HSL Split 1 2020: Clash Royale

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March 2nd 2020

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Welcome to HSL Split 1 2020!

LetsPlay.Live, Australasia’s leading esports tournament platform & broadcaster, are delighted to announce the return of High School League for 2020.

This is our fourth consecutive year of High School League and our second year running Clash Royale after a hugely popular 2019 split. HSL are excited to announce that our Split 1 2020 Clash Royale matches will be broadcast live on Twitch every Monday night at 6PM NZDT!

Registration for Split 1 2020 is now open for high school students across ANZ, with the opportunity for more than one team per school to compete. For more information on registration, please see our FAQ for teachers and students.

The first round of Clash Royale tournaments begins the week of Monday 2nd March 2020 and will run for 8 weeks. Dota 2 will also be available for students to enter, with matches taking place on Wednesdays. The top two teams from the initial Clash Royale seeds will battle it out in a grand final event on 2nd May.

What is High School League?

HSL is a free Trans-Tasman inter-school esports tournament for high school students in Australia and New Zealand. The league offers an opportunity for students to compete in a competitive esports environment, working together as a team and representing their school - similar to traditional high school sports. Click here for our FAQ.

“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” adds 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 Clash Royale
Clash Royale is a mobile app video game developed and published by Supercell. The game combines elements from collectible card games, tower defense, and multiplayer online battle arena in 1v1, 2v2 or 3v3 modes. It combines skills such as strategic planning, improvisation, reactive decision-making and planning ahead to execute strategies. Competitors can work together to defeat enemy teams or play on their own against other single players.

About HSL
The 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.

More Information

Click here: https://hsl.letsplay.live/hslseason/5/signup/

Registrations close Sunday 23rd February at 11.59pm NZDT / 9.59pm AEDT

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 Clash Royale team). Students are welcome to compete in both a Dota 2 and Clash Royale school team.

Click here to read the ruleset!

Thanks to Vodafone New Zealand, winners can choose from Steam, PlayStation, Xbox or Vodafone credit* to the value of:

1st Place = $750 value ($250 per player)
2nd Place = $525 value ($175 per player)
3rd Place = $300 value ($100 per player)
Total = $1,575 NZD

* Please note: if competitors are based in Australia, they are not eligible for Vodafone NZ credit.

Thanks to TCL, the first place winning team will also get x3 TCL Plex Mobile Phone worth $499 AUD (RRP).

Thanks to JBL, the first, second and third placed teams will also receive additional prizes worth $1,575 AUD (RRP):

1st Place = $750 value ($250 per player): 1 x JBL Quantum 400 headphones & 1 x JBL Clip 3 speaker
2nd Place = $525 ($175 per player): 1 x JBL Quantum 300 headphones & 1 x JBL GO2 speaker
3rd Place = $300 ($100 per player): 1 x JBL Quantum 200 headphones

Got a question about HSL? Check out our FAQ page or feel free to email our friendly HSL team.

Key Dates
Week 1 - 2 March
Week 2 - 9 March
Week 3 (SUPER WEEK) - 16 March
Week 4 - 23 March
Week 5 (SUPER WEEK) - 30 March
Week 6 - 6 April
Week 7 (Semi Finals #1) - 13 April
Week 8 (Semi Finals #2) - 20 April
Week 9 (Grand Finals) - TBC

Games take place each Monday from 6PM NZDT / 4PM AEDT. Only selected games will be featured on stream. Super Weeks involves teams playing twice.

Teachers & Students - please join the official HSL Clash Royale community Discord channel: https://discord.gg/zAjGmSS

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.

Connect with us
On behalf of the entire LPL Admin Team, we would like to wish everyone competing the best of luck! For any questions, please do not hesitate to ask by either posting in the forums or contacting an admin via Support Ticket. Alternatively, you can join the LPL Community Discord or the LPL HSL Clash Royale Discord.

Many Thanks,
LPL & HSL Admin Teams