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MSSA holding online trials for Dota 2 next month

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We received an email from the MSSA today that shocked us. firstly, it was pretty professionally done, without much in the way of poor formatting, typos or any of those editing flubs we’re largely guilty of ourselves. Secondly they’re being oddly forthcoming about upcoming online trials for Dota 2.

“We are proud to announce that the MSSA shall host the 2014 MWEB On-line Dota 2  Championship, which will offer local Dota 2 players the opportunity to qualify for the National Team Trials,” says the mail.

Less forthcoming is the fact that the trials are open to anybody registered with the MSSA or an affiliated club, so you’ll have to do that before signing up.

The email also mentions the “official test matches” against Romania and Mexico which we’ve established are about as official as me crowning myself the King of the Universe, but I digress. The mail suggests that the national team that qualifies will go up against Romania for a second time, and possibly go head to head with Russia..making it just like just about any online game of Dota 2.

Here’s how the tournament will work:

Tournament Structure:

As per the MSSA’s rules, being:

  • If less than six teams, the championship shall be a Round Robin Championship
  • · If 6 to 10 teams the championship shall be four rounds as played to the Swiss System
  • · If 11 to 30 teams the championship shall be five rounds as played to the Swiss System

Eligibility:

· Any player who is a Registered Player affiliated to a MSSA member club may enter.

Entry fee:

  • Entry is free to all full-paid-up Registered Players.
  • Only fully-paid-up Registered Players may participate in this event.

Entry date:

  • Entries need to be submitted to the MSSA by no later than Tuesday, 15 April 2014.

As the qualifiers will count as provincial matches, there’s the opportunity to be awarded provincial colours. As is usual with these things though, any teams that do qualify for test matches will have to reside within 50kms of each other. It’s one of the reasons that last year’s official national team was made up an assortment of Bravado and Energy eSports players.

The qualifiers will be held on April 19, on Mweb’s Dota 2 server – which makes sense as Mweb sponsors the whole affair. If you’re new to Dota 2, then obviously provincial and national matches are not for you. This then, might be more your speed.

Last Updated: March 20, 2014

43 Comments

  1. Hammersteyn

    March 20, 2014 at 13:03

    New trials? Sorry I can’t be in court next month

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  2. CrasH

    March 20, 2014 at 13:12

    If only DGL and Mweb could combine to take over the MSSA….

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief of comments

      March 20, 2014 at 13:16

      You could take over the MSSA violently with 2 chickens, a pig, half an Ingwer and the collective sweat from Brenda watching a Batman episode

      Reply

      • CrasH

        March 20, 2014 at 13:18

        Wonder what a good method would be to collect all the sweat…

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        • Admiral Chief of comments

          March 20, 2014 at 13:18

          Apparently feeding him hot peppers produces milky webs

          Reply

          • CrasH

            March 20, 2014 at 13:20

            So, i should put the Tv in an empty pool, feed him hot peppers and make sure i have scubba gear to go fetch him later?

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 20, 2014 at 13:25

            “scubba” gear?

            😛

          • CrasH

            March 20, 2014 at 13:28

            Oo
            i think some invisiable line was crossed… oh well… there should be another one further up.

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 20, 2014 at 13:26

            *Bio-hazardous environment suit would be better O_o

        • HvR

          March 20, 2014 at 14:06

          Big hose and a fire truck.

          Reply

      • Rince

        March 20, 2014 at 13:22

        Indeed, a whole Ingwer would wipe out the province!

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        • Admiral Chief of comments

          March 20, 2014 at 13:26

          Aye, the collective vomit will drown them all
          XD

          Reply

  3. Rince

    March 20, 2014 at 13:17

    lol free entry to those who pay us R500 a year…

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      March 20, 2014 at 13:19

      I wish I could but that R500 contributes to my alcohol abuse

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of comments

        March 20, 2014 at 13:20

        I can sponsor you the alc, since I get it for free

        Reply

      • Rince

        March 20, 2014 at 13:21

        You know it brother. One day we shall share an ale together!

        Reply

  4. Admiral Chief of comments

    March 20, 2014 at 13:19

    “Only fully-paid-up Registered Players may participate in this event.”

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Reply

    • Craig "Crios" Boonzaier

      March 20, 2014 at 13:32

      Exactly that.
      Stop charging people.

      Reply

  5. Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

    March 20, 2014 at 13:22

    firstly, it was pretty professionally done, without much in the way of poor formatting, typos or any of those editing flubs we’re largely guilty of ourselves.

    And then two paragraphs later you live up to that statement 😛

    the “official test matches” between against Romania and Mexico

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    • Rince

      March 20, 2014 at 13:24

      HAHAHAH! 😉

      Reply

  6. Ottokie

    March 20, 2014 at 13:29

    Will only support the DGL this wannabee eSports organization called MSSA is about as useful as our government.

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      March 20, 2014 at 13:31

      Not surprising since they’re the official government sanctioned eSports body.

      Reply

  7. KingKappie

    March 20, 2014 at 13:29

    ION: a E sports bar opened close to my house

    Reply

  8. Kensei Seraph

    March 20, 2014 at 13:30

    If you really want to be crowned King of the Universe then speak to Trevor.
    He’s an Alien Emperor and might be able to help.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief of comments

      March 20, 2014 at 13:36

      Also expert on the #ForeverSP lifestyle, you must read his book!

      Reply

      • Weanerdog

        March 20, 2014 at 13:49

        I tried but all the pages were stuck together.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of comments

          March 20, 2014 at 13:53

          OH SNAP!!!!

          XDXDXDXD

          Reply

  9. Tarisma

    March 20, 2014 at 13:31

    ” As is usual with these things though, any teams that do qualify for test matches will have top reside within 50kms of each other” Why not just call it the Large City Trials then, I feel sorry for anyone who lives outside of Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg or Pretoria

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  10. Gerhard Davids

    March 20, 2014 at 13:37

    To everyone bitching about the registered players only. This is how the other bodies also work. You cannot trial for provincial cue sports if you are not a member of the NBF (National Blackball Federation) it makes sense because players and stats need to be tracked.

    This however says nothing about limitations placed on members which the NBF is amazing on.

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    • HvR

      March 20, 2014 at 13:41

      Yes, quite standard for almost all sports and hobbies regardless whether they are “official” national teams or not.

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      • Weanerdog

        March 20, 2014 at 13:49

        They don’t really get the online thing do they. I assume it is so that they can give out provincial colours to the team as a whole without actually having to rank/rate the individual player. Also I assume that the team that finishes in the highest position for that province gets colours regardless of how many participants.

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        • HvR

          March 20, 2014 at 14:05

          And is possible to live 50km from each other and actually be in different provinces.

          Make that if the whole team reside in a province that they qualify for provincial colours as well otherwise they can only qualify for national colours.

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          • Weanerdog

            March 20, 2014 at 17:05

            I hear you, the rule makes no sense but hey its due to the MSSA legislation that is written in stone.

    • Matthew Holliday

      March 20, 2014 at 14:31

      When I did national and provincial trials for sailing, I didnt have to be a registered member of a club/organisation to participate.
      was the same for sprinting, the only forms I had to fill in, were the ones that said I was participating/indemnity forms.

      The only events Ive had to register a membership for, have been MSSA related ones.
      not saying thats how its done for all sports, but just saiyan.

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      • HvR

        March 20, 2014 at 14:49

        I think club and/or national registration and fees for national events are more the norm.

        I know this the case for RC car racing, angling and sport shooting; all of which you need to be a paid-up member of an associated club AND pay a national or provincial registration fee and some you need to pay an event entrance fee as well.

        In the breath I want to say that the above three normally keeps records and ranks and are more organised than the MSAA.

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    • Brady miaau

      March 20, 2014 at 16:59

      good man

      Reply

  11. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    March 20, 2014 at 13:37

    Boycot it please. kthx

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    • Admiral Chief of comments

      March 20, 2014 at 13:38

      ^This

      Reply

  12. puttingTheMSintoMSSA

    March 20, 2014 at 13:42

    This is a joke 0_o

    Reply

  13. Michael Matusowsky

    March 20, 2014 at 15:10

    “As is usual with these things though, any teams that do qualify for test matches will have top reside within 50kms of each other.”
    Never understood this rule. Pretty sure all the cricketers/football players/rugby players do not live within 50km of each other especially when they’re playing test matches…

    Reply

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