Sunday, 10 December 2017

Types of organizations in esports

Since an organisation is ultimately the result of societal needs and shares collective goals that are linked to both its internal and external environment, such organisations can take many different forms.

There are a variety of legal types of organisations (although we will only be looking at those used for esports), however, since sport in South Africa is governed by the Sports and Recreation Act of 1988 (as amended), the types of organisations that may be used are regulated by South African law. Such organisations may be:
  • companies, being associations incorporated in terms of the Companies Act,
  • national federations made up of associations,
  • provincial federations made up of associations,and
  • clubs made up of associations or individuals.
Essentially, any organisation that does not have a constitution or founding documents in line with the South African Companies Act is either run as a partnership (if ownership is jointly claimed by more than one person, or as a sole-trader (if ownership is claimed by a single person). It is the constitution (or founding documents) that ultimately defines the organisation and spells out the nature of such organisation.

It is important to note that the owners of a partnership and the owner of a sole-trader are personally liable for all debts.

Organisations that are of a profit making venture 

These include:
  • Sole-traders,
  • Partnerships, and
  • Companies that are of a profit making venture.

The above listed bodies are excluded from applying for the benefits that are listed below.


Organisations that are non profit organisations

These include:
  • Non profit companies,
  • Clubs, and
  • Associations.


All of the above qualify for all the benefits as listed below.

Benefits of a properly Constituted organisation

The benefits that accrue to sole-traders and partnerships are indeed limited. Not only are the owners liable to be taxed in their own hands for all sponsorships and winnings, and are liable in their own right, but none of the benefits which accrue to properly constituted organisations can be accessed by sole-traders and partnerships.

The benefits which may be accessed by properly constituted organisations are:
  • Local government funding,
  • Provincial Government funding
  • National government funding
  • Jack Cheetham Award (R500,000.00 for the winning programme)
  • Letsema Award (R500,000.00 for the winning programme)
  • Funding from the National Lottery Trust Fund
  • Participation in the S A Sports Awards
  • Participation in Regional Sports Councils
  • Participation in the Provincial Sports Councils
  • Participation in Mind Sports SouthAfrica
  • Limited liability for the members and office-bearers (depending on the Constitution)
So when starting your clan, carefully consider all the options.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

MSSA has approved its schedule for all Provincial and National LAN championships.

Once the doors close on the Annual General Meeting (AGM), the real  work begins as MSSA's Management Board (MANCOM) starts getting everything ready for the new year.

Yes, things do not just happen on their own, and yes, there is a great deal of back-end work that has to take place in order to make things happen.

Thus MSSA's MANCOM has already approved the new schedule for all Premier Provincial and National esports championships.

By having every such Premier Provincial and National championship played to the same schedule, gamers are able to become used to the schedule and the procedures enforced at such championships.

Gamers are requested to thus make themselves  aware of the championship schedule and to also note the changes in terms of games/titles hosted at such events.

The schedule is as follows:
Saturday
Time StarCraft II FIFA ‘18 Hearthstone Ultimate Street Fighter V
Counter Strike GO
09H00 Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts
09H45 Round 2 Starts Round 1 Continues Round 2 Starts Round 1 Continues Round 1 Continues
10H30 Round 3 Starts Round 2 Starts Round 3 Starts Round 2 Starts Round 2 Starts
11H15 Round 4 Starts Round 2 Continues Round 4 Starts Round 2 Continues Round 2 Continues
12H00 Round 5 Starts Round 3 Starts Round 5 Starts Round 3 Starts Round 3 Starts
12H45
Round 3 Continues
Round 3 Continues Round 3 Continues
13H00 LUNCH



Time
FIFA ‘18 (continued)
Ultimate Street Fighter V (continued Counter Strike GO (continued)
14H00
Round 4 Starts
Round 4 Starts Round 4 Starts
14H45
Round 4 Continues
Round 4 Continues Round 4 Continues
15H30
Round 5 Starts
Round 5 Starts Round 5 Starts
16H15
Round 5 Continues
Round 5 Continues Round 5 Continues
17H00




18H00 Awards Ceremony
19H00 Doors Close
SUNDAY:
Time Dota League of Legends (LoL) PES (Pro Evolution Soccer) Rocket League TEKKEN 7
09H00 Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts Round 1 Starts
09H45 Round 1 Continues Round 1 Continues Round 1 Continues Round 2 Starts Round 1 Continues
10H30 Round 2 Starts Round 2 Starts Round 2 Starts Round 3 Starts Round 2 Starts
11H15 Round 2 Continues Round 2 Continues Round 2 Continues Round 4 Starts Round 2 Continues
12H00 Round 3 Starts Round 3 Starts Round 3 Starts Round 5 Starts Round 3 Starts
12H45 Round 3 Continues Round 3 Continues Round 3 Continues
Round 3 Continues
13H00 LUNCH



Time Dota (continued) LoL (continued) PES (continued)
Round 4 Starts
14H00 Round 4 Starts Round 4 Starts Round 4 Starts
Round 4 Continues
14H45 Round 4 Continues Round 4 Continues Round 4 Continues
Round 5 Starts
15H30 Round 5 Starts Round 5 Starts Round 5 Starts
Round 5 Continues
16H15 Round 5 Continues Round 5 Continues Round 5 Continues

17H00




18H00 Awards Ceremony
19H00 Doors Close

Also read:

SA's official StarCraft II rankings are now released.

Aidan Smale (Old Edwardian Wargames Club).
The most important championship of the year remains Mind Sports South Africa's SA National Championships (SAN).

The 2017 edition was hosted by Fakkel School on 2 & 3 December 2017, and the championship was a huge success.

The school provided wonderful facilities, catering, accommodation, venue - the works.

It is indeed pleasing to see that the 2016 SA National Champion, not only won his section again, but also is now the number one ranked player in the country.

It is hoped that Aidan Smale (Old Edwardian Wargames Club) is now inspired to reach even greater heights.

The full list of rankings  for the esports title of StarCraft II is as follows:

PosName of PlayeryearClubPoints
1Aidan Smale17Old Edwardian Wargames Club130.2
2Devon Morris17Blue Dragon123.2
3Edwin Williams17Blue Dragon123.2
4Stefan Morris17Blue Dragon123.2
5Joshua Goldin17Blue Dragon123.2
6Chris Conjé17Fragcon123.2
7Pieter Piek17Blue Dragon123.2
8Bernd Pfander17Blue Dragon123.2
9Jaco Joubert17Blue Dragon123.2
10Trevor Gray17Blue Dragon123.2
11Lourens de Jager16Blue Dragon123.2
12Brendon Botma17Fragcon123.2
13Marc Magon17Blue Dragon123.2
14Daniel Froneman15Maritzburg College123.2
15Gideon Hefer16Knights Mind Sports Club123.2
16Marcus Alberts16Blue Dragon123.2
17Ivan Cura17Blue Dragon123.2
18Chad Schuleman17Blue Dragon122.2
19Carl van Staden16Blue Dragon120.4
20Wouter Lomard17Blue Dragon116.4
21Kaira Gabrielle Pinard17Valhalla116.1
22Darren Clark17Northcliff High School110
23Mike Winson17Blue Dragon110
24Peter Jones17Fragcon107.9
25Keaton Roux17Blue Dragon107
26Damien Avis16Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog100
27Riaan Kruger16Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog100
28Beon Bronkhorst17Masters of Mind Sports100
29Dominique Magon17Blue Dragon99.3
30Angelique van Venrooy17Blue Dragon95
31Riaan van Staaden17Fragcon90.3
32Erna Wedemeyer16Blue Dragon62

Other official rankings produced by MSSA are as follows: