HSEL Training Grounds Overview

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This article explains the key dates, times, game information, and more for HSEL Training Grounds. Please ensure that all team members are aware of the HSEL GENERAL TOURNAMENT RULES before registration. Please see the HSEL Registration Guide for more details on signing up. 


Training Grounds 101

HSEL Training Grounds is an alternative competition setting intended for students with minimal competitive experience to develop their skills under the guidance of their coaches. "Training Grounds" events are not tournaments; there are no playoffs, there is no winner, and there are no prizes. Because these events are a zero-stakes environment, certain rules may be different to promote player development (e.g. best-of series, sportsmanship, substitutions).


Key Dates

Item Date
Registration 5/1 - 12/15
Intramural Play 9/18 - 12/15


Game Information

Games in bold are completely free to compete and do not require the purchase of a battle pass. 

Game   Team Size Platform(s)  Match Length
Brawlhalla  1v1 Cross-platform Best of 5
Chess 1v1 PC & Mobile  Best of 3
Minecraft  Solo BR Java Edition 1.8x 4 rounds per Queue
Rocket League  2v2 or 3v3 Cross-platform  Best of 5
VALORANT 5v5 PC Best of 1



Match Times*

HSEL Training Grounds matchups are created using an internal matchmaking queue system. Review our Queue System 101 guide HERE

*Unlike Majors and Premier, participants in Training Grounds can join multiple queues in a day.

Game Days & Times (in Eastern) 
ALL GAMES 3:00 pm | 4:00 pm | 5:00 pm | 6:00 pm | 7:00 pm | 8:00 pm | 9:00 pm
Brawlhalla Tuesday
Chess Monday 
Minecraft Tuesday
Rocket League 2s Monday 
Rocket League 3s Thursday
VALORANT Wednesday