So everyone by now knows what I think of the MSSA right? No? Okay let me quickly give you a rundown of how I feel about the organisation known as Mind Sports South Africa.
So last week I posted an article giving you an update on our legal woes and how Colin Webster has an interdict against us that is going to cost at least R20 000 to resolve. Even if we are right.
So early last week I posted an article regarding the General Secretary of the MSSA, Colin Webster. While 99% of the article has not been disputed I did inadvertently get one fact wrong. A fact that Colin feels has unfairly painted him in a bad light.
Late Saturday night, MSSA president Simphiwe Maphumulo finally saw fit to address the hundreds of questions that gamers had flooded Mweb with, in response to an interview that was posted there. Over 350 comments were posted over 48 hours, with a lot of folks angry and wanting reassurance. Maphumulo clearly, was having none of that.
The new President of the MSSA is fielding questions on their sponsor's website at the moment so if you have any questions please feel free to head on over and ask them.
So the wonderful and fully functional (where’s my sarcasm font?) MSSA sent out a press release yesterday stating that South Africa is now ranked 10th in the world in eSports.
South Africa is in a unique position when it comes to eSports: unlike other countries where eSports is almost entirely organized and run through private leagues and association, we have a public, government organization that can organize official international matches. They even receive government funding and can give eSports athletes national colors. Unfortunately, they face similar issues to other governmental bodies.
I had a lot of high hopes for 2014. This was going to be a good year with more time being spent with friends, the company growing nicely and the local eSports scene being improved with a new president of the MSSA.
Remember how I told you that you could be a part of the MSSA thanks to their elections? Well, the elections came and we now have a new board of the MSSA. Some of this may surprise you, and it's clear that they are taking their lessons in Democracy from some questionable sources.
Over on Facebook, a mini-revolution has been going on. People dissatisfied with existing eSports associations in South Africa have banded together to make a new one. I had a chat with their President, Anthony Nell, to find out more.
For the eSports fans among you, this was a weekend full of exciting games. We had the MSSA organized League of Legends tri-nations match, as well as our very own Lazygamer facilitated Dota 2 team matches between top South African and Mexican teams. So how did it all go down?
I previously posted about my concerns surrounding our League of Legends team in place to take on Israel and Denmark in a tri nations tournament.
I write a lot about the MSSA and some of you feel it is because I have a personal vendetta or I’m simply a man on a mission about it so I thought I’d post you a snippet of my personal Skype chat with someone who tipped me off to something yesterday.
The MSSA sent out a press release yesterday announcing that the South African League of Legends national team will be taking part in a tri-nations tournament against Israel and Denmark in the near future.
A little while back we had some questions surrounding the recent MSSA organised match vs Mexico where it was uncovered that the team wasn’t, apparently, even Mexican. At the time I decided to not interview the players as I wanted the story to be about the MSSA and not the players.