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 season.
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 Dota 2 tournaments begins the week of Wednesday 19th February 2020 and will run for 10 weeks. Clash Royale will also be available for students to enter, with matches taking place on Mondays.
The top two teams from the initial Mondays seeds will battle it out in a best-of-three grand final event on Wednesday 22nd April.
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 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 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/6/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 Dota 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 = $1,250 value ($250 per player)
2nd Place = $875 ($175 per player)
3rd Place = $500 ($100 per player)
Total = $2,625 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 x5 TCL Plex Mobile Phone worth $499 AUD (RRP).
Thanks to JBL, the first, second and third placed teams will also receive additional prizes (exact prizes to be confirmed).
Got a question about HSL? Check out our FAQ page or feel free to email our friendly HSL team.
Week 1: Wednesday 4th March
Week 2: Wednesday 11th March
Week 3 (SUPER WEEK): Wednesday 18th March
Week 4: Wednesday 25th March
Week 5 (SUPER WEEK): Wednesday 1st April
Week 6: Wednesday 8th April
Week 7 (Semi Finals #1): Wednesday 15th April
Week 8 (Semi Finals #2): Wednesday 22nd April
Week 9 (Grand Finals): TBC
Games take place each Wednesday from 6PM NZDT / 3PM AEDT. Super Weeks involves teams playing twice.
Teachers & Students - please join the official HSL community Discord channel: https://discord.gg/b7Ywjhp
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 Dota 2 Discord.
LPL & HSL Admin Teams