Tag Archives: MSSA

Mandatory update on the MSSA suspension from SASCOC

Sometimes writing about the MSSA feels like I’m explaining away the follies of that annoying kid in school who refused to listen. But I’ve been asked by a number of people about the MSSA response and our original report so here are the facts and nothing but the facts.

Breaking: The MSSA is no longer affiliated with SASCOC

We’ve received word, and subsequently confirmed with SASCOC that Mind Sports South Africa is no longer affiliated with the organisation.

The IeSF overturns its patriarchal biases

We’ve often decried the MSSA’s backwards mentality when it comes to eSports, in that it segregates men and women. This is patently, and inherently stupid as whatever physical differences exist between genders are rendered moot by videogames. Whenever they've been taken to task over this, they've always pointed the finger at the IeSF. Now that organisation is in trouble over the same thing... and they've got nowhere to point fingers. Thankfully though, things are changing.

Southern Barbarians make South Africans proud

We were proud of the Southern Barbarians no matter what happened. However, these latest results make us want to dance for joy - and leads to more questions about the state of our national eSports body.

Why no one needs a national body for eSports

The IesF is an international body whose goal is to bring together all the national sporting bodies for eSports and create an international federation, ala FIFA style, to maximise and help improve eSports worldwide.

The MSSA is still proving its incompetence

It’s been a while since we covered any of the MSSA’s attempts at being an organisation and that is mainly because they really are rather incompetent and there are only so many times you can point it out before you start feeling bad.

Quickie update on the ongoing legal case

Unlike most quickies this one isn’t that much fun. Yesterday my attorneys and advocates were back in court along with Colin Webster’s team. Apparently my knowledge on court proceedings is about as in depth as my understanding of the different types of cases that exist.

Another update on our legal case

Yes unfortunately our legal case with Colin Webster, the General Secretary of the MSSA, is still on going and likely won’t be completed until at least the 22nd of May when the next court date is set for.

Local eSports results from this weekend

While many of us spent the long weekend catching up on gaming backlogs and eating mountains of chocolate, some of South Africa's best Dota 2 players were going head to head. There were two major tournaments this weekend: the Liberty LAN and the MSSA's provincial online championships. Check out all the details.

Another quick update on our legal battle

I’ve received a few questions in public and private recently about the on going court battle that Colin Webster has launched against me. There isn’t much to say now but here is the quick update.

eSports association promotes sexism

I have been trying to steer clear of articles about sexism, mostly because it always feels like a giant can of worms. However, statements have been made that made my blood boil, and it should make yours do the same.

This is why we don’t require the MSSA yet

For possibly the one person out there who doesn’t know yet I’ll be clear up front. I am not a fan of the MSSA (Mind Sports South Africa). I find them overbearing, annoying and an impediment to the improvement of  eSports in South Africa.

The invisible man is speaking again

The infamous, and totally anonymous, Matatheni Mosotho of the eSports blog is posting again. It’s been a while since Mr Mosotho has graced us with his particular brand of commentary (read: garbage) but he has decided to throw his weight into the Rize issue and weirdly,  is once again attempting to defend these notorious MSSA test matches.

An open letter to MWEB

Ben Steenhuisen is a prominent shout caster in the local eSports industry and has also been a vocal opponent of the MSSA in recent months. He’s now penned an open letter to MWEB regarding their on-going sponsorship of the MSSA where he raises some valid questions.

MSSA vs SAESA website battle

One of the smaller complaints around the MSSA is that their website has been pretty woeful and they have been attempting to use Facebook and Wikipedia to spread the information on their goals.