2020 Palmy Cup & Webinars

The City of Palmerston has teamed up with the AEL to run two free community webinars: How to get into Cosplay and How to become an Esports Competitor; and hold their first ever AEL Palmy Cup. These webinars and the cup will be offered to all NT residents to participate and aims to encourage participation in future Geekfest Top End Events.

Join the action in the Palmy Cup 2020, an exciting esports series coming to the Northern Territory this June! Sign-up today and compete in the Palmy Cup across Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or Rocket League for your chance to win a share of $500 per game.

If you’re interested in becoming a cosplayer or a pro gamer? check out the webinars below!

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What's on?

The 2020 Palmy Cup

The inaugural 2020 Palmy Cup presented by the City of Palmerston is a free to participate online competition available to all residents of the NT!

Competition will play over four weeks featuring solo’s (1v1) in Super Smash Bro’s Ultimate and Rocket League.

There is a $500 prize pool on offer for each game and the AEL has something special in store for the best play of the event!

Participate for some fun, meet like-minded players and prove you are the best of the best to be crowned the City of Palmerston’s Palmy Cup champion of 2020!

Format

The tournament will be split into 2 stages:

Stage 1 Groups: Players are seeded into groups and will play a round robin within their group

Stage 2 Playoffs: The top players from each group (8 total) will be seeded into and play through a double elimination bracket to determine the ultimate winner

This tournament is not affiliated with or sponsored by Psyonix LLC or its licensors, Nintendo Co., Ltd or its licensors.

Make sure to read the rules here.

Rocket League

Join in the 1 v 1 Rocket League tournament today, available Cross platform (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC).

When:

Every Wednesday starting 17th June until 8th July from 6:30pm ACST
Finals will be held Sunday the 12th July from 11:00am ACST
Registrations close same day at 6:00pm ACST

Prizes:

1st: $300
2nd: $150
3rd: $50

Registrations Closed

Week 1 Results

  1. PinguThePeng
  2. Kremberg
  3. Finch
Week 1 Bracket

Week 2 Results

  1. PinguThePeng
  2. Nebulous
  3. Kremberg
Week 2 Bracket

Week 3 Results

  1. R3V | LeDonutXD
  2. Kremberg
  3. Nebulous
Week 3 Bracket

Week 4 Results

  1. Pingu
  2. Mrmininja
  3. Kremberg
Week 4 Bracket

Grand Final Results

  1. PinguThePeng
  2. R3V | LeDonutXD
  3. Kremberg
Grand Final Bracket

Super Smash Bro’s Ultimate

Join in the 1 v 1 SSBU tournament today, available on Nintendo Switch.

When:

Every Wednesday starting 17th June until 8th July from 6:30pm ACST
Finals will be held Saturday the 11th July from 11:00am ACST
Registrations close same day at 6:30pm ACST

Prizes:

1st: $300
2nd: $150
3rd: $50

Registrations Closed

Week 1 Results

  1. Yanfly
  2. Tinman93
  3. Kadius
Week 1 Bracket

Week 2 Results

  1. Yanfly
  2. Tinman93
  3. LPapaZ69
Week 2 Bracket

Week 3 Results

  1. Yanfly
  2. 4par
  3. Tinman93
Week 3 Bracket

Week 4 Results

  1. Tinman93
  2. Kadius
Week 4 Bracket

Grand Final Results

  1. 4par
  2. Yanfly
  3. Tinman93
Grand Final Bracket

Make sure to join the AEL discord prior to play and for extra help!

Webinar Series

The City of Palmerston is proud to present two free community webinars – ???How to get into Cosplay??? and ???How to become an Esports Competitor???.

These webinars compliment the 2020 Palmy Cup and is offered to all NT residents to participate and aims to encourage participation in future Geekfest Top End Events.

How to get into cosplay

Join Punzie and Whereisdanielle to learn about the world of Cosplay where you step into the shoes (and costume) of your favourite super hero, anime character or video game character! In this webinar you???ll get insights about where to begin, what kind of materials to use, where you can get materials from, tips and tricks in pulling your costume together and the importance of having fun with your role play.

When:

4th June 7:30pm ACST

Register your interest to receive the viewing link for the webinar.

Missed it? Watch here!

Punzie is well known for her anime, super hero and performance cosplay. With a global reputation in the Love Live! anime fandom world.

Whereisdanielle is globally renown for her Overwatch and Halo creations, and has built a reputation with industry working officially for Blizzard and showing casing her passion for popular video game characters.

How to become an Esports Competitor

Interested in esports? Interested in learning about the player side of competitive gaming???Join HeyKatie and Doctor as they talk about esports and provide an insight into playing competitive video games.

When:

11th June 7:30pm ACST

Register your interest to receive the viewing link for the webinar.

Missed it? Watch here!

Heykatie is a competitive FPS player who has travelled internationally and competed in some of the biggest tournaments around the world. Heykatie has been playing professionally since 2010 and is still going strong as he competes in local Valorant tournaments and coaches individual players.

Doctor, previously a player himself, has coached teams and is now the general manager for Warriors Esports, the esports division of the New Zealand Warriors. Doctor has been in the scene since 2016, has traveled internationally and worked in team houses. You can keep up to date with the Warriors esports at: https://twitter.com/WarriorsESC

FAQ Deep Dive

Have a Question?

Is the AEL Palmy Cup open to anyone?

This event is open to all residents of the Northern Territory who are aged 13 years or older, those under the age of 16 we kindly request they obtain their parental permission to participate.

How many players can register?

There is no limit to how many can participate, so feel free to sign-up today and invite some friends along as well!

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

Never played Smash or Rocket League and think you may actually like it? 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.

And exactly how does one win the AEL Palmy Cup?

It’s a numbers game.

Players will compete for points in their respective groups by winning against their opponents. The best in each group will advance to the top-8 playoffs and complete a double elimination. The ultimate winner is decided by who can beat all their opponents.

I missed the webinar, can I watch it anyway?

Yes, we will be posting the completed webinars on YouTube shortly after completion so you can catch up on it there!

What if I have another question?

Email us through here!

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!