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Throughout 2020, we have been asked many questions from schools all across Australia and Asia. We have collated our frequently asked questions (FAQs) and provided them below for your support.


Is there a cost for registration?

Yes. All registrations are for a 12 month period and include 3 competitions plus State and National Finals, should your school qualify. Registration also includes prizes, medals, trophies and certificates for participants. For a quote on registration, please email hello@thefusecup.com.au


What hardware do I need to purchase?

Our amazing partners at JB HIFI Solutions are able to provide a discount for schools who are part of our competition. Rough Cost is approx. $750 for hardware and games. You will need...

Nintendo Switch Console Additional Controller Controller Charging Station Nintendo Online Membership


Games for Year 5&6 + Year 7&8 Online Competition

  • Rocket League Game – Free

  • Mario Kart Deluxe 8

  • FIFA21

Games for Year 5&6 + Year 7&8 Competition

  • Rocket League Game – Free

  • Mario Kart Deluxe 8

  • Just Dance 2021

Games for Year 9&10 Competition

  • Rocket League Game – Free

  • Mario Kart Deluxe 8

  • Super Smash Bros

I am interested but I know nothing about gaming or computers...

Please do not stress. You don't need to be an expert at all. The FUSE Cup team are trained educators who have vast experience in assisting teachers with technology. We have chosen Nintendo Switch for a number of reasons, one of which being at it's super simple to operate. We can help you with any issues or questions you may have. We are available to guide you via Zoom/Teams/Facetime and have resources to share with you around getting started. We're here to help you.


If my school enters 2 or 3 age brackets, eg Year 5&6 and Year 7&8, does that mean 2 registration fees?

Yes. Each competition is deemed as a completely different competition with different prizes, medals, trophies etc, hosted at different locations on different days and therefore have their own registration fee.


How many students form a team?

Competitive Teams are made up of 4 players, often working in pairs if the game allows for it. There are 3 scheduled competitions per year meaning that you can involve 12 players across the year. Schools in Australia have had up to 60 students involved in the try outs so there’s scope for internal school competitions to work out who your representative teams will be. It’s often a good idea to also include an emergency player in case.


So does that mean it's just 4 players from my school involved?

No, schools often run lunchtime training sessions or clubs with larger number of participants over a specified period of time. All students participate in these sessions and players are selected to represent their school teams from this process.

Can I have more than 1 team for a specific competition?

While representative teams are made up of 4 players per tournament, schools can enrol additional teams in each tournament per term if needed at an additional cost of $200 per additional team.

Will our students play as one team representing our school or we form multiple teams?

It depends on the game being played at the time. We let schools know well in advance and aim to have students playing collaboratively whenever possible and suitable.

Do we run practice sessions with other schools who are participating?

Practise sessions are usually conducted within your own school setting however, we can assist in connecting you with other schools who may wish to schedule a “SKRIM or friendly” match.

How many hours a week students spend on playing?

Most of our schools run a single 1 hour training session per week. Some schools run 2 sessions initially for a couple of weeks to select their teams and then drop down to 1 session per week. We also have an Esports in Education curriculum course that schools use for offline lessons at their discretion.


How much time do I need to get organised?

This varies from school to school and really depends on the level of interest you have from your students. Below is a general outline that schools have discussed with us as being successful in their contexts.

Week 1 - 1 Session Host initial meeting with interested students - explain competition and selection process - have students sign up and explain The FUSE Cup Values.

Week 2 - 2 Sessions

Run internal training sessions to select your representative team. This can be done via a knock out competition style format or a rostering system where you record each student's results.

Week 3 - 2 Sessions

Continue with selection process. During these sessions, stronger participants may start to be identified. Please note, you may also wish to choose students based on other attributes rather than performance. The FUSE Cup is an inclusive and friendly competition rather than a elite level organisation. Some school choose students based on performance + attitude + demonstration of The FUSE Cup Values. How you choose your team is up to your school.

Week 4 - 1 Session

Working and training with your selected team

Week 5 - Competition


Again, this is a loose outline that may need adjusting for your educational setting.


What should we do to participate in this event?

Simply register your school here We will send out an invoice and tournament information that will help you select your team and start training to the competition standards. We can provide advice and guidance around the team selection process. If participating in our online competitions, we will then connect you to our schools across Asia and Australia to compete in the tournaments while we host and stream. If participating in our live events, we will send out tournament dates, locations, venue information, risk assessment and excursion letter sample documents for you to use.

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