HSEL Spring Premier 24 Overview

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This article explains the key dates, times, game information, and more for HSEL Spring 24 Premier. 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. 

Key Dates

Stage Date
Registration 12/4 - 2/26
Qualifiers 2/19 - 3/1
Regular Season 3/11 - 4/12
Playoffs  4/17 - 5/10
Wild Card 5/13 - 5/24

 

Game Information 

Rocket League is completely free to compete and does not require the purchase of a battle pass. 

Game  Team Size Platform(s)  Match Length  Playoff Size
Brawlhalla 1v1 Cross-platform 

Bo5 Qual/Season

Bo7 Playoffs

tbd

Rocket League 3v3 Cross-platform 

Bo5 Qual/Season

Bo7 Playoffs

tbd
VALORANT 5v5 PC

Bo1 Qualifiers 

Bo3 Season/Playoffs

tbd

 

Tournament Format

Stage Description  Length
Qualifiers 6 available queue rounds; participants may use up to 5.  Losses will be added for unplayed matches. Must play at least 3 matches to be considered for qualification.  2 weeks
Regular Season Round Robin

See Key Dates

Playoffs Double elimination

See Key Dates

Wild Card (LCQ) 

Single elimination bracket. Winner claims a spot in Nationals. Must opt-in to play.


Eligible teams: Premier participants who have not yet qualified for Nationals & Major Champ bracket regional winners.

5 rounds max. (depending on opt-ins)

 

Qualifiers

See the "Full Schedule" on the Premier event page for the qualifier schedule

 

Regular Season

  • Round Robin matches can be rescheduled to any point during the regular season up until the start of the final week if agreed upon by both teams in the match chat and requested via a support ticket.
  • Upon receiving a 2nd FF no-show loss, a Premier participant will be ineligible for that season's Playoffs and Wild Card. 
Game Day Default Match Times
Brawlhalla Tuesday

Atlantic - 4:30 pm Central

Pacific - 4:30 pm Pacific
VALORANT  Wednesday

Atlantic - 4:30 pm Central

Pacific - 4:30 pm Pacific
Rocket League Thursday 

Atlantic - 4:30 pm Central

Pacific - 4:30 pm Pacific

 

Premier Playoffs

  • A roster must:
    • End the season at a high enough leaderboard placement (see tiebreakers below). 
    • Play all matches in the regular season, unless otherwise approved by HSEL admins. 
  • The tiebreaker system will be run as a tiered protocol that will be used if multiple teams finish the regular season with the same overall record, pursuant to rule 2.11.8.1

Wild Card 

An alternative way to qualify for HSEL Nationals is by winning one of the HSEL Nationals Wild Card brackets. All HSEL Premier participants (who have yet to qualify for Nationals) will be invited to the seasonal Wild Card, along with Major tournament regional champions. Team Admins must accept the invitation and opt-in for their roster to be seeded into the Wild Card.

  • The Spring Wild Card tournament will take place in May after the conclusion of the spring season playoffs. More details will be announced by May 1st.

Path to HSEL Nationals 

Brawlhalla

  • (Premier) Top 4 per Conference 
  • (Wild Card) Top 4 semifinalists 

Rocket League & VALORANT

  • (Premier) Atlantic - Top 2 
  • (Premier) Pacific - 1st place 
  • (Wild Card) - 1st place