The META High School Esports Regional Finals for 2019 were held over the last two weeks.
After twelve weeks of online play, the best two League of Legends teams in every region qualified to play the grand finals in front of a live audience in their respective state.
It was a great experience for both the students and audience, with parents, teachers, and friends coming along to support their school.
New South Wales – Torrens University Sydney
Caringbah High took the first game comfortably, with Blakehurst High School fighting back and forcing the series to the decider game. The run home for Blakehurst proved to be an easy one, as they put on a stunning performance to secure first place in the NSW League of Legends division.
Victoria – Torrens University Melbourne
In Victoria, we had Melbourne High School’s Maroon vs Reservoir High School’s Varrock. MHS Maroon showed off some great strategic ability throughout the series with a bottom lane Sona and Taric in game one and a bottom lane Pantheon and Taliyah in game two, which lead them to a 2-0 victory.
New Zealand – NZ Media Design School
Rangitoto, who were up against Avondale College, had a strong showing lead by GuaPi, who plays for Gravitas Academy in the Oceanic Challenger Series. Off the back of a strong game one, momentum was on the side of Rangitoto, who pushed on and secured the 2-0 victory.
South Australia/Northern Territory – Northern Sound System Adelaide
The League of Legends final saw Adelaide High School’s T1 take on Nazareth College. T1 picked a Sona + Taric composition which allowed them to show great strength in team fights. In game two, they had Tahm Kench in the Top Lane made a massive difference for Adelaide High, who closed out the final with a 2-0 victory.
Western Australia – Escape Portal Perth
The League of Legends final between PMS Senior and HibikiFC was played in a Bo5, with Senior taking the series 3-1 to secure the Regional Championship.
Tasmania – Cooldown Esports Lounge
In a battle between two teams from the same school, Elizabeth College 1 came out on top with a 2-0 victory over their mates from Elizabeth College 2 to claim the title of Regional Champion.
Queensland – The University of Queensland
Kelvin Grove State College, undefeated since the start of the competition, faced off against Calamvale Community College, overcoming a delayed start to remain undefeated as well. Kelvin Grove took the win 2-0 over Calamvale, continuing their dominance displayed throughout the season.