25 Apr Esports LIVE VIEWING EVENT – Clash of the Taniwha – $10k League of Legends comp #techweek19
League of Legends esports Tournament
5v5 Summoner’s Rift
Come watch teams compete for a $10k prize pool, we have some of NZ’s best competing for thousands in prizes. Riot Games Social Play and Community Games Manager will be flying in from their Sydney HQ to be part of this unique event.
- Spot prizes and giveaways available to those who attend.
- All livestreamed and shoutcast with special guests soon to be announced.
Digital Natives Academy (DNA), a Rotorua based non-profit has teamed up with Riot Games, one of the largest gaming companies in the world to launch an innovative well-being and esports education programme.
To celebrate this partnership, and help put some shizzle into Techweek 2019, Digital Natives Academy and Riot Games will co-deliver 3 innovative workshops. Alongside these workshops, we are running a competitive esports tournament with a $10k prize pool.
Ivan Davies | Riot Games
Riot Games’ Social Play and Community Manager, Ivan Davies will be flying in from their Sydney HQ to share his insights as a former teacher and lead on the new Learn with League initiative, which has been designed to help young people, parents, and teachers explore how League of Legends can provide a structure to collaboratively learn and prepare for life.
Andy “Cupcake” van der Vyver | Chiefs Esports Club
Andy “Cupcake” van der Vyver is a professional esports player and coach. Before playing esports professionally Andy was in the US on a tennis scholarship. Andy went on to compete at the highest levels of esports and has represented OCE internationally. He now coaches for the Chiefs Esports Club. Andy will share his personal and professional experiences working as a player and coach and discuss the similarities and differences between sports and esports.
- To create some “shizzle” and display in real time how high performance mindsets can positively impact on competitive gameplay and overall wellbeing.
- To help families, educators, hapu, iwi and marae see how they can positively influence and contribute to their children’s wellbeing in digital spaces.
- To showcase gaming as a gateway to careers in the digital tech industry. It’s a fact that we simply don’t have enough coders, developers, creators and we need more. This is about illuminating pathways into this sector.