QUT launched Australia’s first university esports program in 2017 with a purpose-built esports arena at our Gardens Point campus.

We are positioned as the leader in the Australian esports industry, providing a pathway from amateur to professional participation in all aspects of esports. Our esports professionals lead an innovative program with community, competition, education, wellbeing and online safety at its core.

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Esports arena

Our purpose-built arena is Australia’s first university gaming arena and is located at Level 1, X Block, at our Gardens Point campus. The arena is at the heart of our program and hosts an array of community events, competitions, student development and training initiatives, and research endeavours across the year.

Free arena visit and tour

QUT Tigers Academy

The QUT Tigers Academy provides students with a consolidated pathway towards becoming a professional esports player. By joining the academy, students are provided with professional performance coaching, fitness and nutrition support, academic support under the Elite Athlete Program, access to our state-of-the-art esports facilities, and opportunities to compete at local, national and international levels.

Semester 1, 2021 academy applications open Monday 18 January 2021 and close Tuesday 23 February 2021.

Esport athletes in our arena

Esports scholarships

For 2021, QUT is offering ten $5,000 scholarships to aspiring League of Legends players. Scholarship applications are now open and will close 20 November 2020.

By applying for a QUT Esport Scholarship, you will also be considered for membership to the QUT Tigers Academy on the same application.

QUT Esport Scholarship

Intervarsity Championship

QUT hosts the League of Legends Intervarsity Championship – a semester-based esports competition that strengthens the competitive spirit between universities nationally.

Competitors vie for prizes and showcase their skills at the highest level of esports. Our Semester 2, 2020 competition saw 10 university teams competing to be Intervarsity Champion.

More information on the Intervarsity Championship

Women's competition

Our Women’s League of Legends Tournament launched in 2020 to provide competitive opportunities and experience for women, and foster connections between communities of women gamers.

The tournament is currently open to university women’s teams across Australia and New Zealand and is next scheduled for 28 November 2020.

Queensland High Schools Esports League

The league is an esports competition that provides high school students with esports competition and production experience, as well as online wellbeing and safety skills.

Mentored by our esports professionals in our esports arena and production facilities, students can participate in the competition as players or in esports industry roles officiating, streaming and casting.

The competition runs across school terms 1-3 and in 2021 will expand to support up to 36 schools. Applications for 2021 are now open and will close 4 December 2020.

Industry connections

Using strong ties to local and international industry, we connect students to opportunities and help them experience esports in the real world. Our program offers real experience in the multidisciplinary roles required in industry.

Our students volunteer at events and undertake industry placements with some of Australia’s premier esports companies.

Be a part of this exciting experience. Become an industry partner and find out how our students' experience and enthusiasm can support your business.

Esports research

QUT is conducting a wide range of research projects focused on aspects of esports, from factors influencing performance and motivation to impacts on wellbeing.

Led by internationally-recognised professors in exercise and nutrition sciences, computer science, psychology, and other faculty networks, we are building on evidence-based knowledge, skill and understanding of all areas in the rapidly evolving esports industry.

Be a part of the QUT esports community

Guest membership

Student and staff membership

Guest membership renewal

Student and staff membership renewal

Contact us

If you're interested in partnering with QUT and positioning your brand at the forefront of the Australian esport industry, contact us.

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