How many tournaments are there during a year?
The High School Esports League offers four tournaments per year: Fall Major, Winter Challenge, Spring Major, and Summer Challenge. The Middle School Esports League offers two tournaments per year: Fall Major and Spring Major.
What is the tournament structure?
The Fall and Spring Major tournaments are formatted in a swiss style where students have 1 match per week through the duration of the tournament. The Winter and Challenge tournaments are formatted in a leaderboard style where students can play each game up to once per day for every day their game is offered. Both tournaments include playoffs and finals.
Do you have a list of partnered schools in my area?
You can access a map of all of our partnered schools here.
Can I play for free?
Yes, we offer Rocket League and Fortnite for free in every tournament we offer.
What is the pricing?
Do you provide the game licenses?
No, we do not provide game licenses.
Can students play multiple games?
Yes, students may participate in as many games as they would like during a tournament.
What are the prizes?
HSEL offers scholarships to the final winners of each game within a tournament as well as trophies and swag bags for 1st through 3rd place. MSEL offers trophies and swag bags for 1st through 3rd place for every game in a tournament.
Can students play from home?
Yes, students may participate remotely or from school.
What is a battle pass?
A battle pass is a tournament pass that allows you to access a specific tournament. A single tournament pass grants a student access to one tournament. An annual pass will grant a student access to all tournaments within a given year for MSEL and HSEL, respectively.
What is a game connection?
Adding your game connection is the process of adding your gamer tag on your profile. A game connection is required to be eligible for placement on a roster. Additionally, having your “in game name” not only makes it easier to contact and invite opponents to game lobbies, but also ensures that the players in game match the players on the team roster.
How do we contact our opponent?
Once you receive an opponent through the queue system and have access to your match page, you will communicate with your opponent through the Match Chat function on the dashboard.
How long do the tournaments last?
Majors (Fall & Spring) consist of 8 weeks of normal match play and 2 weeks of playoffs/finals. Challenges (Winter & Summer) consist of 3 weeks of normal match play and 1 week of playoffs/finals.
Can I set up a league within my district?
Yes, we can help facilitate a district wide league or tournament. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
I missed a match. Is there anything I can do to make up the match?
Yes, we provide 2 different match makeup weeks during the course of our tournaments where you can double up on matches to make up for the ones you missed. You can find the current makeup week schedule here for HSEL and here for MSEL.
What games can I play?
Can I sign up for both PlayStation, Xbox, and PC tournaments for the same game?
Yes, you can sign up for a tournament for a specific game on every platform as long as you are only on one roster per game per platform.
Can I have an additional advisor join my school account?
Yes, you can invite the additional advisor to join your team through the members page on your dashboard. Once they show on your members list then you can mark them as a team captain. This will give the additional advisor the same administrative abilities as the existing team advisor. The only limitation is that they will not be able to purchase passes for the entire team.
How many teams will make the playoffs?
The amount of rosters that make the playoffs is all dependent on the total registration numbers for that particular tournament.
Do I need an online subscription in order to participate?
Online subscriptions are only required for paid console games and Nintendo Switch games such as Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. Games that are free to play on console such as Fortnite, CoD: Warzone, and Rocket League and all PC games do not require an online subscription to play.
Are their scrimmage matches available?
One scrimmage queue is available on Sundays for each game offered through the duration of a Major tournament.