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The Australian Esports League (AEL) is excited to announce our upcoming participation in the Science Alive event, where we will host an engaging gaming zone featuring a variety of esports tournaments presented by Inspiring SA. This event will span from August 2nd to 4th, 2024, and includes special activities tailored for schools and the general public.

Attendees will be able to enjoy participating in a variety of games open for all skill levels, some down time in the free to play gaming zone or spectate tournaments shown on the esports stage.

“We are thrilled to bring the Australian Esports League to Science Alive this year. Our goal is to provide a platform where students and gamers can come together, learn, and showcase their skills in a supportive and inclusive environment. By participating in these tournaments, we hope to inspire the next generation of esports enthusiasts and highlight the educational benefits of gaming. It’s not just about competition; it’s about community, learning, and having fun.” – Darren Kwan, Director, Australian Esports League.

You can find out about all the tournaments we are hosting at  

STEM Day Out – August 2nd:

Our schools-focused day, part of STEM Day Out, will run from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM and feature three thrilling tournaments:

  • Minecraft Capture the Flag: 8 teams will compete in strategic battles.
  • Minecraft Build Challenge: 20 teams will showcase their creativity and building skills.
  • Just Dance: Up to 64 students can participate and show off their dance moves.

Winning students will receive medals, and pre-registration is required for all STEM Day Out tournaments.

STEM Day Out is more than just a gaming event; it’s an enriching experience that highlights the vast career opportunities within the esports and gaming industry. Students will gain insights into potential career paths in game design, programming, digital arts, and esports management. The educational benefits of participating in these tournaments are immense, as they foster critical thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. Moreover, this event cultivates a strong sense of community, bringing together like-minded individuals who share a passion for gaming and learning. By engaging in these activities, students will not only enhance their technical and creative abilities but also build valuable connections and friendships that can support their future endeavours in STEM fields.

Open Tournaments – August 3rd and 4th:

The weekend will be packed with exciting open tournaments for everyone to join:

  • Street Fighter 6: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM each day
  • Overcooked 2: 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM each day
  • NBA 2K: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM each day
  • FC 24: 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM each day
  • Mario Kart: Separate competitions from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM each day

Spots are limited, so players are advised to arrive 30 minutes before the start time to check in and sign up. No pre-registrations are allowed for open tournaments.

Event Details:

  • Dates: August 2nd (Schools-focused STEM Day Out), August 3rd-4th (Open Tournaments)
  • Location: Adelaide Showgrounds
  • Presented by: Inspiring SA

This event is a fantastic opportunity for students and gamers to connect, compete, and celebrate their passion for gaming. Join us at Science Alive for a memorable experience filled with fun, competition, and community spirit.

For more information and to register for the STEM Day Out tournaments, please visit our website at

Contact Information: For general inquiries, contact the Australian Esports League at [email protected]. For school-specific inquiries, reach out to [email protected].

About the Australian Esports League:

Established in 2013, the Australian Esports League (AEL) is a leading esports promoter in Australia, delivering world-class events across universities, high schools, local clubs, councils, and large-scale esports events. Our mission is to contribute to a healthy esports ecosystem, enhancing the experience for players and key stakeholders.

About Science Alive: Science Alive is an annual event that celebrates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with interactive exhibits, shows, and activities designed to engage and inspire people of all ages. Join us at Science Alive for a weekend of gaming excellence and be part of the growing esports community in Australia! Learn about the full festival at: