Soweto TV was also there to film the entire workshop.

It is seen that this workshop will be the first of many in which, according to 
Mr Mpho Tladi - Business Development Manager at I-Village, our youth will become active participants in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Round 1 of the 4 term school CounterStrike: GO league.

The league is an awesome opportunity for scholars to earn high school provincial colours for their respective games and provinces.

The system uses MSSA's Swiss System which is a robust system and beneficial to both growth and development.

Not only are the players able to earn High School Colours, but by participating, the teams also earn seeding points that will rank the teams in terms of overall strength. Such rankings will too increase the competitiveness of the teams that participate in competitive play. 


Details of the four term schoolsschool league are - 
1st round - week ending 28 July 2017
2nd round - week ending 4 August 2017
3rd round - week ending 11 August 2017
4th round - week ending 18 August 2017
5th round - week ending 25 August 2017

The teams that will be engaging in 'battle' in the first round of the league in the CounterStrike: GO esports title are:


Team Name School VS Team Name School
Alerion Gaming Parklands College GWH CSGO Glenwood House
Pr0NHS Northcliff High School Limitless Hoƫrskool Wonderboom
MC GO1 Maritzburg College Northwood CSGO Northwood High
District_Zero Protea Heights Academy Potchefstroom Gimnasium Potchefstroom Gimnasium
Tesseract Jeppe Boys Semper Fi Oakhill College
[PRIDE] Parktown Boys T.I.O Oakhill College
PG13 Parklands College The Nerd Herd Glenwood House
PG16 Parklands College WBHS/CS:GOA Westville Boys
EHS CSGO Empangeni High School WBHS/CS:GOB Westville Boys

Free State produces the stars.

Khahliso Malape (Fakkel School) and Gordon McCormack (JCS Academy)
South Africa takes on Namibia in an exciting online international test match in the esports title of FIFA '17 on Saturday, 29 July 2017.

So far South Africa has an unbeaten record against Namibia. However Namibia, over the years, has been at pains to improve their standard in order to successfully challenge South Africa.


Nevertheless, MSSA (South Africa's official national federation for esports) is confident that South Africa's system of Regional, Provincial, and National Championships has put its players in good stead to fend off  any such challenge.

Thus MSSA has chosen its team to officially represent South Africa, being Khahliso Malape (Fakkel School) and Gordon McCormack (JCS Academy). Both players are from Sasolburg in the Free State.

Khaliso Malape has already racked up a number of sterling achievements having won the 2016 SA National Championships, and tied for first place with Gordon McCormack at the 2017 Free State Championships.

The South African National Team shall play from the Old Edwardian Society at 
Saturday,  29 July 2017 at 12:00 WAT / 13:00 SAST.


The match shall be filmed and shown on MSSA's channel on TULUNTULU.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Old Edwardian Society is to host online test match between South Africa and Namibia.

The National Colours Boards in the main entrance showing the names of all members who had earned Springbok and/or Protea Colours.
South Africa (as  represented by MSSA) shall be playing an online test match against Namibia (NeSA) in FIFA '17 on aturday,  29 July 2017 at 12:00 WAT / 13:00 SAST.

The test match forms part  of a greater vision held to further develop  esports throughout all of Africa.

By establishing non-profit national federations throughout Africa, CAeS and its member federations are paving the way for esports to eventually be accepted into the All African Games.

Thus, MSSA's oldest member club - the Old Edwardian Wargames Club - which was founded in 1989 has  taken it upon its shoulders to host the online test match.

The South African  National Team shall play from the  King's Tavern, a venue that houses a great deal of the Society's sporting memorabilia.

The match shall be filmed and shown on MSSA's channel on TULUNTULU.