ZLTAC commenced in 1999 and is now the largest indoor Laser Tag tournament of its kind around the world. Each year players travel to a different state of Australia or New Zealand to play off for the prestigious title.
The annual tournament hosts around 170 players from across the region. The main event is the blue ribbon 5 man Teams event. Other events include Triples, Doubles, Solos, Lord of the Rings, Masters (ages 35+), Womens and Juniors (ages 12 to 18).
Be sure to check out the Major League Laser YouTube channel for interviews and real life footage from some of the elite players and teams of the competition.
For the first time, Megazone Nourlunga had the privilege of hosting the titles. This year from March 2nd to March 10th saw 33 teams and 186 individuals compete, the largest turnout for the event in Zone history.
This year Queensland sent 6 teams to Adelaide including the two time winners, the Brisbane Maroons, who were looking to do what no other team has done – win 3 consecutive titles. The Maroons secured a spot in the grand finals alongside the Brisbane Wolfpack, who finished 3rd last year in Brisbane, and Sunshine Coast Blue Steel, who have been on the verge of breaking into a grand finals for the last two years.
Queensland made Zone Laser Tag history by securing all three finals positions outside of their home state.
Queensland teams all finished in the top 20 and had players placing in all side events, which include solos, doubles, triples, LotR, masters, womens and juniors.
To top off an incredibly successful year, Laserzone Sunshine Coast won the bid to host the Championships for 2019. It will be the 10 year anniversary of the site last hosting the event.
Blue Steel and the Raptors once again represented Laserzone at the championships this year. Both teams were hoping to back up their strong performances in Brisbane last year and they succeeded. It was finally the magical year for Blue Steel, who wasted no time on the last day of competition, securing their spot in the grand finals amid roaring cheers from the spectators. The Raptors once again made a strong showing, proving why the young squad will be a force to be reckoned with for many years to come.
Overall it was a very strong showing from Sunshine Coast in 2017. Raven and Mopar both backed up their strong individual performances in Brisbane last year to once again take trophy placements in Womens and Masters, placing 2nd and 3rd. Blitz and Raven made their debut solos finals, placing 13th and 15th respectively. Robo (featuring #teamAndrew) made triples finals where his team placed 6th.