New Zealand Esports Hyperfibre League

The New Zealand Esports Hyperfibre League (NZEHL) is back. Gamers from around the country will have the opportunity to compete in an open-entry New Zealand only esport tournament. 

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Tournament Information

Registration Closes: 19th of April
Competition Dates: 24th of April to 11th of September
Game Titles: Apex Legends and Rocket League

  • Autumn Season – 8 weeks online (24th April – 16th of June)
  • Winter Season – 8 weeks online (26th June – 15th August)
  • LAN Final – 10th-11th September

Game Times:

  • Rocket League: Tuesday 6pm to Late.
  • Apex Legends: 8pm drop time with two rounds per week
  • Prize Pool: Scholarships & Spot Prizes
  • Grand Final: To be announced
  • Entry Fee: None

Game titles include Apex Legends and Rocket League and will give everybody the opportunity to compete and improve their game, from high school students, to aspiring professional players looking for a challenge. After two seasons of online competition, the grand final will bring players together from across the country to battle it out for to be named New Zealand’s champions. 

Introducing Guilds

New Zealand Aotearoa is divided into six guilds, when competing in the New Zealand Esports Hyperfibre League, you will be required to make a team decision on which guild you wish to represent.

This decision is entirely up to you (and your team), but only the top representative from a guild can make it to the Champions Division and be able to claim the national championship.

If you are representing an academic institute, such as a secondary school or university, you must participate under the controlling guild of your main campus based on the guild map. For example, if you go to Otago University, you will need to compete as Frost.


Frequently Asked Questions

The 2023 season of the New Zealand Esports Hyperfibre League will host two esports events, one for Rocket League and one for Apex Legends.

This is an amateur tournament, and so there is no official prize pool.

However there are multiple academic scholarships, and spot prizes to be won throughout the event.

Only full teams can sign up on our website, but if you’re an individual or have a small group looking for a few more, you can hunt for more players on our Discord server.

No – The NZEHL is for players of all skill levels. If you are super competitive, you will be seeded into progressively more difficult matches. If you are more casual and just like to compete, you will be seeded into the lower divisions of play.

We hope to introduce more divisions in the future for special age categories.

Guilds are the heart of the NZ Esports Hyperfibre League – every team competes nationally, but only one representative from each guild qualifies for the national final

Yes! More information will be released as we finalize the competition venue.

If your team makes the final, you will have to travel and stay in Auckland at your own expense.

Absolutely! That’s the beauty of esports!

Yes! The Women’s Track of the New Zealand Esports Hyperfibre League will run alongside the Open Track, with the top two teams for each game advancing to the live final. 

For the most part. This event is open to anyone in New Zealand for the duration of the competition, including those working or studying here on overseas visas. If you’re going to be heading overseas during the course of NZEHL, please reach out to confirm your ongoing eligibility in the competition. 

Substitution rules can be found in the specific games ruleset.

Hold tight! We will be releasing rulesets and further information as more teams enter the event. 

In the meantime, get to practicing! Registrations close in a few weeks, after that all registered individuals will be contacted with further details.

Rocket League will be played on Tuesday evenings, while Apex Legends will be played on Wednesday evenings.

Be sure to join the NZEHL Discord server to get live updates on the weekly schedule.

Rocket League: If you’re unable to make your scheduled game time, reach out to the other team to see if you can come to an agreed time. If you can’t agree on a time, the official game time will stand and if you can’t make it, let us know you need to default.

Teams will be penalized points deduction for an uncommunicated no-show.

Apex Legends: If you’re unable to make the drop time, you will not be eligible for any points in that round.

In the event of an issue happening, please pause the game and notify the other team that an issue has occurred, followed by immediately contacting an admin.

Abuse of the pause function may result in disqualification

Please contact us via email or if you’re in the NZEHL Discord

Event Host

Game Titles

Rocket League
Apex Legends

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