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  • Writer's pictureHigh School Esports League

Newsletter - 1/23

Updated: Apr 6, 2023

Spring Major 2023 - Preseason Begins!

Today is the first day of the 2023 HSEL Spring Major preseason!

We encourage all schools planning on participating in the Spring Major to play at least one preseason match. This will ensure your students are familiar with the queue system and how to launch and set up games.

If your school isn't registered yet, it's not too late! Registration will remain open throughout the whole season. Here's a quick tutorial on registration:

Need more information? Consider attending one of our Spring Major webinars. We'll discuss the games, schedule, prizes, and esports curriculum. We'll also provide a complete tutorial on how to use the league application and register your school.


Battle Passes

Still need battle passes for the Spring Major? All school passes including unlimited plans can now be purchased from the web app! If your school would prefer an invoice, please reach out to your service agent.

Don't forget: both Rocket League and 10-Minute Chess are FREE to compete and do not require battle passes!


League of Legends

HSEL Spring Major League of Legends competitions will once again be offered FOR FREE (no battle passes required) on a state-by-state basis. States with 16 or more schools registered by February 4th will unlock their own League of Legends tournament. Any teams whose states do not reach this threshold will be moved to the Generation Esports Youth Winner's Circle competition.


Youth Winner's Circle

Looking for more competitions? The Generation Esports Youth Winner's Circle competitions are COMPLETELY FREE and open to anyone ages 13-18 and features popular options such as Overwatch 2, League of Legends, Rocket League (2v2), and more!


Rule Updates

Based on coach feedback, we have made a number of smaller changes to competition rules.

- Rocket League spectating (no more personnel restrictions)

- Valorant: The "Stoppage of Play" rule & map pool have been updated

- General Rules: The language regarding queuing for a match and beginning play is more rigid.


Gaming Concepts

Have you been thinking about augmenting your esports program with structured activities and lessons? Generation Esports will have SIX courses available for the 2023-2024 school year, including Middle School: Exploring Life Skills Throughout Scholastic Gaming, and for high school, Fundamentals: A Video Gaming Curriculum For Schools.


Jerseys and More

If you are looking for jerseys or other apparel for your esports program, you're in luck! HSEL has partnered with BSN SPORTS to provide high-quality, customized apparel for participating schools.

Gear like this helps drive school spirit and makes your students feel more like a team.


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