Gaming in South Africa

BY Andrew Miesner / January 15, 2009

The Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has opened up registration for gamers to compete in their 2009 online league. The league will help promote teams on an international level to get them exposure to compete overseas. The league has a qualification process which consists of two rounds. The MSSA houses competitions for PC titles as well as a few console titles on the XBOX360. These games include Counter Strike 1.6, DotA, Team Fortress 2, Quake 3, Call of Duty 4, Call of Duty: World at War, Starcraft, Trackmania: Nations Forever, Red Alert 3, Gears of War 2 and Guitar Hero. Colin Webster, President of the MSSA expressed the increasing interest in PC gaming in South Africa.

The MSSA is trying to get competitive PC gaming recognised into the Commonwealth Games and All Africa Games. The Beijing Olympics last year hosted the first mind games world tournament and it’s important to promote the games and players. This year we are going to embark on a few projects, one of them being a schools league. We will also be starting our first provincial LAN championships.

Last year the league had SK Gaming’s Swedish Counter-Strike team come down to play with the South African teams and share strategies with the aspiring gamers. The league looks to expand this year including a LAN championship at the end of the league’s season. If you would like to read more about the MSSA, you can view the rest of the article by clicking the link below.

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