The Australian Esports League, in partnership with the Goulburn Mulwaree Council, are excited to announce the "2023 Goulburn Esports Cup."

This event caters to players of all skill levels, from new to experienced players! Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just starting out, this event is the perfect opportunity to test your skills and compete against other players in a fun and friendly environment.

WHAT'S ON?

Get excited for the inaugural ‘Goulburn Esports Cup’ proudly presented by Goulburn Mulwaree Council, a whole weekend of Esports and Video games taking over Goulburn Mulwaree Library in Goulburn, New South Wales.

Including a prize pool valued at over $1,000 spread across tournaments in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, 2 v 2 Rocket League & Mario Kart!

Plus we are holding High Schools competitions for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Rocket League.

Participate for some fun, meet like-minded players and prove you are the best of the best to be crowned Goulburn Cup champion of 2023!

Key Info

Schedule

Saturday
*(as part of Goulburn Comic Con)
10:00am – Doors open
10:00am – Free play available
10:00am – Tournament check-in begins
10:55am – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate check-in closes
11:00am – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament begins
11:55am – Rocket League check-in closes
12:00pm – Rocket League tournament begins
1:55pm – Mario Kart 8 check-in closes
2:00pm – Mario Kart 8 tournament begins
5:00pm – Doors close

Sunday
*High School tournaments only. Freeplay still available for everyone
10:00am – Doors open
10:00am – Free play available
10:00am – Tournament check-in begins
10:55am – High School Super Smash Bros. Ultimate check-in closes
11:00am – High School Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament begins
1:55pm – High School Rocket League check-in closes
2:00pm – High School Rocket League tournament begins
5:00pm – Doors close

Venue

Goulburn Mulwaree Library, 184/194 Bourke St, Goulburn NSW 2580

Date

Saturday & Sunday 18-19 March 2023

Time

Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

Entry

Free, Registration is required for all attendees

TOURNAMENTS

Rocket League High School event

Join in the 2 v 2 Rocket League tournament today and represent your school in a showcase for which school has the best gamer!

Exclusive to High School Students

Format:

Played on PC in 2 v 2 format, school students are seeded into a tournament bracket to play against one another until the champion is determined.

If you register as a solo player we will make attempts to put you in a team with another solo player, if there are no other solo players you will not be able to compete

*Format may be adjusted to 1 v 1 depending on sign-ups

Equipment:

RIG headset, mouse/laptop keyboard or RIG Nacon PRO controller will be provided. Players are encouraged to bring their own equipment if they do not wish to use what is provided.

Prizes:

1st place will receive a RIG headset

SSBU High School event

Join in the 1 v 1 Super Smash Bros. tournament today and represent your school in a showcase for which school has the best gamer!

Exclusive to High School Students

Format:

Played on the Nintendo Switch in 1 v 1 format, school students are seeded into a tournament bracket to play against one another until the champion is determined.

Equipment:

Only joycons will be provided to participate, players are encouraged to bring their own controller if they do not wish to use joycons.
*GameCube adapters provided

Prizes:

1st place will receive a RIG headset

Rocket League (2 v 2)

Join in the 2 v 2 Rocket League tournament today to show off your skills to compete for a share of the $250 prize pool.

Format:

Played on PC, teams will play through a bracket against other teams earning points for match wins, the teams with the most points at the end are the winners.

If you register as a solo player we will make attempts to put you in a team with another solo player, if there are no other solo players you will not be able to compete

A maximum cap of 16 teams is available for this competition.

*Format may be adjusted to 1 v 1 depending on sign-ups

Equipment:

RIG headset, mouse/laptop keyboard or RIG Nacon PRO controller will be provided. Players are encouraged to bring their own equipment if they do not wish to use what is provided.

Prizes:

1st place will receive $150
2nd place will receive $100

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ( 1 v 1 )

Join in the 1 v 1 SSBU tournament today to show off your skills to compete for a share of the $750 prize pool.

Format:

Played on the Nintendo Switch in 1 v 1 format, players are seeded into a tournament bracket to play against one another until the champion is determined.

A maximum cap of 64 players is available for this competition.

Equipment:

Only joycons will be provided to participate, players are encouraged to bring their own controller if they do not wish to use joycons.
*GameCube adapters provided

Prizes:

1st place will receive $400 in cash
2nd place will receive $200 in cash
3rd place will receive $100 in cash
4th place will receive $50 in cash

Mario Kart 8

Join in the Mario Kart tournament today and prove you are the fastest around the track to compete for a share of the $175 prize pool.

Format:

Played on the Nintendo Switch, players are arranged into pools of 8 to play against one another to advance from their pool into the championship pool to play until the champion is determined.
150cc, No kart restrictions

A maximum cap of 64 players is available for this competition.

Prizes:

1st place will receive $100 in cash
2nd place will receive $50 in cash
3rd place will receive $25 in cash

FAQ Deep Dive

Is the event open to anyone?

This event is open to all. Players must be aged 13 years or older to compete in the esports competitions, those under the age of 16 we kindly request they obtain their parent’s permission to participate.

Are there any other restrictions to play?

Each game has a player cap, please check the information above to confirm how many can register for each event. Registrations are accepted on a first-in best-dressed basis. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

The games you've chosen are amazing, but what if I play something else?

Never played the games on offer and think you may actually like them? Don’t be afraid. Sign up anyway. We won’t judge.

In the future we may have other games on offer, follow our socials to hear about any future tournaments or let us know if you have a suggestion!

And exactly how does one win?

It’s a numbers game.

Players will compete over the course of the tournament. The best of the best will face each other in a Grand Finals to determine who the ultimate winner.

Make sure to read above for details on the tournament formats for each game!

What if I have another question?

Email us through here! or

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Or you can message us through any one of our social pages on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and our friendly team will get back to you as soon as possible!

What if I don't want to compete?

Don’t worry if you don’t want to compete, we will have a free play zone where you can come along and chill out to play a number of games available on the Nintendo Switch including Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart and more!

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