META Leagues hit the ground running as 2020 seasons begin

The META High School Esports League (META) has officially begun this week, with the opening rounds of the League of Legends and Rocket League competitions already underway.

Teams across New South Wales, Victoria, and Australia have already earned key wins in the tournament’s first week too but there’s a long way to go before the competition splits for the seasonal playoff brackets.

League Commissioner Woody Wu said everyone at META was excited to see the High School Esports League begin again in earnest in 2020, and couldn’t wait to see which teams not only proved victorious, but worked together to clinch the best results.

“We’re excited to see schools and students begin competing in the META 2020 season across League of Legends and Rocket League this week, and NBA2K in the coming weeks,” Wu said.

META’s League Commissioner also emphasised that the current situation regarding COVID-19, and the fact many schools are currently operating on a from-home basis, was a factor no-one could have predicted, and thanked all involved for their understanding.

“We really appreciate the time teachers have taken out of their day to get their school and students involved even though they have been extremely busy with the transition to remote learning and the constant change that is happening due to COVID-19,” Wu said.

“From all of us here at META, we hope that the competition this year provides an opportunity for students to try something new, stay social remotely and build valuable life skills such as communication, resilience and teamwork.”

Last year saw amazing stories like South Australia’s Unley High go back to back as Rocket League champions after edging Mount Albert 2–1, 7–2, 4–1 in the final, and Heathmont College’s BelowZero claim an 84–81 come-from-behind championship victory in front of a live crowd at Melbourne Arena during 2019’s Melbourne Esports Open.

Wu said he and everyone behind the scenes for the META High School Esports League is eager to see what new, exciting narratives this year’s competitions across all titles ⁠— which now also includes auto-battler Teamfight Tactics ⁠— will play out on-screen and across Australia.

“We’re excited to see which schools can continue to build on past success, which schools will have surprise performances,” Wu said, “and how, Team Fight Tactics, our newest game addition will be received among students and schools.”


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Isaac McIntyre
Isaac McIntyre
Isaac McIntyre is Snowball Esports' editor in chief and head of editorial, leading coverage on Oceanic & Asia-Pacific gaming talent at home and abroad.

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