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Australian Esports University League kicks off with 28 Universities in Semester 1!

By University League

Registrations for Semester 1 are in for the 2021 Australian Esports University League (AEUL) featuring a total of 564 Students forming 110 Teams from 28 Universities across 4 Games!

Students from across Australia, representing their University, are competing in the AEL’s national University league in Dota 2, CS:GO, Rocket League and Rainbow 6: Siege to win a share of the $10,350 Prize Pool and bragging rights as the strongest university in esports!

Participating students will complete online with matches broadcast live on to the AEL’s Facebook page covering over 100 hours of match play this Semester.

In 2021 the AEUL is proudly supported by a number of partners who share a passion for gaming and esports in Australia. These partners are:

  • Chatime Australia the presenting partner returning for their second year and sharing our love for Bubble Tea, choose your favourite flavour at chatime.com.au;
  • AOC the exclusive gaming monitor partner returning for their fourth year, get the best gaming experience with an AOC monitor at au.aoc.com;
  • Indomie Australia the exclusive noodle partner returning for their third year, feed your game with Indomie and pick a flavour at indomie.com.au;
  • RIG the exclusive gaming headset partner who give gamers what it takes to win, check out their range at nacomgaming.com.

The AEL is committed to developing grassroots competitions that promotes healthy participation in esports that is focused on building community and showcasing talent. Students at any university can join their on campus esports club to get involved, play and show their support for their university’s teams.

AEUL Semester 1 Schedule: 

  • Groups Phase – 15th March to 28th May
  • Finals – 5th-6th June

To find out more, visit the AEL University Website. 

Why esports?

Esports is the sport of playing video games. Students participating in organised esports experience similar benefits to any other sport! Esports involves team work, sportspersonship, communication and strategy.

Players who participate in esports programs are found to have a higher interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and develop valuable life skills such as…

  • Improved hand-eye coordination
  • Improved attention & visual acuity
  • Problem solving & strategy skill development
  • Boosts self-confidence and player socialisation

Esports promotes participation

As more students take an active interest in Video Gaming esports provides an structured activity centered around a hobby they love. Esports encourages participation in a social team environment where students can make new friends, develop their skills and experience the benefits of sport.

The AEL encourages all participants to incorporate physical exercise, nutrition and balanced study during their regime. 

For more information check out AEL on FacebookTwitterInstagram to stay up to date on the latest news about AEUL.  

ViewSonic supports High School esports with Australian Esports League partnership

By High School League

The Australian Esports League (AEL) has teamed up with industry leading interactive display manufacturer ViewSonic, to launch the 2021 AEL High Schools League. As part of this partnership, participating schools will have the chance to win a state of the art ViewSonic ViewBoard for their school. 

Australian High Schools are invited to join the AEL High Schools League and compete in a multi-week national online gaming tournament held each term of the 2021 school year. Each team will be representing their school across a range of popular games.

This partnership with ViewSonic will see the winning school each quarter awarded a ViewSonic 75-inch interactive display ViewBoard valued at $5,600. The prize also comes with full training, product installation and ongoing support.

“The AEL is excited about the 2021 High Schools League and the partnership with ViewSonic is a fantastic way to offer the winning schools the amazing piece of technology”, says Darren Kwan, CEO of AEL. “We would like to wish every student participating the best of luck and would like to thank ViewSonic for their ongoing support”.

Jack Hung, Country Manager of ViewSonic adds, “ViewSonic are delighted to partner with the AEL. We are passionate about providing innovative visual solutions for work, learning and play and the High School League is a terrific initiative.”

About AEL:

The Australian Esports League (AEL) is the leading national provider of structured esports competitions in both the High School and University space. Founded in 2013 the AEL promotes healthy participation in esports, inclusiveness and a safe environment for gamers of all skill levels to play in competitions run online or at live events. In 2021 the AEL will be hosting events in partnership with over ten different councils to support regional and metro esports communities, at six Supanova Comic Con & Gaming events, and more!

Learn more about the AEL at https://www.ael.org.au

About ViewSonic:

ViewSonic has been an audio-visual leader worldwide for more than three decades. We firmly believe that we can partner with educators to achieve sustainable success and better learning outcomes. We are dedicated to shaping the future of the educational landscape by solving real problems. Through innovation, great products, and people orientated services, we promise to find the answers together.

Enhance the entire learning experience with ViewSonic: Collaborate without limitations, integrate technology seamlessly and elevate learning outcomes.

Learn more about ViewSonic at https://www.viewsonic.com/au/

Australian Esports High School League kicks off for 2021

By High School League

Registrations for Term 1 of the 2021 Australian Esports High School League (AEHSL) are now OPEN!

The AEL are proud to launch the 2021 High School program for Term 1 where students can represent their school and compete in a 3 v 3 online Rocket League tournament!

There is no limit to the number of teams a School can submit. With competition open to schools nationally.

Participants can level up their School. AEL has partnered with ViewSonic to host the AEHSL with students representing their schools each term to win a ViewSonic ViewBoard, for their school, valued at $5,600 RRP.

The Australian Esports League runs national gaming tournaments across multiple genres each year and is proud to announce that it opens its door once again to high school students around Australia.  

Rocket League 3 v 3 was the chosen game title to kick off the league for 2021. Each term the league will feature 5 weeks full of action-packed matches amongst aspiring high school students. 

The commitment of AEL and ViewSonic is to provide students to compete online in a safe, supportive and structured environment. 

The AEHSL Term 1 Schedule as follows: 

  • Week 1 – Thursday 25th February @ 4:30PM AEDT 
  • Week 2 – Thursday 4nd March @ 4:30PM AEDT 
  • Week 3 – Thursday 11th March @ 4:30PM AEDT 
  • Week 4 – Thursday 18th March @ 4:30PM AEDT 
  • Week 5 – Thursday 25th March @ 4:30PM AEDT 
  • Finals – Saturday/Sunday 27-28th March @ 10:00AM AEDT 

To register and find out more, visit the AEL High School Website. 

  1. Students must be aged 13 years or older
  2. Students must be enrolled at an Australian Secondary School
  3. All members of a team must be from the same institution
  4. Teams must be registered by a faculty member of the School

The competition will be broadcast live on Facebook to provide schools, families and friends the opportunity to spectate the students as they represent their school. 

Why esports is beneficial in high school?

Esports is the sport of playing video games. Students participating in organised esports experience similar benefits to any other sport! Esports involves team work, sportspersonship, communication and strategy.

Players who participate in esports programs are found to have a higher interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and develop valuable life skills such as…

  • Improved hand-eye coordination
  • Improved attention & visual acuity
  • Problem solving & strategy skill development
  • Boosts self-confidence and player socialisation

Esports promotes participation

As more students take an active interest in Video Gaming esports provides an structured activity centered around a hobby they love. Esports encourages participation in a social team environment where students can make new friends, develop their skills and experience the benefits of sport.

The AEL encourages parents and teachers to incorporate learnings about physical exercise, nutrition and balancing study for participating students as they compete. 

For more information check out AEL on FacebookTwitterInstagram and visit the official website to stay up to date on the latest news about AEHSL.  

2020 Clubs League Grand Finals

By Events

The annual AEL Clubs League Grand Finals but online this time, seeing the culmination of the 2020 AEL Clubs League.

$5000 prize pool

1st: $750
2nd: $500
3rd: $375
4th: $275
5-6th: $175
7-8th: $125

Tekken 7

Full Top 8

1st – Qazsdfgvhn [Wollongong City Diggers]
2nd – CINDERELLA [Wollongong City Diggers]
3rd – TheWolfsLunch [Lismore Workers Club]
4th – Setsuna [Wollongong City Diggers]
5th – Danish Koo [DOOLEYS Lidcombe]
5th – TheBrett [Wollongong City Diggers]
7th – SaMB0y [Norths]
7th – Ar1dayy [Norths]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Full Top 8

1st – PillowTalk [Lismore Workers Club]
2nd – Bjschoey [Wollongong City Diggers]
3rd – 4ParX [Wollongong City Diggers]
4th – Violet [Wollongong City Diggers]
5th – Artrix8 [Brothers Leagues Townsville]
5th – Thorpenado [Wollongong City Diggers]
7th – CloudyOCE [Wollongong City Diggers]
7th – malanaks [C.ex Coffs]

Run It Back

2020 Clubs League Season 3

By Events
83
Unique Smash Bros. Players
58
Unique Tekken Players

Club Champions

City Diggers Wollongong

  • Smash Bros. Champ: Bjschoey
  • Tekken Champ: Qazsdfgvhn

Norths

  • Smash Bros. Champ: Potato
  • Tekken Champ: Shivstar

Brothers Leagues Townsville

  • Smash Bros. Champ: Riceps
  • Tekken Champ: hbkarl

2020 University League Semester 2

By Events

Prize Winners

CSGO

1st Place | $2000
RMIT Black

  • Tham
  • TwistEZ
  • Roflko
  • dangeR
  • Mayker
  • Jusi9n
  • RlootS

2nd Place | $625
UNSW Roar

  • Serquest
  • viridiancity
  • Stosh
  • phfyieyszch
  • Mal
  • deadset

3rd Place | $250
Team Monash

  • Gravinz
  • Spudwrecker
  • PEARSS
  • Bogeymanh
  • pz
  • tieay
  • Yeti

DOTA 2

1st Place | $2000
RMIT Black

  • Baosu
  • spag
  • FishHead
  • Sludgy
  • Kofaa
  • konrean

2nd Place | $625
UOW Esports

  • Markbtw
  • Cebtember
  • Davai Llama
  • Avi
  • Mayo
  • Goobala

3rd Place | $250
UQ Big Chads

  • Oogway
  • GACHI
  • infamousamos
  • cool
  • Danka Danka

Rocket League

1st Place | $1200
UOM Help Desk

  • cavemanben
  • Tulendeena
  • Riv
  • Coop0

2nd Place | $375
Griffith

  • Noizee
  • Baked Potato
  • Paradise

3rd Place | $150
Swinburne University Black

  • Scout
  • LethalForLife
  • Zukoe
  • Magmaz
  • JBrad

Rainbow 6 Siege

1st Place | $2000
RMIT Black

  • Raindrops
  • 9tJin
  • Vendii
  • ndb
  • warmoj
  • HERP_DERP
  • redd

2nd Place | $625
Monash Onyx

  • CrxmSpec.Onyx
  • Sconic5.Onyx
  • ATH-Owen500Mk2
  • PIkaa
  • aHao-.
  • JumpStream

3rd Place | $250
æUTS

  • ybTea
  • Boba
  • FreakingBlue
  • Smooth-Brain
  • DoRaN
  • Shazznick

2020 Bendigo Esports Cup

By Events

“Greater Bendigo has a fantastic reputation for hosting a great range of high-quality sporting and cultural events,” Mayor Cr Margaret O’Rourke said.

“With COVID-19, many of these events have had to be cancelled so it’s wonderful to be able to host a new event remotely, to ensure Bendigo’s name and reputation as an events capital stays strong”.

Rocket League Prize Winners

Smash Bros. Prize Winners

1st Place | $300
Ibises

  • Pagsi
  • ailgin
  • Jkero

2nd Place | $150
Team 7

  • PeteJones
  • Angery Wigglefloof
  • Riz

3rd Place | $75
3 Fast 3 Furious

  • Prod
  • samewlharris
  • Jonny3175

1st Place | $100 – Luda
2nd Place | $50 – Seer

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2020 Clubs League Season 2

By Events
92
Unique Smash Bros. Players
63
Unique Tekken Players

Club Champions

City Diggers Wollongong

  • Smash Bros. Champ: Thrillhouse
  • Tekken Champ: Qazsdfgvhn

Norths

  • Smash Bros. Champ: Potato
  • Tekken Champ: Shivstar
  • FIFA Champ: Runaway

Brothers Leagues Townsville

  • Smash Bros. Champ: KB
  • Tekken Champ: DShrike
  • FIFA Champ: TheSK

2020 Riverina Esports Cup

By Events

Wagga Wagga City Council and the AEL hosted the ‘AEL Riverina Esports Cup’, an online video game competition dedicated to gamers who live in the Riverina area, featuring Rocket League and CSGO!

Rocket League Prize Winners!

1st Place | $300
Don’t you fix potholes?

  • Lishy
  • Thomas!
  • Blip
  • donebus the GOAT

2nd Place | $150
Crack Powered

  • Mr Baggins
  • ras
  • Robert
  • CecLad

3rd Place | $75
Don’t Dog the Boys!

  • BeastyBrent
  • Don
  • Penguu

CS:GO Prize Winners!

1st Place | $500
373

  • Tesh
  • Dexta
  • nixon
  • Kcrevo
  • Yuko

2nd Place | $250
Killer Disposition

  • John
  • RoboP4nd4
  • Karl
  • That_Spud
  • undead
  • Tortilla Man

3rd Place| $125
Disabilited

  • Harvs
  • ClassicalDig
  • lipriee
  • Simonster
  • Sloppy

Proudly presented by

Scholomance Academy Uni Cup

By Events

Prizes!

  • 1st place: AOC Monitor & the Scholomance Academy University Cup Trophy
  • 2nd place: JBL Headset
  • All players placed 4th and higher received a Mega Bundle
  • 5-8th place: Regular Bundle
  • All players placed 16th and higher received the ‘Power Core’ card back

All participants received the ‘Dalaran Flame’ card back

Winners!

1st: Ulquiorra (UNSW)
2nd: GiantHammer (Monash)
3rd: Toxicantship (UniSA)
4th: Tempest2000 (UQ)
5th: Pend (USC)
5th: Yazboole (UoN)
7th: NDPisPNash (Curtin)
7th: pLaTiNuM (UTS)
9th: Jhealzz (SUT)
9th: sammybelly (QUT)
9th: Blackthorn (SCU)
9th: ItsMifsud (MQ)
13th: kangamoony (UWA)
13th: BLANCK (UC)
13th: TheKiing (UOM)
13th: Skalerz (Waikato)

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