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Newsletter - 4/3

HSEL Seeding Week

Thank you for making the HSEL Spring Major our best competition yet!

As we take a few days to seed the playoffs, we're ready to invite you to start looking ahead to next year.

HSEL Survey

As we plan our next set of competitions, we need input from our coaches and players! Our competition survey will take about 10 minutes to complete – please share it with your team! This survey will ask you about a variety of competition schedules and formats, and provide you space to help influence the HSEL Rulebook.

As a thank you for your time, all coaches who respond to the survey will be entered into a drawing for one of eight (8) $25 visa gift cards. Additionally, students will be entered into a drawing for one of ten (10) $10 visa gift cards.


Competition Calendar

We are pleased to share the competition calendar for next year! Additional details for each event, such as match days and times, will be released in the future.

We’re most excited to share that we are bringing back a winter competition! We have also acted upon your feedback and adjusted the spring calendar to better work with more schools’ spring breaks.

Speaking of next year, have you considered renewing your HSEL competition access? Schools who renew an Unlimited Annual Access plan prior to June 30th will lock in loyalty pricing; a $250 discount!

Check out our pricing page to start budgeting for next year.

Limit one discount per school.


Student Awards

There’s still time to nominate one of your students for an HSEL Student Award!

We’re looking to recognize students who excel in games and are strong esports ambassadors in the community. Educators and students may nominate students for an HSEL Student Award here – nominations are due April 9th!

Winners will be announced during HSEL Nationals.


General Rule Update

HSEL General Rule 2.11.4 “Match Interruptions” has been updated to include language regarding match restarting procedures:

“In the event of a lobby restart, the game lobby must be recreated in a manner identical to the original (with respect to bans, character selection, side selection, etc)”


Rule Clarification

League of Legends Rule 2.4 “Drafting” has been clarified with the addition of the following language:

“Please note: Champion swapping is permitted as long as the final team composition properly reflects Draftlol picks/bans.”


IT & Tech Webinar

Join our Education team tomorrow, April 4th, at 5:30 ET to hear from our experts on what your district needs to be esports ready, and learn from some of the pitfalls others have experienced to get going on the right foot.

Register for this event and more here!


Summer School Esports

Generation Esports provides a STEM-based alternative to boring summer school called Rising Champions. Intended for 6-9th grade students, Rising Champions will utilize group activities and interactive discussions for students to learn technical skills through 20 ready-to-implement, esports-focused lessons. Summer is right around the corner!

Click here to find out more!


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