About


The High School League of Legends Australian and New Zealand Championship is a free national esports competition for Australia and New Zealand High Schools. 

Each Australian state & territory has its own championship – with New Zealand continuing to keep it’s nationwide. These tournaments will run during terms 3 of 2018, culminating in a final for each region. The winning schools will then playoff to crown the sole winner of the High School League of Legends Australian and New Zealand Championship.

The Championship aspires to provide high schoolers with a fun, competitive, and rewarding esports experience, similar to traditional high school sports. We promote esports as a positive experience that opens up sports team building, leadership opportunities and self-improvement to a wider range of students outside the traditional seasonal field and court sports.

There’s a persistent myth that video games are bad for schoolwork. We are working towards changing that with this League by ensuring the motivating factor to be eligible is to excel in their school work and having fun with friends – this is paramount.

 

Key Details


When:
July 30 – September 9

Time: Monday nights at 5pm (Local Time), beginning 30th July
Where: Games are online
Registrations close: Friday 5pm, July 20th
Entry Fee: Free
Leagues we run: ACT, New Zealand, NSW and Queensland 

Special Notes:

  • The championship will run a total of 7 weeks culminating in a Grand Final Weekend on September 8-9th
  • All teams must have a supervising teacher

Register now

 

League of Legends

What is League of Legends?

League of Legends is a fast-paced, competitive online game. 100 million people play League of Legends every month around the world. Two teams of five players compete during the game over different maps and game modes. League of Legends offers endless replayability for players of every skill level.

Our Mission

And our passion!

The High School League of Legends Championship aspires to provide high schoolers with a fun, competitive, and rewarding esports experience, similar to traditional high school sports. We promote esports as a positive experience that opens up sports team building, leadership opportunities and self improvement to a wider range of students outside traditional seasonal field and court sports.

Strategic Thinking

Learning through play

League of Legends is an example of a strategic game that can enhance students Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics skills (STEM). This link was reinforced by a recent Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology study that found children who play online games are more successful academically.

Video Game Myths

Don't be fooled!

There’s a persistent myth that videogames are bad for schoolwork. We are working towards changing that with The High School League of Legends Championship by ensuring the motivating factor to be eligible is in the effort that they apply to their school work and having fun with friends – this is paramount.

What Schools Gain

Other than being the coolest!
  • Increased interest in school and academic engagement
  • Higher attendance and academic performance from participating students through mandatory High School League of Legends Championship requirements
  • Increased self esteem from students who aren’t interested in physical athletics
  • Positive exposure to both the local, and, for the winners, national community

Philosophy

Be kind

We value good sportsmanship, respect, honesty and maturity. During online gameplay, tempers may flare, so our administrators work closely with teams and their supporting teacher to ensure the championship remains a clean and mature environment . We enforce and clearly communicate rules to ensure cheating and dishonesty are mitigated.

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Register Your School Now

Open for 2018

Registration is now open to schools for New Zealand, to register for next years High School League Tournament. Don’t miss out! Places in the premier division are limited so register today!

Contact Us

We're super friendly

If you are new to League of Legends and the world of esports, feel free to send us a message and one of our team will be back to you as soon as we can! 

“For some students, HSL is the first time the student is actively pushing themselves to achieve a challenging goal. This self-motivation allows the development of important skills such as communication and teamwork.”

Danny Chang, HSL supervising Teacher, Mt Roskill Grammar

The success we have had has evolved around teamwork and communication. We ensure that each and every one of us talk as much as we can during the match as communication in a team is the key to success

Vincent Lo, Captain, Mount Albert Grammar