Announcing the NZESF High School League National Championship


The NZESF HSL National Championship is here!

28th Oct 2020

LetsPlay.Live (LPL) are excited to announce that we have partnered with the New Zealand Esports Federation (NZESF) to introduce the NZESF High School League National Championship.

Beginning in 2020, the NZESF will host an annual National Championship esports event to crown New Zealand's national high school esports champs across a variety of game titles.

This year’s NZESF High School League National Championship titles are:

  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive 
  • Dota 2
  • Rocket League

LPL will be administering this year’s leagues and broadcasting the Grand Final matches live from LPL Studios in Auckland, New Zealand. Teachers, students and parents can tune in to watch their school team and support players in real-time (dates listed below). 

High school students residing in New Zealand will have from Tuesday 27th November until Friday 6 November 12:00pm NZDT to register their schools teams. Schools can have multiple teams for each game, but individual students must play on one team per title. Each team must have a member of faculty registered and confirmed as the team supervisor. 

Dates for the event are:

Open Qualifier Day 1 (Dota 2, RL and CSGO) 

  • Saturday November 7
  • 1pm - 7pm

Open Qualifier Day 2 (Dota 2, RL and CSGO)

  • Sunday 8 November
  • 1PM - 7PM

Semi Finals #1 (Dota 2 and CSGO)

  • Saturday 14 November
  • 1PM until finish

Semi Finals #2 (Dota 2 and CSGO)

  • Sunday 15 November
  • 1PM until finish

Rocket League Semi Finals #1 and #2 + Grand Finals

  • Friday 11 December (Broadcasted on
  • 5PM - 8PM

Dota 2 Grand Finals

  • Saturday 12 December (Broadcasted on
  • 5PM - 8PM

CS:GO Grand Finals

  • Sunday 13 December (Broadcasted on
  • 5PM - 8PM

For more information and to register head to

About High School League:

The High School League (HSL) is an inter-school esports tournament that provides New Zealand high school students with a fun, competitive, and rewarding esports experience. It operates extremely similarly to traditional high school sports. We promote esports as a positive activity that opens up team building, leadership and self-improvement opportunities to a wider range of students outside the traditional field and court sports.

About the New Zealand Esports Federation:

The New Zealand Esports Federation (NZESF) is the official national sporting body for esports in New Zealand. Officially recognised by the International Esports Federation in 2018 and by Sport New Zealand in March 2020, the NZESF oversee and champion safe, fair and diverse competitive video game tournaments throughout the country.