New year, new us. Meet the Victoria Esports Association.
TL;DR – There are a lot of new things with VESA in 2019! An updated theme, updated logo, a new site, a fresh new batch of tournaments, events, and new merch coming soon!
The New VESA Brand Image
We want to 'dis-associate' the Association with being just a club that makes a few tournaments for a handful of members for fun. Instead, we are big on creating a real esports community in Wellington. We want our members to feel like they are a part of something real, so that is why we created a new brand image that players can get behind!
We wanted to take this time to show you everything that's new since last year.
First, lets start with the logo. It's had quite the face-lift. Below you'll see a breakdown of the logo as well as the shapes that accompany it. The triangular shape and the tapered edges of the logo all stem from the V in Victoria, which gives the overall theme a sharp but uniform feel.
INTRODUCING THE NEW
VESA.NZ /NEWS and /TOURNAMENTS
You might have noticed that vesa.nz isn't just a homepage anymore, and you'd be right.
Last year after tournaments were over, prize money was handed out and that'd be it for the communication between VESA admins and the players, this year we're changing that.
We want to do 3 things:
1 - Give some recognition to the top performing players and teams of each tournament and show them off to all other VESA members.
2 - Give you post-tournament and post-event insight in the form of stats breakdowns and articles on the key games and players.
3 - Be more transparent and clear when tournaments start, earlier and fairer so you can get a team together in advance and start practicing.
Vesa.nz now serves as our primary destination for all our Esports content where vesa.nz/news allows us to make vibrant articles with everything from the above points 1 & 2. You can look forward to more event recaps, announcements, written features and stats breakdowns to feast your eyes on throughout 2019!
Previously, announcements, tournament information, and community chat resided on our Discord server which fell flat towards the end of 2018. With the addition of vesa.nz/tournaments there isn't a need for trying to read long walls of text for each tournament in the announcements tab. The Discord can now be more focused on actual community discussion and Q&A. Instead, now you'll be directed to the tournament page, where all the information you need to get signed up to a tournament is right there, listed clearly and concisely, giving you less hassle.
Feel free to head over to vesa.nz/news. We thought it was important to make sure you get a feeling for how news will be displayed this year, so that's why we populated the news page with never-before-seen stats, photos and info from our best tournaments last year!
Also check out vesa.nz/tournaments to see our upcoming tournaments for this year. The greyed out tournaments unlock and become full colour when the tournament nears its start date!
Even thought we've got all these great new features of vesa.nz, it is still a work in progress - so feel free to let us know of any issues you're having by dropping us some feedback.
Coming mid-late April, we'll be launching VESA merch! The goal with VESA merch is to have stylish and useful pieces of merch that you'll be proud to flaunt and represent the club with. The revenue from merch will help us bring you more exciting esports events, bigger prize pools, and help cover the costs of running VESA.
At minimum we'll have mousemats, hoodies, and t-shirts, with more options and variants becoming available throughout the year!
Sometime between March-April we'll be launching a new tab on the site called "highlights". A webpage similar to LoLesports' "VODS" where you can see all the best plays from each tournament. These highlights will be submitted by you, the player, to a dedicated 'highlight submissions' channel in our Discord. We'll be giving out prizes to the best plays too! We're super excited and can't wait to see your highlights.
There’s going to be more stuff that we’ve been working on that we’ll be rolling out throughout the year, but we’re really excited about the immediate changes and we hope you enjoy them too!