The emails have gone out to the inaugural finalists of the ANZ Sports and Technology Awards today and wish us luck because we’ve just been announced as a finalist for the Esports award alongside Next Tier Esports and Throwdown Esports!
The ANZSTA’s feature a total of 11 award categories celebrating “excellence and innovation of Australia and New Zealand based organisations in the application of data and technology across the full spectrum of the Sport, Media, Entertainment and Health industry.”
The gala dinner, proudly supported by the Telstra-Cisco alliance, nextmedia, and Vumero Sports, will take place at Etihad Stadium.
Chief Office of Communications, Content and Casting, Pete Curulli says:
“this is an incredible achievement by a diverse team of very passionate people. We’ve been working hard at becoming the home of youth Esports in Australia with a strong focus on high schools for the past three years.
In 2017 we ran the first ever League of Legends national high school esports championship, and this year we backed that up with a 10 week regional league across four different titles culminating in the biggest live championship broadcast in Australia’s history for high school esports.
We also included our first ever international team from Indonesia as we look to use esports as a way of breaking down borders between students, another first for high school esports in Australia.”
The feedback from high schools, students, and parents has been incredibly positive with a majority of 2018’s participants having been a part of the 2017 season also.
“We take great care in providing a safe environment for competitive play, and our high school esports club initiative this year brought many schools back as it furthered their opportunities to get more students involved and continue building a stronger community around the strategy.”