Northern Adelaide Senior College’s Academy of Game, Film and Animation student Aiden L., wins NOADE League’s Teamfight Tactics (TFT) Tournament last Thursday.
“Personally I think I played poorly, I just got lucky. Pure luck, nothing but luck.,” says Aiden.
TFT is a round-based strategy game that pits you against seven opponents in a free-for-all race to build a powerful team that fights on your behalf. Your goal: Be the last person standing.
In collaboration with NOADE League, AGFA students hosted the online event over a two-day period which saw 28 local TFT gamers battle it out to win the top $100 Riot prize.
“It’s a very popular game and while it has a competitive scene it is also not too difficult to get into,” says Chris O’T, a current AGFA student at NASC.
“So we were looking at this thinking that we better run a tournament of this soon otherwise it would pass by us as an opportunity,” says Ben Ryder, AGFA teacher at NASC.
“It’s tied to our Community Studies A where we’re organising events. It’s all part of running and setting up those sorts of events.”
Ben says that students can choose their focus whether it’s managing the server and Discord during the event or handling social media.
“From there it’s about looking at the technical challenges as to running this game,” Ben says.
“Especially with COVID19 this year it’s been challenging but most have found good solutions to those.
“It’s just a matter of running it on the day, assigning jobs and making sure everyone knows what they’re doing.”
Mitchell W., a NASC student, was the main organiser of the TFT event and said that the experience was a test of his abilities.
“On the first day it went a bit skewwhiff with some people not showing up, some people not playing and some things going wrong left to right,” says Mitchell.
“I became really stressed on that night and I came back on the second day really worried, but it went almost flawlessly.”
Aiden, who was originally supporting Mitchell and the AGFA team, joined the tournament as a snap decision to help even the amount of players registered.
“I entered the TFT tournament because we were under the amount of players that were needed, and we were well staffed, so I thought I’d participate.,” says Aiden.
“Considering it was our first TFT Tournament that I know of, I think it went quite well despite people dropping out halfway through.”
“It was a very different feel than our other events as it wasn’t live,” says Ben.
“Normally we have a row of computers set up with people coming in and it’s a lot easier to gauge the energy.
“We could still feel the energy in the room and we could still feel it on the Discord and with people in the chat. So it’s good to see the comradery and sportsmanship carrying over.”
AGFA’s next event will be League of Legends happening on the 1st August that will see four of our students fight for the META League of Legends Regional Champions in SA/NT.
If you are interested in playing competitive eSports, talk to Toby and Ben to find out how to be involved.
Alternatively, join AGFA for 2021 by calling Northern Adelaide Senior College on (08) 7285 1600 to book an enrolment appointment.