Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) shall be holding its ever popular annual Online Provincial Championships for schools on 22 April 2023.An important feature of this championship is that it is only open to schools affiliated to MSSA.
Learners who are being homeschooled may also participate, but such homeschool clubs must be affiliated to MSSA.Players will be able to play from venues approved by the school.MSSA’s Online Provincial Championships for schools offers local players the opportunity to qualify for selection to the national squad and for the Protea Team should they meet the criteria.The championship shall be held on 22 April 2023.
Game titles to be played are:
|FPS||CS GO||PC||16||5 v 5|
|Sport||FIFA ’23||All platforms compatible with PS5 for cross play||12||1 v 1|
|eFootball 2023||All platforms compatible with PS5 for cross play||12||1 v 1|
|Rocket League||PC||12||1 v 1|
|Rocket League||PC||12||3 v 3|
|MOBA||DotA 2||PC||12||5 v 5|
|Clash Royale||Mobile||12||1 v 1|
|League of Legends||PC||12||5 v 5|
|Clash of Clans||Mobile||12||1 v1|
|Mobile Legends Bang Bang||Mobile||12||5 v 5|
|Fighting||Street Fighter V||All platforms compatible with PS5 for cross play||12||1 v 1|
|Card||HearthStone||Various||12||1 v 1|
Players are to acquaint themselves with the rules apropos substitutes and loadshedding.
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
- Any learner currently registered for primary or secondary studies may enter.
- Entry is R50.00 per Registered Player.
- Only fully-paid-up Registered Players may participate in this event.
- Entries need to be submitted on or before midnight on 21 April 2023.
- The entry form may be downloaded and all all entries must be made of Excel from the official website and submitted to [email protected]
- Only an Educator at the school may submit an entry.
- A photograph of each learner must accompany the entry.
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.
- 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 a 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 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 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 a MSSA LAN championships.
- 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]
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