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Celebrating Creativity and Collaboration: Winners of the 2024 AEL Minecraft Competition Series 1

By High School Cup, Minecraft, News, Primary School Cup

We are thrilled to announce the successful conclusion of the first series of the 2024 AEL Minecraft Competition! This exciting event saw over 200 submissions from students across Australia, showcasing their creativity, teamwork, and innovative thinking.

The competition featured three categories: Years 4-6 Neighbourhood Heroes, Years 7-9 Mathematical Marvels, and Years 10-12 Literary Landscapes. Each category highlighted the incredible talents of our young builders, who crafted detailed and imaginative Minecraft worlds.

Winners for Years 4-6 Neighbourhood Heroes:

  1. 1st place: Team Mapwee from Lauriston Girls’ School
  2. 2nd place: Team CSPS O&L from Charlestown South Public School
  3. 3rd place: Team Penguin from Sheldon College

Winners for Years 7-9 Mathematical Marvels:

  1. 1st place: Team Year 9 OLSH Kensington from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Kensington
  2. 2nd place: Team One from St Johns College
  3. 3rd place: Team Three from St Johns College and 3d Terraria from the Knox School

Winners for Years 10-12 Literary Landscapes:

  1. 1st place: Team Cube 2 from Kardinia International College
  2. 2nd place: The Creepers from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Kensington
  3. 3rd place: Claver Crafters Senior from St Peter Claver College

Competition Categories

In the Years 4-6 Neighbourhood Heroes category, students designed Minecraft builds that celebrated everyday community heroes like doctors, teachers, and public servants. The Years 7-9 Mathematical Marvels category challenged students to create intricate structures that incorporated mathematical principles and concepts. For the Years 10-12 Literary Landscapes category, students brought literary worlds to life, crafting detailed environments inspired by their favourite books and stories.

Each winning team will receive a custom-made trophy from Hench & Scrap, a testament to their hard work and creativity. These remarkable creations will also be showcased on our winners page, featuring images from each submission.

About Hench & Scrap

Hench & Scrap is a renowned crafting and fabrication team known for creating incredible bespoke cosplay, props, trophies and more with a dedication to detail and worldbuilding for the games industry. Their expertise lies in transforming raw materials into stunning works of art, making them the perfect partner for awarding our talented competition winners. The custom trophies they have created are unique symbols of achievement and creativity, reflecting the hard work and dedication of each winning team.

Thank You

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the students, parents, and teachers who participated and supported this competition over the ten-week period. Your enthusiasm and dedication have made this event a resounding success. We look forward to welcoming everyone’s returning enthusiasm for Series 2, starting later this year. Stay tuned for more exciting challenges and opportunities to showcase your incredible talents!

For more details and to view the winning submissions, visit the winner’s page: https://ael.org.au/minecraft-results/

Congratulations to all our winners and participants!

Experience the Thrill of Gaming with the Australian Esports League at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne!

By Events, News No Comments

This year, the Australian Esports League is excited to bring an exhilarating gaming experience to Oz Comic-Con Melbourne, taking place on June 8th and 9th at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Gamers and pop culture fans alike are in for two action-packed days of competition and fun.

Epic Tournament Schedule:

  • Street Fighter VI: Kick off your morning with intense battles in our Street Fighter VI tournament. Starting at 11:00 AM on both Saturday and Sunday, witness top players showcase their skills in thrilling matches.
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: At 2:00 PM on both days, the race is on! Join us for the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament. Whether you’re racing or cheering from the sidelines, the excitement is guaranteed.

Dive into the Gaming Zone:

Our dedicated gaming zone, detailed here, features free play areas alongside the competitive tournaments. It’s a perfect spot for casual gamers and competitors to enjoy their favorite games in a vibrant atmosphere.

Additionally you’ll be able to try out the high end gaming monitors produced by our partner AGON by AOC and also pick up some Indomie Mi Goreng noodles thanks to our partner Indomie Australia!

Our team are also hosting a learn to play Magic: the Gathering zone where all attendees can learn to how to play MTG and receive a free booster pack from our friendly teaching team.

Meet the Guests:

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne hosts an impressive array of guests from the worlds of film, TV, comics, and more. For a full list of who’s attending, check out the guest list here. Whether you’re looking to get an autograph, snap a selfie, or attend a panel, there’s no shortage of opportunities to meet your favorite celebrities.

More Than Just Gaming:

Oz Comic-Con isn’t just about gaming. Explore artist alley, participate in the cosplay competitions, or attend one of the many workshops available throughout the weekend. With something for everyone, Oz Comic-Con Melbourne promises to be an unforgettable event.

For everyone attending in cosplay, drop by our zone and our photographer will grab a photo of you which you’ll find after the show on our Facebook page!

Join us at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne to celebrate all things gaming and pop culture. Whether you’re competing in the tournaments or just there to soak in the atmosphere, it’s going to be an incredible weekend!

Join the Australian Esports League at Oz Comic-Con Adelaide!

By Events

This June 1st and 2nd, the Australian Esports League is thrilled to bring you non-stop gaming action at Oz Comic-Con Adelaide, held at the Adelaide Showgrounds. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or new to the scene, we’ve got something for everyone.

What’s On?

  • Gaming Zones: Dive into the world of gaming with our extensive setup featuring both console and PC gaming. Challenge your friends or join in on competitive tournaments.
  • Artist Alley: Stroll through Artist Alley where local independent artists display their comics, artwork, and unique creations.
  • Cosplay Central: Don’t miss Cosplay Central, the ultimate destination for all cosplay enthusiasts. Meet famous cosplayers, join in on parades, or just admire the stunning costumes.
  • Workshops and Panels: Engage with industry experts through a variety of panels and workshops designed to inspire and educate.
  • Australian Championships of Cosplay: Witness as cosplayers compete in the largest cosplay contest in Australia, earning their way to the Sydney show to compete in the finals for the $3k cash prize.
  • The District: Participate in interactive community events and enjoy live performances in our dedicated community space.

AEL Tournament Schedule

Prepare for thrilling competitions across both days:

  • Street Fighter VI: 11:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
    Kick off your morning with the high-octane action of Street Fighter VI. Whether you’re a seasoned fighter or a curious spectator, the intensity and skill on display will captivate everyone. Competitors will clash in a series of matches that test their reflexes, strategy, and mastery of their chosen characters.
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 2:00 PM Saturday & Sunday
    As the afternoon rolls in, switch gears to the fun and frenetic racing world of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This tournament is perfect for players of all ages and skill levels, featuring colorful tracks and chaotic competition.

Exciting Sponsorships

We are proudly sponsored by Indomie Australia, your noodle partner and grab a sample pack of Mi Goreng from our zone, and AGON by AOC, providing top-notch gaming monitors for the best gaming experience.

Magic The Gathering Activation

Dive into the world of Magic The Gathering! Join us at our activation zone where attendees can learn to play MTG, explore the game’s rich strategy, and maybe even begin their own journey through the multiverse.

Meet the Guests

Oz Comic-Con Adelaide is also hosting an impressive lineup of guests from various sectors of pop culture. Highlights include appearances by voice actors such as Aaron Dismuke and Sarah Wiedenheft, along with comic artists like Wolfgang Bylsma and many others offering panels, autographs, and photo opportunities.

To check out the full guest list, visit Oz Comic-Con Adelaide Guests.

Join us at Oz Comic-Con Adelaide for a weekend filled with competitive spirit, incredible gaming action, and fun for the whole family. Whether you’re competing or cheering from the sidelines, the excitement is guaranteed!

Get Ready for the High School Day at the AEL Logan Esports Cup!

By Events, High School Cup, News, Primary School Cup

Attention all high school students and esports enthusiasts! Mark your calendars for Friday, May 24th, because it’s the dedicated esports day exclusively for high school students at the AEL Logan Esports Cup held in partnership with Logan City Council. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to dive into the exciting world of competitive gaming and esports careers.

Schedule:

  • 11:00am: Schools arrive
  • 11:00am – 11:30am: Tournament Check-in
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm: Careers in Esports talk
  • 12:30pm – 1:00pm: Lunch break
  • 1:00pm: Tournaments begin
  • 3:00pm: Tournaments end & Schools leave

Careers in Esports Talk: Embark on an exciting journey into the world of Esports careers designed especially for high school students! Join us for an engaging talk led by the CEO of a prominent Esports company, where you’ll uncover the thrilling opportunities awaiting you in this dynamic industry. From professional gaming to behind-the-scenes roles in management, marketing, and technology, explore the diverse pathways to success in Esports. Discover how your passion for gaming can transform into a fulfilling and rewarding career. Gain valuable insights and practical advice from a seasoned industry leader, and unlock the secrets to thriving in the fast-paced world of Esports. Whether you’re a dedicated gamer or simply curious about the possibilities, this talk promises to ignite your imagination and inspire your future aspirations. Don’t miss this chance to chart your course in the exhilarating realm of Esports careers!

Tournaments:

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Join the 1v1 Super Smash Bros. tournament and showcase your school’s best gamers!
  • Mario Kart 8: Compete in the Mario Kart tournament and prove which school is the fastest!
  • Just Dance: Show off your dance moves in the Just Dance tournament and see which school has the best dancers!
  • Minecraft: Participate in the Minecraft build competition and demonstrate your school’s creativity!

Schools may bring a squad of 6 students for each game to compete. Any extra students are welcome to spectate and cheer on their peers.

Register now via this form.

Date: Friday, May 24th

Location: Logan Entertainment Centre, 170 Wembley Rd, Logan Central QLD 4114


Speak to your teacher about participation and get ready for an unforgettable day of esports excitement at the AEL Logan Esports Cup. See you there!

2024 AEL High Schools Cup – Term 2 Division Announcement

By High School Cup, News

Term 2 has officially begun for the 2024 AEL High Schools Cup! After an intense weekend of competitions in Rocket League and Overwatch 2, the Divisions are now set for both titles!

Students will represent their school against their division rivals throughout the next three weeks then go into two final weeks of playoffs to determine the ultimate winner!

Whilst for Trackmania and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate students have experienced their first week in Term 2 on their path to victory.

Rocket League

Rocket League – Competition Schedule

Week 2 (11/05/24)

Division 1 plays Day 1, 2 and 3

Division 2 plays Day 1 and 2

Division 3 plays Day 1 and 2

Week 3 (18/05/24)

Division 1 plays Day 4 and 5

Division 2 plays Day 3, 4 and 5

Division 3 plays Day 3 and 4

Week 4 (25/05/24)

Division 1 plays Day 6 and 7

Division 2 plays Day 6 and 7

Division 3 plays Day 5, 6 and 7

Week 5 (01/06/24) & Week 6 (08/06/24)

Week 5 & 6 are playoff weeks. Specific format and timings will be provided at the conclusion of Week 4.

Rocket League – Broadcast Schedule

Catch the action from our Rocket League competitors from 1:00PM AEST every Saturday on www.twitch.tv/auesportsleague

NOTE: All match times are approximate, and matches may change. The Playoffs schedule in weeks 5-6 will be announced after Week 4.

Rocket League
 Time (all AEDT)DivisionRoundTeam 1Team 2
Week 2
May 11
1:00 PM31Trinity TitansACSHS_RL
1:45 PM22Craigslea ConquerorsUnley High A
2:30 PM13Lakers Legends 1MSC Justify
      
 Time (all AEDT)DivisionRoundTeam 1Team 2
Week 3
May 18
1:00 PM33Scotch StrikersDLS Knights
1:45 PM15Brisbane SDE SapphiresDenisonRL
2:30 PM25TrinityAC Hard ZeroTMSHS Mog Squad
      
 Time (all AEDT)DivisionRoundTeam 1Team 2
Week 4
May 25
1:00 PM26Lakers Legends 2Craigslea Conquerors
1:45 PM17Ripley RaptorsForest Lake Lions Green
2:30 PM37BDC BarracudasHGS Team 1

Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 – Competition Schedule

Week 2 (11/05/24)

Division 1 plays Day 1 and 2

Division 2 plays Day 1 and 2

Week 3 (18/05/24)

Division 1 plays Day 3, 4 and 5

Division 2 plays Day 3 and 4

Week 4 (25/05/24)

Division 1 plays Day 6 and 7

Division 2 plays Day 5, 6 and 7

Week 5 (01/06/24) & Week 6 (08/06/24)

Week 5 & 6 are playoff weeks. Specific format and timings will be provided at the conclusion of Week 4.

Overwatch 2 – Broadcast Schedule

Catch the action from our Rocket League competitors from 1:30PM AEST every Saturday on www.twitch.tv/auesportsleague2

NOTE: All match times are approximate, and matches may change. The Playoffs schedule in weeks 5-6 will be announced after Week 4.

Overwatch 2
 Time (all AEDT)DivisionRoundTeam 1Team 2
Week 2
May 11
1:30 PM21CLC GoldHillbrook Red
2:15 PM22ACSHS Sailor ScoutsHumanitas Hooligans
3:00 PM12SPLCForest Lake Lions
      
 Time (all AEDT)DivisionRoundTeam 1Team 2
Week 3
May 18
1:30 PM23Westbourne SurgeDLS Knights
2:15 PM14KGSCOWTrinity Titans
3:00 PM15Westbourne FurySCA OverScotch
      
 Time (all AEDT)DivisionRoundTeam 1Team 2
Week 4
May 25
1:00 PM25SCSC Team AHillbrook Red
2:15 PM17SCA OverScotchSPLC
3:00 PM27ACSHS Sailor ScoutsACSHS C.G.K

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate the students have been placed into two Brackets, students will compete through their brackets until the final champion is selected! The brackets are summarised as follows:

Bracket ABracket B
[ACS] Gr3nade9[GSLC] MonkeKong
[GSLC] Tippyhercules[JPC] Cael
[CSHS] Max[SLCC] something
[SLCC] vbagels[JPC] Will
[QASMT] Player 1[NSWHE] Cindersmith
[JPC] AVGPlayer3[JPC] Ace_02
[JPC] ImBox489[ACS] Player 5
[JPC] GalaxyX[ACS] CDog9829
[QLDHE] Kaplayer[SLCC] Ramen
[GSLC] Aact[SLCC] Gurlal
[ACS] CPU-26[ACS] penguin_Milan
[GSLC] Eating[JPC] chunkydluffy
[MSC] Collector[MSC] PetPidgeon
[MSC] Mumrulesohyeah[MSC] Player4

Trackmania

Trackmania consists of six students who will be racing over the next six weeks to determine the fastest driver of the group. We look forward to seeing who comes out on top!

SchoolPlayer TAG
Emmanuel Catholic Collegeboom_101
Forest Lake State High SchoolZ4nd0nPl4yz
Forest Lake State High Schoolnickgaming1406
Forest Lake State High SchoolShaxaros
Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technologydoner1ght27m
Wyndham CollegeCRAZYBUSDRIVER9

Join Us at Oz Comic-Con Perth 2024 This Weekend!

By Events, News

This weekend, the Australian Esports League is excited to be a part of Oz Comic-Con Perth! We’re gearing up for a fun-filled event featuring thrilling esports tournaments, interactive activities, and much more.

Esports Tournament Schedule

Get ready to witness some high-octane gaming action at our tournament area, proudly sponsored by Indomie Australia and AGON by AOC. Here’s what our weekend schedule looks like:

Saturday:

  • 11:00 AM: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • 2:00 PM: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Sunday:

  • 11:00 AM: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • 2:00 PM: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Free Play Gaming Area

Aside from the tournaments, don’t miss out on our free play gaming area where you can enjoy casual gaming sessions and experience the latest offerings from our sponsors. We have a range of games available across XBOX, PC and Nintendo Switch!

Learn Magic: The Gathering

Interested in card games? Join us at the Magic The Gathering learn to play zone. It’s a perfect opportunity for beginners to learn from experienced players and join the community of planeswalkers. Plus, everyone who registers gets a free jumpstart and booster pack!

More Activities at Oz Comic-Con

Oz Comic-Con is more than just games. Explore a variety of activities including:

  • Cosplay Spotlight: Dive into the vibrant world of cosplay at Cosplay Central! Whether you’re an amateur or a seasoned pro, participate in the Cosplay Parade, show off your costume on stage, or enjoy the craftsmanship of others in a diverse display of creativity and skill. There’s also a special section for kids to strut their stuff in the Kids Cosplay Parade.
  • Meet the Guests: Meet a stellar lineup of guests from TV, film, comics, and the cosplay world. This is your chance to get up close with your favorite celebrities and creators, secure autographs, and maybe even snap a selfie to remember! At Oz Comic-Con Perth 2024, you can expect an exciting lineup of guests from various realms of pop culture. Voice actors Aaron Dismuke, known for roles in “Fullmetal Alchemist” and “My Hero Academia,” and Sarah Wiedenheft, recognized for her work in “Dragon Ball Super” and “Chainsaw Man,” are among the first announced guests. Additionally, literary and comic fans will have the chance to meet Amanda Bridgeman, Wolfgang Bylsma of Gestalt Publishing, and Scott Wilson of Comics on Country​.
  • Artists and Exhibitors Directory: You’ll find a vibrant collection of artists and exhibitors showcasing their unique creations. This section of the event is a hotspot for discovering new art, purchasing original works, and interacting directly with the creators. Whether you’re interested in traditional comic art or contemporary digital works, Artist Alley provides a diverse range of artistic styles and media. Otherwise checkout what each exhibitor has to show during the show.
  • The District – an immersive experience: For a creative escape, head to The District, where you can participate in interactive illustrator workshops, join in the official drawing competition, or relax with some coloring and papercraft activities. Don’t miss the chance to snap a photo in front of the incredible themed backdrops, from Japanese cherry blossom gardens to fantasy unicorns, perfect for immortalizing your Comic-Con experience​.

For more details on the gaming activities and tournaments, check out the full gaming guide.

We can’t wait to see you there! Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for live updates and highlights from the event.

Exciting Update from the Australian Esports League: Introducing Minecraft Capture The Flag!

By High School Cup, Minecraft, Primary School Cup

We’re thrilled to announce an exciting new addition to our Australian Esports League Cups—Minecraft Capture The Flag! Starting from Term 2, this dynamic and strategic game will be included in both the High School and Primary School Cups, marking the debut of our very first primary school esports tournament.

What’s New? Minecraft Capture The Flag brings a fresh challenge to the arena. It’s a 5-on-5 format where teams battle to capture the most flags within a set time limit. This game tests not only quick thinking and strategy but also teamwork and communication skills.

Schedule and Registration: Both the High School and Primary School tournaments will follow a structured schedule, with Term 2 kicking off soon:

  • Primary School Cup:
    • Registrations Close: Friday, 10th May
    • Game Days: Every Tuesday starting 21st May to 11th June, at 3:45 PM AEST
    • Available for Years 4, 5 and 6
  • High School Cup:
    • Registrations Close: Friday, 10th May
    • Game Days: Every Saturday starting 18th May to 8th June, at 10:30 AM AEST
    • Available for Years 7-12

For more details and to register, visit our dedicated pages: Primary School Cup | High School Cup

Entry is $125 + GST per team.

All students will need access to Minecraft Education edition.

Prizes and Recognition: The season champions from each cup will be awarded a trophy, celebrating their strategic prowess and teamwork. The top three teams won’t just enjoy the glory; they’ll also receive medallions and merit certificates—a testament to their skills and competitive spirit.

Don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of this groundbreaking esports adventure. Whether you’re stepping into the arena for the first time or aiming to add another trophy to your collection, Minecraft Capture The Flag is your playground for creativity, strategy, and sportsmanship.

Join us this term for an unforgettable esports experience!

Australian Esports League and Indomie Announce Renewed Partnership to Boost Grassroots Esports

By News

The Australian Esports League (AEL), a premier organization dedicated to developing the esports ecosystem in Australia, is thrilled to announce the renewal of its partnership with Indomie , the region’s leading noodle brand. Since 2020, Indomie has been the exclusive noodle partner for the AEL, demonstrating a shared commitment to fostering the growth of grassroots esports across schools and universities.

The renewed partnership underscores both organizations’ dedication to the esports community, providing unparalleled experiences and support to up-and-coming talent. Through this collaboration, Indomie Australia will continue to support AEL’s initiatives aimed at nurturing young esports athletes and enthusiasts, ensuring they have the opportunities and resources needed to thrive in the competitive gaming landscape.

Expanding the Esports Experience at Oz Comic-Con

As part of this renewed partnership, Indomie Australia’s diverse range of noodle products will be prominently featured at Oz Comic-Con’s Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane conventions. These events will host exhilarating esports tournaments and free-to-play gaming zones, offering attendees a unique and immersive gaming experience. The presence of Indomie Australia at these conventions highlights the brand’s commitment to the esports community and its support for AEL’s efforts to make esports accessible to a wider audience.

A Shared Vision for the Future

Darren Kwan, Manager of the Australian Esports League, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership’s renewal, stating, “Our collaboration with Indomie Australia has been instrumental in our efforts to cultivate a vibrant and inclusive esports environment in Australia. Their continued support enables us to expand our grassroots initiatives, empowering the next generation of esports talent.”

William Ho, Regional Manager for Indomie in the region, shared similar sentiments, “Indomie is proud to renew our partnership with the Australian Esports League. Together, we share a vision of elevating the esports scene and providing meaningful opportunities for young athletes and gamers. We look forward to another year of successful collaboration and exciting esports events.”

About the Australian Esports League

The Australian Esports League is committed to developing the esports ecosystem in Australia, providing platforms for players to compete, improve their skills, and pursue their passions in competitive gaming. Through partnerships and community-driven initiatives, the AEL aims to foster a supportive and thriving esports community.

About Indomie

Indomie is a leading noodle brand in the region, known for its delicious and diverse range of products. As a committed partner to the Australian Esports League, Indomie supports grassroots esports initiatives, helping to nurture young talent and promote a healthy, active lifestyle through gaming.

Australian Esports League Continues Partnership with AGON by AOC

By News

The Australian Esports League (AEL), a leading body in competitive esports in Australia, is excited to announce the renewal of its partnership with AGON by AOC, a global leader in gaming monitors, continuing its role as the exclusive gaming monitor for the AEL since 2018. This renewed partnership underscores both organizations’ commitment to fostering the growth of esports across Australia, from grassroots initiatives to professional levels.

Through this collaboration, AGON by AOC will support the AEL’s efforts in promoting esports within schools and universities, helping to cultivate the next generation of gamers and esports professionals. AGON by AOC’s top-of-the-line gaming monitors will be featured at all AEL events, ensuring participants and attendees experience the highest quality of competitive play.

The partnership will also see AGON by AOC’s presence at major conventions across Australia, including Oz Comic-Con in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and Canberra. At these conventions, the AEL will host esports tournaments and free-to-play gaming zones, all equipped with AGON by AOC monitors, offering attendees an unmatched gaming experience.

Darren Kwan, director of the Australian Esports League, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership: “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with AGON by AOC. Their unwavering support for the AEL and the broader esports community has been instrumental in our success. With AGON by AOC’s cutting-edge monitors at our events, we are setting the standard for competitive gaming in Australia.”

Jay Huang, Sales Manager for AOC in the region, also commented on the renewal, stating, “AOC is proud to extend our partnership with the AEL. Our shared vision for the growth of esports in Australia and commitment to providing the best gaming experiences make this collaboration incredibly valuable. We look forward to another successful year of bringing top-tier gaming experiences to players and fans across the country.”

This partnership reaffirms the AEL and AGON by AOC’s dedication to advancing esports in Australia, providing platforms for gamers to showcase their talents, and contributing to the vibrant esports ecosystem.

For more information about the Australian Esports League and upcoming events, visit www.ael.org.au and to learn more about AGON by AOC, visit www.au.aoc.com and explore their range of gaming monitors.

About the Australian Esports League (AEL)

The Australian Esports League is a leading organizer of esports competitions and events in Australia, offering a platform for gamers at all levels to compete and engage with the community. The AEL have built a nationally significant gaming community since launching its University and School programs. With a focus on promoting esports across the country, the AEL supports grassroots initiatives and provides pathways for amateur players to professional esports careers.

About AGON by AOC

AGON by AOC is renowned for its high-performance gaming monitors, designed to meet the needs of both casual gamers and competitive esports professionals. With a focus on innovation and quality, AGON by AOC delivers an immersive gaming experience through its state-of-the-art technology and design.

Welcoming all schools to Series 1 of the 2024 AEL Minecraft Schools Competition!

By Events, Minecraft, News

Over 60 Schools Ignite Creativity and Collaboration in Series 1 of the 2024 Minecraft Schools Competition

The Australian Esports League (AEL) is thrilled to announce that over 60 schools nationwide are participating in the AEL Minecraft Schools Competition Series 1, a testament to the growing enthusiasm for game-based learning and innovative education initiatives in Australia.

This marks a significant milestone for the competition, highlighting its growing appeal among educators and students alike. Organized to foster critical thinking, collaboration, and digital literacy, the challenge spans various themes tailored to different age groups. For those in years 4-6 they tackle “Neighbourhood Heroes”, those in years 7-9 they tackle “Mathematical Marvels” and for those in years 10-12 they will tackle “Literary Landscapes”

Students in are showcasing their creativity, problem-solving, and collaborative skills as they spend the next ten weeks working on these exciting themes within Minecraft. They’re designing neighborhoods celebrating community heroes, visualizing mathematical concepts through historical architecture, and transforming the essence of Australian literature into immersive landscapes.

“We are overwhelmed by the positive response from Australian schools,” said Darren Kwan, Director at AEL. “This competition demonstrates the power of Minecraft as a transformative educational tool. Students are engaging with subjects in new ways, developing essential 21st-century skills, and having a blast doing it!”

This broad participation underscores the importance of interactive learning platforms like Minecraft: Education Edition in modern education. The competition not only offers students a unique opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in a creative setting but also brings together schools in a spirited exchange of innovation and learning.

Everyone at the Australian Esports League extends their heartfelt thanks to all participating schools and looks forward to showcasing the diverse talents of students across all categories. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting educational journey!

About the AEL Minecraft Schools Competition:

The AEL Minecraft Schools Competition is an annual event that challenges students to build creative and innovative Minecraft worlds inspired by specific themes. The competition is open to Australian schools, with separate pools for Years 4–6, 7–9, and 10–12. For more information, visit www.ael.org.au/minecraft.

With special thanks to Mojang Studios and the Microsoft Education team in Australia.

About the Australian Esports League (AEL)

The Australian Esports League (AEL) is a leading organization dedicated to promoting esports in Australia’s education sector. With a focus on student engagement, skill development, and community building, AEL provides a platform for schools to participate in structured esports competitions and programs.