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Here comes a new SA eSports league

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No crying in baseball

By now, you’re all familiar with the trials and tribulations over at the MSSA. We are hoping for change, keeping some optimism about the new president, but many have called for an entirely new organization to take over and take eSports in a positive new direction. Now, it looks like that might be happening.

Buried in the abyss that is twitter, this news story emerged. Now, it’s important to point out that we haven’t yet received any information from this new organization. However, that’s not entirely strange. You see, they’re the same people that organized an invitational tournament with Afrihost, but didn’t inform the media until less than a week before the event. They also sent that glorious press release after the event. That said, I’m excited about anything that might help fix eSports in this country. So, here’s the news via twitter:

As I said, I’m keen for more information. I love the idea behind this, but I think the purposeful avoidance of the media at the start is a bad sign. Also, I’m wondering how it will work to change sponsors every week – will they just be on rotation?

He hopes that this will make us appreciate the sponsors more, but I have a feeling it will give us less of an opportunity to notice and appreciate them. I reached out to this entrepreneurial fellow and will hopefully have more details after we meet in person. I do think it would have been wiser to prepare a press statement before going public on twitter, or at least some way for the public to find information about this new league – where is a website, or at least a Facebook page? That said, kudos to anyone who wants to try to fix our broken system. Let’s hope that we see good things from them soon.

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Last Updated: March 11, 2014

16 Comments

  1. Matt Merks

    March 11, 2014 at 11:06

    Well, this came out of nowhere.

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  2. RinceIsIngwer

    March 11, 2014 at 11:10

    Anything that kicks the MSSA between the legs will get my vote.

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  3. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 11, 2014 at 11:13

    I like how PC is mentioned first!

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      March 11, 2014 at 11:32

      that would be what you picked up from this 😛

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      • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

        March 11, 2014 at 11:34

        It IS the most important part of the message, no?

        Please forward this article to Rockstar. Make them understand their shortsighted stance toward the Master Race.

        😛

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  4. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    March 11, 2014 at 11:13

    Definitely an awesome idea. Now let’s give them some breathing room to get this done and do it right!

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  5. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 11, 2014 at 11:13

  6. BEANIBIL1TY

    March 11, 2014 at 11:14

    No offence but i do not know this barkie guy from a bar of soap.

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  7. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 11, 2014 at 11:16

    Let’s hope there’s some bite to this.

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    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      March 11, 2014 at 11:16

      Agreed

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  8. Gerhard Davids

    March 11, 2014 at 11:44

    Swooping in from left field. Good stuff let’s show our support.

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  9. Weanerdog

    March 11, 2014 at 12:03

    Hope this really comes off. I bit worried about some of the announcements coming across a little elitist and arrogant. Like the whole non-shunning of the media by not interacting with them.

    Edit: I hope that I am reading it wrong and that their is a perfectly legit reason why they are going about business via a guys twitter feed.

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  10. Skyblue

    March 11, 2014 at 12:06

    Looks and sounds like a one-man show tbh. Would have to see the SASCOC approval before taking it too serious. I also can’t see weekly comps working unless there is a set schedule like DGL. Even those games don’t happen all the time due to players RL commitments.

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  11. Rags

    March 11, 2014 at 12:25

    Blah blah blah. We’ve been seeing this every year since 1999. New ‘organisations’ jump up only never to be heard of again 2 months later. R100 it will not last into 2015.

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  12. Brady miaau

    March 11, 2014 at 14:25

    Here comes the new boss, same as the old boss?

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  13. Daniel van Flymen

    March 16, 2014 at 23:54

    Orena and DGL are centuries more competent than the MSSA and give two fucks about gaming in SA.

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