2020 Bendigo Cup

The City of Greater Bendigo and the AEL are hosting the inaugural ‘AEL Bendigo Cup’, an online video game competition dedicated to gamers who live in the Greater Bendigo area!

Kicking off Oct 5th, registrations for the tournament will start September 23rd at the AEL website. The tournament will feature two of the most popular Esports games – Super Smash Bros. and Rocket League and will run over 4 weeks – 3 weeks of heats and then the finals and feature a $700 prize pool!

City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Margaret O’Rourke said she was very pleased with the announcement of the new Bendigo Cup Esports Tournament.

“Greater Bendigo has a fantastic reputation for hosting a great range of high-quality sporting and cultural events,” Cr 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”.

What's on?

What's on?

The 2020 Bendigo Cup

The inaugural 2020 Bendigo Cup presented by the Greater City of Bendigo is a free to participate online competition available to all residents in the Bendigo and surrounding area!

Competition will play over four weeks featuring team play in Rocket League (3 v 3) and solo play in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1).

There is a $700 prize pool on offer split across 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each game!

Participate for some fun, meet like-minded players and prove you are the best of the best to be crowned the Bendigo Cup champion of 2020!


The tournament will be split into 2 stages:

Stage 1 – Qualifiers: Players will play through the weekly stages to advance towards the finals, make sure to read the rules for detailed format information covering each game.

Stage 2 – Finals: The top teams will compete in a finals series determine the ultimate winner

This tournament is not affiliated with or sponsored by Psyonix LLC or its licensors, Nintendo or its licensors.

Make sure to read the rules here.

Join the AEL discord prior to play and for extra help!

Rocket League

Join in the 3 v 3 Rocket League tournament today, available Cross platform (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC).


Every Tuesday starting 13th October until 3rd November from 6:00pm AEDT
Finals will be held Tuesday the 3rd November from 6:00pm AEDT


1st place will receive $100 in cash each ($300 total)
2nd place will receive $50 in cash each ($150 total)
3rd place will receive $25 in cash each ($75 total)

Sign-up for Rocket League 3 v 3

Week 1 Results

  1. Ibeses
  2. team 7
  3. Constellation
Week 1 Bracket

Week 2 Results

Week 2 Bracket

Week 3 Results

Week 3 Bracket

Grand Final Results

Grand Final Bracket

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Join in the 1 v 1 SSBU tournament today, available on the Nintendo Switch.


Every Monday starting 12th October until 2nd November from 6:00pm AEDT
Finals will be held Monday the 2nd November from 6:00pm AEDT


1st place will receive $100 in cash each ($100 total)
2nd place will receive $50 in cash each ($50 total)
3rd place will receive $25 in cash each ($25 total)

Sign-up for SSBU 1 v 1

Week 1 Results

Week 1 Bracket

Week 2 Results

Week 2 Bracket

Week 3 Results

Week 3 Bracket

Grand Final Results

Grand Final Bracket

Experience the Bendigo Region

Visit Bendigo and experience a vibrant regional city jam-packed with creativity, great food and bevvies, happening festivals and happy-as locals, all thriving among a heritage setting that stacks up to the grand European cities that inspired it.

Bendigo has long been a must-see destination. When gold was first discovered here in the mid-1800s the world soon cottoned on and the box-ironbark forests and creek flats were overcome by people from around the globe.

Bendigo boasts some of the country’s most impressive architecture, public sculptures, fountains and gardens. Visit heritage halls, banks and factories re-invented as restaurants and wine bars. Bendigo’s arts and cultural precinct is also home to indie boutiques showcasing local designers, lost trades, vintage goods and darling little cafes with some of the best views in town.

Make sure to time your visit to coincide with one of the many community and cultural festivals and events.

FAQ Deep Dive

Is the AEL Bendigo Cup open to anyone?

This event is open to all for residents in the Bendigo area of Victoria, Australia. Players must be aged 13 years or older to compete in Rocket League or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, those under the age of 16 we kindly request they obtain their parental permission to participate.

How many players can register?

There is no limit to how many can participate, so feel free to sign-up today and invite some friends along as well!

The games you've chosen are amazing, but what if I play something else?

Never played Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or Rocket League and think you may actually like it? Don’t be afraid. Sign up anyway. We won’t judge.

In the future we may have other games on offer, follow our socials to hear about any future tournaments.

And exactly how does one win the AEL Bendigo Cup?

It’s a numbers game.

Players will compete over the course of the tournament. The best of the best will face each other in a Grand Finals to determine who the ultimate winner.

Make sure to read the rules for details on the tournament formats for each game!

What if I have another question?

Email us through here! or

Join our Discord!

Or you can message us through any one of our social pages on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and our friendly team will get back to you as soon as possible!

What if I don't have a team for Rocket League?

Don’t worry if you don’t already have a team! We can help you complete your team in discord, let us know when you join our discord channel after registering for the tournament that you are looking for a team.

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