The New Zealand Esports Hyperfibre League (NZEHL) returns in 2023, offering a unique blend of competition, social fun, and excitement for gamers across Aotearoa.
This open-entry, New Zealand-exclusive esports tournament welcomes players of all skill levels, ages, and backgrounds to engage in a spirited contest and enjoy the thrilling world of gaming together.
NZEHL is a platform to demonstrate your gaming abilities and encourages you to experience esports. By participating, you'll have the chance to prove your prowess, refine your skills, and immerse yourself in the competitive gaming atmosphere.
Gather your party, and prepare to compete, interact, and experience the world of esports with the NZEHL!Sign up for VALORANTSign up for Rocket League
Register anytime during Split Two and be added in following week's draw!
New Zealand Aotearoa is divided into six guilds, when competing in the New Zealand Esports Hyperfibre League, you will be required to make a team decision on which guild you wish to represent.
This decision is entirely up to you (and your team), but only one representative from each guild will make it to the Guild Playoffs and be able to claim the national championship.
If you are representing an academic institute, such as a secondary school or university, you must participate under the controlling guild of where your main campus is based. For example, if you study at Otago University, you will need to compete as Frost.
For the everyday player looking to compete in a casual and fun environment with your friends.
For any player looking to compete in a competitive environment and develop your team to go pro.
For any player who identifies as female looking to compete in a safe and welcoming environment.
Split 1 will be an elo format, with Valorant (5v5) on Mondays & Rocket League (3v3) on Tuesdays. Teams accumulate leaderboard points by winning matches.
Playoffs will see each division play a top 8 single elimination bracket, consisting of the top teams from each guild with two wildcard slots for the highest placed non qualifying teams. Social division to conclude after Playoffs.
Top 2 Valorant teams across Elite division and the Top 2 Rocket League teams across Elite & Womens division will play a best-of series at LAN (Te Pae Convention Centre, Christchurch on 10th & 11th September) to determine the winner of their division!
As part of our mission to uplift the NZ Esports community, we’re looking for community groups from across the country to host community streams each week highlighting games from within your specific guild. We are looking for one group for each guild and have financial support available for those who can commit to weekly broadcasts.Apply Now
Absolutely! That’s the beauty of esports!
Does our team need to be entirely made up of New Zealanders to compete?
Yes. This event is open to anyone in New Zealand for the duration of the competition, including those working or studying here on overseas visas. If you’re going to be heading overseas during the course of NZEHL, please reach out to confirm your ongoing eligibility in the competition.My team can't make our timeslot, what do we do?
If you’re unable to make your scheduled game time, reach out to the other team to see if you can come to an agreed time. If you can’t agree on a time, the official game time will stand and if you can’t make it, let us know you need to default. Teams will be penalised points deduction for an uncommunicated no-show.Is there a LAN final?
Yes! The top 2 teams in the Elite and Women’s division after the Guild Playoffs at the end of Split 2 will be invited to the NZEHL 2023 LAN. The LAN Final will be held at Te Pae, in Christchurch on the 10th and 11th of September, in conjunction with the NZ Secondary School Esports championships.
To get the most up to date updates, connect with other teams, and have direct access to NZEHL admins, join the NZEHL Discord.Discord Server