Victoria University of Wellington headlines latest season of HSL


New Zealand university backs high school esports with a partnership for Season 3

6th Aug 2019

In a first for LetsPlay.Live, Victoria University of Wellington has come on board as the headline sponsor for the second season of High School League for 2019.

The partnership represents the first New Zealand university to sponsor an LPL league. HSL will see students across Australasia competing in two titles: Dota 2 and Clash Royale.

"Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Engineering and Computer Science is excited to be sponsoring the High School League” says a university spokesperson.

“The School has a long involvement with esports. VESA—the Victoria Esports Association—grew out of the Victoria University of Wellington’s Engineering Club which regularly hosted large esports events as social events.

“Through our research and teaching we also help educate the next generation of game developers through courses in game design and development and computer graphics. If you want a taster of what we’re teaching check out Dr Simon McCallum’s videos on Twitch TV—every Wednesday afternoon he streams his lectures in Game Development."

LetsPlay.Live are excited to create an engaging link between high school students and their tertiary studies in Engineering and Computer Science. The connection between esports and enhancing STEM skills has been regularly reinforced by studies such as those conducted by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, who found children who play online games are more successful academically.

High School League continues broadcasting on every Monday from 5th August 2019, with the Semi Finals and Grand Finals broadcast on SKY Sport.