SPONSORS

The AEL is proudly supported by

INTRODUCING THE
AUSTRALIAN ESPORTS HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE

The Australian Esports High School League (AEHSL) is a national program that provides students across Australia a robust and well structured competitive structure for High Schools to compete in Video Games.

The AEHSL 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.

AEHSL 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 can play for each school.

Interested in getting your school involved? Click the button below to request the AEHSL Information Booklet, the team submission sheet and everything you need to know to get started.

Request the AEHSL Information Booklet

What’s on offer:

  • Open to Australian High Schools
  • For students aged 13+
  • Six weeks of competition per term
  • Professionally broadcast matches each week
  • Opportunity to hone skills
  • Merit awards for students
  • The champion School wins a ViewSonic Smart Board to upgrade a class room, including installation and training by ViewSonic

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
  • Team registration payment must be completed
  • Students must adhere to the Rules
Registration opens for Term 1 from the 27th January 2021. School’s may submit teams for a single term or the remainder of the year. Submissions must be completed by the scheduled dates.
The AEHSL is a journey for students to represent their school in esports and compete in the games they love. The tournament currently offers school teams to compete in 3v3 Rocket League.
Students are required to complete all information requested by their school to complete the registration form.
There is no limit to how many teams can play for each school.
Click here to view the RulebookClick here to read the Terms & Conditions

Registering a Team:

To register a team the submission must be completed by a teacher or staff member. We require information that includes which School the team 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 a submitted as extra to the team submission with a max of two substitutes per team.

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

Click here to register a team
Key Registrations Dates:

  • Entry for Term 1 2021 commences on 1st February 1st 2021
  • Entry for Term 1 2021  concludes on March 1st 2021 at 23:00 AEDT
  • Team & Substitute submissions must be completed by March 6th at 23:00 AEDT (please see sample submission form provided)
  • Matches commencing on the 8th March 2021

PRICING

2021 Single Term (TERM 1)

Register a team for Term 1:

1 x Team of 3 Students for Term 1

$75.00 AUD

2021 Year Package (40% Discount)

Register a team for the remaining year in advance :

1 x Team of 3 Students for Terms 1-4

$180.00 AUD

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

2021 Substitute Player (TERM 1)

Register a substitute for a team:

1 x Substitute player for Term 1

$15.00 AUD

A max of 2 extra substitutes will be accepted per team. Substitutes must be registered each term and cannot represent multiple teams.

GAMES ON OFFER

Cost: Free
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, easy-to-learn controls
  • Easy drop-in multiplayer mode makes online matchmaking a breeze

© 2015-2020 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.

PRIZES

Win a ViewSonic 75-inch touchscreen Viewboard:

In 2021 the AEL is proud to announce that the first-places team each term will win a ViewSonic 75-inch touchscreen ViewBoard for their school, valued at $5,600 RRP.

ViewSonic will also provide training, installation and support to the recipient school.

In 2021 there are a total of four ViewSonic ViewBoards to be won worth over $22,000 in value.

ViewSonic is the official Education Partner of the AEL and is proud to support Australian schools with this enormous Prize Pool for 2021!

“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.”

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)
  • 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.

If you are using a Windows PC:

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:

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

If you are using a Apple PC:

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 (XBOX, PlayStation or Nintendo)

XBOX:

  • XBOX console
  • Monitor or TV
  • Controller
  • Computer or Mobile phone (for Discord)
  • Headset (Not required but highly recommended)

PlayStation:

  • PlayStation console
  • Monitor or TV
  • Controller
  • Computer or Mobile phone (for Discord)
  • Headset (Not required but highly recommended)

Nintendo:

  • Nintendo Switch
  • Monitor or TV (Optional)
  • Controller
  • Computer or Mobile phone (for Discord)
  • Headset (Not required but highly recommended)

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

Frequently FAQ'd Questions

Is the AEHSL 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!

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

Never played 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.

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

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!

Contact us

Reach out to the AEL team today! Make sure to follow our network across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn!

You can email the AEL through our contact form or send to info@ael.org.au

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