The High School Esports League will run its League of Legends tournament in two countries next year, as part of a renewed partnership with Riot Games.
HSEL will run the League of Legends High School Championship for Australia/New Zealand in 2019.
In a highly successful inaugural year of the partnership, HSEL ran the competition in five states across Australia, with Western Australia’s Willetton Senior High School winning the HSEL region trophy and New Zealand’s Rangitoto College taking out the overall championship.
Riot Games is the publisher of the popular online PC game, League of Legends.
League Commissioner Woody Wu said HSEL was extremely pleased to expand its partnership to cover all of Australia and New Zealand.
“This partnership will allow us to build upon what we have done in year one and will see us reach more schools and students,” Wu said.
“Our goal will always be to help students develop character and grow through their passions.
“Riot has already built materials and lesson plans focused on this and we look forward to building more programs around these.
“We are excited to continue working within the high school system and to engage and develop students across the nation.”
Alongside Riot Games, HSEL will also further develop educational programs for students, teachers and parents in 2019.
More details about the 2019 League of Legends High School Championship for Australia/New Zealand will be available soon, so make sure you register for updates or keep checking our social channels and website.