Laser Sports & League
Laser Sporting is surprisingly athletic and a huge amount of fun. The difference between League and regular Laser Tag, is that you get to experience Laser Tag as part of an organised 5 person team. Your team will develop good communication and technical skills throughout the 10 week season to become a cohesive unit by finals time.
We utilise a unique handicapping system that automatically grades players on performance, and then gives each team a % handicap on their team scores based upon the experience level of the players on the team. The system has proven successful in giving all teams a chance no matter what experience level they might be.
Our league in Darwin is lucky enough to have a number of experienced national and international level players to guide new players coming through. You will learn all the tricks of the trade from the best in the business.
League is played on a Tuesday night from 6pm – 9pm. The season runs for 10 weeks during school term and breaks for school holidays. The recommended age to start playing is 13 years.
2017 Season Dates & Information
Season 1: 20 Apr 2017 – 22 Jun 2017
Season 2: 27 Jul 2017 – 28 Sep 2017
Season 3: 12 Oct 2017 – 14 Dec 2017
Played on a Tuesday Night night from 6pm-9pm. Cost is $20 per week or $180 for the season.
Players are welcome to join at any stage in the season, however 3 weeks is required to qualify for finals.
What are the rules and game settings?
One of the things that makes Laser Tag different to other sports, is that each game has 3 teams; Red, Blue, Green. Each team has 5 players and a home base. Each player can destroy the enemy bases once each. So this means each team can destroy up to 10 bases per game.
You will pick up 3001 points for a base and 150 points for a tag on another player. A team’s score is predominantly made up of points from tags and points from base destroys.
In a typical game, most teams will have a number of players (usually 2 or 3) protecting their home base and a couple of players (2 or 3) attacking the enemy bases. As players destroy enemy team bases they will need to return home to swap with a defending player who still needs the base. All this coordination and swapping of players will be handled by your Team Captain. Your Team Captain is your coordinator inside the game.
Another big difference between public games and League games is base evacuation. Around each base is a set of fluro lines on the floor that indicate the perimeter of a base evacuation area. You need to be active to be in this area. This creates an area around the base stations that defending and attacking players battle over in order to protect or destroy the base. If you are in an evacuation area and you get tagged, you must leave the area before reactivating.
When a team becomes more advanced they gain an advantage by having defending players float out and collect tags when no one is attacking them. A team’s ability to simultaneously collect tags, destroy bases and reduce other team’s scores by defending bases determines their success.
The game format used in Tuesday League is different from standard games. The game is akin to the settings in the Australasian Laser Tag Titles.
It includes the following settings.
- 8 second Deactivation
- 2 shots per second
- 7 lives
- 45 shots
How does competition work?
Each week teams play 3 games. You will play from red, blue, and green once, each night. Teams accumulate competition points for their victories. A team receives 6 points for 1st, 4 points for 2nd and 2 points for 3rd. If a team is tied on competition points, their team average score determines their ladder placing, we then post all the nights rankings on our Zone 3 League page for you to show all your friends!
In week 10 the top 3 teams from each grade play off and battle it out to try and claim the top prize. After the Grand Final we announce the results, congratulate the winners and present the trophies during the next season.