Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Tekken 7 - Learners who have qualified for National Team Trials.

Ndwandwe Aphelele and Darnell Fynn from Empangeni High School.
With MSSA's 36th Gauteng Championships to be held at Northcliff High School only days away, it seems relevant to advise the membership of the Registered Players who have qualified for National Team Trials at MSSA's 8th Online Inter-School Championships.

The criteria to qualify for such trials a
ll Registered Players that win a Regional Championship shall earn an invitation to National Team Trials.

Also, all Registered Players that score within the top 20% or top three places, whichever is greater, in a specific Period at a Provincial or National Championship shall earn an invitation to National Team Trials. 

The learners that earned such an invite for the Tekken esports title are:

Name of player School Period Province
Ndwandwe Aphelele Empangeni High School Tekken 7 KwaZulu Natal
Darnell Fynn Empangeni High School Tekken 7 KwaZulu Natal
Ian Halgreen Empangeni High School Tekken 7 KwaZulu Natal
Nzimandi Unathi Empangeni High School Tekken 7 KwaZulu Natal

Esports: MSSA's 36th Gauteng Provincial Championships - 24 & 25 February 2018

Northcliff High School learners in training.
Registrations are now open for MSSA's 2018 Gauteng Provincial LAN Championships.

MSSA's 2018 Gauteng Provincial LAN Championships is part of the process of selecting the 2018 Protea Esports team that will attend IESF's 10th World Championships - Kaohsiung City.

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) remains absolutely committed to sending teams to all future IESF World Championships.

Not only will MSSA send teams to the World Championships, but MSSA will also continue with participating in the ever popular International On-line Test Matches.

Registrations will close on the 21 February 2018

Players who wish to compete in any of MSSA's Championships are advised to complete their annual registration forms so that they may registered as Registered Players as soon as possible. Please note that MSSA's financial year starts on 1 November, so all players need to re-register if they intend to participate in MSSA's 2018 Gauteng Provincial LAN Championships.

Late entries will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

All gamers are reminded that MSSA's 2018 Gauteng Provincial LAN Championships are an open championship. In other words any Registered Player is entitled to enter the championship – no matter where they live, or their category of membership. If you have any queries, please contact MSSA.

Championship Details
:

Hosting Club
: Northcliff High School
VenueNorthcliff High SchoolMountainview Drive, Blackheath Ext.3, Northcliff, Jhb., 2195
Date24 & 25 February 2018
Entry Fees: R64.00 per Registered Player per Period
Computers: Bring your own. Please ensure that all game updates are done prior to arrival.
Schedule: The LAN Schedule for all 2018 is:
SATURDAY:
TimeStarCraft II
Counter Strike GO
FIFA’18HearthStoneUltimate Street Fighter V
09H00Round 1 StartsRound 1 StartsRound 1 StartsRound 1 StartsRound 1 Starts
09H45Round 2 StartsRound 1 ContinuesRound 1 ContinuesRound 1 ContinuesRound 1 Continues
10H30Round 3 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 2 Starts
11H15Round 4 StartsRound 2 ContinuesRound 2 ContinuesRound 2 ContinuesRound 2 Continues
12H00Round 5 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 3 Starts
12H45
Round 3 ContinuesRound 3 ContinuesRound 3 ContinuesRound 3 Continues
13H00LUNCH
Time
Counter Strike GO (continued)PES (continued)HearthStone (continued)Ultimate Street Fighter V (continued
14H00
Round 4 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 4 Starts
14H45Round 4 ContinuesRound 4 ContinuesRound 4 ContinuesRound 4 Continues
15H30Round 5 StartsRound 5 StartsRound 5 StartsRound 5 Starts
16H15Round 5 ContinuesRound 5 ContinuesRound 5 ContinuesRound 5 Continues
17H00



18H00Awards Ceremony
19H00Doors Close
SUNDAY:
TimeDotA 2League of Legends (LoL)PES (Pro Evolution Soccer)TEKKEN 7Rocket League
09H00Round 1 StartsRound 1 StartsRound 1 StartsRound 1 StartsRound 1 Starts
09H45Round 1 ContinuesRound 1 ContinuesRound 1 ContinuesRound 1 ContinuesRound 2 Starts
10H30Round 2 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 3 Starts
11H15Round 2 ContinuesRound 2 ContinuesRound 2 ContinuesRound 2 ContinuesRound 4 Starts
12H00Round 3 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 5 Starts
12H45Round 3 ContinuesRound 3 ContinuesRound 3 ContinuesRound 3 Continues
13H00LUNCH
TimeDotA 2 (continued)LoL  (continued)PES (continued)TEKKEN 7 (continued)
14H00Round 4 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 4 Starts
14H45Round 4 ContinuesRound 4 ContinuesRound 4 ContinuesRound 4 Continues
15H30Round 5 StartsRound 5 StartsRound 5 StartsRound 5 Starts
16H15Round 5 ContinuesRound 5 ContinuesRound 5 ContinuesRound 5 Continues
17H00



18H00Awards Ceremony
19H00Doors Close

Rules and Regulations: All Rules and Regulations pertaining to eSports are available from MSSA. Players are strongly advised to familiarise themselves with the LAN League Bylaws and all Period Specific Rules. If any Player wishes to provide advice regarding the drafting of the Period Specific Rules they are encouraged to contact the eSBoC who will take all comments into account.

The following Medals may be awarded at MSSA's 2018 South African National LAN Championships:
  • PREMIER: Medals shall be awarded to the first three players who are registered players.
  • UNIVERSITY: Medals shall be awarded to the first three players who are currently registered at any officially recognised University, provided the players have not received any Premier Medals.
  • SCHOLARS: Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars, provided they have not received any Premier medals.
  • WOMEN: Women will be awarded medals as per the same basis as above, that is in all three categories.
Colours and National Team Trials:
  • 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.
  • National Team Trials: All Players that score within the top 20% or top three places, whichever is greater, in a specific Period at a Provincial or National Championship will earn an invitation to National Team Trials. National Team Trials shall be held in the event that a National Team must be selected to represent South Africa when competing in such Period in an International Championship. 
Registered Players wishing to shout-cast the event, must please contact Ryan Boyes at: ryanboyes03@gmail.com.

The next provincial event is: MSSA's 21st NORTH WEST Championships that shall be held on 24 & 25 February 2018.

Rankings to be used at Gauteng Championships - Northcliff High School - 24 & 25 February 2018


The events to be played at MSSA's 2018 Gauteng Provincial Championships at Northcliff High School on 24 & 25 February 2018 will produce new rankings for all such games.

All gamers are reminded that MSSA's 2018 Gauteng Provincial Championships are an open championship. In other words any registered player is entitled to enter the championship – no matter where they live, or their category of membership. 

You may contact MSSA at mindsportssa@gmail.com

Other official rankings produced by MSSA are as follows:

Details of the championships are as follows:
  • Board gaming: https://esportscommentator.blogspot.co.za/2018/01/36th-mssa-gauteng-board-gaming.html
  • Esports: https://esportscommentator.blogspot.co.za/2018/01/esports-mssas-36th-gauteng-provincial.html
  • Wargaminghttp://esportscommentator.blogspot.co.za/2017/01/34th-mssa-gauteng-wargaming.html

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

MSSA's 2018 Gauteng Provincial Championships is relocated to Northcliff High School - 24 & 25 February 2018


Please note that MSSA's 2018 Gauteng Provincial Championships  have been relocated to Northcliff High School.

MSSA's 2018 Gauteng Provincial Championships is part of the process of selecting the 2018 Protea teams that will attend the various World Championships and participate in various test matches.

All gamers are reminded that MSSA's 2018 Gauteng Provincial Championships are an open championship. In other words any registered player is entitled to enter the championship – no matter where they live, or their category of membership. 

You may contact MSSA at mindsportssa@gmail.com

Details are as follows:

  • Board gaming: https://esportscommentator.blogspot.co.za/2018/01/36th-mssa-gauteng-board-gaming.html
  • Esports: https://esportscommentator.blogspot.co.za/2018/01/esports-mssas-36th-gauteng-provincial.html
  • Wargaminghttp://esportscommentator.blogspot.co.za/2017/01/34th-mssa-gauteng-wargaming.html
Championship Details:

Hosting Club
Northcliff High School
VenueNorthcliff High SchoolMountainview Drive, Blackheath Ext.3, Northcliff, Jhb., 2195
Date24 & 25 February 2018

Member clubs must enter their teams/players on their Google Drive page.

The 2018 Calendar of Events may be viewed here.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Hard work pays off for Empangeni High School.


Empangeni High School entered MSSA's competitions for  the first time in 2017, and under the astute leadership of Francois Cronje the school has gone from strength-to-strength.

Empangeni High School managed to fight its way to become the second ranked League of Legends school esports period in 2017.

And so it seems that in 2018. Empangeni High School is determined to build on its successes by taking an early lead in the 'schools' rankings.

Mind Sports South Africa's full rankings for schools for the League of Legends esports period are:


PosName of PlayeryearClubPoints
1EHS LOL18Empangeni High215.1
2Toxic Monkeys18Westville Boys209.4
3Pr0NHS18Northcliff High School201
4GHS LoL18Grey High School181
5Fuga Dracones17Hoërskool Wonderboom175.5
6Virtual Desire Gaming17Hoërskool Wonderboom175.5
7Team Vapor16Sasolburg175.5
8Northwood LOL17Northwood High175.5
9WBHS/LoL17Westville Boys155.7
10HSP Legends18Parys High School152.9
11Jeppe League 118Jeppe High School for Boys140.2
12Static Revolution18Westville Boys135.1
13SBC18St Benedict's College121.2
14ReydarisX18Hoërskool Wonderboom117.2
15PRIDE16Parktown Boys109
164 Dwarfs and a Giant17Hoërskool Wonderboom105.7
17Underwater Squad17Hoërskool Wonderboom100
18Northwood Boys18Northwood Boys100
19SSES LOL16St Stithians99.6
20GWH LoL17Glenwood House97.5
21MiricleWhipp18Helpmekaar92.1
22Empangeni High School 218Empangeni High School90
23RBHS LOL17Rondebosch Boys76.7
24Team GLC18Grantleigh75

Other official rankings produced by MSSA are as follows: