On this very day in term 2 2015, Year 11s and 12s at Tranby College faced off in the popular MOBA game, League of Legends. The match would be the first ever instance of a League of Legends club held at the college, with over 40 students involved in a term long tournament to find the best LoL team in the school. This was the first ever Intraschool eSports match run by Flaktest Gaming’s now CEO, Brett Sullivan, and would be the spark to the fire that is now the National League of Legends tournament you know of today.
Following the competition, Brett approached Jacob, a colleague and now CTO of Flaktest Gaming, of the idea of an Interschool eSports competition held in Perth. Little did they know that there were hundreds if not thousand of kids waiting for this opportunity! 500 students were involved a year later in Season 2016, and over 80 school teams formed to take part in the first Interschool eSports competition in Western Australia. On October 17th, 2016, the first live Interschool eSports grand final in Australia took place at Scitech.
This year, Flaktest Gaming has over 1200 people from around the country involved in the largest National Interschool eSports tournament in the world. It also boasts over 400 people on its Discord community. With a community of young people driven to make youth eSports a reality for each local community in Australia and abroad. We would like to thank all of your who have helped this revolutionary movement in youth eSports become a reality for so many, and we look forward to what the future brings. Bring on the next two years!
If you play, have played, or are getting ready to play eSports in Australia through Flaktest Gaming, this is as much your celebration as it is ours!