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Breaking: The MSSA is no longer affiliated with SASCOC

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Weโ€™ve received word, and subsequently confirmed with SASCOC that Mind Sports South Africa is no longer affiliated with the organisation. Story developing. While we wait, here are some inferences that can be made as we await more news:

The MSSA is no longer allowed to award national or provincial colours – we are awaiting news about which bodies will receive this authorization.ย The MSSA is no longer the official eSports body in the country – anyone can compete in international tournaments without the MSSA holding any authority over team names, though there may still be legal hurdles regarding the use of the Flag, and official South African representation.

We spoke to the office of SASCOC’sย Patience Shikwambana, and while she was not available herself, SASCOC’sย Liaison Officer informed us that “MSSA are no longer connected to SASCOC.” They are unable to confirm anything further via telephone, and have asked us to fire of a mail, which we have done. We await their response. We have similarly heard the same from another government source. We have also contacted the MSSA, and were told to call back later.

Speaking to some affiliated members, we have been told that the MSSA has not informed their members of this change as of yet. Knowledge of these changes of course prompted them to ask a very pertinent question:

“So what is the point of membership?”

We are awaiting further news about why this connection was severed and will be reporting on that as we know more.

[Update] MSSA insiders have informed us that the MSSA is saying this is all a misunderstanding. They are claiming that they still have SASCOC affiliation, but that there are issues surrounding the indigenous games (e.g. Moraboraba) because those clubs are unable to submit clean books. MyGaming is reporting that SASCOC CEO says the MSSA is suspended pending a hearing and that processes were underway. MSSA General Secretary, Colin Webster replied that this is a “knee-jerk” reaction from SASCOC in response to a number of complaints.

Last Updated: July 3, 2014

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  1. Great News!…?

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    • Mossel

      July 3, 2014 at 13:36

      Jirre SP. Welkom in die gemeenskap!

      Reply

      • SP Van Zyl

        July 3, 2014 at 13:40

        Bra, eks al lankal hier. Ek comment net nie op alles nie.

        Reply

        • Mossel

          July 3, 2014 at 13:47

          Lekker man, lekker.

          Reply

  2. Ottokie

    July 3, 2014 at 12:58

    From what I understand, this means they are not allowed to give out SA colours anymore. But I might be wrong ๐Ÿ˜›

    Reply

  3. Aries

    July 3, 2014 at 12:58

    What if this is just a trick to give us hope

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      July 3, 2014 at 13:03

      We phoned SASCOC directly, so it’s quite a serious trick if it is

      Reply

      • Hondsepop

        July 3, 2014 at 13:09

        Gavin, is that a smile I see on your face.

        Reply

        • Spathi

          July 3, 2014 at 13:13

          You took too long to ask the question, Gavin is already drinking himself into a stupor!

          Reply

          • Ottokie

            July 3, 2014 at 13:16

            ‘n knertsie hanepoot

          • Spathi

            July 3, 2014 at 13:17

            …vir voorgereg en ‘n kakhuis vol bier vir hoofgereg!

        • Rince&pop

          July 3, 2014 at 13:57

          He would never. He’s not petty or vindictive like that…

          Reply

  4. Brett Gunter

    July 3, 2014 at 12:59

    Brilliant! Such a pity though that this didn’t happen a few days ago before the ESL grand finals ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Reply

  5. Milesh Bhana

    July 3, 2014 at 13:02

    sasCOC.. does this mean we’ll also not allow girls in our teams?

    Reply

    • Congo

      July 3, 2014 at 13:07

      2/10 for effort

      Reply

  6. MakeItLegal

    July 3, 2014 at 13:03

    Karma

    Reply

  7. Kensei Seraph

    July 3, 2014 at 13:04

    Depending on who replaces them this could be either good news or amazing news.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      July 3, 2014 at 13:12

      Can’t see that it being worse.

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        July 3, 2014 at 13:14

        Exactly.

        Reply

        • Greylingad

          July 3, 2014 at 13:15

          Agreed! From here it can only get better!

          Reply

      • Weanerdog

        July 3, 2014 at 16:16

        Yip pretty sure Stalin is dead

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          July 3, 2014 at 16:20

          LOL

          Reply

    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      July 3, 2014 at 16:28

      Today. Is the greatest day

      Reply

  8. Consumer of Little Rabbits

    July 3, 2014 at 13:04

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    *breathes*
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Well now thats over. Without their government affiliated back leg to stand on maybe we can see some real change in the esports scene nationally. These fucking clowns have made nothing but a mess but now there support is waning, it should open the doors for a new entity to grab up stakes and push things forward.

    Only question though, is who?

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    • Rince&pop

      July 3, 2014 at 13:24

      Me!

      Reply

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        July 3, 2014 at 16:28

        Seconded

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        • Rince&pop

          July 3, 2014 at 16:46

          Hey man. The ladz are going to meet up at the River Club on the 19th if you are keen? Don’t know if I have your email

          Reply

    • ToshZA

      July 3, 2014 at 13:25

      *their

      Reply

      • Consumer of Little Rabbits

        July 3, 2014 at 16:02

        Oh sorry let me quickly go kill myself for the sake of humanity

        Reply

        • ToshZA

          July 3, 2014 at 16:23

          Would you mind? That’d be really rather smashing of you.

          xD

          Reply

  9. Anon A Mouse

    July 3, 2014 at 13:07

    You guys always only see the doom and gloom. MSSA has just outgrown SASCOC and will now form a partnership with leSF to take over the world of eSports. The will be able to give World Colours and tell everyone what they may and may not play as well as what each team must be called.

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    • Consumer of Little Rabbits

      July 3, 2014 at 13:12

      They are an abhorrent organisation which lends its ethics based on those of the 1960’s. Undeniable gender bias on all accounts and the harpooning of local talent on a daily basis. They are a scourge on the face of local esports. I highly doubt after government ties are severed, for what ever reason, they will have ANY credibility to afford to award such prestiges on the levels your are talking about

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    • Hammersteyn

      July 3, 2014 at 13:12

      Membership will now be R5000 not R500

      Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      July 3, 2014 at 13:13

      Sweet, a chance to use one of the new gifs I’ve collected.
      http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/710/422/b50.gif

      Reply

  10. Hammersteyn

    July 3, 2014 at 13:11

    • Kensei Seraph

      July 3, 2014 at 13:15

    • Anon A Mouse

      July 3, 2014 at 13:16

      Love the high five, no wait fist pump, NO BRO HUG in the bottom right.

      Reply

    • HvR - Still dislikes Random.or

      July 3, 2014 at 13:37

      • Hondsepop

        July 3, 2014 at 13:43

        It’s one of those, you get one, she get one, you all get one, just look under your chairs moments from Oprah, isn’t it.

        Reply

        • HvR - Still dislikes Random.or

          July 3, 2014 at 13:45

          Well that or male strip club.

          Reply

        • Anon A Mouse

          July 3, 2014 at 13:46

          Nope, the woman in red just told the audience she’s not pregnant with the dude in the peach shirt’s love child.

          Reply

        • Grant [_G_] Hancock

          July 3, 2014 at 15:37

          They all just found out that Justin Bieber is NOT the baby they gave up for adoption !

          Reply

      • Ottokie

        July 3, 2014 at 13:44

        This is probably how a public steam sale would look like if it was not digitally sold…

        Reply

  11. Hondsepop

    July 3, 2014 at 13:12

    Wonder how it will affect sponsorship.

    Reply

    • Unavengedavo

      July 3, 2014 at 13:17

      Was wondering the same. How long before Mweb also pulls out?

      Reply

  12. James Anderton

    July 3, 2014 at 13:14

    YES! Fkin finally..

    Reply

  13. Kensei Seraph

    July 3, 2014 at 13:16

    Cheers MSSA, I hope you enjoyed the ride.
    http://i.imgur.com/N4QtBsG.gif

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    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      July 3, 2014 at 16:29

      Upvote for showing how we all feel

      Reply

    • Skyblue

      July 3, 2014 at 20:01

      DISCLAIMER: “Oh, I’m sorry, I… I didn’t know how this machine worked.”

      Reply

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      July 4, 2014 at 17:29

      Please remind me of the movie name

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        July 6, 2014 at 19:20

        Guardians of the Galaxy.

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        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

          July 7, 2014 at 09:54

          Tx.

          I am handing in my geek badge for that by the way…. Yeah…. I realised afterwards what I had just asked and then remembered the name. I was ashamed that I could have forgotten. In my defense I never read the comics….

          Reply

  14. Greylingad

    July 3, 2014 at 13:19

    Celebrations ahoY! Let’s hope for the best!

    Reply

  15. Doug

    July 3, 2014 at 13:22

    Victory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Rince&pop

    July 3, 2014 at 13:23

    So much win!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      July 3, 2014 at 13:24

      But I wonder what will happen to Mr…..

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      • Rince&pop

        July 3, 2014 at 13:25

        &*^*&^*&^*&^*&^V? He who should not be named?

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          July 3, 2014 at 13:30

          Indeed

          Reply

  17. ToshZA

    July 3, 2014 at 13:24

  18. Robert Hart

    July 3, 2014 at 13:26

    I wouldn’t celebrate just yet. They could potentially be replaced with an MSSA spin-off.

    Reply

  19. Rince&pop

    July 3, 2014 at 13:26

    Wow, I go to a meeting on Climate Change, come back, and indeed, the climate has changed.

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  20. Zirax

    July 3, 2014 at 13:27

    Lets just say forces working in the background ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Rince&pop

      July 3, 2014 at 13:27

      I assume you mean Jedi forces of goodness? ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply

      • ToshZA

        July 3, 2014 at 13:30

        Darth Vader did eventually bring balance to the force.

        Reply

  21. Wonga

    July 3, 2014 at 13:30

    AMANDLA MALEMA bringing justice to the country.

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      July 3, 2014 at 13:34

      I’m curious of what part Malema had to play in this?
      Please elaborate.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        July 3, 2014 at 13:35

        The good part……… no wait.

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      • Wonga

        July 3, 2014 at 13:39

        For inspiring the forces of change in parliament. Making ANC see they are not invincible. And den, by analogy people rise up against MSSA who in turn realise they are not invincible.

        But there was nothing in my original comment implying causation between these events; thank you for validating my belief that there was.

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        • Kensei Seraph

          July 3, 2014 at 13:42

          So first you change your name then you read implications in my comment that are not there?

          Reply

          • Rince&pop

            July 3, 2014 at 15:32

            Wowza.

          • Wonga

            July 3, 2014 at 15:38

            I like to change my name. It makes me happy. Much like the reason anyone uses aliases on the internet at all.

            And yes, implications are meant to read into things that are not there. For example, your assumption that Malema was related to this at all. To which I did answer ๐Ÿ™‚

            vote eff

          • Spaffy

            July 3, 2014 at 16:12

            Say what? Your comment reads: “AMANDLA MALEMA”
            I’d say it was a fair assumption on his part to assume you meant Malema had something to do with this. But hey, that’s just me.

            Vote DA

          • Wonga

            July 3, 2014 at 16:14

            DA? ok that explains everything ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Spaffy

            July 3, 2014 at 16:17

            Lol just like your eff comment did. ๐Ÿ˜›

        • Spaffy

          July 3, 2014 at 15:07

          I don’t see how his comment validated anything, except perhaps his curiosity.

          Reply

  22. Rince&pop

    July 3, 2014 at 13:32

    So hang on, does this mean we have to return our T-Shirts? ๐Ÿ˜›

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    • Hammersteyn

      July 3, 2014 at 13:36

      Oh snap XD

      Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      July 3, 2014 at 13:48

      I;’m actually emailing my lawyer to ask… well about that and other things

      Reply

      • Rince&pop

        July 3, 2014 at 13:50

        You back the hell off. I am not returning my tent to NO ONE!

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        • HvR - Still dislikes Random.or

          July 3, 2014 at 13:51

          They first need to get an eviction notice from the high court in any case.

          Reply

          • Rince&pop

            July 3, 2014 at 15:32

            Nice ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Hammersteyn

        July 3, 2014 at 14:07

        If all is well you should sell tshirts to celebrate ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • HvR - Still dislikes Random.or

          July 3, 2014 at 14:11

          They should maybe first ship T-shirt orders still outstanding.

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            July 3, 2014 at 14:13

            What? Really?

          • Gavin Mannion

            July 3, 2014 at 14:16

            All our orders shipped ages ago?

            I’ve got one left that the guy was meant to collect and hasn’t.. I need to remind him

          • HvR - Still dislikes Random.or

            July 3, 2014 at 14:32

            Still waiting for a normal Lazygamer T-shirt ordered the same time as the Bacon one. Apparently there was supply issues.

          • Admiral Chief Fairburne

            July 3, 2014 at 15:06

            Is that me?

    • HvR - Still dislikes Random.or

      July 3, 2014 at 13:50

      They first have to find me in mine

      Reply

      • Rince&pop

        July 3, 2014 at 15:33

        You too? I took an arrow to the knee, so used my tshirt as a sail…

        Reply

  23. Guild

    July 3, 2014 at 13:34

    Now that’s great news. About time they were removed. Looking forward to further details and what MSSA response will be

    Reply

  24. Lardus-Resident Perve

    July 3, 2014 at 13:34

    If I did not have to work a full-time job, I would take over MSSA (or their replacement) and make it the bestest in the world! All teams to feature minimum 1 beard – even the female teams! Bos-mossels count.

    Reply

    • Anon A Mouse

      July 3, 2014 at 13:35

      And a Nana, then all will be well with the world.

      Reply

  25. Anon A Mouse

    July 3, 2014 at 13:35

    Completely unrelated but why isn’t there a bio for Martha? Sandy’s is brilliant.

    Reply

    • Mossel

      July 3, 2014 at 13:36

      Seconded. I need to know what I’m dealing with.

      Reply

      • grammarnazi

        July 3, 2014 at 13:46

        *I need to know with what I’m dealing.

        dnt end ur sentences in prepositions

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        • Kensei Seraph

          July 3, 2014 at 13:48

          *Don’t end your sentences in prepositions.

          If you’re going to correct someone’s grammar at least try to use correct grammar yourself.

          Reply

          • grammarnazi

            July 3, 2014 at 15:29

            Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen; now there are more grammar nazis!

        • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

          July 3, 2014 at 13:53

          While yes, “with” is indeed a preposition, in that context it is being used as an adverb.

          We’re going to have a beer. Would you like to come with?

          Reply

          • Kensei Seraph

            July 3, 2014 at 13:55

            Careful, getting beers with Wonga could end up being… interesting.
            You have to interact with 4 different people.

          • grammarnazi

            July 3, 2014 at 15:35

            In 18 senses of the word, “with” is never an adverb. “Deal with” can arguably function as a transitive verb itself, but the sentence lacks an object.

            Even Rothbert from Barbie knew to phrase it correctly, when he ased the swangirl if she knew with whom she’s dealing. I’m going to watch it now; would you like to come along?

        • Mossel

          July 3, 2014 at 14:17

          *Don’t
          *your

          Reply

        • Hondsepop

          July 3, 2014 at 14:19

          *.

          Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      July 3, 2014 at 13:37

      I’ll get on that right away. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply

    • HvR - Still dislikes Random.or

      July 3, 2014 at 13:41

      Martha?

      Rather Marta, Maria or Madalena

      Reply

  26. Ebinski

    July 3, 2014 at 13:38

    Whoop whoop….

    Reply

  27. Ebinski

    July 3, 2014 at 13:40

    party time

    Reply

  28. Maria

    July 3, 2014 at 13:45

    Wot you must realise is that eSports is not a fraction of what MSSA is about, hence why the hordes of dota trolls pestering them weren’t taken seriously. So the reason the tether broke is more likely due to some legal issue, like contravening the Gambling Act (:D) or soliciting minors. But this hardly changes anything, key agenda of the “viable alternative” was to bring MSSA down.

    This news is simply a message of troll victory for all the MSSA haters.

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    • Tarisma

      July 3, 2014 at 13:46

      Some one is clearly upset…

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      • Maria

        July 3, 2014 at 13:53

        And someone (no, two) clearly have mature responses. Just read all the replies so far and you will understand my last sentence.

        Yet T1NY-WP, you don’t even know the facts of the situation but feel glorified in knowing your “enemy” has been removed. Clearly it shows what kind of person you are. What’s that word, schadenfreude

        move on

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        • Rags

          July 3, 2014 at 13:55

          Its a victory indeed. MSSA was a fucking joke.

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        • Grant [_G_] Hancock

          July 3, 2014 at 16:05

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    • T1NY-WP

      July 3, 2014 at 13:48

      Do you need a tissue?

      Who cares? The MSSA was a disgusting excuse for a Governing Body and finally, their past caught up with them.

      Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      July 3, 2014 at 13:51

      Wow you really like changing your name don’t you Wonga?
      First Wonga, then Ebinski and then grammarnazi.

      Reply

      • Ebinski

        July 3, 2014 at 13:55

        Lol no dude, I have no idea what you are talking about?

        Reply

        • Kensei Seraph

          July 3, 2014 at 13:59

          Wow, back to Ebinski.

          If you change names, Disqus doesn’t update the names on the other peoples computers until they refresh or reopen the page.

          Reply

          • Ebinski

            July 3, 2014 at 14:05

            Dude I commented as a guest on this site, I don’t know the other people you mentioned. But I will go and create an Disqus account so that you can get your panties out of your arse.

          • Kensei Seraph

            July 3, 2014 at 14:16

            Yes, I believe you.
            (refresh for image.)

          • Hammersteyn

            July 3, 2014 at 14:20

            XD

          • Ebinski

            July 3, 2014 at 15:40

            I’m too easy ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Ebinski

            July 3, 2014 at 14:11

            You happy now?

      • Doug

        July 3, 2014 at 14:23

        Colin?

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        • Gavin Mannion

          July 3, 2014 at 14:29

          I’ve checked, it isn’t

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          • Doug

            July 3, 2014 at 14:52

            Lol on top of things today Gav

          • Gavin Mannion

            July 3, 2014 at 14:52

            avoiding getting sued… again

    • Spaffy

      July 3, 2014 at 14:05

      Soliciting minors haha

      Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      July 3, 2014 at 14:05

      “like contravening the Gambling Act (:D) or soliciting minors.” soliciting what now…

      Reply

      • Maria

        July 3, 2014 at 15:26

        Was just speculating, in a more diverse way than you do, but if Colin admits he can’t take fees because it falls under the Gambling act, it’s fair to imagine he can’t negotiate with people under 18. Like the new laws regarding flying overseas, if you read MSSA facebook page.

        perhaps solicit was the wrong word

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    • Hammersteyn

      July 3, 2014 at 14:06

      • maria

        July 3, 2014 at 15:19

        too easy

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          July 3, 2014 at 15:25

          Thanks, you make it easy

          Reply

      • Rince&pop

        July 3, 2014 at 15:36

        HAHA! Why am I only seeing all these now, fucking meetings…

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          July 3, 2014 at 15:53

          XD

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    • Georgie Chrono

      July 3, 2014 at 14:29

      Colin please, less fake names, more explinations

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        July 3, 2014 at 14:32

        Dude, you can’t say that.
        What if he/she is someone named Fred or Jill or something else?

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        • Georgie Chrono

          July 3, 2014 at 14:37

          Fred or Jill hahahaha , colin has a thing for fake names and accounts ๐Ÿ˜‰

          Reply

      • Maria

        July 3, 2014 at 15:23

        No problem pasta, what would you like to be explained? Although there are things I leave open for discussion.

        What I can explain is the ad hominem fallacy, an invalid argument that criticizes a statement based on who said it rather than what it says. Since it’s far easier to discredit Maria than what she says.

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        • ThisIsBullShlt

          July 3, 2014 at 16:37

          … from Maria. You’re either a (unskilled) troll or the worst shill in existence for speaking in the 3rd person. And on your point, there is a body of evidence for abuse and then just you claiming that “we don’t know the truth of what happened.”
          So yeah… rekt.

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          • Maria

            July 3, 2014 at 17:53

            There was a point behind using 3rd person there, but if you missed it I might as well not even try. Also for not reading and pulling things out of context – I meant we don’t know [yet] what happened to cause the alleged dismissal of MSSA. The only “fact” thrown at this party was a SASCOC phone call saying MSSA is no longer connected with them.

            But please, cite all these instances of “abuse”.

          • Kensei Seraph

            July 4, 2014 at 09:00

            Wonga is having trouble keeping track of exactly which username he/she is using at any one time, hence the third person usage.

  29. Gerhard Davids

    July 3, 2014 at 13:49

    Awesome news, now let’s find out where we can get permission for our Barbarians to use the flag.

    Reply

  30. Svarupa Singh

    July 3, 2014 at 13:54

    Awesome news!

    Reply

  31. Rags

    July 3, 2014 at 13:54

    Maybe a bit early to celebrate, but its hard to imagine a replacement if there is going to be one, be any worse. So, woop woop.

    Also LMAO@Colin Webster

    Reply

  32. woola

    July 3, 2014 at 14:00

    lol all those wargames and morabara players going to have their jackets and colours taken away ๐Ÿ™

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      July 3, 2014 at 14:00

      That’s an interesting thought.
      What does happen to those who have been awarded colours?

      Reply

      • Spaffy

        July 3, 2014 at 14:03

        If they were any good to begin with, surely they would be able to get their colors with whoever takes over.

        Reply

        • Kensei Seraph

          July 3, 2014 at 14:13

          True.

          Reply

          • woola

            July 3, 2014 at 15:16

            Having the monopoly for 50 years, don’t think there’s anyone willing to take over (board games at least). Some people just above university level, perhaps

    • Kensei Seraph

      July 3, 2014 at 14:13

      And now to woola…
      (refresh for image and username)

      Reply

  33. Lardus-Resident Perve

    July 3, 2014 at 14:02

    Watch this article get the most comments this week!

    Reply

    • Ebinski

      July 3, 2014 at 14:03

      the most trolls, memes and flames too

      Reply

      • Ebinski

        July 3, 2014 at 14:12

        Dude dont use my F-king alias!

        Reply

        • Ebinski

          July 3, 2014 at 15:12

          y?

          Reply

  34. neilhza

    July 3, 2014 at 14:03

    So scared I’m going to wake up.

    Reply

  35. Makes

    July 3, 2014 at 14:04

    Sounds like a April Fools joke

    Reply

  36. Spaffy

    July 3, 2014 at 14:04

    So who will replace them?

    Reply

    • Rags

      July 3, 2014 at 14:06

      Matatheni Mosotho. ๐Ÿ˜›

      Reply

      • Spaffy

        July 3, 2014 at 14:09

        Out of the frying pan…

        Reply

  37. Admiral Chief Fairburne

    July 3, 2014 at 14:04

    So, I go out for a lekker lunch away from the office, and this great news hits?

    I should leave the office moar often it seems

    Reply

  38. frikkenator

    July 3, 2014 at 14:07

    Fanfriggintastic! I can’t help but think that lazy gamer with their overly positive and supportive articles about MSSA has helped put a stop this gravy train power trip!

    Reply

    • woola

      July 3, 2014 at 14:11

      power of the press

      Reply

  39. Rock789

    July 3, 2014 at 14:15

    That is all…

    Reply

  40. neilhza

    July 3, 2014 at 14:16

    Steady on, based on http://mygaming.co.za/news/news/66607-mssa-suspended-from-sascoc.html if MSSA and Sascoc reach an agreement in their hearing (ie MSSA apologises) then it sounds like they’ll resume.

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      July 3, 2014 at 14:18

      Interesting.

      Reply

    • woola

      July 3, 2014 at 14:19

      yay, a credible article. and one that doesnt make it seem “the forces at work” had anything to do with it

      Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      July 3, 2014 at 14:24

      we linked to their article in our update..

      There are currently three stories doing the rounds, we are waiting on the official announcement to be sent by SASCOC.

      But SASCOC doesn’t just suspend people with no cause. Remember that is purely Colin’s statement.

      We will keep updating as news comes out

      Reply

      • neilhza

        July 3, 2014 at 14:33

        If the suspension becomes final, I will walk down to http://www.rebellionbeer.co.uk/ and demand they name next month’s beer the Lazygamer.

        Reply

        • Kensei Seraph

          July 3, 2014 at 14:34

          I’d drink to that, and I don’t even like beer.

          Reply

        • Gavin Mannion

          July 3, 2014 at 15:01

          This needs to happen

          Reply

  41. Ottokie

    July 3, 2014 at 14:17

    “Colin Webster replied that this is a โ€œknee-jerkโ€ reaction from SASCOC in response to a number of complaints.”

    You don’t need a knee-jerk, you need an uppercut…

    Reply

  42. HvR - Still dislikes Random.or

    July 3, 2014 at 14:27

    From the MyGaming article “Sascoc president Gideon Sam noted that the MSSA was asked to make an appearance before the Sascoc council to answer for undisclosed accusations made against Sascoc leadership.”

    Will actually be sad if this is the case, so they mismanage and make a joke of the sport all they want as long as they do not insult the big bosses.

    Reply

    • Hamer

      July 3, 2014 at 15:10

      Agree; but sadly that is pretty much the case at most places in SA. Government, workplace, school – only crossing the line when you go for your superiors

      (To be fair I think MSSA were only unfit to handle eSports, they were fine with board games)

      Reply

      • Brady miaau

        July 3, 2014 at 15:57

        What about chesss, Bridge and Go? All separate and Chess is big

        Reply

        • Hamer

          July 3, 2014 at 16:01

          They don’t do chess. Technically it’s a board game but so big it’s managed by CHESSA. The MSSA does things like backgammon, checkers and cup stacking (lol).

          Reply

          • Brady miaau

            July 3, 2014 at 16:27

            I play chess on occasion. Dedicated, passionate people run in a professional manner.

  43. JHN

    July 3, 2014 at 14:56

    This is pretty awsum news would be nice if they got an organisation who actually helped grow the local scene, instead of eating all the donuts.

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 3, 2014 at 14:57

      Competitive eating is the domain of Mouth Sports South Africa.

      Reply

      • Doug

        July 3, 2014 at 14:58

        Same thing ‘coz its all I see from them.

        Reply

  44. Gavin Mannion

    July 3, 2014 at 15:03

    What I don’t understand is why would SASCOC suspend an entire association just because the General Secretary said something they didn’t like… that doesn’t make sense.

    Reply

    • Rince&pop

      July 3, 2014 at 15:07

      Yeah. It’s not like he’s the President of the association or anything 0-O

      Reply

      • Norm

        July 3, 2014 at 15:30

        BOOM!

        Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 3, 2014 at 15:37

        Maybe there’s someone in the background pulling the strings?

        Reply

        • Rince&pop

          July 3, 2014 at 15:37

          That would be, pistorius, I mean, preposterous. .

          Reply

  45. Zenoxtale

    July 3, 2014 at 15:28

    Good!

    Reply

  46. Johann Coetzee

    July 3, 2014 at 15:34

    Sooo I asked the man himself…….

    Reply

  47. Weanerdog

    July 3, 2014 at 16:14

    Knee jerk, looks like a righteous kick up the arse.

    Reply

  48. Johan du Preez

    July 3, 2014 at 16:21

    Karma is a bitch!

    Reply

  49. Tiaan Brink

    July 3, 2014 at 16:21

    Afrikaans people. Afrikaans people everywhere.

    Reply

    • Johan du Preez

      July 3, 2014 at 16:21

      and your point is ?

      Reply

      • Tiaan Brink

        July 4, 2014 at 15:04

        Afrikaans people. Afrikaans people everywhere.

        Reply

  50. neilhza

    July 3, 2014 at 16:39

    Saw this on mygaming and had to chuckle. Meanwhile at MSSA HQ http://i.imgur.com/9mMGH96.gif

    Reply

  51. Daniel van Flymen

    July 3, 2014 at 17:23

    So apparently we weren’t allowed to say that DC represented SA when we went to the World Cyber Games because we refused to join the MSSA… that can’t be true?

    Reply

  52. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    July 3, 2014 at 18:39

    Sasquach urrrr I mean SASCOC has finally realised that the MSSA has so far done nothing good for their image in eSports

    Reply

  53. ghostR

    July 3, 2014 at 22:37

    I think its time to build a proper eSports system in South Africa.

    Reply

  54. Doug

    July 4, 2014 at 10:05

    Anything new on this for today. Please make my Friday even better

    Reply

  55. Archzion

    July 4, 2014 at 12:02

    Hmm seems like there could be a kinkel in the kabel

    Reply

    • neilhza

      July 4, 2014 at 14:48

      Ok, so the organisation that insists on bringing this sport under government control is now moaning about politics?

      Reply

  56. Nick Wilkins

    July 15, 2014 at 14:32

    Does anyone have any clarification on what “clean books” means?

    Are the MSSA’s financials in a bit of a muck or am I reading to much into it?

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      July 15, 2014 at 14:42

      The clean books rumour is nothing more than just a rumour that we have been told by one person and it isn’t for the entire MSSA but just a club in the MSSA.

      Personally I can’t see SASCOC suspending the MSSA just because one of their members clubs has a problem with their accounts.

      We will follow up with SASCOC again shortly to try and get an updated response

      Reply

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