This year the MSSWP organiser has reintroduced the team category for boys and girls. There are 24 schools each coming from 4 zones in Kuala Lumpur competing in the team category.
The pre-tournament favourites for the Girls category are SMK Kepong Baru and SMK(P) Convent Sentul. The former is parading three national players, while the latter has two national players. Two other schools have one national player in the team.
The pre-tournament favourites for the Boys category are SMK Kepong Baru, SMK(L) Methodist, SMK Aminuddin Baki (hosting school) and Sek Wesley Methodist. All the schools in this list have the service of national players as well as MSSM players. One of these schools did not even field their two national players in the team (who will be competing in Individual only starting from tomorrow as one of the favourites to qualify representing KL in MSSM this year) to allow other students from the same school to compete. Many other schools "would have die" for the service of national players.