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).
|Registration||5/1 - 12/15|
|Intramural Play||9/18 - 12/15|
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|
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|
|Rocket League 2s||Monday|
|Rocket League 3s||Thursday|