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MSSA League of Legends Online Championships this Weekend

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This weekend, League of Legends teams will have the opportunity to take part in an online championship. Top teams in the competition will qualify to take part in the National Team Trials, which will be used to select

  • A gamer to represent South Africa in the African Continental Qualifier against Egypt on 5 October 2013, as well as
  • If the team so selected beats Egypt, to represent South Africa at the 2013 IeSF World championships in Bucharest, Romania.

The online championship also carries the same status as an Provincial Championship, so if the winning team meets the criteria, they can earn Provincial Colours for themselves (more info below).

Press Release refers:

When and Where:

  • 7 September 2013
  • The first round will start at 10H00. Players shall be given 60 minutes to complete each round.
  • There will be a one hour break at lunch time (13H00 to 14H00)
  • Any player who is a Registered Player affiliated to a MSSA member club may enter.
  • If you don't belong to a club, you can join one of the many clubs at an annual cost of R75.

Entry fee:

  • Entry is R50.00 per player (R250 per team).
  • Only fully-paid-up Registered Players may participate in this event.

Entry date:

  • Entries need to be submitted by no later than Friday, 6 September 2013.


  • To register, a completed registration form and one entry form per team must be either faxed to 086 672 1911 or sent as a pdf to
  • Players must enter their correct 'nicks' to avoid confusion and delays.
  • To obtain a copy of the registration form, please contact MindSports on


  • PREMIER: Medals shall be awarded to the first three gamers.
  • 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 threelearners currently registered at any officially recognised school, or home schooled, provided they have not received any Premier medals.
  • WOMEN: A Medal will be awarded to the first woman gamer who did not receive any other medal.


  • 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..

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.

Issued by:

Colin Webster
Mind Sports South Africa
P O Box 19275
Tel: 011 828 4994
Cell: 073 593 9451
Fax: 086 672 1911
Twitter: @mindsportssa

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is an affiliate of the South African Confederation of Sport and Olympic Committee.

The MSSA is responsible for the good governance and promotion of Board games (such as Backgammon, Diplomacy, Checkers, Draughts, Morabaraba, etc.), eSports (whether they are played on 'cell 'phones, consoles, personal computers or similar), and historical figure games (also known as wargames).


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