In just under 24 hours, Point & Click, New Zealand's first secondary school eSports competition starts tomorrow. The two-day 5v5 League of Legends event has a prize pool of $5,000 that 48 gaming teams from schools all over the country will compete to win a share of.
The website for the event says that this competition was created to bring "like-minded individuals together to celebrate competitive gaming, encourage teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving, which are all key ingredients needed in the Tech industry." For it's first outing, the team at Point & Click have managed to gather 240 students to compete from schools like Kings, Papakura High, Auckland Grammar and even an all-girl team from St Cuthberts.
The free tournament will be hosted by AMES Institute in Auckland, who will also be delivering it using some of the latest technology from Intel. The competition will run from 9am until 5pm on Thursday the 29th, then again from 10am to 6pm on Friday the 30th.
In order to compete, first of all entrants had to be current NZ secondary school students from years 11, 12, or 13; own a copy of LoL (with a minimum of 16 characters unlocked); gather a team of five students who went to the same school; and choose a team captain. Schools were limited to a maximum of two teams.
On top of challenging some of the best high school LoL players in the country for a chance to win prizes, "entrants will also be able to explore emerging technology platforms at our Auckland campus, including; Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), 3D printing, 3D scanning, 3D modelling, indie game development and driving simulators."
Point & Click is a secondary school eSports competition that runs from September 29 to 30, to be hosted and delivered by AMES Institute in Auckland.