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  • Writer's pictureNeal Doolin

HSEL Week 2 Newsletter

We hope your fall esports seasons are off to a great start! This week, we have a few announcements and reminders to help your team have the best experience possible.

First, please remember that queuing for a match demonstrates both readiness and intent to play. Each student in the queue is expected to be able to connect and play their match within 10-15 minutes. If your students were not able to queue last week, don’t forget that they can use a make-up queue during week 7!


Match-day Support?

If you need assistance at any time, please contact our support team through the “Chat” bubble at the bottom of every page on our website and platform. Do not mark a match as a forfeit without contacting support first.


Platform and Competition Updates

We have continued to make changes to our platform and league rules in pursuit of the best student experience possible. Here are some notable changes:

  • Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate - Thanks to record-breaking participation last week, we have added an extra queue time for the Atlantic division at 4:30 Central (5:30 Eastern)!

  • Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe - All coaches are encouraged to reference the rulebook, as it was updated on September 25th. Matches are best of 3 circuits, and smart steering should be disabled.


New Courses

Gaming Concepts is thrilled to unveil its two latest courses, Gaming Concepts: Streaming and Gaming Concepts: Shoutcasting. The Shoutcasting course offers students a chance to immerse themselves in the world of esports commentary, and Streaming equips students with public speaking skills while guiding them through the world of professional streaming. Click here to find out more!


Quests and Trophies

Completing quests now unlocks profile trophies! Students can select their favorite trophy to display on their profile and next to their name on match pages. Did your students make a deep run in the Spring playoffs? They may have a trophy on their profile ready to be shown off!


Training Grounds

If the Major competitions are too competitive for your students, don’t forget about HSEL Training Grounds!

6 game modes are represented in this low-stakes environment for beginners and casual players. Students may be registered for both Major and Training Grounds competitions at the same time. If your students are discouraged, give Training Grounds a try!


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