In Term 2 three teams represented the College in an Australian High School Esports competition organised by Flaktest Gaming. Our flagship team, who carried the name 'Claver Esports', competed in the video game titled 'CS:GO' (Counter Strike: Global Offensive). Matches took place every Saturday throughout the term with our team of 5 students playing online from home. Claver Esports finished equal first in the standings after winning 9 out of 10 Regional League matches and as a result qualified for the Grand Final. Their Grand Final opponents, Mount Lawley High School from Western Australia, also finished the season with a 9-1 record and were the only team to have defeated Claver.
The Grand Final took place in the July school holidays at Curtin Stadium in Perth, where the local team were perched on their gaming rigs on a stage in front of a large crowd. Our students connected online from home and the match was live streamed on Twitch TV with professional commentary and play-by-play analysis. The Grand Final was a highly exciting game with major momentum shifts. Claver prevailed 16-11 in a best of 30 rounds matchup.
The winning team members are to be congratulated for displaying good sportsmanship, teamwork and communication skills throughout their Esports campaign. As the Grand Final winners they receive direct entry into a September tournament titled 'The Invitational', which is the ultimate challenge for Regional League champions. We wish the Claver Esports team (listed below) the best of luck!