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Announcing the Australian Esports League will be hosting the Newcastle Esports cup at Central Leagues Club.

Leading Esports provider, Australian Esports League (AEL) is bringing Esports to Newcastle in partnership with Central Leagues Club. The 2023 Newcastle Esports Cup will offer gamers an exciting tournament and the chance to compete and win prizes across several games.

Taking place this March 11th and 12th at Central Leagues Club, the tournaments will feature a $1,000 prize pool spread across Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, 2 v 2 Rocket League and Mario Kart 8. Games will be played on both Xbox and Nintendo gaming consoles for both tournaments and the free play gaming area with a variety of multiplayer games for families and friends to enjoy!

“We are proud to be working with Central Leagues Club to bring a great esports event for local gamers to the region. We hope to see gamers drawn to Newcastle to join in the competition and to showcase their talent.”, says Darren Kwan, CEO of Australian Esports League, “the AEL is focused on building community and we welcome this opportunity to expand esports in the greater Newcastle region.”

The event will also see competitions exclusive to High School students to represent their school in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Rocket League! We welcome all High Schools in the region to bring their students along and participate in esports.

For any parents and teachers wishing to learn more about the world of esports with their students, the AEL will be hosting a High School focused workshop on the Sunday morning at 10:00am covering off key topics such as careers in esports and gaming, player welfare and benefits, and more!

Students are continuing to seek opportunities to participate in esports and the AEL is building a national program to enable participation in High School esports.

“This event is a great opportunity for gamers in Newcastle to show off their skills and spend time with their friends”, Darren continued. “Esports is growing around the world and this event servers as an important initiative to promote participation in the Newcastle region.”

CEO Dane Seymour said, “ Esports has become a global phenomenon, and Central Leagues along with AEL, wanted people from Newcastle to get the experience of an Esports tournament.

During selected matches there will be a live broadcast with commentary which will be streamed for audiences to watch. We also welcome spectators to join us in venue or play some friendly games in the free play zone!

To register go to AEL website at  

About Australian Esports League

Established in 2013 the Australian Esports League (AEL) is a brand owned and operated by Critical Hit Entertainment Pty Ltd, a media and entertainment company focused on video game and esports events in Australia. The AEL is one of Australia’s leading esports promoters covering multiple facets of the esports ecosystem including Universities, High Schools, Local Clubs and councils plus a range of large scale esports events. The Australian Esports League has brought the best of the industry together with over 30 years combined experience in the Australian esports industry. The AEL mission is to deliver world class events that contributes to a healthy esports ecosystem improving the experience for players and key stakeholders.

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