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Combined Online Provincial Championships for Schools – 22 April 2023

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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:

 

Period/genre Title Platform Age restriction Players
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.

 

Tournament Structure:

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

Eligibility:

  • Any learner currently registered for primary or secondary studies may enter.

Entry fee:

  • Entry is R50.00 per Registered Player.
  • Only fully-paid-up Registered Players may participate in this event.

Entries:

  • 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:

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.

Colours:

  • 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.

Shout casting:

  • 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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CSA Appoints IMG ARENA as Official Data Supplier and Betting Live Streaming Partner

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced IMG ARENA, OpenBet’s sports data and streaming products arm, as its exclusive official Cricket South Africa Data Supplier and Betting Live Streaming Partner.

IMG ARENA, in partnership with CricViz, will collect detailed data, both live and in-venue, for CSA’s domestic and international matches spanning a wide array of competitions, from bilateral series to domestic leagues.

Data for international matches will be gathered across Men’s and Women’s Test, ODI, and T20I formats, while domestic matches will see data collection for Men’s 4-day, 50 Over and T20, as well as the Women’s 50 Over and T20 formats. The data will then be distributed by IMG ARENA to more than 460 regulated sportsbook operators worldwide. IMG ARENA will also distribute live streams of CSA matches to the global betting industry.

Mark Wrigley, Vice President & Head of Rights at IMG ARENA, said: “IMG ARENA is serving fans and sportsbook operators across a wide breadth of sports and markets around the world. Alongside CricViz, we’re excited to partner with Cricket South Africa to bring fans the ultimate sportsbook experience incorporating reliable, informed data and live streaming.”

CSA Chief Executive Officer, Pholetsi Moseki, said: “Our partnership with IMG ARENA is poised to revolutionise the way detailed data is collected, both live and in-venue. This collaborative endeavour will introduce South African cricket to a fresh betting audience, and we are extremely excited about this opportunity. We are collectively shaping the future of sports data collection and broadcasting, setting new standards of excellence in the industry.”

The deal further diversifies IMG ARENA’s portfolio of data and streaming rights, adding CSA to its breadth of sports properties including soccer, tennis, golf, basketball, mixed martial arts and more.

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Booming Games Enters South African Market in Partnership with Intelligent Gaming

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Booming Games, a leading slot provider, is extremely pleased to announce the launch of their highly immersive games for the South Africa online gaming market.

The South African online gaming market is renowned as one of the world’s most exciting emerging regulated markets. Booming Games, in collaboration with Intelligent Gaming South Africa, has successfully completed localization testing and certification. The company extends its gratitude to Intelligent Gaming for their dedicated efforts in helping achieve this milestone. With this accomplishment, Booming Games eagerly anticipates distributing its innovative and engaging games across the entire Intelligent Gaming network.

Solomon Godwin, Head of Africa at Booming Games, said: “South Africa is key to our development goals, so it’s exciting to get on board with a partner such as Intelligent Gaming. Their insight and experience in South Africa are essential, and we’re thoroughly looking forward to working with them”.

Marc Plaxton Harrison, Managing Director at Intelligent Gaming, said: “It’s such an exciting suite of games, and our network is very excited about the launch. In the coming weeks, our network of over 30 popular operators will be able to offer fantastic games like Buffalo Hold and Win, Burning Classics Go Wild, Gold Gold Gold, TNT Bonanza, Cash Pig and Flaming Chilies”.

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Springbok Casino Showcases Winter Survival Strategies of South Africa’s Wildlife in ‘Mzansi’s Winter Wonders’ Feature

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Springbok Casino Showcases Winter Survival Strategies of South Africa’s Wildlife in ‘Mzansi’s Winter Wonders’ Feature
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This July, Springbok Casino invites all players to celebrate ‘Mzansi’s Winter Wonders’, a tribute to South Africa’s incredible wildlife and their unique adaptations to the winter season. From gentle elephants to resilient rhinos, these stories highlight the incredible behaviors and survival strategies of ten animals during the colder months.

Lion dads are the epitome of relaxation, often sleeping up to 20 hours a day. However, when danger threatens their pride, these seemingly lazy kings become fierce protectors. During the colder months, they rely on strong family bonds within the pride, while lionesses take advantage of the longer winter nights to stalk their prey more effectively.

With the vegetation thinning out, Elephants rely on their excellent memory and social knowledge to locate resources.

African Penguins are resilient birds who rely on their dense feathers to keep warm as they swim in the chilly waters hunting for fish.

Relying on their strong sense of smell, Rhinos spend the winter months locating the last remnants of edible plants and can often be seen visiting waterholes more frequently, ensuring they stay hydrated.

With less foliage, spotting prey becomes easier, and Eagles take full advantage with their keen eyesight. Eagle pairs use the winter to strengthen their bonds and are often seen soaring together and performing aerial displays.

Meerkats will dig deeper and more complex burrows to avoid the chill. Their intricate tunnel systems provide warmth and safety, allowing them to huddle together during cold nights.

The feature also highlights how Black-backed Jackals, kudus, Vervet Monkeys, and Baboons alter their foraging patterns and habits during the winter months.

To honour South Africa’s resilient wildlife, for the month of July, Springbok Casino is offering players 25 free spins on its new Cosmic Crusade slot.

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