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Australian Esports League announces the 2024 Minecraft Schools program

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

This years program features the return of the AEL Minecraft Build Challenge and the introduction of the AEL Minecraft Capture the Flag esports series enabling exciting opportunities for high school, primary school, and homeschool students to showcase their Minecraft skills.

The AEL is thrilled to announce its 2024 school programs, featuring two engaging Minecraft events designed to inspire creativity and strategic thinking among students across Australia. The programs include the Minecraft Build Challenge and the Minecraft Capture The Flag esports event, both set to unfold in two exciting series this year, catering to high school, primary school, and homeschool students.

The AEL is proud to continue its partnership with Microsoft and the Minecraft Education team to promote this series, building upon the success of last year’s event. This collaboration underscores our mutual commitment to delivering high-quality educational and competitive experiences for students nationwide.

Minecraft Build Challenge: Unleashing Creativity

The Minecraft Build Challenge invites students to leverage their creativity and teamwork to construct impressive structures within Minecraft. With two series planned for the year, the challenge will consist of three competition pools based on year groups: years 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12, each facing a unique theme to guide their builds. Home schoolers are also welcome, competing in a dedicated pool to ensure fair play and recognition.

First Series Dates:

  • Registrations Close: 15th March
  • Competition Starts: 18th March
  • Submissions Due: 24th May
  • Results Announced: 10th June

Second Series Dates:

  • Registrations Close: 16th August
  • Competition Starts: 19th August
  • Submissions Due: 18th October
  • Results Announced: 4th November

Themes for each competition pool will be disclosed post-registration, adding an element of surprise and excitement as teams gear up to showcase their architectural prowess.

Check out the submissions from last year’s challenge here: 2023 AEL Minecraft Build Challenge.

Minecraft Capture The Flag: Strategic Esports Action

Complementing the Build Challenge, the Minecraft Capture The Flag event will test students’ strategic and teamwork skills in a dynamic esports environment. This competition, too, will occur over two series, culminating in an in-person nationals event with details to be announced soon.

The Capture The Flag event promises to be a thrilling experience, encouraging students to engage in competitive play while fostering communication, strategy, and sportsmanship.

Empowering Students Through Esports

The AEL’s 2024 Minecraft programs aim to provide a platform for students to express their creativity, engage in healthy competition, and connect with peers sharing similar interests. Beyond the fun and excitement of gameplay, participants will have the opportunity to develop valuable life skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, and strategic planning.

Stay tuned for more details on the Minecraft Capture The Flag dates and the announcement of the national event. Schools, students, and homeschoolers interested in participating are encouraged to register promptly to secure their spot in these eagerly anticipated competitions.

For more information and to register for the events, please visit the AEL’s official website: AEL Minecraft Programs.

The AEL is proud to share it is sponsored by AGON by AOC the gaming monitor partner and Indomie Australia the noodle partner.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to be a part of Australia’s growing esports community through the engaging world of Minecraft. Join us in celebrating creativity, strategic gameplay, and the spirit of competition in 2024!

Australian Esports League Unveils Exciting 2024 School Esports Programs

By High School Cup, News, Primary School Cup

The Australian Esports League (AEL) is thrilled to announce its comprehensive School esports programs for 2024, designed for both High School and Primary School students across Australia. This year’s lineup promises to be more engaging than ever, with a variety of gaming events and the support of our esteemed partners.

Innovative Gaming Experiences for Students

Our 2024 programs include:

  • Minecraft Build Challenges: Set to inspire creativity and collaboration, the Minecraft Build Challenges will be held twice this year.

    These challenges, catering to Years 5-6, Years 7-9, and Years 10-12, will have their specific details announced in mid-February.

    The first series runs from 11th March to 3rd June, with the second series from 19th August to 4th November.

    Details for registration will be updated at with a general notice being shared once live.
  • High School Esports Program: A dynamic and inclusive initiative designed to bring competitive gaming to high school students across Australia. This program offers a diverse range of popular games each term, providing students with an opportunity to develop teamwork, strategic thinking, and digital skills in a fun and engaging environment

    Starting with Trackmania, Overwatch 2, and Rocket League for Term 1. The addition of Minecraft Capture the Flag and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will come into play from Term 2.

    Term 1 will run from 24th February – 23rd March
    Term 2 will run from 4th May – 8th June
    Term 3 will run from 10th August – 14th September
    Term 4 will run from 2nd November – 23rd November

    *note: these dates are subject to change
  • High School Nationals at PAX Australia: The pinnacle of the High School esports program, the nationals, will be held from 11th to 13th October 2024 at PAX Australia.

    Further details on qualification and attendance will be announced shortly. We are excited to share all the details with everyone soon!
  • Inclusivity for Home School Students: Home school students are invited to join in the excitement with Trackmania available from Term 1 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from Term 2. Home School students will also be included in the Minecraft build challenges, we’re excited to welcome everyone into the competition this year!

Why Esports Matters: Benefits for Students

Participating in esports offers numerous benefits for students. It fosters critical thinking, teamwork, strategic planning, and improves hand-eye coordination. Esports also offers a platform for students to explore STEAM fields and develop IT skills in a competitive yet supportive environment. Engaging in esports can enhance students’ school experience, build community, and nurture a sense of belonging.

Parents, Get Excited!

For parents, esports represents a unique opportunity for your children to engage in a safe, moderated, and educational platform that promotes healthy competition. It’s an avenue for students to develop social skills, build friendships, and gain valuable life experiences, all while having fun in the process.

Calling All Teachers: Get Your School Involved

We invite teachers to become part of this exciting journey. If you’re interested in introducing esports at your school, the AEL is here to assist. Our programs are designed to be easily integrated into school curriculums, offering a unique blend of education and entertainment.

Acknowledging Our Partners

We are grateful for the support of our partners, which is vital in bringing these programs to life. Special thanks to AGON by AOC, our gaming monitor partner, and Indomie Australia, our noodle partner. Their continued support enhances the esports experience for all participants.

We also extend our gratitude to Microsoft Australia and the Microsoft Education team for their backing of the Minecraft Education program. Their involvement underscores the educational value of esports in learning environments.

Stay Tuned for Primary School Program Details

Details on the Primary School games and dates will be announced shortly. We are committed to providing younger students with exciting and educational esports experiences. Keep an eye out for when it goes live later this month!

About Australian Esports League

The Australian Esports League is dedicated to developing esports in Australia. We are focused on community and player. By providing platforms for gamers to compete, we aim to foster talent and create pathways for students to excel in the fast-growing world of esports.


Email our friendly team at [email protected] with any queries and we’ll be happy to help!

The Australian Esports League and Invictus Australia are proud to announce an exciting partnership

By News

The Australian Esports League (AEL) and Invictus Australia (IA) are proud to announce an exciting partnership. This collaboration marks a significant step towards fostering inclusivity, competition and community engagement within the Australian esports landscape for current and former serving military veterans and their families.

The Australian Esports League has long been dedicated to promoting and advancing esports across the nation, creating opportunities for gamers of all skill levels to participate and compete. In alignment with their commitment to diversity and inclusion, AEL are proud to join forces with Invictus Australia to extend these opportunities to an even broader community.

Invictus Australia are known for their work in supporting the wellbeing of current and former servicemen and women through the power of connection that sport and activity provides. IA recognises the potential of esports to unite veterans and families of all abilities located around the country, to provide a platform for personal growth and camaraderie.

Through this partnership, the Australian Esports League and Invictus Australia aim to organise and host esports tournaments providing spaces for veterans, their families, and the wider community to come together in the spirit of competition and mutual respect.

According to Director Community Engagement and Impact at Invictus Australia, Toni Cumpston, “This partnership is a wonderful addition to the range of activities Invictus Australia provides the Australian Defence Community.  Re-establishing our partnership with the Australia Esports League provides the opportunity to re-ignite an E-sports league for veterans and their families within Australia.

Interest in E-sports continues to grow both in Australia and around the world, and we are delighted to work with the AEL to provide opportunities for our defence community to join us, as we create veteran and family friendly opportunities to participate, compete and get connected through Esports.

We are excited to be able to announce our first event will be held at our Defence Community Sports Day being held in the ACT on 23rd of March 2024.  We will have both free play and a competition for attendees to participate in, and look forward to kicking off the partnership.”

Key Objectives of our collaboration include:

Inclusive Tournaments: Organising esports tournaments that cater to a diverse range of players, including veterans, their families and the broader community.

Community Outreach: Engaging with local communities to raise awareness about the positive impact of esports and creating events that encourage participation from individuals of all backgrounds. The first esports activation will be held on the 23rd of March in Canberra as part of the Invictus Australia Community Day.

By working together, AEL and IA aim to create an inclusive and supportive environment where individuals can thrive both competitively and personally. We look forward to a successful collaboration that not only strengthens the esports community but also contributes to the broader goals of empowerment, resilience and unity of the Australian Defence community.

For media inquiries or additional information, please contact:

Australian Esports League

Sarah Jae, Director

[email protected]

Invictus Australia

Nina Willoughby, GoodPR

[email protected]

+61 427 400 961

Celebrating Creativity and Innovation: The 2023 AEL Minecraft Competition Winners

By Events, High School Cup, Minecraft, News

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2023 AEL Minecraft Competition! This year’s competition saw an incredible display of talent, ingenuity, and a deep understanding of the themes across all age groups. Students across Australia from Year 5-12 showcased their skills in Minecraft, creating masterpieces in three distinct categories: medieval architecture, eco-friendly living, and sustainable cities.

Winning schools received a trophy for their students accomplishments with students receiving medallions and merit certificates for placing in the top 3. The student team with the overall best submission received a gamer pack comprising of RIG 500 Pro gaming headsets went to Alfred Deakin High School’s Year 9 Team 2.

A Showcase of Medieval Marvels: Year 5-6 Category

The medieval architecture category challenged Year 5-6 students to travel back in time and recreate historical wonders. The creativity and attention to detail in these builds were nothing short of astounding.


  • 1st Place: GG’s
    • School: The Knox School
    • The team showcased a medieval Japan shiro with a detailed castle at the centre with fortifications including moat and outer walls. The design shows a smart aesthetic approach to showing medieval life in Japan. The students went so far as to depict an invading force highlighting the tumultuous times.
  • 2nd Place: Guacamole
    • School: Eltham College,
    • The submission shows a medieval town with castle, towers and town built into a mountainous setting. The students utilised different materials available in Minecraft to highlight different sections of the medieval life with a colourful market and chapel.
  • 3rd Place: The Falcon Kingdom
    • School: The Knox School
    • The students showcased a popular castle design featuring a stone keep ringed with Balista, bailey, outer wall and draw bridge over a moat. The submission shows creative use of Minecraft to demonstrate different aspects of medieval life within a castle setting.

Innovations for a Greener Tomorrow: Year 7-9 Category

In the eco-friendly living category, students in Years 7-9 were tasked with designing living spaces that harmonize with nature. The entries displayed a profound understanding of sustainability and environmental stewardship.


  • 1st Place: Year 9 Team 2
    • School: Alfred Deakin High School
    • The winning submission showcased a detailed community with multiple houses and buildings demonstrating different applications of eco-friendly living. From regenerative building materials to renewable sources of energy and water the students showed a complex use of Minecraft to demonstrate eco-friendly living.
  • 2nd Place: The Asian Investors
    • School: The Knox School
    • The students showcased a modern home that utilised natural light, multiple green energy sources, greenhouse garden and a creative use of Minecraft materials to provide a colourful demonstration of eco-friendly living.
  • Equal 3rd Place: Team 4
    • School: Cavendish Road State High School
    • The team presented a strong concept for eco-friendly living in a modern setting which is highlighted by a solar power system that track sunlight, vertical greenhouse garden, natural light and regenerative building materials.
  • Equal 3rd Place: 3d Terraria
    • School: The Knox School
    • The team built a town to demonstrate eco-friendly living applications across a variety of property settings. This incorporated green energy sources, harmony with nature, regenerative building materials and transport.

Envisioning Sustainable Cities: Year 10-12 Category

Our oldest participants, from Years 10-12, were challenged to conceptualize sustainable cities. The results were futuristic, practical, and showcased a visionary approach to urban development.


  • 1st Place: Emmanuel Gold
    • School: Emmanuel Catholic College
    • The submission shows a modern inspired city featuring a series of skyscrapers and multiple sustainable city initiatives on display. These include green energy initiatives, urban revitalization projects, vertical gardens, transportation, harmony with nature, waste management and community spaces.
  • 2nd Place: Team 1
    • School: QLD Academy for Science, Mathematics & Technology
    • The students showcased a city built into the natural environment with greenery throughout and some creative applications of Minecraft materials to showcase concepts including an alternative green powered lift system. The submission is colourful and lively example of an imagined sustainable city that features regenerative building materials, a community in harmony with the environment, green power initiatives and more.
  • 3rd Place: Team 2
    • School: Cavendish Road State High School
    • The students showcased a modern sustainable city with medium rise construction that depicts green energy, regenerative building materials, communal spaces, transport, food and waste management concepts. The submission features integration with the surrounding environment using different Minecraft materials to showcase a variety of biomes.

A Heartfelt Thanks to All Participants

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to every student who participated in the 2023 AEL Minecraft Competition. Your creativity and passion for building a better world have truly inspired us all.

To see all submissions please visit

As we close the chapter on this year’s AEL Minecraft Competition, we look forward with anticipation to what the next edition will bring in 2024. This competition is more than just a showcase of Minecraft skills; it’s a celebration of the boundless creativity and potential of our young minds. It’s a testament to how technology, when combined with education and creativity, can foster a deeper understanding of important concepts like sustainability, history, and community living.

To schools and stakeholders who have been part of this journey, your support and engagement have been instrumental in making this event a resounding success. We encourage you to continue being a part of this innovative educational experience. To those who are yet to join us, we extend an invitation to be part of a movement that is shaping the way our students engage with technology and learning.

We extend a special thank you to the Mojang Studios, the Microsoft Education team and to our sponsors AGON by AOC and Indomie Australia for supporting the AEL’s programs this year.

The AEL Minecraft Competition is more than just a competition; it’s a platform for students to express their ideas, challenge their creativity, and contribute to a dialogue about our world’s future. As we prepare for the 2024 edition, we look forward to seeing new schools, new students, and new ideas. Together, let’s build a community that champions creativity, innovation, and learning.

Join us in making the 2024 AEL Minecraft Competition an even bigger success. Let’s inspire, let’s innovate, and let’s create a brighter future, one block at a time.

The AEL are looking for educators and community members alike who are keen to participate in this growing initiative – please reach out to our friendly team at [email protected] to see how you can get involved.

AEL University Elite Series Season 2 Kicks Off with Top Universities in Esports Showdown

By News, University Cup

In an exhilarating development for university sports enthusiasts, the second season of the AEL University Elite Series is gearing up to roll out soon. As esports continues to rise in popularity, eight top-tier universities are all set to showcase their prowess, battling it out in the adrenaline-pumping realm of electronic sports.

This much-anticipated series will see club representatives from each university go head-to-head in a multi-week tournament, culminating in a grand finale where the title of “Esports University Champion” awaits the victor.

The game taking center stage this season? None other than the wildly popular rocket-powered car football sensation: Rocket League. A game that fuses the thrill of soccer with aerobatic vehicular maneuvers, ensuring fans and participants are in for an electrifying treat.

Let’s take a moment to introduce the universities competing for the crown:

  1. The Australian National University (ANU Esports): Known for their strategic prowess, ANU Esports is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
  2. University of Sydney (SUCOGS): With a legacy of competitive spirit, SUCOGS is anticipated to bring their A-game to the series.
  3. University of Newcastle (UON Esports): With a strong lineup, UON Esports promises fierce competition and unforgettable matches.
  4. The University of Western Australia (UWA Esports): A name synonymous with excellence, UWA Esports is prepped and primed for action.
  5. Griffith University (Griffith Esports): Never to be underestimated, Griffith Esports is all set to carve a niche this season.
  6. RMIT University (RMIT Esports): A long standing powerhouse in the AEL University ecosystem, ready to show they can take the season out.
  7. UNSW (UNSW Esports Club): A club that boasts a blend of new talent and seasoned pros, they’re determined to leave an indelible mark.
  8. Macquarie University (MQU Gaming): Ready to challenge the norms, MQU Gaming is the dark horse everyone’s watching out for.

Fans from across the nation and beyond are eagerly waiting to rally behind their preferred teams, as they embark on this digital combat of skills, tactics, and reflexes.

While the roars of the crowd might be virtual, the passion, spirit, and intensity are as real as it gets. Here’s to electrifying matches, unforeseen twists, and the ultimate crowning of a university that’ll reign supreme in the world of esports.

The countdown to the AEL University Elite Series Season 2 has begun. Get ready for a sporting spectacle like no other as matches start THIS WEEK!

The AEL is proudly sponsored by:
AGON by AOC the gaming monitor partner
Indomie Australia the noodle partner

AEL High School Esports Cup: Announcing Our Division Champions!

By High School Cup, News

The AEL High School Esports Cup has been a spectacle of talent, skill, and dedication! With 256 students from schools all over the country participating, it’s been a truly thrilling journey, and today we’re excited to announce the champions of our divisions!

Rocket League

Division 1:

  1. 🥇Lynwood SHS from Lynwood Senior High School
  2. 🥈Kedron SHS from Kedron State High School

Division 2:

  1. 🥇YVG Watermelon from Yarra Valley Grammar
  2. 🥈PCS from Penrith Christian School

Division 3:

  1. 🥇Trinity Esports from Trinity College Beenleigh
  2. 🥈Whitebridge #2 from Whitebridge High School

Overwatch 2

Division 1:

  1. 🥇KGSCOW1 from Kelvin Grove State College
  2. 🥈SLC Thirst Crushers from St Laurence’s College – official
  3. 🥉SPLC A from St Peters Lutheran College

Division 2:

  1. 🥇ACeS OW_Three from Albany Creek State High School
  2. 🥈SLC Gneurshk Gamers from St Laurence’s College – official
  3. 🥉SCA OverScotch from Scotch College Adelaide


For Smash, the competition was fierce and played out in a single division:

Top-16 Bracket:

  1. 🥇BowlOfRamen from St Luke’s Catholic College
  2. 🥈Flame from CathWest Innovation College
  3. 🥉Xenophane from St Edmunds College

Consolation Bracket:

  1. 🥇Glue Eater from St Luke’s Catholic College
  2. 🥈Zamazanta101 from Albany Creek State High School
  3. 🥉Aarizy from The Hills Grammar School

To every team, every player, every teacher, every coach, and everyone else involved, we’d like to extend our deepest thanks. Your dedication, skill, and spirit brought the AEL High School Esports Cup to life, making it an unforgettable experience.

Hold onto your controllers, keyboards, and excitement, as we are just warming up! 🚀

Mark your calendars for the State Championships on August 26th (Rocket League only) to September 2nd and gear up for the Nationals on September 9th. We promise, the best is yet to come!

Stay tuned, stay competitive, and once again, thank you!

The AEL are proudly sponsored by:
AGON by AOC the gaming monitor partner
Indomie Australia the noodle partner

First-Ever AEL Minecraft Challenge Successfully Launched with Over 130 Teams Participating

By High School Cup, Minecraft

Sydney, Australia – The Australian Esports League (AEL) proudly announces the successful launch of its inaugural Minecraft Challenge, witnessing an overwhelming participation of students across the country.

With 63 teams from Year 5-6 exploring Medieval Architecture, 71 teams from Year 7-9 innovating around Eco-friendly Living, and 15 teams from Year 10-12 delving into the intricacies of Sustainable Cities, the stage is set for an unprecedented educational journey.

Microsoft and its Minecraft: Education team have thrown their weight behind the initiative, further solidifying the challenge’s standing in the industry. “It’s amazing to see this participation in the Minecraft: Education challenges with AEL. From projects covering Eco-living and sustainability to exploring Medieval Architecture, this all has a great impact within and beyond the classroom. We can’t wait to see the results,” says Dan Bowen, Tech Strategist, Microsoft Australia.

The AEL welcomes a total of 29 schools to the first edition:

Alfred Deakin High SchoolBrisbane Grammar SchoolCavendish Road State High School
Eltham CollegeEmmanuel Catholic CollegeHunter River Community School
John Paul CollegeKelvin Grove State CollegeKincoppal-Rose bay Junior School
Mater Christi CollegeMentone Grammar SchoolMonivae College Hamilton
Penrith Christian SchoolPunchbowl Boys’ High SchoolQueensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology
Rolling Hills Primary SchoolSt Francis Catholic CollegeSt Joseph’s College, Lochinvar
 The Knox SchoolViewbank College
Edmund Rice CollegeEltham CollegeEmmanuel Catholic College
Hunter River Community SchoolJames Fallon High SchoolJohn Paul College
Kelvin Grove State CollegeKincoppal-Rose bay Junior SchoolMarist Regional College
Mater Christi CollegeMentone Grammar SchoolMonivae College Hamilton
Morisset High SchoolPenrith Christian SchoolPunchbowl Boys’ High School
Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and TechnologyRedeemer Lutheran CollegeRolling Hills Primary School
St Francis Catholic CollegeSt Joseph’s College, LochinvarSt Lukes Catholic College
Sunnybank Hills State SchoolThe Knox SchoolViewbank College
Villanova CollegeWantirna College 

The AEL, additionally sponsored by AGON by AOC, a leading gaming monitor brand, and Indomie Australia, a renowned noodle brand, has positioned the challenge as a nexus of entertainment, education, and innovation.

Sarah Jae, Director of the Australian Esports League, shared his excitement, “The AEL Minecraft Challenge is not just a game; it’s an intersection of imagination, learning, and technology. The robust support from industry stalwarts like Microsoft, AGON by AOC, and Indomie Australia underlines our shared vision of fostering creativity and strategic thinking in our young minds. This initiative has started a movement, and I am incredibly proud of its promising start.”

Teams for each division are:

Year 5-6 exploring Medieval Architecture

Schools, industry stakeholders, and fans are encouraged to follow the teams’ progress and engage in the fascinating journey of digital creativity and learning that the AEL Schools Minecraft challenge brings.

For more information visit

About Australian Esports League (AEL)

The Australian Esports League is a national esports ecosystem enabling participation for players of all skill levels across Australia in well-structured video game tournaments. Our focus is on building community and showcasing the talent of players across the country. Established in 2016 the AEL has developed a national Schools and University ecosystem along side a series of live events and tournaments for all skill levels.

Weekend Recap: AEL High School Cup Divisional Finals

By High School Cup, News

Week 1 of the AEL High School Cup Divisional finals concluded over the weekend, it was evident that passion and skill were the driving forces behind each match. Schools are competing to determine who will finish in first place for each division before progressing into the State and National championships.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Showdown

The weekend kicked off with the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate top-16 double elimination bracket, leaving fans at the edge of their seats.

BowlOfRamen from St Luke’s Catholic College emerged as the undisputed champion, taking down the Grand Final with back-to-back 3-0 sets. Following closely, Flame from CathWest Innovation College secured the second place, while Xenophane from St Edmunds College showed his prowess to clinch third.

Big congratulations to the following students for their final placement in the tournament!

1st Brent “BowlOfRamen” from St. Luke’s Catholic College
2nd Daniel “Flame” from CathWest Innovation College
3rd Zachary “Xenophane” from St. Edmund’s College

The consolation bracket for all those that did not make the top-16 finals will play out this weekend August 19th with the action playing out on

Consolation bracket:              


Overwatch – A Clash of Titans

In the Overwatch segment, both Division 1 and Division 2 played their top-4.

Division 1 was graced by a powerful performance from KGSCOW1 of Kelvin Grove State College, taking down SEC Wolfpack 1 from St Edmunds College with a clean 2-0. SLC Thirst Crushers from St Laurence’s College advanced to the next stage due to a forfeit from SPLC A of St Peters Lutheran College.

Over in Division 2, ACeS OW_Three from Albany Creek State High School dominated their game against SMGS Bottom 500 from Snowy Mountains Grammar School, concluding with a 2-0 win. Similarly, SLC Gneurshk Gamers from St Laurence’s College made their mark by beating SCA OverScotch from Scotch College Adelaide 2-0.

Play will continue this weekend, August 19th live on

1:30pm AEST      OFF STREAM Division 1 3rd place match (St. Edmund’s College Wolfpack 1 vs St. Peter’s Lutheran College)
1:30pm AEST      OFF STREAM Division 2 3rd place match (Snowy Mountains Grammar School vs Scotch College Adelaide)

1:30PM AEST – Division 1 Final – KGSCOW1 vs SLC Thirst Crushers 
2:45PM AEST – Division 2 Final – ACeS OW_Three vs SLC Gneurshk Gamers 

Division 1 Finals bracket:
Division 2 Finals bracket:

Rocket League – Revving Engines and Soaring Goals

Rocket League, with its three divisions, had the top four from Division 1 and 2 competing with gusto.

In Division 1, Kedron SHS from Kedron State High School effortlessly progressed after a forfeit from Ripley Raptors Blue of Ripley valley State Secondary College. Meanwhile, Lynwood SHS from Lynwood Senior High School displayed an impeccable game strategy to outscore TonersRL from Mentone Grammar School, with a scoreline of 3-1.

Moving on to Division 2, YVG Watermelon from Yarra Valley Grammar showcased their elite skills by beating ACeS RL_Three from Albany Creek State High School 3-1. Not far behind, PCS from Penrith Christian School showcased a dominant performance, trouncing JPC RL1 from John Paul College 3-0.

Division 3 to play this weekend followed by the grand finals of div 2 & 1

Division 3 Teams:

  • Trinity College Beenleigh Esports
  • John Paul College RL2
  • Whitebridge High School #2
  • Southern Cross Catholic College White

August 19th schedule is as follows, streamed on

1:00pm AEST      Division 3 Semi-Final #1
1:45pm AEST      Division 3 Semi-Final #2
2:30pm AEST      Division 3 Final
3:15pm AEST      Division 2 Final (Yarra Valley Grammar vs Penrith Christian School)
4:00pm AEST      Division 1 Final (Kedron State High School vs Lynwood State High School)

Rocket League Bracket:

Thank you to all participants and to all the supporters of the league!

Action-Packed Weekend Awaits

By High School Cup, News

The AEL High School Esports Cup 2023 resumes play this weekend with the Divisional Finals.

Schools competing in the AEL High School Esports Cup are due to compete in the Divisional Finals starting this weekend. After a short hiatus, schools from across the region are set to dive back into competitiona cross as Overwatch 2, Super Smash Bros’ Ultimate, and Rocket League.

The AEL High School Esports Cup, since its inception, has been the stage where students demonstrate their talent. Offering a unique blend of competition, camaraderie, and the thrill of representing one’s school, the league has been pivotal in championing esports in the educational sector.

Schedule & Streaming

Brace yourselves for a weekend of epic showdowns.

Join us each week and show your support for your favourite school, all matches will be live-streamed. Fans can tune in to AEL’s official Twitch and YouTube channels to catch all the action live. Not to mention, exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes content, and match analyses by our expert panel.

The games are scheduled as follows:

Saturday 12th August – Semi-Finals:

  • Rocket League from 1pm AEST, live on
  • Super Smash Bro’s Ultimate from 1pm AEST, live on
  • Overwatch 2 from 1:30pm AEST, live on

Saturday 19th August – Finals:

  • Rocket League from 1pm AEST, live on
  • Super Smash Bro’s Ultimate from 1pm AEST, live on
  • Overwatch 2 from 1:30pm AEST, live on

Mark your calendars, set up your viewing stations, and rally behind your school’s champions. The AEL High School Esports Cup 2023 promises not only to showcase the top young talent in esports but also to offer a weekend of relentless excitement and fervor. Let the games begin!

Group Standings Recap: A Quick Glimpse

As we head into the Divisional Finals , here’s a brief rundown on where our teams currently stand:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Top 5:

  • Saint Luke’s Catholic College – BowlOfRamen
  • St Edmond’s College – Xenophane
  • CathWest Innovation College – Flame
  • Hunter School of the Performing Arts – maiothegreat
  • Penrith Christian School – Just a weeb


Overwatch 2 Top 4:


  • Kelvin Grove State College – KGSCOW1
  • St Peters Lutheran College – SPLC A
  • St Laurence’s College – SLC Thirst Crushers
  • St Edmunds College – SEC Wolfpack 1


  • Albany Creek State High School – ACES ow_three
  • St Laurence’s College – SLC Gneurshk Gamers
  • Scotch College Adelaide – SCA Overscotch
  • Snowy Mountains Grammar School – SMGS Bottom 500


Rocket League Top 4:


  • Kedron State High School – Kedron SHS
  • Lynwood Senior High School – Lynwood SHS
  • Mentone Grammar School – TonersRL
  • Ripley Valley State Secondary College – Ripley Raptors Blue


  • Yarra Valley Grammar – YVG Watermelon
  • Penrith Christian School – PCS
  • John Paul College – JPC RL1
  • Albany Creek State High School – ACES RL_Three


  • Trinity College Beenleigh – Trinity Esports
  • John Paul College – JPC RL2
  • Whitebridge High School – Whitebridge #2
  • Southern Cross Catholic College – SCCC White

Race to Glory: Divisional Play In It’s Final Weeks

By High School Cup, News

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of fierce competition as teams go head-to-head, fighting tooth and nail to secure a spot in the top four of DIVISIONAL League Play. Each thrilling game has the potential to completely shake up their positions on the leaderboard, so the pressure has been on as we enter the final weeks!

The top four teams in each division will advance to the DIVISIONAL Finals. Moving forward the top four teams from each state will compete in the STATE Finals with the best from each state earning the ultimate bragging rights of competing in the NATIONAL Finals.

Congratulations to the Week 5 leaders!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Saint Luke’s Catholic College – BowlOfRamen
  • St Edmond’s College – Xenophane
  • CathWest Innovation College – Flame
  • John Paul College – Anson JPCEsports
  • Penrith Christian School – Just a weeb

Overwatch 2:


  • SPLC A
  • SLC Thirst Crushers
  • SEC Wolfpack 1


  • ACES ow_three
  • SLC Gneurshk Gamers
  • SMGS Bottom 500
  • SCA Overscotch

Rocket League:


  • TonersRL
  • Kedron SHS
  • Lynwood SHS
  • Ripley Raptors Blue


  • PCS
  • YVG Watermelon
  • JPC RL1
  • ACES RL_Three


  • Trinity Esports
  • JPC RL2
  • Whitebridge #2
  • SCCC White

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