HSEL Fall Major 24 Overview

This article explains the key dates, times, game information, and more for the HSEL Fall Major 24 competition. 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

Item Date
Registration Open 8/1/24
Registration Close End of Regular Season 
Preseason  9/16 - 9/27
Regular Season 9/30 - 11/15
Playoff Seeding 1 day following a game’s makeup day
Playoffs 11/20 - 12/13

Game Info 

DIVISIONS - National or Region (East, Central, West)

Game Title Team Size Platform(s) Match Length Division

Apex Legends TDM

(Free)

3v3 Cross-platform Bo3 All  Region
Counter-Strike 2 5v5 PC

Bo1 Season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

National
Fortnite Boxfight (Free) 2v2 Cross-platform TBD National
Halo: Infinite 4v4 PC, Xbox 

Bo5 Season/Playoffs

Bo7 Finals

National
Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe 4v4 Switch Bo3 All National Queue, Regional Playoffs
Minecraft Survival BR PC (Java Edition 1.8x) 1 game per week National
Rocket League (Free) 3v3 Cross-platform

Bo5 Season

Bo7 Playoffs/Finals

Region 
Splatoon™ 3  4v4 Switch Best of 9 All National Queue, Regional Playoffs
Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate Solos 1v1 Switch

Bo5 Regular Season

Bo7 Playoffs/Finals

Region 
Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate Crews 3v3 Switch

Bo3 All (three 1v1 sets within a game, matches are a bo3 games)

Region 
VALORANT 5v5 PC

Bo1 Regular season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

Region 

 

Tournament Format

Stage Name Format Description Length Max Playable Games
Preseason Leaderboard Queue system 2 weeks N/A
Regular Season Leaderboard Queue system 7 weeks 7 (min. 5 matches) 
Playoffs Single Elim Lose one and out of tournament 2.5 weeks 6
Top 8 in RL, SSBU Solo, and VAL champ brackets will receive an invite to the Spring Premier 

 

Divisions

Division Name Definition
East Schools in the Eastern time zone
Central Schools in the Central time zone
West Schools in any of the Mountain, Pacific, Hawaii, or Alaska time zones

Schools must register into their appropriate geographic regional division.

 

Match Times

Game Title Days Times (all represented in Eastern Time unless otherwise specified)
Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate Solo Monday

East - 3:00 PM | 3:30 PM | 4:00 PM | 5:00 PM 

Central - 3:00 PM CT | 3:30 PM CT | 4:00 PM CT | 5:00 PM CT

West - 3:00 PM PT | 3:30 PM PT | 4:00 PM PT | 5:00 PM PT

Counter-Strike 2 Monday Nationwide - 5:30 PM | 7:30 PM 
Fortnite Boxfight Monday Nationwide - 4:00 PM | 5:00 PM | 6:00 PM |7:30 PM
Minecraft Survival Tuesday Nationwide - 4:00 PM | 5:00 PM | 6:00 PM | 7:30 PM
Splatoon™ 3 Tuesday Nationwide* - 4:00 PM | 5:30 PM  | 7:30 PM 
Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe Wednesday Nationwide* - 4:00 PM | 5:00 PM  | 6:00 PM | 7:30 PM
VALORANT Wednesday

East - 3:00 PM | 4:00 PM | 5:00 PM 

Central - 3:00 PM CT | 4:00 PM CT | 5:00 PM CT

West - 3:00 PM PT | 4:00 PM PT | 5:00 PM PT

Apex Legends TDM Thursday

East - 3:00 PM | 4:00 PM | 5:00 PM 

Central - 3:00 PM CT | 4:00 PM CT | 5:00 PM CT

West - 3:00 PM PT | 4:00 PM PT | 5:00 PM PT 

Halo Infinite Thursday Nationwide - 5:30 PM | 7:30 PM 
Rocket League  Thursday

East - 3:00 PM | 4:00 PM | 5:00 PM 

Central - 3:00 PM CT | 4:00 PM CT | 5:00 PM CT

West - 3:00 PM PT | 4:00 PM PT | 5:00 PM PT

Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate Crews Thursday

East - 3:00 PM | 4:00 PM | 5:00 PM 

Central - 3:00 PM CT | 4:00 PM CT | 5:00 PM CT

West - 3:00 PM PT | 4:00 PM PT | 5:00 PM PT

*While the regular season will use a nationwide queue, the playoffs will use regional brackets

Makeup Times

Week 7 of the regular season will allow schools to utilize more than one queue time–as an addition to their standard week 7 match–in order to make up any previously missed weeks. All queue times will remain consistent from preseason through week 7 of the regular season. 

Prizing

Bracket Prize
Champ Backet 1st Place School Trophy & Player Medals
Champ Bracket 2nd & 3rd Place School Plaque & Player Medals
Supplemental Bracket 1st Place School Plaque 

Prizes for any team-based game will include one extra medal to account for a substitute player. To request additional medals for substitutes, please contact our support team prior to filling out your prizing order confirmation.