True North Esports Survival Guide

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This article explains all relevant registration processes in order to start competing in the True North Esports community. 

 

WHEN DOES THE SEASON START?

Below, you will find the key dates for the True North Esports season. Dates are subject to change based on the impact of coronavirus on schools across the country.

  • Registration: 4/1/2021-4/26/2021
  • Tournament Start: 4/27/2021
  • Tournament End: 5/20/2021
  • Playoffs Start: 5/25/2021
  • Playoffs End: 5/27/2021

WHO CAN PLAY AND HOW DO I GET STARTED?

The True North Esports Community is a private community for Canadian Schools.

1. Sign Up

  • In order to compete in the True North Esports League, coaches must first sign up on the Generations Esports website as a team administrator. Coaches/admins will end up inviting their players onto their created team (details below).

2. Apply to the True North Esports Community

  • In order to register for the tournament, you must join the True North Esports community as a team. 
  • To do this, select “Communities” on the left-hand navigation and scroll through to True North Esports.
  • Click “Learn More” to be taken to the main community page, and select “Join” in the upper right-hand corner. 
  • From the “select an option” dropdown, select “+ Create Team” and press continue to be able to be taken to the community terms where you can accept them and press continue.
  • From here you can name your team and press “Continue” which will grant you access into the True North Esports community!

3. Add team members 

  • On the left-hand navigation, select “Teams” and then select your team. 
  • From here you can click on your “Members “ tab at the top to access your members page where you can invite your members and view your members list.
  • Click on the “Add Members'' button. From here you can invite members by entering their email or by generating an invite link that you can share. 

4. Connect Games

  • Players will need to connect their screen name/gamertag to their profile in order to be added to a roster.
  • Select “Connect Games” on the left-hand navigation and choose “Add Game Connection”
  • From the game connection popup window, select the game you wish to add from the dropdown menu and enter the screen name/gamertag you use for that game (please include the numbers included in your Switch Friend Code).

5. Create a roster

  • From your left-hand navigation, select “Teams” and then select your team.
  • From here you can click on your “Rosters” tab at the top to access your rosters page where you can create/edit rosters and view your rosters list.
  • Click on the “Create New” button. Name your roster, select the game for which you wish to make a roster from the dropdown and then click on the “Add Members” button to add members to the roster.
  • Check the two boxes below the roster window and hit “Save”

Note: ***Keep in mind that only members with the correct game connections will appear*** 

 

6. Register your roster for a tournament

  • From your left-hand navigation menu, select "Communities", then under “My Communities”, select “Learn More” on True North Esports to be taken to the community’s main page.
  • From here you can click “Tournaments” and click on Rocket League to open its tournament page.
  • Once you’re on the tournament page, click the “Register Now” button and choose your roster from the dropdown menu and select “Register Now”. Congratulations! Your roster is tournament ready!

Note: ***If you have not made a roster, you will not be able to register for a tournament***

 

*IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING REGISTRATION PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO sarah@highschoolesportsleague.com*

 

WHEN DO WE PLAY OUR MATCHES?

All games will be played at 4:30pm EDT on the days below for 4 weeks from 4/27 - 5/20 or 4/27-5/27 if there are no playoffs.

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Smash

Chess

Rocket League

 

Title

Team Size

Platforms

Match Length

Smash

1v1

Switch

Bo7 - All stages

Rocket League

2v2

Cross-Platform

Bo7 - All stages

Chess

1v1

PC/Mobile

Bo3 - Regular Season

Bo5 - Playoffs/Finals

 

HOW DO WE SEE OUR MATCHUPS?

At the start of the season players and coaches will see their matches for the entire season on their Dashboard and My Matches page.

 

QUEUING SYSTEM / MATCH PAGE INFO

1. Queuing For Your Match

  • Queues for match times will open in the “Today’s Play Times” section of the dashboard at the set queue time listed.
  • Once the queue time arrives, you can then press “Join Queue” to be thrown into the 15 minute skill based matchmaking window.

2. Team Queuing

  • Teams will first need to “Join Party” before their “Join Queue” option will appear. Teams can “Join Party” up to 15 minutes before the queue time. 
  • Once all team members are in the party and the queue time arrives, the party captain (designated with a joystick next to their name) will be able to select the "Join Queue" button at the top right. 
  • Queues will remain open until 15 minutes after their listed time. Once the timer reaches 0, queued teams will be matched against each other.

Note: The first person to join the party is designated as the party captain and if that person exits the party or queue it will pull out the whole party.

3. Solo Queuing

  • Solo players need to press the “Join Queue” button once the queue opens up at the set queue time. 
  • There will be a 15 minute window of time from the start of the queue time that joining the queue will be available. Once the timer reaches 0, queued players will be matched against each other.

4. Match Page Information

  • Once the queue is over, you will be matched with your opponent. 
  • Both teams or individuals will be taken to the match page where they can view their opponents screen names (gamertags), report their scores, and utilize the match chat if need be. 
  • Each team will be designated as either “home” or “away” and it is up to the “home” team to create a custom/private match. 
  • After the match is complete, the winner of the match will report the score in the “reporting scores” section. (each win counts as 1 pt)

5. Contacting Your Opponent

  • All players need to utilize the Match Chat feature on the GenE platform to communicate with their opponent. 
  • Once your queue window opens for your weekly match and you are matched with your opponent, you will be able to contact them directly through the match page match chat.

6. Reporting Scores / Forfeits

  • To report scores or forfeits, click on the match from your dashboard and scroll to the section called, “Report Match Score”. 
  • You can insert the scores in this section by counting every win/game as 1 point. If the match was forfeited, click the “win by forfeit” box under the winning team’s name. 
  • Once you submit, you will be able to see who reported the score. 

Note: Match scores and forfeits must be reported as soon as your match has finished.

7. Reporting Rule Breaks Or Toxic Behavior

  • Please report any rule violations or toxic behavior to Generation Esports support staff as soon as it happens by submitting a ticket here.

8. Match Settings / Rules

  • You will find match settings and rules for each game here.

 

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