SA Challenge Strava and Esports Recap

SA Challenge Strava and Esports Recap


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Jahan Emery

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2020-06-10T16:49:19


Adelaide University has finished their SA Challenge campaign with some amazing results, winning both the Strava and Esports competitions against UniSA and Flinders University.

The updated SA Challenge didn't stop more than 60 University of Adelaide students from getting involved, with Adelaide University having 40 participants in the Strava competition and entering six teams into the ESports competitions (two in League of Legends and four in Rocket League).

Placing first in four of the ten Strava categories got Adelaide University off to a flying start, resulting in us finishing in first place overall with 24 points in front of UniSA on 17 points and Flinders University on 15 points. Adelaide University placed first in the Male 400m and 1500m athletics categories, and in the Female 10km and 20km cycling categories.

The Esports competition was extremely close with Adelaide University and UniSA finishing equal first with 5 points each, but Adelaide University claiming the Esports competition on countback. Adelaide University won the League of Legends competition with two of our teams facing off in the final against each other, while UniSA won the Rocket League competition beating Adelaide University in the final.

Adelaide University Sport's Intervarsity Events & Engagement Officer Tom Sharpe was elated with our results.

"With the postponement of the SA Challenge, it was fantastic to see some Intervarsity rivalry in a new format. The University of Adelaide students thrived in both competitions to take out all pennants, which was a great result for us in the revised format."

Tom is excited for further SA CHallenge events later this year as sport returns.

"I encourage University of Adelaide students to keep an eye out for an update on the recommencement of the SA Challenge over the coming months as restrictions improve."