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2024 AEL Primary School Cup

Ready for some epic gaming adventures? Join the AEL Primary School Cup and team up with your classmates for fun and friendly esports competitions! Learn to work together, think fast, and become a champion gamer. We’ll host exciting tournaments all year round, where you can test your skills and make new friends online.

Designed specifically for primary school students across Australia. This exciting program encourages young learners to engage in video games within a safe, structured, and supportive environment. By participating, students will not only have fun but also cultivate skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, and effective communication.

The best team in each tournament will earn their school a trophy and the top three teams in each division are recognized with medals and merit certificates. Let the games begin!

Registration form must be completed by a teacher


Tournament Dates

Regos Close


Term 1

Term 2

10th May

18th May – 8th Jun

Term 3

2nd Aug

10th Aug – 14th Sep

Term 4

25th Oct

2nd – 23rd Nov

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Tournament Info

Team Size

students + substitutes
Available for students in years 4-6 only.


Windows, Chromebook & MacOS

Minecraft Education

Each student will require Minecraft Education


Term 2

Registrations Close: Friday, 10th May
Game Day 1: Tuesday, 21st May, 3:45pm AEST
Game Day 2: Tuesday, 28th May, 3:45pm AEST
Game Day 3: Tuesday, 4th June, 3:45pm AEST
Game Day 4: Tuesday, 11th June, 3:45pm AEST


As an introductory offering, Minecraft Capture the Flag will only allow one team per school in Term 2. A maximum of 16 teams will be allowed to compete in Minecraft CTF.

16 teams will be split into four groups to compete amongst their groups. Top teams in each group will be invited to the final competition day (Day 4) for a playoff stage. Remaining teams will join the consolation bracket to determine overall competition rankings.

The format is subject to change based on number of teams registered.

Details on how to download and play Minecraft CTF will be provided to teachers upon sign-up and registration.


Discord is the primary place of communication with students for all tournament matters. We will have private channels for members of the school to utilise along with channels for each team (if you have multiple teams) to be used for tactics and team-related information.

All students must join the AEL discord server for their relevant game, the link to which will be emailed to your teacher upon completing the registration form.

Anyone attempting to join the server must be ‘verified’ against the information given to us by the registering teacher. Any unverified accounts attempting to join will not be able to see any channels or anyone else in the discord server.


Minecraft CTF
Term 1
Term 2 $125 + GST
Term 3 TBC
Term 4 TBC
Year Package*

Prices are per team
Per student costs are the same for all games
*Year package only available for purchase before Term 1 registrations close

Requirements of Entry

  • Students must be enrolled at an Australian High School.
  • Students must be in years 4, 5 or 6.
  • All members of a team must be from the same school.
  • Each student may be registered to only one team.
  • Each student may compete in only one game. (excl. Trackmania)
  • All teams & students must be registered and represented by a staff member employed at the same school, students cannot sign themselves up to play.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will students be competing from home or at school?

Students can compete at home with their own equipment or the school may require them to come into school to compete.

If competing on a computer please ensure it meets at least the minimum system requirements as listed under each game above.

If you wish to have your students compete from the school please work with your schools IT department to ensure students are able to connect to game servers within the school.

Which students can participate?

For the AEL Primary Schools Cup we accept students who are studying in years 4, 5 and 6 to compete.

There is no age limit.

What day and time does the tournament take place?

For the AEL Primary Schools Cup we are currently only playing Minecraft with the Capture the Flag custom map mode.

This is to be played on Tuesday afternoons from 3:00pm AEST.

What do I do if I need more help?

If you require any assistance or more information please reach out to the AEL team at [email protected] and one of our friendly team members will get back to you at our soonest availability.


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Whether you are wanting to run an esports event, are a teacher wanting more information of how to get your school involved or a parent wanting to learn more, we are here to help you in your Esports journey

For general enquiries, simply write to us at [email protected] and one of team will be in touch

For Primary, High School and Home-schooling Esports, you can contact us at: [email protected]