Tuesday, 24 April 2018

IESF announces that members may start bidding for the 11th World Championships.

MSSA, South Africa's largest membership based organisation for gaming, has just been informed that IESF has issued all its member federations with the “Official Host Bidding Announcement”  for the 11th e-Sports World Championships 2019.
 
The attachment of the email includes the following documents:
-  Official Announcement of Host Bidding
-  Host City Bidding Application Form
-  Event Organization Agreement Form
-  IESF Event Manual
-  IESF Doping Control Guidebook
-  IESF Introduction
-  Esports World Championship Introduction
 
The International Esports Federation (IESF) is the only non-profit esports organisation that runs esports competitions based on nationality.

IESF hosts an annual World Championships.

Previous World Championships were held in the following cities:
Year Location
2018 Kaohsuing City – Chinese Taipei
2017 Busan, South Korea
2016 JakartaIndonesia
2015 SeoulSouth Korea
2014 BakuAzerbaijan
2013 BucharestRomania
2012 Cheonan, South Korea
2011 Andong, South Korea
2010 Daegu, South Korea
2009 TaebaekSouth Korea

Thus, the host city bidding process is currently up on running for the 11th IESF e-Sports World Championship, which will be held in 2019. 

All bids have to be submitted on or before 30th September 2018.

IeSF takes deciding on the host seriously and due process is always followed.

Baber Abbas wins MSSA's Tekken 7 Online Provincial Championships.

Baber Abbas (in the foreground) in action.
Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has sent esports athletes for the Tekken esports title to four (4) IESF World Championships. The championships to which MSSA had sent esports athletes to officially represent South Africa were held in Cheonan (2012),  Bucharest (2013), Baku (2014) and Busan (2017).

In all such world championships, South Africa did well, and it could be argued that it is in the esports title of Tekken that South Africa has the best chance of earning a medal.

Thus the standard of Tekken as played in South Africa is of a particularly high standard. 


Nevertheless, Baber powered his way through his opposition to win with a perfect score. As a result thereof, Baber has once again earned provincial colours and a place at MSSA's National Team Trials to be held on 2 & 3 June 2018.

The results of the top three players in the Tekken 7 esports title are:


Premier:
Pos Name of team Club Points
1 Baber Abbass Knights Mind Sports Club 15
2 Austin (Sphaget) Carlous Cape Town Mind Sports Club 12
3 Moorcraft Richard Cape Town Mind Sports Club 9

High School:

Pos Name of team Club Points Tie-break
1 Halgreen Ian Empangeni High School 6 34
2 Nzimande Unathi Empangeni High School 6 10
3 Sekele Komape HTS Tom Naude 3

Other results of MSSA's Online Championships may be viewed at:

"From that radiance there came bolts of lightning" as Valkyrie dominates.

Angelique Ramos - Captain of Valkyrie.
Only Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has over the years consistently included female esports athletes in its national teams at International Esports Federation's world championships.

Since 2010 MSSA has awarded 19 female esports athletes with Protea Colours of which six (6) such players represented South Africa at IESF World Championships, and the other thirteen (13) represented South Africa in official test matches.

It is therefore, not surprising that MSSA's 2018 Online Provincial Championships saw a greater participation than ever before.

It is also not surprising that Team 'Valkyrie' which consists of three Protea esports athletes totally dominated the event.

'Valkyrie' waltzed through all opposition to take first place on a perfect score. Thus all the athletes in the team qualify automatically for Provincial Colours as well as for a place in MSSA's National Team Trials.

It should be also noted that the athletes from all of the top three teams qualify for such National Team Trials.

MSSA's National Team Trials (NTT) are to be held on 2 & 3 June 2018.


It is at such NTT, that the national squad shall be selected for the League of Legends esports title. It is out of the squad that the national team shall be drawn that shall officially represent South Africa.

The top three places for the League of Legends esports title are:

Premier:

Pos Name of team Club Points
1 Valkyrie Valhalla 12
2 Valerian Valhalla 9
3 Valerie Valhalla 6

Other results of MSSA's Online Championships may be viewed at:

Monday, 23 April 2018

Good Gaming wins MSSA's League of Legends Esports Online Provincial Championships.


It has already been announced that the esports title of League of Legends shall be played at IESF's 10th  World Championships - Kaohsuing City on 6th – 13th November 2018.

It has also been announced that Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) shall also be entering an official Protea Team to represent South Africa in the League of Legends esports title.

Thus here is little wonder why clubs are frantically applying fo
r membership, and frantically entering MSSA's official championships to qualify for MSSA's National Team Trials to be held on 2 & 3 June 2018.

Good Gaming was only accepted into membership in April 2018, and the clu
b is committed to ensuring competitive standards in South Africa.

At MSSA's Online Provincial Championships, 
Good Gaming proved that they mean every word.

Team 'Good Gaming LoL' defeated all their opponents to finish on a perfect score. As a result, all the team members have earned provincial colours and have earned a place at MSSA's National Team Trials.

The top three places in the male categories are as follows:

Premier:

Pos Name of team Club Points
1 Good Gaming LoL Good Gaming 15
2 Goon Squad VexxedPhoenix 12
3 Eternals Paul Roos Gimnasium 9

High School:
Pos Name of team Club Points Tie-break
1 The Lunar Squad Empangeni High School 7.5
2 Team GLC Grantleigh 7 46
3 HSP Legends Parys High School 7 33

Other results of MSSA's Online Championships may be viewed at:

Hoërskool Zwartkop takes the DotA 2 esports title in MSSA's Online Provincial Championships

Team Magna (Hoërskool Zwartkop) Left to right: Leon Louw, Simeon Boshoff, Ryno Duvenage, Henk Meyer, J Strydom
Team Magna (Hoërskool Zwartkop) turned heads at MSSA's Online Provincial Championships held on 21 April 2018.Hoërskool Zwartkop, whose  motto is "Waar Ons Wenners Kweek" stuck true to their ideology and produced outstanding results. Having only recently affiliated to Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA), in their first month of membership the school is busy establishing itself as a major mover-and-shaker in the South African esports fraternity. The young school team waltzed through all of their opponents to win the championship on a perfect score.

Such result automatically enters the team into MSSA's National Team Trials (to be held on 2 & 3 April 2018) and qualifies such team for senior provincial colours.

The top three places in each division for the DotA 2 esports title go to:


Premier

Pos Name of team Club Points Tie-break
1 Magna Hoërskool Zwartkop 12
2 D[M] NW Mindsports 9 29
3 The Fluffies Westville Boys High School 9 18

High School:

Pos Name of team Club Points Tie-break
1 Schoeman Paul Roos Gimnasium 6 30
2 Parklands College Parklands College 6 17
3 Northwood High School Northwood High School 3 27

Other results of MSSA's Online Championships may be viewed at:

Southern5 takes MSSA's Online Provincial Championships title for the Counter-Strike: GO esports title.

Richard Ellis Brown - team leader of Southern5.
With Mind Sports South Africa's National Team Trials (NTT) drawing ever closer, the ante has been raised at MSSA's Online Provincial Championships to see just who will represent South Africa in the Counter-Strike: GO esports title.

Southern5, under the leadership of Richard Ellis Brown, romped home to a well deserved victory in which the newly affiliated team defeated all of their opponents.

With Southern5 having won 
MSSA's Online Provincial Championships, the team has qualified for National Team Trials (NTT).Southern5 was only formed in the start of 2018, with a core of players from the previous Pulse lineup. Making a few roster changes along the way in the form of 
Michael Bishop (Crucial) and
Willie van Graan (Consp1racy)Southern5 is now dedicated towards achieving their goal of being one of the best teams in the country.

MSSA's NTT shall be held on 2 & 3 June 2018
at Vereeniging Gimnasium.


The team selected from such trials shall attend IESF's 10th World Championships to be held at Kaohsuing City on 6th – 13th November 2018.


The results of MSSA's Online Provincial Championships for the Counter-Strike: GO esports title are:

Premier:
Pos Name of team Club Points
1 SOUTHERN5 SOUTHERN5 15
2 Genx Carpe Noctem Generation X 13
3 TcR CS:GO Taccor Gaming 12

Premier - female:
Pos Name of team Club Points
1 ZAG Fearless ZAG 7.5

High School:
Pos Name of team Club Points Tie-break
1 Alerion Parklands College 10
2 Choke 9 Empangeni High School 9 42.5
3 HackStack Paul Roos Gimnasium 9 37

Other results of MSSA's Online Championships may be viewed at:

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Road to Kaohsuing - IESF announces the dates of the 10th World Esports Championships.

Colin Webster (IESF Board Member) handing over IESF's flag to CTESA in Taipei earlier this month.
Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has participated in every IESF World Championships since the inception of such World Championships in 2009.

International Esports Federation's World Championships has  grown from a mere 150 participants from 20 countries to 455 partici
pants from 39 countries.
Already, the International Esports Federation (IESF) has announced the various esports titles to be played, being:

On 18 April 2018, IESF released the dates of such World Championships being November 6th – 13th, 2018.

The announcement of the dates follow a rather extensive site inspection of the venue at Kaohsuing City. At such site inspection IESF officials not only inspected the site, but also signed a MOU with Kaohsuing City.

Thus, with all the
pieces falling neatly into place, it looks as though it will be a truly memorable World Championships.