In July Police E-Sports held their first physical event at the Waikato University in Hamilton. Sixteen participants from all around New Zealand, including Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch attended.

A lot of banter, laughter and cheering throughout the three tournaments made for a fun event. The final of FIFA concluded the event with a 3-all finish, went into extra time and then into penalties. Ultimately, the event created lifelong connections and friendships. Congratulations to the winners Jame Lake (Rocket league), Vilati Narbey-Nimeti (Fortnite) and Liam Pennycuick (FIFA).

Thanks to Tom at Waikato University for hosting the event and taking care of the technological side of the event.  Thanks to the Police Sport Committee for supporting our vision and to the attendees and organisers. Finally, thanks to the sponsors for the day – V Energy, Jack Links and Sweet as Popcorn.

See you all again next year!