CQUniversity's esports team placed fourth in their first competition held recently and progressed to the next round of the Unisport League of Legends regional championship.
Esports, or electronic sports, is a type of sport competition using video games which often takes the form of organised, multiplayer video games individually or as teams.
The team of six, including Bundaberg’s Bachelor of Psychology student Bryce-Avery Vyner, are scattered across CQUni’s area from Bundaberg to Rockhampton.
Bryce said he was thrilled to be a part of the team which exceeded his expectations as a new player to the sport.
“For our first competition, we had great results. We pulled together as a team which helped us to win three out of our six games,” he said.
“I have always had an interest in League of Legends however I have no previous experience in esports tournaments and wasn’t sure what to expect.”
Teammate Warwick Cronin-Stacey from Rockhampton couldn’t agree more as they prepare for their next series of games.
“It was our teamwork that pulled us together and helped us to compete against these higher-ranked teams.
From this point, our focus is on improving our individual skills.
“We plan to scrim against other universities – this is a practice where we play other teams in an unranked match to test new strategies and try riskier techniques.”
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