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2024 AEL High School Cup

The AEL High School 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.

We offer 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.

Registration form must be completed by a teacher

Register

Tournament Dates

Regos Close

Matches

Term 1

16th Feb

24th Feb – 23rd Mar

Term 2

26th Apr

4th May – 8th Jun

Term 3

2nd Aug

10th Aug – 14th Sep

Term 4

25th Oct

2nd – 23rd Nov

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Tournament Info

Team Size

3-5 (3 core + up to 2 subs)

Platform

PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch & PC

Schedule

Term 1

Divisional try-outs: Saturday, 24th Feb, 1:00pm AEDT
League play day 1: Saturday, 2nd Mar, 1:00pm AEDT
League play day 2: Saturday, 9th Mar, 1:00pm AEDT
League play day 3: Saturday, 16th Mar, 1:00pm AEDT
Playoffs: Saturday, 23rd Mar, 1:00pm AEDT

Format

Divisional try-outs

Swiss: each round, teams will be paired up against a team with the same number of match wins, teams will continue to compete until a predetermined number of rounds are completed.

This will take place in a single day and the results will be used to sort teams into divisions.

League play

Round robin: teams will complete a match each against all other teams within their division.

This will take place over multiple game days and the results will be used to determine the seeding for the playoffs

Playoffs

Single elimination: the top teams (amount to be determined), within their respective divisions, will complete matches against each other, the loser of each match will be eliminated and the winner advances to the next round until only one team remains and is declared the winner

Discord

Discord is the primary place of communication with students for all tournament matters. We will have private channels for members of the school to utilise along with channels for each team (if you have multiple teams) to be used for tactics and team-related information.

All students must join the AEL discord server for their relevant game, the link to which will be emailed to your teacher upon completing the registration form.

Anyone attempting to join the server must be ‘verified’ against the information given to us by the registering teacher. Any unverified accounts attempting to join will not be able to see any channels or anyone else in the discord server.

Team Size

5-7 (5 core + up to 2 subs)

Platform

PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch & PC

9Schedule

Term 1

Divisional try-outs: Saturday, 24th Feb, 1:30pm AEDT
League play day 1: Saturday, 2nd Mar, 1:30pm AEDT
League play day 2: Saturday, 9th Mar, 1:30pm AEDT
League play day 3: Saturday, 16th Mar, 1:30pm AEDT
Playoffs: Saturday, 23rd Mar, 1:30pm AEDT

Format

Divisional try-outs

Swiss: each round, teams will be paired up against a team with the same number of match wins, teams will continue to compete until a predetermined number of rounds are completed.

This will take place in a single day and the results will be used to sort teams into divisions.

League play

Round robin: teams will complete a match each against all other teams within their division.

This will take place over multiple game days and the results will be used to determine the seeding for the playoffs

Playoffs

Single elimination: the top teams (amount to be determined), within their respective divisions, will complete matches against each other, the loser of each match will be eliminated and the winner advances to the next round until only one team remains and is declared the winner

Discord

Discord is the primary place of communication with students for all tournament matters. We will have private channels for members of the school to utilise along with channels for each team (if you have multiple teams) to be used for tactics and team-related information.

All students must join the AEL discord server for their relevant game, the link to which will be emailed to your teacher upon completing the registration form.

Anyone attempting to join the server must be ‘verified’ against the information given to us by the registering teacher. Any unverified accounts attempting to join will not be able to see any channels or anyone else in the discord server.

Team Size

1 student

Platform

PlayStation, Xbox & PC

Club

Each student will require a paid ‘Club’ subscription
More info here: https://www.trackmania.com/access

Schedule

Term 1

Game Day 1: Saturday, 24th Feb, 10:30am AEDT
Game Day 2: Saturday, 2nd Mar, 10:30am AEDT
Game Day 3: Saturday, 9th Mar, 10:30am AEDT
Game Day 4: Saturday, 16rd Mar, 10:30am AEDT
Game Day 5: Saturday, 23rd Mar, 10:30am AEDT

Format

TBC

Discord

Discord is the primary place of communication with students for all tournament matters. We will have private channels for members of the school to utilise along with channels for each team (if you have multiple teams) to be used for tactics and team-related information.

All students must join the AEL discord server for their relevant game, the link to which will be emailed to your teacher upon completing the registration form.

Anyone attempting to join the server must be ‘verified’ against the information given to us by the registering teacher. Any unverified accounts attempting to join will not be able to see any channels or anyone else in the discord server.

Minecraft Capture the Flag launching in Term 2!

Pricing

Rocket League Overwatch 2 Trackmania
Term 1 $75 + GST $125 + GST $25 + GST
Term 2 $75 + GST $125 + GST $25 + GST
Term 3 $75 + GST $125 + GST $25 + GST
Term 4 $60 + GST $100 + GST $20 + GST
Year Package* $213.75 + GST $356.25 + GST $71.25 + GST

Prices are per team
Per student costs are the same for all games
*Year package only available for purchase before Term 1 registrations close

Requirements of Entry

  • Students must be enrolled at an Australian High School.
  • All members of a team must be from the same school.
  • Each student may be registered to only one team.
  • Each student may compete in only one game. (excl. Trackmania)
  • All teams & students must be registered and represented by a staff member employed at the same school, students cannot sign themselves up to play.
Register

Frequently Asked Questions

Can home schooled students compete?

To compete, Home Education students will be required to provide additional information to confirm their current education arrangements, such as providing documentation that shows that the parent/guardian is registered with their state government home education program, as well as age identifying documents for the student.

Home Education students may only compete in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Trackmania

Please contact us at [email protected] for more information!

Will students be competing from home or at school?

Students can compete at home with their own equipment or the school may require them to come into school to compete.

If competing on a computer please ensure it meets at least the minimum system requirements as listed under each game above.

If you wish to have your students compete from the school please work with your schools IT department to ensure students are able to connect to game servers within the school.

News

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Whether you are wanting to run an esports event, are a teacher wanting more information of how to get your school involved or a parent wanting to learn more, we are here to help you in your Esports journey

For general enquiries, simply write to us at [email protected] and one of team will be in touch

For Primary, High School and Home-schooling Esports, you can contact us at: [email protected]