With the inaugural year of the High School Esports League wrapping up, we would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who was involved in 2018.

We only started in May this year, but we had over 650 students, 300 games, 100 teams and 60 schools participate in our League of Legends and Rocket League competitions.

Through the HSEL, we want to use esports as a vehicle to help students better develop skills such as sportsmanship, communication, teamwork, leadership and time management.

We believe the students have got a lot out of representing their schools and playing esports in a supportive and structured environment.

Our highlights for the year were our live finals – Rocket League at Hybrid World Adelaide in July and the Victorian League of Legends final at the Melbourne Esports Open in September.

SA’s Unley High School won the Rocket League tournament while Elizabeth College (Tas), Melbourne High School (Vic), Glenunga International High School (SA), Willetton Senior High School (WA) and Darwin High School (NT) won our State League of Legends competitions.

While the HSEL part of the competition is done, the National finals are still to be played!

Schools from all around Australia and New Zealand will compete in the semi finals this weekend and they can be streamed live on and

We are deep into planning what is ahead for 2019 and will have news to share soon, so keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Thanks once again for your involvement in HSEL this year and we look forward to you being involved again in 2019.