For the first time, female learners shall earn prize money for esports.


Charlize Seremak who, while in HHTS Sasolburg, represented South Africa at IESF’s 11th World Championships in Seoul, South Korea.


With t
he MSSA’s NWU Online School League about to start on 25th of July 2022 excitement is running high as schools and players ready themselves for the largest purse to be awarded to an official national school league. 

Not only did NWU increase the overall sponsorship to R65,000.00, but iit is the first time ever in South Africa that there will be awarded a prize exclusively to the top female teams and/or individual players in the game tites for which prize money shall be given.

It should be noted that should a female player win overall, and not just be the highest placed female, such female athlete shall earn both the overall purse as well as the extra R1,000.00.

The prizes are divided into three catagories:

  • Overall purse prize being a bursary (courtesy of NWU to the value of R30,000.00 and R5,000.00 for the CS:GO, DotA 2, efootball, Mobile Legends Bang Banc, and Street Fighter V esports titles,
  • Prizes for the best female athletes, and
  • Best school award.

Even though only six (6) of the eleven (11) titles carry the fabulous prizes as sponsored by North West University (NWU), it should be noted that that ALL titles offered do count towards:

  • Participation in National Team Trials, and
  • School Provincial Colours

The distribution of the best female prize from NWU is as follows:

Title Platform age restriction Players Prize distribution
Clash Royale Mobile 12 1 v 1 R1,000.00
CS GO PC, 16 5 v 5 R1,000.00
DotA 2 PC 12 5 v 5 R1,000.00
efootball (PES 2022) Console 12 1 v 1 R1,000.00
Mobile Legends Bang Bang Mobile 12 5 v 5 R1,000.00
Street Fighter V Console 12 1 v 1 R1,000.00

The other esports titles being offered are:

Title Platform age restriction Players
HearthStone Mobile 7 1 v 1
FIFA ‘22 Console 12 1 v 1
League of Legends PC 12 5 v 5
Paladins PC/console 12 5 v 5
VainGlory Tablet/cell 12 3 v 3

In keeping with Mind Sport South Africa’s policies re development programmes, entries are free and gratis to registered players who are unable to afford to enter such championships should the designated school official formally request assistance. Such applications must be directed to the MSSA at: e-mail: mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com 

Players who are registered with any affiliated school may participate.
  • Only a designated school official may enter a school team  consisting of at least one athlete.
  • Entry fees must be deposited directly into Mind Sports South Africa’s account, held at ABSA Bank, account number, 90 4766 7676
  • Entries are R50.00 per player and photographs of all athletes must accompany such entry.
  • No entries shall be accepted without MSSA having received proof of payment.
  • All entries must be entered onto the entry form that may be downloaded from https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VEYdTjmTj6FvqNDftSz9QdAYsiOiRaaI7EUY_rKxDUI/edit#gid=0
  • Entries close on Sunday, 24 July 2022.

The following Medals may be awarded at MSSA’s 2022 Annual Inter-School League:

  • HIGH SCHOOL (FEMALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
  • PRIMARY SCHOOL (FEMALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
  • HIGH SCHOOL (MALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
  • PRIMARY SCHOOL (MALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.

Please note the medals shall be awarded at a MSSA offline event.

Colours and National Team Trials:

  • Provincial Colours: All Players who win all of their Matches at MSSA’s 2019 Annual Inter-School League will earn Provincial Colours.
  • 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 MSSA’s 2019 Annual Inter-School League in the same period and in the same year, shall 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 be eligible for selection for the National Squad. 

It must be remembered that only schools affiliated to MSSA may participate in the 2022 NWU Online Schools League.

For further information, please contact mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com, or WhatsApp 078 069 3089.

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