Team captain and Batchelor of Information Technology student Warwick Cronin-Stacey (pictured) previously represented CQUniversity in men's basketball and mixed netball.
"Our team have been practising together weekly over the past few months to prepare for this competition. Esports requires the same kind of concentration, training, and competitiveness as any other sport," he said.
"It will be a tough competition as we will go head-to-head with six other Queensland and Northern Territory universities in a round-robin tournament. I have competed in the Australia Oceania Esports (AOE) for Overwatch however, it is nowhere near the same level as the Unisport competition."
He added "The opportunities from being involved in esports are endless. You can build a career in the gaming industry which is why it is so great to see CQUni supporting a team."
CQUniversity student representative council coordinator Sharon Connor believes the team will be great representatives for the array of virtual opportunities the Student Council has to offer students.
"While physical sports and activities are currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have been able to change a lot of our groups and clubs to online platforms which appeal to students during this time.
"The League of Legends games are often live-streamed on Twitch allowing other students to watch their peers and get involved in the action. Esports has grown so rapidly with thousands, sometimes even millions of people tuning in to these events."
The CQUniversity v University of Queensland game is scheduled for 2pm on 18 April and can be viewed here.