This media release has been prepared in partnership with the Australian Esports League.
Baw Baw Shire Council has teamed up with leading esports provider, the Australian Esports League (AEL) to bring an exciting esports tournament and gaming event to Baw Baw Shire, giving gamers the chance to compete and win prizes.
Registrations are now open for the 8 to 9 May event at the West Gippsland Arts Centre. This event is free but you must book before spaces fill up: https://www.ael.org.au/events/2021-baw-baw-esports-cup/
The tournament will feature Super Smash Bros, Ultimate (SSBU) 1v1, Just Dance 2021 and Mario Kart 8 tournaments. In addition, for high schools and students the event will also include a Rocket League and SSBU tournament exclusive to students aged 13+.
Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Councillor Danny Goss welcomed the tournament to the Shire and encouraged the local community to get involved. “This is the first time an event of this kind will be held in our Shire, offering gamers with an opportunity to put their skills to the test and compete for prizes.”
AEL Executive Producer and CEO Darren Kwan said “Esports is a growing pursuit for many Australians, this event will provide gamers in Baw Baw Shire and the surrounding area the opportunity to compete in popular games. This event also provides an exciting draw card for visitors to the Baw Baw Shire region”.
The games selected for this event cater for all levels of players and are family friendly. During selected matches there will be a live broadcast with commentary which will be streamed for audiences to watch.
The activities on the day will also include a free play zone, where gamers can play popular games available on Nintendo Switch suitable for families. The AEL invites gamers to come along for a weekend of fun and to meet like-minded people.