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Teams continue to battle it out in The Acer High Schools Cup!

By High School League, News

Exciting news from the Acer High Schools Cup powered by Predator! Last weekend marked another thrilling chapter as teams progressed to the second out of five stages, known as DIVISIONAL League Play. Week after week, these teams go head-to-head on Saturdays until June 17th, all with one goal in mind: securing a spot among the top four in their division. Every single win has the potential to create a jaw-dropping shift in the standings!

The top four teams in each division will then 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 teams currently in the top four positions!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate:

  • Saint Luke’s Catholic College – BowlOfRamen
  • St Edmund’s College – Xenophane
  • Hunter School of the Performing Arts – maiothegreat
  • St Edmund’s College – LonMon

Overwatch 2:


  • SLC Thirst Crushers
  • SCCC Gold
  • SPLC A
  • SEC Wolfpack 1


  • ACES ow_three
  • Ripley Raptors
  • SLC Gneurshk Gamers
  • SEC Wolfpack 2

Rocket League:


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


  • YVG Watermelon
  • PCS
  • JPC RL1
  • ACES RL_Three


  • Trinity Esports
  • Ripley Raptors Orange
  • JPC RL2

Be sure to stay tuned next week to find out where your favorite team stands! Wishing the best of luck to all the participants!

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Australian Esports League – May Newsletter

By Events, News

Upcoming Events



  • 10:00am – 4:30pm (Saturday and Sunday)
  • June 3rd – 4th 2023
  • Adelaide Showgrounds

Magic the Gathering

If you’re interested in learning how to play Magic: The Gathering, the MTG booth at Oz Comic-Con Adelaide can be a great place to start. Magic the Gathering is a collectible card game that has been around for over 25 years, and has become a popular hobby for people of all ages.


If you’re attending Oz Comic-Con and love Indomie noodles, you’re in luck! Indomie noodle giveaways are being offered at the AEL booth, but it’s first come first serve, so make sure to come by early!

Tournament Schedule

  • 11:00am Super Smash Bros.
  • 12:00pm Mario Kart
  • 1:00pm Halo
  • 2:00pm Super Smash Bros.



  • 9:00am – 5:00pm (Saturday and Sunday)
  • June 10th – 11th 2023
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre


If you’re looking for a way to play some of your favorite games with friends and family while at Oz Comic-Con, stop by the Predator laptop space in the AEL Gaming Zone where you will find a range of gaming laptops with powerful hardware to run the latest games smoothly. 

What games are available to play on the Predator laptops?

Our laptops can run a wide range of games, including popular titles like Minecraft, HALO and Rocket League. These games offer a variety of gameplay experiences, from building and exploration in Minecraft to fast-paced action in Rocket League and HALO.


If you’re a fan of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Mario Kart, you’ll want to check out the AOC monitor area at the event.

What can you do at the AOC monitor area?

At the AOC monitor area, you can play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Mario Kart on high-quality AOC monitors. These monitors provide a crystal-clear picture and smooth gameplay experience, making it the perfect place to play your favorite games.

Can you play with others?

Yes, you can play with others at the AOC monitor area. You can challenge your friends or play against other attendees. This is a great way to show off your skills and have some fun with other gamers.

Gaming Stage

The Gaming Stage is a dedicated area at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne where ALL attendees are welcome to participate in CROWD CHALLENGE, regardless of age or skill level.

What kind of games are available to play at the Gaming Stage?
Some of the games you might see include Overcooked and Rocket League.

Gaming Stage Tournament Schedule


  • 10:00am – 1:00pm High School Game Title: TBA
  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm University Game Title: TBA
  • 2:00pm – 4:30pm Open Crowd Challenge: TBA


  • 10:00am – 12:00pm High School Rocket League
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm University Rocket League Finals
  • 2:30pm – 4:30pm Open Rocket League and Overcooked Crowd Challenge

Tournament Schedule

  • 11:00am Super Smash Bros.
  • 12:00pm Mario Kart
  • 1:00pm Halo
  • 2:00pm Super Smash Bros.

High School League

The Acer High Schools Cup powered by Predator Gaming aims to promote the benefits of gaming in education.

Match Schedule

Term 2 – Divisional Play
Saturdays from May 13 – Jun 17

Term 3 – Playoffs
Saturdays Aug 12 & 19

Rocket League & SSBU commence at 1:00PM AEST
Overwatch 2 commences at 1:30PM AEST

Match Broadcast

Matches will be broadcasted on twitch across the following four channels:

University League

2023 University Cup – Season 1

The Elite Series will see University Clubs represented by their best selected students with all matches broadcasted over ten weeks of extreme competition to see who is the best University in CS:GO and Rocket League. Play-offs are set to commence on May 29th.

Brendan Lu, AEL University League Commissioner, says, “As we conclude the group stage of the Elite Series, it’s been great to see the club’s support their players, be that in the resources they provide or the support they show.”

Match Broadcast

Matches will be broadcasted on twitch:

The Australian Esports League is proudly supported by AOC.

Since 2018, AGON by AOC has partnered with AEL providing gaming monitors for all AEL events, guaranteeing that all players enjoy an unparalleled gaming experience with top-quality monitors.

For more information visit AGON by AOC’s official website or follow AGON by AOC on Facebook

The Australian Esports League is proudly supported by ACER.

Interested in gearing up your school to make Esports a permanent feature of your curriculum? Click the link to fill out their form and express your interest!

The Australian Esports League is proudly supported by ACER.

If you’re looking to upgrade your set up and maximise performance, look no further than Predator. Explore Predator’s gaming range by clicking the link!

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The World’s Leading Gaming Monitor Brand: AGON by AOC

By News

The best gaming monitor has just been announced! Look no further than AGON by AOC! According to the IDC Quarterly Gaming Tracker report for Q4/2022, AGON by AOC is the world’s number one gaming monitor brand. AGON by AOC boasts cutting-edge technologies, exceptional performance, and an unwavering commitment to providing the ultimate gaming experience.

Since 2018, AGON by AOC has partnered with AEL providing gaming monitors for all AEL events, guaranteeing that all players enjoy an unparalleled gaming experience with top-quality monitors.

Kevin WU, General Manager of MMD Singapore, says, “We are thrilled to be the world’s top gaming monitorbrand. This couldn’t be possible without the incredible support of the gaming scene and customers worldwide who faithfully trust our expertise to deliver exceptional products with great value. As we continue to grow, we are committed to bringing innovative and state-of-the-art products to the market, tailored to the preferences of our diverse gaming community.”

But what sets AGON by AOC apart from the rest? With a comprehensive line-up of gaming monitors divided into three sub-categories: AOC GAMING, AGON, and AGON PRO, AGON by AOC has something for every type of gamer.

AOC GAMING is perfect for casual and core gamers, offering diverse options to cater to gamers’ varying moods and interests. Whether you’re looking for a curved monitor or one with a higher refresh rate, AOC GAMING has got you covered.

AGON, on the other hand, is tailored to mainstream and hardcore gamers, and excels in providing a seamless and immersive gaming experience for multiplayer esports titles. Say goodbye to lag and screen tearing with AGON’s top-notch performance.

AGON PRO is crafted for high end gamers and delivers an unmatched experience for popular esports, shooter, MOBA, and similar titles. The level of detail and color accuracy in AGON PRO monitors is second to none.

But AGON by AOC doesn’t stop at just gaming monitors. AOC is a globally leading monitor and IT accessories brand and a subsidiary of TPV Technology Limited, offering innovative, ergonomic, environmentally conscious, and stylish solutions for professional and personal applications. AGON by AOC offers one of the world’s strongest portfolios of high-performance gaming monitors and a complete ecosystem of gaming accessories, from keyboards to mice and more.

For more information visit AGON by AOC’s official website or follow AGON by AOC on Facebook

From MAY-HEM to NATIONALS: The ACER High School Cup powered by Predator

By High School League, News

The ACER High School Cup powered by Predator has finally kicked off, and it was an incredible weekend with 264 students, 43 teams, and 33 schools battling it out in the MAY-HEM tournament.

This tournament is no ordinary competition; it’s divided into five action-packed sections that will keep you on the edge of your seat. In the first stage, teams are seeded into divisions based on their performance in the MAY-HEM tournament, and from there, they’ll move on to the DIVISIONAL League Play. The top four teams from each division will then 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.

Please join us in welcoming the following schools to the ACER High School Cup powered by Predator!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate:

  • Albany Creek State High School
  • CathWest Innovation College
  • Good Shepherd Noosa
  • Hills Grammar
  • Hunter School of the Performing Arts
  • John Paul College
  • Lakeview Senior College
  • Marist Regional College
  • Mentone Grammar
  • Murray Bridge High School
  • Penrith Christian School
  • Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology
  • St Edmund’s College
  • St Luke’s Catholic College
  • Yarra Valley Grammar

Overwatch 2:

  • Albany Creek State High School
  • Blaxland High School
  • Glendale Technology High School
  • Heathfield High School
  • Hills Grammar
  • Kelvin Grove State College
  • Mentone Grammar
  • Penrith Christian School
  • Ripley Valley State Secondary College
  • Riverside Christian College
  • Scotch College
  • Snowy Mountains Grammar School
  • Southern Cross Catholic College
  • St Edmund’s College
  • St Laurence’s College
  • St Peters Lutheran College
  • Trinity College Beenleigh
  • Whitebridge High School

Rocket League:

  • Albany Creek State High School
  • Bishop Druitt College
  • Hills Grammar
  • John Paul College
  • Kedron State High School
  • Lynwood Senior High School
  • Marist Regional College
  • Mentone Grammar
  • Murray Bridge High School
  • Penrith Christian School
  • Ripley Valley State Secondary College
  • Southern Cross Catholic College
  • St Peter Claver College
  • Trinity Anglican College
  • Trinity College Beenleigh
  • Whitebridge High School
  • Yarra Valley Grammar

Whether you’re a student, teacher, parent, or an esports fan The ACER High Schools Cup powered by Predator is sure to be an unforgettable event! Keep your spirits high and your voices loud as you cheer on your favorite teams and players in this epic tournament. Don’t forget to tune into our social media live streams to catch every thrilling moment of the action! Who will emerge victorious? We can’t wait to find out!

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The Road To Becoming An Esports Pro

By News

Becoming a professional esports player is not an easy task, but it can be achieved. We recommend the following steps to help you on your esports journey:

Choose a game to master

The first step towards becoming a pro esports player is to choose a game that you are passionate about and that has an active esports scene. Some of the popular esports games include League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Fortnite and Rocket League. If you have a game in mind and you are serious about it, it’s best to focus your time into that game and try not to get distracted by other games. It’s also best to play a game you love and not force yourself to become good at a game you don’t enjoy.


To become a pro player, you need to put in a lot of practice. This means playing the game consistently and dedicating time to improving your skills. You need to identify your mistakes in training and learn from them. Improvement will come slowly through playing matches over and over again, however there may be more efficient ways to improve. With Rocket League in mind as an example, players can use training packs to improve or focus on individual mechanical skills in free play. Another good way to improve is to play in scrims, which simulate tournament environments better than playing online ranked.

Join a team

Joining a team is essential to making it in the esports world. You can either create your team with friends or join an existing team. Being part of a team allows you to train with other players, compete in tournaments, and learn from experienced coaches. Plus, a lot of competitive esports titles are team-based games, so the quicker you learn to play in a team (even if you end up swapping around), the better you learn to communicate and be a team player.

Participate in tournaments

Participating in tournaments is a great way to gain experience and exposure. Start with smaller, local tournaments and work your way up to bigger, international events. As mentioned, scrims and tournaments can be a completely different experiences to ranked or online matches, so the more experience you are able to attain in this environment, the more prepared you will be when you do make it to the big events.

Build a brand

Although not necessary, building a brand can be important in esports as it helps to attract sponsors and fans. Create a social media presence, stream your gameplay, and engage with your fans to build a loyal following. Be wary though that this can take away from your training time and livestreaming can be distracting, so make sure you are balancing this if this is something you wish to do.


Networking is essential in the esports industry. Attend events, meet other players, coaches, and industry professionals, and make connections. This may not mean in person events, but immersing yourself in the community can be important in making your way into esports as a profession.

Stay disciplined

Professional esports players need to stay disciplined and focused. This means maintaining a healthy lifestyle, following a strict training regimen, and staying up to date with the latest strategies and trends in the game. You should also be disciplined outside of the game and make sure you’re getting enough sleep, food, exercise, and water to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The better functioning you are, the better you will be able to play.

Keep improving

Finally, never stop improving. Esports is a constantly evolving industry, and you need to keep up with the latest updates, patches, and strategies to remain competitive. Like any physical sport, new manoeuvres or mechanics will come to the surface and it’s important that you’re able to take these on and adapt as a player as other competitive players come into the scene to challenge you.

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced gamer looking to build your career, we hope these tips help you on your road to becoming an esports pro!

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How to start: Building your first Gaming Setup

By News

Gaming can be very accessible (even through your phone!), however, if you are serious about gaming and are looking to either build a career in esports as a player or creator, or you consider it to be a major hobby, upgrading your set up can be extremely beneficial, this may include:

Gaming PC or console

The first thing you will need is a gaming PC or console to play your favourite games. Choose a device that is compatible with the games you want to play and has enough power to run them smoothly. Gaming PCs can be pre-purchased, or if you are able to, you may want to build one yourself so you are able to fully customise it. Just make sure to do your research on the PC parts before you order them to ensure they are compatible and read building instructions very carefully as to not damage any of the parts.

Our partners at Acer Predator have a wide range of amazing gaming PCs:
Predator Gaming | It Lies Within | Predator | Acer Australia
We also recommend Intel:
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Gaming monitor

A good gaming monitor is essential for a great gaming experience. Look for a monitor with a fast refresh rate, low input lag, and high resolution to get the most out of your games. A good quality gaming monitor can make a huge different in how smooth game play feels and can have a massive impact on your play.

Our partners at AOC offer some excellent options for monitors:
Home – AOC Monitor

Gaming mouse

A gaming mouse with customizable buttons and high precision tracking will help you to perform better in games. You may consider wired/wireless options and there are plenty of options out there. Mice with extra buttons can be customised, which can come in handy, especially in FPS games.

Gaming keyboard

A gaming keyboard with customisable backlighting, macro keys, and mechanical switches can improve your gaming performance and provide a better typing experience. Again, with plenty of options, we recommend you do your research. Switches are a variable part of a keyboard so you can decide on the feel of your keys – you may prefer clicky keys over tactile or quieter keys.

Gaming headset

Another important factor to consider is a good gaming headset, which will be essential for clear audio communication with other players and an immersive gaming experience. Look for a headset with good noise cancellation, comfortable ear cups and quality sound. Some headphones come with in built microphones (which some of you may prefer), however, some prefer a standalone/desktop mic. Another option to consider with a headset is whether you’d prefer it to be wired or wireless.

Gaming chair

A comfortable gaming chair is important to prevent discomfort and injury during long gaming sessions. Look for a chair with adjustable height, armrests, and lumbar support. There are some big gaming chair brands to look to, but you can also look for a good ergonomic office/desk chair. So long as the chair provides support for your body, the money is well spent on your health. 


A webcam is important if you want to stream your gameplay or communicate with other players during multiplayer games. Choose a webcam with good resolution and a wide field of view. Although this may not be a necessity for pro players, if you plan to be a content creator and want to live stream or record videos, a good camera is necessary.

Mouse pad

A gaming mouse pad with a large surface area and low friction can improve your mouse movement and accuracy.

External hard drive

If you have a lot of games or large game files, an external hard drive can provide additional storage space and improve your PC’s performance. If your PC reaches its full storage capacity, you won’t be able to download anything else and your PC may slow down. Make sure to have a good amount of storage and upgrade or purchase more if you need it.

By ensuring you have a good quality gaming set up, you can be maximising your gaming abilities and giving yourself the best chance of success. Consider all of the above points and if you’re just starting out, begin with what you can and upgrade your set up as you go along.

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By High School League, News

At the AEL, we’re incredibly proud of schools’ and students’ success, and we look forward to sharing and celebrating this with you all. Today we celebrate Cathwest and their student, Daniel, who came second in our Summer Series for Super Smash Bros Ultimate!

We asked the school and Daniel to answer some questions (below) and we were also told of an esports workshop the school ran to discuss all things esports, where Daniel also contributed!

Response from Cathwest:

1.    Why did you decide to create an esports team and join the AEL?

We joined the AEL after looking at the opportunities in the Australian High School Scene, and found that the tournaments run by AEL would fit best with the games offered but also allowed our seniors to compete, as other competitions allowed only the juniors not seniors to compete.

It also meant that students that would normally not be in representative sports have an opportunity to represent their school, and showcase their talents and skills in a fast growing form of sport.

2.    Had you known much about esports prior to this?

I looked into esports after a couple of the students I taught had interests in this space and wanted to see what it was all about and understand why the students had an interest in this space. I myself owned a few consoles over the years, I am a bit of a gamer myself and saw that this as an area to get involved in to give young people opportunities to further explore and develop their passion and interests, in a learning environment that enables them to.

3.    How have the students balanced esports and study?

Students balance esports and study by doing their main gaming during school during breaks, and as they have gamed during the day, they find themselves spending less time gaming at home but more on spending time completing their studies.

It also meant that students were in an environment where their activities were accepted, supported and enabled where they could develop skills that aligned with their studies.

4.    What excited you and the students about esports?

I think what excites me and the students about esports is how any game can become a game that players can compete in. Unlike AFL and Rugby where you have to play on a set sort of rules, esports means that players get to compete in different games and game types.

It means at school there’s always conversations on the sort of games people are playing and sharing of cartridges and games to check out. 

5.    Do you have an esports club? How was this established?

I created an esports club at CathWest, as it was important to create a safe and inclusive space for young people interested in gaming, but also to find and create new friends through participating in the activities offered in the club. 

The origins of the club started during when the school was in lock down and the kids

Once back to face to face, it grew into a bit of a social club that ran during lunchtimes for the students to come in during breaks and participate in pick up and play games using nintendo switches or to spectate and cheer on their friends that competed. This was non competitive and it was great to see young people form friendships through the exploration of different games but also developing their digital skills through a modelling and mentoring process through peer teaching where students that were experts in certain games shared their tips and tricks with each other and coaching so they could become better players. 

For those that were wanting a competitive opportunity students were encouraged to join the school’s representative esports team that competed in the AEL High School Cup. It also meant that students became more confident users in technology staying connected with their peers as being in the esports club students were communicating and seeing that transpose into other areas.

6.    What would you say to other schools about encouraging the students with esports?

We as teachers are there for the students; where we want to see our students happy and enable success for them. For me encouraging and nurturing student interest in esports provides another opportunity to encourage students to come to school particularly of the challenges presented post covid; but importantly a space for the students to safely be themselves. 

Esports unlocks so many opportunities for the students across a wide range of interest areas in the technology space, and an innovative approach to encouraging students seeking technology careers through their exposure in esports.

Definitely encourage teachers to look into esports as well as esports education and reach out to other educators in this space to get started in forming their own esport clubs in schools but venture into the world of esports.

Response from Daniel Kapustic:

1.    How did you get into esports? 

I got into eSports from watching a lot of content creators and pro players play my favourite game, Super Smash Bros. My brother also inspired me to get into eSports by competing and winning a tournament in Rocket League. When I found out that my school allowed us to play Super Smash Bros competitive against other schools, I was so happy and wanted to do it immediately. It was my first taste of what a smash competition would be like. 

2.    Is esports a career you’d want to pursue beyond school?

Definitely. If I get to play my favourite game as a career, that would be one of the best things ever. 

3.    Could you please tell us about your experience with the league.

Playing in AEL was very fun. Everyone I versed in the tourney was very nice and had good sportsmanship. I got some compliments about my skills from them also. 

4.    What advice would you give to future players?

Never doubt yourself. In games like smash, you gotta have trust in yourself and your character. If you are constantly thinking that you are bad or your character is bad, you will 

play worse. Encourage yourself, say things like I’m the best and my character is busted. 

5.    How did it feel to compete?

It feels great. It gets very exciting and happy, especially when you win. 

The esports workshop:

The topics discussed at the workshop were based around organising a tournament bracket using challenges and time was spent developing skills (communication, teamwork skills, strategy) in Mario Kart, where students had split joycons (one student had the left joycon another had the right joycon) and had to work together in both VS Battle and VS Race, to beat the other pair they were competing against.

In Super Smash Brothers, Daniel ran through workshops on how to play and the skills required in aiming towards being competitive, with all students then participating in a tournament that allowed them to practically apply their skills learnt through the day.

The AEL is so proud of Daniel and Cathwest’s achievements and their determination to encourage esports among their students. We see a bright future ahead for these students and can’t wait to see them competing again!

Essential Tips for Safe Online Gaming

By News

Esafety, also known as online safety, refers to the measures and practices individuals and organisations use to protect themselves and others from online dangers and risks. This can include protecting personal information, preventing cyberbullying and harassment, avoiding scams, phishing, and promoting digital wellness.

Online gaming can be a fun and rewarding activity, but it can also expose players to potential risks online. Here are some tips to help you stay safe:

Use a strong and unique password

This will help prevent unauthorised access to your account. Passwords shouldn’t be easy to guess, so no pet’s names or birthdays! You can Google ways to make your passwords stronger, such as using a string of random characters (so long as you remember), or combinations or random words.

Be cautious when sharing personal information

Never share your full name, address, phone number, or financial information. Doxing is an issue many can face when sharing personal info, and if you’re targeted online, your social media accounts may be found which could lead to the discovery of your address, phone number etc. It is much safer in the first place to keep all this information to yourself.

Know who you’re playing with

Play in a moderated environment or with people you know. This ensures the safety of your personal information. It’s best that you know who you’re playing with (no one wants to end up on Catfished!)

Be aware of phishing scams

These can be disguised as gaming websites or emails. Do not click on links or download attachments from unknown sources. This is a general esafety tip that can apply elsewhere, but if you’re downloading programs/software or receive emails from ‘Publishers’ or ‘gaming companies’ always be cautious.

Privacy Settings

Adjust the privacy settings on your gaming accounts to control who can see your profile, activity, and personal information. Like social media, you can set a lot of information to be private on a lot of games/platforms. This is always the safest option if you can.

Report abusive behaviour

If you encounter abusive or harmful behaviour, report it to the game’s support team or appropriate authorities. This is a big one and never something to be ashamed of. Sometimes in online gaming, you may be faced with people who are toxic and hide behind their screens. The best thing to do is not to engage them, but to file a report of the abuse through the game. No one ever deserved to have abusive/harmful behaviour directed toward them online, so hit that report button to stay safe yourself, but also to keep the community safe and prevent it happening to others.

Keep your software and antivirus up to date

Make sure your operating system, game clients, and antivirus software are up to date to prevent malware and other security threats. If you have a trusted antivirus software in place, it can stop threats to your PC long before you even would have known they were there!

Take breaks and practice good digital hygiene

Gaming for extended periods can lead to fatigue and eye strain. Take breaks, practice good digital hygiene, and protect your mental and physical health. This is a big one and something we all forget, but if your mental and physical wellbeing is at its peak, so too will be your gaming performance. It’s cause and effect, so getting an appropriate amount of sleep, balanced diet and fresh air can go a long way when you’re trying to rank up!

By following these tips, you and others can stay safe while enjoying online gaming. Remember that online safety is a shared responsibility, and everyone should contribute to creating a safe and welcoming gaming community, so if you see others struggling with online safety whilst gaming, make sure to suggest some of the above tips to help!

For more information, we encourage you to check out the eSafety Commissioner’s site where you will find plenty of other resources:

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Oz Comic Con’s triumphant return to Perth features exciting AEL gaming zone

By Events, News

After a six-year hiatus, Oz Comic-Con finally made its triumphant return to Perth in 2023. With thousands of die-hard fans, gamers, and cosplayers flocking to the Convention and Exhibition Centre on April 1-2, the event was celebrating all things pop culture, gaming, and esports and AEL was ecstatic to be a part of this highly anticipated event.

The AEL gaming zone was a hive of activity throughout the convention, providing a fantastic opportunity for cosplayers, gamers, and fans of all ages and backgrounds to come together and enjoy some friendly competition. The AEL booth held several tournaments over the two-day extravaganza, drawing in participants from all over the convention. Players faced off in a variety of games, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Mario Kart 8.

But the AEL booth wasn’t just about the tournaments – it also provided a great opportunity for attendees to come together and enjoy some gaming fun in the free play area.

One of the attendees, Aaron M, was thrilled with the Smash and Mario Kart setup at the AEL booth. He expressed his gratitude by saying, “Thank you for hosting these games. It gave me a little bit of nostalgia getting to play games that I used to love with all my heart again. The thrill of it was a memory of a lifetime that I will never forget.”

Overall, Oz Comic-Con’s return to Perth was a huge success and we cannot wait for next year’s event. With the support of our sponsors, Electrical Group Training, the Western Australia event partner. Acer for the Predator gaming laptops installed with Xbox Game Pass and to AOC monitors for providing us with amazing monitors.

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Logan Esports Cup 2023: A Testament to the Growing Popularity of Esports

By Events, News

The 2023 Logan Esports Cup presented by the Australian Esports League and supported by the Logan City Council Event Attraction Program returned for its second year with a bang, drawing a crowd of over 300+ enthusiastic gamers from all over the region. The Logan Entertainment Centre in Logan, QLD was filled with excitement and anticipation as everyone was eager to compete and showcase their skills in the various games offered at the event.

One notable aspect of the Logan Esports Cup was the significant representation of female participation at 25.7%. This is a positive development for the gaming industry, as it shows that esports is becoming more inclusive and diverse. The event organizers made a conscious effort to encourage participation by providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all gamers.

As expected, the gaming action at the Logan Esports Cup was intense and thrilling. Gamers brought their own controllers, which added a personalized touch to the event. One of the attendees commented “I made sure to bring my own controller to the Logan Esports Cup, as I know firsthand the advantage it can provide and how it can improve my chances of winning. This is my second time attending the event, and I was so excited about it that I brought along some friends to compete alongside me.”

The atmosphere was electric, with spectators cheering on their favourite players and teams. The Logan Entertainment Centre was transformed into a hub of competitive gaming, with players going head-to-head in SSBU, Rocket League and Mario Kart with $1000 prize pool spread across the games.

Congratulations to all the winners of the various games offered at the event. Your hard work, skill, and determination paid off and we hope this win will serve as an inspiration to continue pursuing your passion for esports.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Jix
  • Finn
  • PillowTalk
  • Dags

Mario Kart

  • BeatyRoots
  • Bomma
  • Fwicko

Rocket League

  • Yurreey
  • Jcool-.-
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A heartfelt thank you goes out to all the attendees of the Logan Esports Cup for their generous support and enthusiastic participation and also to Logan City Council who without, this event would not have been possible.

We look forward to seeing you all again at the next Logan Esports Cup, where we can come together once again to celebrate the thrill of competitive gaming and showcase the best that the Australian gaming community has to offer.

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