The High School Esports League (HSEL) has today announced it will be moving forward as META High School Esports.
META League Commissioner Woody Wu commented that the rebranding was exciting and timely given the competition was expanding overseas. Wu said, “As we expand our league to New Zealand, we wanted to give our brand an update to better represent who we are and what we do.” Adding, “Meta in esports generally refers to the most prevalent strategies and tactics within a given patch cycle.”
In addition to the catchy name, Wu confirmed META represents the organisation’s key values; Mateship, Education and learning, Talent and growth and Authentic.
Wu continued, “META aims to provide infrastructure and support for schools and students in Australia and New Zealand.”
“We believe that students can learn valuable skills through esports, such as teamwork, communication, discipline and dealing with adversity.” “We will work with their passion for esports to develop their skills and to better themselves as students. The league is only the first step of what we are hoping to build.”
In 2018 60 schools competed in the HSEL, with 670 students playing in over 300 matches.
With the continued support of the Adelaide Football Club, META promises to work with schools and teachers across Australia and New Zealand to help engage with more students.
For more information on META High School Esports and their 2019 leagues, you can check the official site.