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Introducing the
ACER HIGH SCHOOLS CUP
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The Acer High Schools Cup is a national program that provides students across Australia a robust and well structured competitive environment for High Schools to compete in Video Games.

The Acer High Schools Cup offers students a platform to pursue their passion for video games and esports. Esports is a constructive pursuit that hones cognitive skills, team building, communication and sportspersonship through Video Games.

Tournaments will be conducted during each term of the school year. High Schools may register their students at the start of each term, or in advance. Competition takes place over the internet familiarizing students with the benefits of the latest technology and software.

There is no limit to how many teams and students can play for each school.

What’s on offer:

  • Open to Australian High Schools
  • For students aged 13+
  • Five weeks of competition per term
  • Professionally broadcast matches each week
  • Opportunity to hone skills
  • Merit awards for students
  • The champion School wins a ViewSonic interactive display to upgrade a class room, including training by ViewSonic *Rocket League only

Registrations due:
Feb 20

Competition Period:
5 Weeks
Saturdays Feb 27-Mar 31

Registrations due:
May 1

Term 2 – Competition first half:
7 Weeks
Saturdays May 8-Jun 23

Term 3 – Competition second half
(qualified teams only):
5 Weeks
Saturdays Aug 7-Sep 8

Registrations due:
Sep 15

Competition Period:
5 Weeks
Saturdays Oct 16-Nov 17

REGISTRATION

Conditions of entry:

  • Students must be aged 13 years or older
  • Students must be enrolled at an Australian Secondary School
  • All members of a team must be from the same School
  • Teams must be registered by a teacher of the School
  • Registration payment must be completed
  • Students must adhere to the Rules
Registrations open soon for 2023! Schools may submit students for a single term or the remainder of the year. Submissions must be completed by the scheduled dates.
The Acer High Schools Cup is a journey for students to represent their school in esports and compete in the games they love. The tournament currently offers school students to compete in 3v3 Rocket League, 1v1 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate & 5v5 Overwatch 2
Students are required to complete all information requested by their school to complete the registration form.
There is no limit to how many teams and students can play for each school.
Click here to view the RulebookClick here to read the Terms & Conditions

Registering to play:

To register a team the submission must be completed by a teacher or staff member. We require information that includes which School the students will be representing, the name of the person making the submission, contact email and phone number.

A submission is for either the next coming Term, or for all remaining terms in the year at a 40.0% discount. Team substitutes are submitted as extra to the team submission with a max of two substitutes per team.

There is no limit to how many teams and students can play for each school.

Key Registrations Dates:

  • Entry for Term 1 2023 open soon!
  • Entry for Term 1 2023 concludes on February 20th 2023 at 23:00 AEST
  • Matches commencing on February 27th 2023
Click here to register your students

Click here to download the 2022 info brochure

PRICING

Single Term (TERM 1)

Register a team for one (1) term:

1 x Team of 3 Students

$75.00 AUD (+GST)

2023 Year Package (40% Discount)

Register a team for the remaining year in advance:

1 x Team of 3 Students for Terms 1-4 2023

$162.00 AUD (+GST)

A 40.0% discount is applied to the summed cost of all remaining Terms in the year.

Substitute Player (TERM 1)

Register a substitute for a team:

1 x Substitute player

$15.00 AUD (+GST)

A max of 2 substitutes will be accepted per School. Substitutes must be registered each term. Substitutes can play for any team submitted by their school

Single Term (TERM 1)

Register a team for one (1) term:

1 x Team of 5 Students

$125.00 AUD (+GST)

2023 Year Package (40% Discount)

Register a team for the remaining year in advance:

1 x Team of 5 Students for Terms 1-4 2023

$270.00 AUD (+GST)

A 40.0% discount is applied to the summed cost of all remaining Terms in the year.

Substitute Player (TERM 1)

Register a substitute for a team:

1 x Substitute player

$15.00 AUD (+GST)

A max of 2 substitutes will be accepted per School. Substitutes must be registered each term. Substitutes can play for any team submitted by their school

Single Term (TERM 1)

Register for one (1) term:

1 x Student

$25.00 AUD (+GST)

2023 Year Package (40% Discount)

Register for the remaining year in advance:

1 x Student for Terms 1-4 2023

$60.00 AUD (+GST)

A 40.0% discount is applied to the summed cost of all remaining Terms in the year.

GAMES ON OFFER

Teams of 3
Platform: PC, PS, XBOX & Nintendo Switch
Publisher: Psyonix
Genre: Sport, Action, Driving/Racing

Soccer meets driving in the long-awaited, physics-based multiplayer-focused game. Choose a variety of high-flying vehicles equipped with huge rocket boosters to score amazing aerial goals and pull-off incredible game-changing saves!

  • Incredibly fun sports action
  • Accessible, Rocket League is free to play
  • Easy-to-learn controls
  • Easy drop-in multiplayer mode makes online matchmaking a breeze

© Psyonix LLC, Rocket League, Psyonix, and all related marks and logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Psyonix LLC. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Cost: $79
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Fighting, Action

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting game featuring over 70 well-known characters. Players must use unique abilities to dodge and attack to try and knock each other out of an arena.

Ultimate is the 5th in the Super Smash Bros. series and includes every playable character from previous Super Smash Bros. games ranging from Nintendo’s mascots to characters from third-party franchises and several newcomers.

© Nintendo Co., Ltd, Super Smash Bros., Nintendo, and all related marks and logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Nintendo Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

© Nintendo Co., Ltd, Super Smash Bros., Nintendo, and all related marks and logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Nintendo Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Teams of 5
Cost: TBC

Platform: PC, PS, XBOX & Nintendo Switch
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Genre: FPS, Hero Shooter

Overwatch 2 is a colourful team-based action game starring a diverse cast of powerful heroes. Travel the world, build a team, and contest objectives.

The game features several different game modes, principally designed around squad-based combat with two opposing teams of five players each.

© Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., Overwatch, Blizzard, and all related marks and logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Each student can only compete in one game title

PRIZES

Win a Viewboard 75-inch interactive display from

“ViewSonic are excited to work with the AEL to further enable Schools to “See the Difference”. Our vision is to inspire the world to see the difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary by providing innovative visual solutions for work, play, and learning.”

The AEL is proud to announce that the first-placed team each term in the Rocket League tournament will win a ViewSonic 75-inch interactive display for their school, valued at $8,999 RRP.

The Interactive displays also come with myViewBoard and ViewBoard Cast software for interactivity, collaboration, communication and engagement. ViewSonic will also provide training and support to the recipient school.

In 2022 there are a total of four ViewSonic interactive displays to be won worth over $35,000 in value.

ViewSonic is the official Education Partner of the AEL and is proud to support Australian schools with this enormous Prize Pool!

*Prize only available for Rocket League tournament

Players that place 1st-3rd will also receive a medal and certificate.

HALL OF FAME

2022

Term 1

1st

Rocket League – St Mary’s Cathedral College
Mason “Mozy!”
Callum “clamuel”
Lincoln “linkmaniax”
William “zalez.”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology
Kevin “dank destroyer”

Overwatch – Mulwaree High School
Ella “Elliptic”
Samuel “Lax”
Malakye “Malfunction”
Tayshawn “TayshawnNZ”
Lachlan “Bity79”

2nd

Rocket League – St John Paul II College
Thomas “YoloBrothers
Tafara “TeddyTaffy”
Tanatswa “Swazz_”
AJ “RiceLord9766”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – St Joseph’s College Geelong
Cooper “Honk honk”

Overwatch – Mulwaree High School
Hamish “H4M”
Stephanie “tails23”
Brandon “Brandone”
Reed “EmptyhEad”
Aaron “BlaZeSlaZe”

3rd

Rocket League – Preshil
Alexander “al3x”
Hamish “Kpw.”
Angus “molluscmuncher”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Helena College
Ethan “BeanLord08”

Overwatch – Helena College
Bradley “Rooey707″
Nicholas “ZombieCapt”
Teifion “Possibly Tei”
Jacobi “Jvcobi”
Kai “RX-78-KAI”

Term 2

1st

Rocket League – Lynwood Senior High School
Matthew “Matthew”
Angus “Penguin”
Lachlan “BabyBlueJet”
Noah “Diamond”
Toby “TinyToads”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Richard Johnson Anglican School
Ethan “metaghost20XX”

Overwatch – Mulwaree High School
Ella “Elliptic”
Samuel “Lax”
Malakye “Malfunction”
Tayshawn “TayshawnNZ”
Lachlan “AyoXeN”

2nd

Rocket League – Green Point Christian College
Jack “speedy.”
David “Fatredpanda”
George “ChrisPBacon4937″
Joel “Saberex.”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – St Josephs College Geelong
Angus “Beefoboi”

Overwatch – Mulwaree High School
Hamish “H4M”
Stephanie “tails23″
Brandon “Brandone”
Reed “EmptyhEad”
Aaron “BlaZeSlaZe”

3rd

Rocket League – St Marys Cathedral College
Mason “Mozy!”
Casper “VailerRL”
Callum “claamm”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – St Pius X College
John “Dark Kuriboh”

Overwatch – Concordia Lutheran College
Isaac “BloodMoon”
Zach “WeezyGames”
Niel “Kyronophone”
Sebastian “BallinVNGR”
George “Raydeojock”

Term 3

1st

Rocket League – St. Patrick’s College
Caleb “Cbh114″
Ethan “nebulrl”
Joel “Turtsbag”
Noah “Nono”
Jacob “Super”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – John Paul College
Elijah “Mr.S”

Overwatch – Kelvin Grove State Collage
Ethan “Swagger”
Hapai “aahip”
Noah “FishGirl”
Sophie “Iluwuxx”
James “InstinctCat”
Callum “Blobman”

2nd

Rocket League – Lynwood Senior High School
Matthew “Matthew”
Xavier “Bozo”
Matthias “MatthiasHDM05″
Toby “TinyToads”
Lachlan “usho.”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Launceston College
Jesse “Joesse9274”

Overwatch – Concordia Lutheran College
Isaac “BloodMoon”
Sebastian “BallinVNGR”
Keenan “Bam”
Zach “WeezyGames”
Niel “wrx”
Zeb “Mugger201″
Jake “yaail”

3rd

Rocket League – John Paul College
Jake “SSL Cross”
James “Chillies RL”
Felix “UL7RA”
Zaid “FirstAidzz”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – John Paul College
Matthew “Promicon”

Overwatch – Parkdale Secondary College
Jason “jaisoon”
Jay “Apple”
Jason “Liveorfly119″
Skye “Nightskye”
Damian “Wondomee”
Thomas “tmhk”

Term 4

1st

Rocket League – 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 

Overwatch – 

2nd

Rocket League – 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate –

Overwatch – 

3rd

Rocket League – 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate –

Overwatch – 

2021

Term 1

1st

Rocket League – Hawker College
Ethan “Ultraus”
Avery “Frewty”
Oscar “Proteus”
Shiva “Zenix”

2nd

Rocket League – Christian Brothers College
Lucas “lucashinho420”
Ethan “ZODZ-ON-GFUEL”
Ruben “RUBENTHELEGEND5”
Harrison “Stronguy321”

3rd

Rocket League – St Mary’s Cathedral College
Harry “itme hazza”
Benjamin “bjeats”
Erik “BinhyB0Y”
Luke “Steel_Justice101”

Term 2

1st

Rocket League – St Mary’s Cathedral College
Mason “Mozy!”
William “Wagnerol”
Felix “FxFelix”
Lincoln “linkmaniax”

2nd

Rocket League – St Mary’s Cathedral College
Pasquale “Pas”
Nathan “Nath”
Patrick “Turismo”
Jacob “Tree”

3rd

Rocket League – Good Shepherd Lutheran College
Liam “Meemum”
Zac “zon”
Harrison “LaVeggie”

Term 3

1st

Rocket League – Caloundra City Private School
Jesse “Sweeper”
Jacob “Yuri”
Julian “G-ROID”
Fletcher “Cream ball”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Stretton State College
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2nd

Rocket League – Hawker College
Ethan “Ultraus”
Avery “Frewty”
Oscar “Proteus”
Shiva “Zenix”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Stretton State College
Harrison “Pancake”

3rd

Rocket League – St Mary’s Cathedral College
Mason “Mozy!”
Lincoln “linkmaniax”
William “Wagnerol”
Gerald “Aeno”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Stretton State College
Taylor “Vola

Term 4

1st

Rocket League – CathWest Innovation College
Jack “Chambo”
Toby “TobaG”
Jacob “SEcreT”
Ricardo

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Marcellin College
Julian “jmccarney”

2nd

Rocket League – Hawker College
Ethan “Ultraus”
Avery “Frewty”
Oscar “Proteus”
Shiva “Zenix”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Stretton State College
Harrison “Pancake”

3rd

Rocket League – St Mary’s Cathedral College
William “la pista”
Lincoln “linkmaniax”
Callum “claamm”
Mason “Mozy!”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Marcellin College
Diego “DiB”

WHAT YOU NEED

Equipment:

To be able to play you will need:

  • A home internet connections ADSL 2+ or NBN
  • A Windows PC, or Apple PC or Gaming Console (XBOX, PlayStation or Nintendo) *For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate you will need a Nintendo Switch
  • Associated peripherals
  • A copy of the game software
  • An installation of Discord software
  • A space at home to play

Player tips:

We recommend setting up on a desk with an adjustable chair that will enable setting the monitor screen at eye level to ensure healthy posture and comfort.

For Players to have the best experience it is highly recommended to have a headset. A headset is a pair of headphones with a microphone either attached or inbuilt into it. This will enable and aid communication within the team promoting teamwork, coordination and tactics.

Where to get:

You can obtain your equipment from a number of places, we suggest looking at:

  • Mwave for any Windows PC’s or peripherals;
  • For a monitor we recommend AOC Monitor‘s the official gaming monitor partner of the Australian Esports League;
  • For consoles you can get these at JB Hi-Fi, EB Games or otherwise;
  • You can download Discord on your Mobile or a Computer;
  • You can download and play Rocket League for any device for free;
  • You can buy Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online from the Nintendo Store or JB Hi-Fi, EB Games or otherwise.

If you are using a Windows PC: (Rocket League, Overwatch)

Equipment Required:

Desktop PC:

  • Computer
  • Computer Monitor
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Mousepad
  • Controller (Optional)
  • Headset (Not required but highly recommended)

Laptop:

  • Mouse
  • Mousepad
  • Controller (Optional)
  • Headset (Not required but highly recommended)

Minimum Specifications:

Rocket League

Epic Games or Steam on Windows Minimum Recommended
OS Windows 7 (64 bit) or

 Newer (64 bit) Windows   OS

Windows 7 (64 bit) or

 Newer (64 bit) Windows   OS

Processor 2.5 GHz Dual Core 3.0+ GHz Quad Core
Memory 4 GB RAM 8 GB RAM
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760,

 AMD Radeon R9 270X,

 or better

NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060,

 AMD Radeon RX 470,

 or better

DirectX DirectX Version 11.0 DirectX Version 11.0
Network Broadband Internet connection Broadband Internet connection
Storage 20 GB available space 20 GB available space
Additional   Gamepad or Controller

Overwatch

Battle.net Minimum Recommended
OS Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack) Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
Processor Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8650 Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD Phenom™ II X3 or better
Memory 4 GB RAM 6 GB RAM
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460, ATI Radeon™ HD 4850, or Intel® HD Graphics 4400 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 or AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 or better
Network Broadband Internet connection Broadband Internet connection
Storage 30 GB available hard drive space 30 GB available hard drive space
Resolution 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

If you are using a Apple PC: (Rocket League)

Equipment Required:

iMac:

  • Computer
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Mousepad
  • Controller (Optional)
  • Headset (Not required but highly recommended)

MacBook:

  • Mouse
  • Mousepad
  • Controller (Optional)
  • Headset (Not required but highly recommended)

Minimum Specifications:

Steam on macOS Minimum Recommended
OS macOS X 10.8.5 macOS X 10.8.5 or Newer
Processor Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 2.4 GHz+
Memory 8 GB RAM 8 GB RAM
Graphics OpenGL 4.1 – ATI Radeon HD 5670,

 NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M,

 Intel HD Graphics 4000, or

 Iris Pro Graphics

 

 OpenGL 4.1 – ATI Radeon HD 5670,

 NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M,

 Intel HD Graphics 4000, or

 Iris Pro Graphics

Network Broadband Internet connection Broadband Internet connection
Storage 5 GB available space 5 GB available space
Additional   Gamepad or Controller

If you are using a Gaming Console (Rocket League, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

XBOX:

  • XBOX console
  • Monitor or TV
  • Controller
  • Computer or Mobile phone (for Discord)
  • Headset (Not required but highly recommended)
  • Xbox Live Gold subscription (Overwatch only)

PlayStation:

  • PlayStation console
  • Monitor or TV
  • Controller
  • Computer or mobile phone (for Discord)
  • Headset (Not required but highly recommended)
  • PSN+ subscription (Overwatch only)

Nintendo:

  • Nintendo Switch
  • Monitor or TV (Optional)
  • Controller
  • Computer or mobile phone (for Discord)
  • Headset (Not required but highly recommended)
  • Nintendo Online subscription (Overwatch & Smash Bros.)

OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION CHANNEL

All students must be in the AEL High School Discord in order to participate, If you are unfamiliar with Discord we suggest checking out their beginner’s guide.

What is Discord?

Discord is an American proprietary freeware instant messaging and VoIP application and digital distribution platform designed for creating communities ranging from gamers to education and businesses.

Students will be required to have Discord, an all-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone as a way of interacting with tournament organisers, officials and staff.

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How will it be used?

Discord will be used for reporting of results, match details and updates. It will provide a private space for students to communicate with their own school and enable students to meet other schools.

  • Tournament Communication
  • Announcements
  • Match Details
  • Reporting of Results
  • School Connectivity
  • Discussion with those from the same school.
  • Discussion with other Schools.

How do I join?

  1. Head to Discord.com
  2. Click the Login button to Register a new account
  3. Follow this link: https://discord.gg/zb4YAnD to join the AEL High School Discord
  4. Login with the account you created

MANAGING MONEY & FINANCIAL CAPABILITY

Whether you are saving up for a new gaming computer or a major purchase like a car, knowing how to manage your money is as important as your skills in the game.

The Australian Government’s new Money Managed website is your go-to resource for your questions about money.

The website covers everyone from budgeting and dealing with debt, working and getting paid, getting your first debit card and even investing your hard earned (or hard won) cash. It’s a flexible online resource that you can access on your computer or mobile with tools that will help you manage your money – like a savings calculator and a budget planner.

Take your money skills to the next level – visit moneymanaged.gov.au

STAYING SAFE ONLINE

Esports share an intrinsic link to our digital ecosystem, and we are proud to join the Australian Esports Association (AESA) in working with the eSafety Commissioner.

The AEL takes the online safety of players seriously and adopts a number of procedures and policies to foster a safe online environment for participating students.

campaign resources available at:
esafety.gov.au

Frequently FAQ'd Questions

Is the Acer High Schools Cup open to anyone?

This event is open to all Australian High School Students. Players must be aged 13 years or older at the time of signing up to compete, 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!

Can I compete in multiple games?

Unfortunately, students are limited to playing in only one title

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

Never played the games on offer and think you may actually like one? 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.

What if I don't have a team?

Talk to teachers from your school to find out if there is a pre-existing esports or gaming club and if there isn’t get them to help you set one up.

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!

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