LetsPlay.Live, Australasia’s leading esports tournament platform & broadcaster, are delighted to announce High School League Season 2 for 2019.
Following the first successful season this year HSL hopes to see even more schools from across Australia and New Zealand participating in competitive inter-school esports tournaments. Dota 2 HSL will be broadcast every week on Twitch.tv/HighSchoolLeague where parents, teachers and students will be able to cheer on their teams.
Registrations for this season are now open for high school students across ANZ, with the opportunity for more than one team per school to compete. The first round of tournaments begins the week of Monday 5th August 2019 and will run for 10 weeks, showcasing both Dota 2 and Clash Royale. The top two teams from the initial seeds will battle it out in a best-of-three grand final event the week of 7th October 2019, with Dota 2's live final broadcast live on SKY Sport.
The HSL gives an opportunity for secondary school students to compete in a competitive esports environment working together as a team and representing their school, similar to traditional high school sports.
“For some students, HSL is the first time the student is actively pushing themselves to achieve a challenging goal. This self-motivation allows the development of important skills such as communication and teamwork” says Danny Chang, Teacher and HSL supervisor at Mt Roskill Grammar.
“The success we have had has evolved around teamwork and communication” added Vincent Lo, former Captain of the MAGS HSL team. “We ensure that each and every one of us talk as much as we can during the match as communication in a team is the key to success”.
About Dota 2
Dota 2 (Defense of the Ancients) is a 5v5 multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA). Each team selects their heroes from a roster of over 100 characters and attempts to take down the enemy core structure, the Ancient. The game has a large focus on teamwork to achieve victory by working towards goals together in the match. In the esports world Dota 2 has consistently held the largest prize pools in the world, upwards of $25m USD.
The Dota 2 High School League aspires to provide high schoolers with a fun, competitive, and rewarding esports experience, similar to traditional high school sports. We promote esports as a positive experience that opens up sports team building, leadership opportunities and self-improvement to a wider range of students outside traditional seasonal field and court sports.
Click here: https://hsl.letsplay.live/hslseason/2/
Registrations close July 31st 2019.
Schools are allowed more than one team for each tournament, provided that each team has separate players (i.e. student(s) cannot play in more than one Dota 2 team).
Registrations Open: 17th July 2019
Registrations Close: 31st July 2019
Week One: 5th August 2019
Week Two: 11th August 2019
Week Three: 19th August 2019
Week Four: 26th August 2019
Week Five: 2nd September 2019
Week Six: 9th September 2019
Week Seven: 16th September 2019
Semi Final 1: 23rd September 2019
Semi Final 2: 30th September 2019
Grand Final (Live on SKY Sport): 7th October 2019
Teachers & Students - please join the official HSL community Discord channel: https://discord.gg/ThPYS36
Discord is the easiest way to chat with tournament organisers, teammates and competition in real-time. Here you can find match times, schedules, broadcast information, tournament standings and private channels for your individual teams to chat and talk strategy. Discord also allows you to create private voice channels for in-game communication. You can use Discord's web browser or the desktop & mobile apps.
We encourage all students & supervising teachers to join our private HSL Discord.
Teacher & Parents HSL Guide
Click here to read our guide detailing what esports is, how it's beneficial for students, and how the league runs.