|All entrants to MSSA’s National Team Trials need a current passport.|
Without fail, Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) reminds every Registered Player (albeit for Board games, Card games, Esports and/or Wargames) to have a current passport at the time of National Team Trials (NTT).
Not having a passport at NTT is immediate disqualification from the selection process.
The reason is simple.
In order for MSSA to afford every Registered Player every opportunity to qualify for NTT, MSSA holds its NTT as late as possible. This year sees MSSA holding its NTT on 25 March 2023. Thus there is just no time to allow Registered Players to obtain their passports after NTT.
In the case of the selection of the National Protea Esports Team for IESF’s African Regional Qualifiers, to be held in May, and the 15th World Esports Championships (WEC) to be held in Lasi passports, by 31 March 2023. There is therefore simply no time to entertain Registered Players wishing to participate on the international stage who do not have a passport.
Therefore, any Registered Player who has qualified for NTT through any of MSSA’s events must ensure that they have a valid South African passport – which is valid for six months after the event.