Sunday, 17 September 2017

Jason Batzofin (IeSF's Athletes' Commission) meets with AeSF's Players' Representative.

Frederico Alexandre Dos Santos Rosario (AeSF's Players' Representatives) and Jason Batzofin (IeSF's Athletes' Commission)  
The Asian Electronic Sports Federation's (AeSF) Annual General Meeting held at Hilton Al Ain on 15 September 2017 saw AeSF induct its Player's Representative.

Under the watchful eye of  His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifah Al Nahyan, the General Meeting unanimously elected Frederico Alexandre Dos Santos Rosario (of Macau) as its Players' Representative.

International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) has a policy of 'Protect the Player', through which IeSF is working to improve the basi
c conditions of esports athletes

As soon as he was elected to the position Jason Batzofin (Chairman of IeSFs' Athletes' Commission) welcomed Frederico to his newly elected position.

Readers should note that AeSF is without doubt the largest member based continental confederation for esports in the world. In fact, its size of membership is only dwarfed by IeSF itself. Affiliated to International e-Sports Federation, AeSF enjoys the spotlight of being the premier Continental Confederation for esports.

There is no doubt that AeSF shall become a major 'mover and skaker' in the world of esports as esports as a fully accredited sporting code continues to grow and develop.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Guest Speaker - Douglas Gibson

2017 City of Johannesburg Championships - 9 & 10 September 2017


11 Ninth Avenue, LOWER HOUGHTON, 2198
Tel: 011 728 7335


As one of the oldest mind sports clubs in South Africa, having been established in 1989, Old Eds (to which it is lovingly referred) has remained at the forefront of promoting all the various disciplines.

The club has produced no less than five (5) world champions, and also is actively involved in the administration of the sport at national and international levels.

The club too also is the only club in Johannesburg that has hosted City of Johannesburg Regional Championships.

Such championships have produced the following winners:

2016AncientsTie: Jason Batzofin &
Terence Allwright
St John's College
Old Edwardian Wargames Club

MorabarabaDion Du PreezWitbank

2015AncientsColin WebsterOld Edwardian Wargames Club

FIFA ‘15Rowan BatzofinWits University
Blair HambergerSt Andrews
MorabarabaSimphiwe MaphumulpoZola Checkers Club
Boitemulo MakoNafeng Primary School
2014AncientsDr Renier van HeerdenKnights Mind Sports Club
Elishia RetiefOld Edwardian Wargames Club
MorabarabaMerlin LoveSt John’s college

Thus OEWC will be hosting the 2017 City of Johannesburg Championships on 9 & 10 September 2017.
The championship also counts as a qualifier for the MSSA's National Team Trials as according to MSSA's rules, the winner of a Regional Championship automatically is invited to such National Team Trials.

Entries will close at 18H00 on 4 September 2017. Players who wish to compete in any of MSSA's Championships are advised to complete their annual registration forms so that they may register as Registered Players as soon as possible. Late entries will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

All gamers are reminded that the City of Johannesburg Regional 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: Old Edwardian Wargames Club (OEWC)
Venue:                   Blue Room, Old Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth Ave, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg
Date:                      9 & 10 September 2017
Game Entry Fees:R60.00 per Registered Player per Period
R80.00 per non Registered Player
Entries:                  Clubs must use the entry form on Google Drive to enter their players.
Non registered players must contact Terry Allwright on: 
Food & refreshments:Highly reasonable prices
The schedule of events is as follows:

Saturday – 9/9/2017
Sunday – 10/9/2017
AncientsFIFA ‘17
Round 110H00-10H45
Round 211H00 - 11H45
11H00 – 12H3010H30
Round 314H00 -14H45
14H00 – 15H3012H00
Round 415H00 - 15H45
16H00 – 17H3014H00
Round 516H00 - 16H45

Awards shall be awarded immediately after play has ceased.

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 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 MSSA who will take all comments into account.
The following Medals may be awarded at the MSSA's 2017 City of Johannesburg Regional 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.
  • WOMEN: Women will be awarded medals as per the same basis as above, that is in both categories as above.
Colours and National Team Trials:
  • Regional Colours: All Players that win their division in a Regional Championship shall be awarded Regional Colours.
  • National Team Trials: All Players that win their division in a Regional Championship shall earn an invitation to National Team Trials in such division. 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.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Old Edwardian Society is to host online test match between South Africa and Namibia.

The National Colours Boards in the main entrance showing the names of all members who had earned Springbok and/or Protea Colours.
South Africa (as  represented by MSSA) shall be playing an online test match against Namibia (NeSA) in FIFA '17 on aturday,  29 July 2017 at 12:00 WAT / 13:00 SAST.

The test match forms part  of a greater vision held to further develop  esports throughout all of Africa.

By establishing non-profit national federations throughout Africa, CAeS and its member federations are paving the way for esports to eventually be accepted into the All African Games.

Thus, MSSA's oldest member club - the Old Edwardian Wargames Club - which was founded in 1989 has  taken it upon its shoulders to host the online test match.

The South African  National Team shall play from the  King's Tavern, a venue that houses a great deal of the Society's sporting memorabilia.

The match shall be filmed and shown on MSSA's channel on TULUNTULU.