Auckland Grammar has claimed gold in New Zealand's first League of Legends e-sports competition for secondary schools.
Grammar's Freetyler1 beat Macleans College's Evy Will Carry in the final of Point & Click to claim a first prize of NZ$3000, alongside some prizes from sponsors including Mighty Ape, Logitech, and Corsair.
Freetyler1's players were Max Lee, Frederick Hy, Lin Fu, Clinton Muldoon, and Tian Du.
A second Macleans College team, XD, placed third.
A total of 46 teams from around the greater Auckland region entered, and the event's cash prize pool exceeded NZ$5000.
According to organiser AMES Institute of IT, Point & Click was created to support, build and celebrate the secondary schools gaming community across Auckland.
The event aimed to bring likeminded individuals together to celebrate competitive gaming, encourage team work, critical thinking and problem solving, all of which AMES believes are key ingredients needed in the tech industry.
"Our vision for Point & Click is to become the largest nationwide secondary school e-sports competition," said AMES marketing manager Nabeel Dada.
"We want to educate and support all attendees and high school students who are technically literate and enjoy following hardware and software trends in their passion for technology."
Point & Click was streamed via Twitch, and the Grand Final was held at NZGC's Hexedome – New Zealand's first professional e-sports venue ؘ– in Parnell, Auckland.
"Big thanks to the staff for organising this event for us," said Jacob from Takapuna Grammar's TakeSquad.
"It really made my holiday great, and is a good fun way to end off the year for many leaving high school. Really hope to see this continue for a long time. Looking forward to seeing the competition next year."
Freetyler1 will play against Manurewa High School’s top LoL team in the opening event of the NZGC grand final on Wednesday 12 Oct. You can watch that event live on Sky Sport, or on the Let's Play Live Twitch channel.