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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Championship places a focus on education and we do this through ensuring every player is enrolled in school and on schedule to meet their class and NCEA requirements. The onus is with the club advisor, the designated teacher, to verify this with a school administrator.
Aligned with our goals and mission, participating students will be encouraged to use school computer labs in order to make this a social activity to promote team building in a healthy competitive supervised environment, rather than as individuals in isolated locations.
We suggest schools create a Discord or Facebook group to post events, meetings, news and receive feedback from your peers. However, the appropriate channels will be determined by each school. We recommend the club advisor (school staff member) and student captain manage this.
Code of Conduct
This is the basic code of conduct of any player affiliated with an High School League of Legends Championship game, match, tournament or league. Its intent is to maintain competitive integrity. If a player is found to be in breach of one of these, please contact your designated teacher.