MSEL General FAQ

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How many tournaments are there during the year?

The Middle School Esports League offers three competitions per year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. 


Can I play for free?

Yes, we offer free competitions every season. For up-to-date information on free competitions, please see the MSEL website.   


What is the pricing?

Presently, all MSEL competitions are free to compete, thanks to Gaming Concepts, an esports course curriculum. This may change in the future. You can find our current pricing structure for MSEL on the main MSEL website


Do you provide the game licenses?

No, we do not provide game licenses. 


Can students play multiple games? 

Yes, students may participate in as many games as they would like -or that the admin deems acceptable- during a tournament.


What are the prizes? 

MSEL prizing consists of trophies, plaques, and/or medals to those who place 1st - 3rd in each competition.


Can students play from home? 

Yes, students may participate remotely, from school, or a hybrid mix of both.


What is a battle pass?

Presently, MSEL does not require any battle passes.

A battle pass is an entry ticket that allows you to access a specific tournament (i.e.) Fall Major or Spring Major. A single tournament pass grants a student entry to either Fall OR Spring, including all the games offered within that tournament. Unlimited Annual Passes will grant the entire scholastic program access to all tournaments within a given year (i.e.) BOTH Fall and Spring.


What is a game connection?

A game connection is the link between a player's "in-game name" (also called "screen name" or "gamertag") and their Generation Esports profile. For instructions on how to set game connections, see this article.


How do we contact our opponent?

Once you receive an opponent (usually through the queue system) and have access to your match page, you will communicate with your opponent through the match chat function on the page. 


I missed a match. Is there anything I can do to make it up?

For regular seasons that use the queue system, makeup queues are usually scheduled during the last week or two of the season.


What games can I play?

You can find the current list of games we are offering for MSEL here


Can I have an additional advisor join my school account?

Yes, you can invite an additional advisor to your team by using the "+ Add Members" function on the team page. Once they accept the invite and show on your members’ list, you can use the "Make Captain" function. This will give the additional advisor the same administrative abilities as the existing team advisor. The only limitation is that they will not be able to purchase battle passes for the entire team.


How many teams will make the playoffs?

The number of rosters that make the playoffs are all dependent on the total registration numbers and active participation for that particular tournament. This number is released midway through the regular season. 


Do I need an online subscription in order to participate?

A Nintendo Switch Online Subscription is required to play any game that requires a purchase (such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe) but is not needed for free-to-play games such as Rocket League.