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eSports Press Release: 33rd Gauteng Championship Shall Be Played On 26 & 27 March 2016

The MSSA’s 33rd Gauteng Championship will be taking place from the 26th to the 27th of March 2016 at the Tuks Mind Sports Club.

Featuring a whole host of games, although I didn’t realise Ultra Street Fighter V was a thing, this championship will count as a qualifier for the MSSA’s National Team Trials later in the year. This championship is open to any registered MSSA player, so you best be getting ready to battle your way to the top.


The 33rd Gauteng Championship shall be played on 26 & 27 March 2016

The championship also counts as a qualifier for the MSSA’s National Team Trials.

Registrations are thus open for MSSA’s MWEB/G2A 2016 Gauteng LAN Championships.

Registrations will close on the 23 March 2016. 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. Late entries will be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

All gamers are reminded that the Gauteng championships is 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 the MSSA.

Championship Details:

Hosting Club: Tuks Mind Sports (https://www.facebook.com/groups/970831249649816/?fref=ts)

  • Venue: Springbok Hall, University of Pretoria
  • Date: 26 & 27 March 2016
  • Entry Fees: R60.00 per Registered Player per Period
  • Entries: Clubs must use the entry form on Google Drive to enter their teams/players.
  • Computers: Bring your own. Please ensure that all game updates are done prior to arrival. No updates shall be done at the event.
  • Schedule: The LAN Schedule for all Provincial events in 2016 is:
Saturday
Time StarCraft II PES (Pro Evolution Soccer) League of Legends (LoL) HearthStone Ultra Street Fighter V
09H00 Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts
09H45 Round 2 Starts Round 1 Continues Round 1 Continues Round 1 Continues Round 2 Starts
10H30 Round 3 Starts Round 2 Starts Round 2 Starts Round 2 Starts Round 3 Starts
11H15 Round 4 Starts Round 2 Continues Round 2 Continues Round 2 Continues Round 4 Starts
12H00 Round 5 Starts Round 3 Starts Round 3 Starts Round 3 Starts Round 5 Starts
12H45 Round 3 Continues Round 3 Continues Round3
Continues
13H00 LUNCH
Time TEKKEN TTII PES (continued) LoL (continued) Hearthstone (continued)
14H00 Round 1 Starts Round 4 Starts Round 4 Starts Round 4 Starts
14H45 Round 2 Starts Round 4 Continues Round 4 Continues Round 4 Continues
15H30 Round 3 Starts Round 5 Starts Round 5 Starts Round 5 Starts
16H15 Round 4 Starts Round 5 Continues Round 5 Continues Round 5 Continues
17H00 Round 5 Starts
18H00 Awards Ceremony
19H00 Doors Close
SUNDAY:
Time Dota 2 CounterStrike:GO FIFA ’16 MORTAL KOMBAT X
09H00 Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts
09H45 Round 1 Continues Round 1 Continues Round 1 Continues Round 1 Continues
10H30 Round 2 Starts Round 2 Starts Round 2 Starts Round 2 Starts
11H15 Round 2 Continues Round 2 Continues Round 2 Continues Round 2 Continues
12H00 Round 3 Starts Round 3 Starts Round 3 Starts Round 3 Starts
12H45 Round 3 Continues Round 3 Continues Round3
Continues
Round3
Continues
13H00 LUNCH
Time Dota 2 (continued) CounterStrike:GO (continued) FIFA ’16 MORTAL KOMBAT X
14H00 Round 4 Starts Round 4 Starts Round 4 Starts Round 4 Starts
14H45 Round 4 Continues Round 4 Continues Round 4 Continues Round 4 Continues
15H30 Round 5 Starts Round 5 Starts Round 5 Starts Round 5 Starts
16H15 Round 5 Continues Round 5 Continues Round 5 Continues Round 5 Continues
17H00
18H00 Awards Ceremony
19H00 Doors Close

Rules and Regulations: All Rules and Regulations pertaining to eSports are available from the 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 the MSSA’s 2016 Gauteng LAN Championship:

  • PREMIER: Medals shall be awarded to the first three players who are registered players.
  • SCHOLARS: Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars, provided they have not received any Premier medals.
  • 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.
  • WOMEN: Women will be awarded medals as per the same basis as above, that is in all three categories.

Colours and National Team Trials:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Please note that times may be changed to take into account load-shedding.

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