Please note that the fact that the ASUS 2010 MSSA Western Cape LAN Championships to be held at Edgemead High School, Cape Town on 17 & 18 July 2010 includes the WCG qualifying event for GUITAR HERO. The closing date for entries is 11 July 2010.

As mentioned in previous press releases, the players who finish in 1st and 2nd place will each receive a berth at the final qualifying event to be held on 7 August 2010 at Sandton City courtesy of SAMSUNG.

Championship Details:

Venue: Edgemead High School, Cape Town

Date: 17th & 18th July 2010

Fees: R65.00 Registeration fee - if not already registered
R50.00 per Registered Player per Period

Entry: To enter please go to the MSSA's Championship Manager.

Rules and Regulations: All Rules and Regulations pertaining to eSports are available from here. Players are strongly advised to familiarise themselves with the LAN League Bylaws and all Period Specific Rules.The Period Specific Rules will be released by the MSSA eSports Board of Control shortly. 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: [email protected].

The following Periods may be played in the ASUS 2010 MSSA Western Cape LAN Championships:

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
FIFA'10 (PS3)
Guitar Hero 5 (Xbox360)
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
Warcraft III: Defense of the Ancients
CounterStrike 1.6
Quake 3

The schedule of the ASUS 2010 MSSA Western Cape LAN Championships is:

SATURDAY:

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Quake
Guitar Hero 5 (Xbox360)

SUNDAY:

Warcraft III: Defense of the Ancients
CounterStrike 1.6
FIFA '10 (PS3)

The following Medals may be awarded at the MSSA's 2010 Western Cape 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: A Medal will be awarded to the first woman player who did not receive any other medal.

Colours and National Team Trials:

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.
To assist in the registration process, Mind Sports South Africa's volunteers have developed a new Championship Manager. The system provides the following functionality:

Users can create an account to protect their confidential personal details
Each User can register one or more Players with MSSA (This is useful for those Team Managers/Captains who wish to register all the Players in their Team).

Player registration must be completed annually and enables those players to be allowed to compete in MSSA Championships - such Players are referred to as Registered Players.

Each User can enter a Registered Player or a Team of Registered Players into a specific Championship.

Further information can also be obtained from Bryan Banfield at 082-902-7211 or [email protected]

Issued by:

Colin Webster
President
Mind Sports South Africa
P O Box 19275
FISHER'S HILL
1408
Tel: 011 828 4994
Fax: 086 672 1911
Cell: 073 593 9451
e-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.mindsportssa.freeservers.com/
URL: http://www.mssa-cgboc.org/ (eSports Gaming site)
URL: http://www.facebook.com/mindsportssa?ref=ts

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is an affiliate of the South African Confederation of Sport and Olympic Committee.

The MSSA is responsible for the good governance and promotion of Board games (such as Backgammon, Diplomacy, Checkers, Draughts, Morabaraba, etc), eSports (whether they are played on ‘cell phones, Sony® PSP’s, personal computers or similar), and Historical figure games (also known as wargames).