MSEL General FAQ

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How many tournaments are there during the year?

The Middle School Esports League offers two tournaments per year: Fall Major and Spring Major. 


What is the tournament structure? 

The Fall and Spring Major tournaments take place over a 2-week preseason, an 8-week regular season, and 1-2 weeks for playoffs and finals. Students will have one match per week per game. 


Can I play for free?

Yes, certain titles are "free-to-compete" (no purchasing of a pass required) in every MSEL competition. For up-to-date information on free competitions, please see the MSEL website.   


What is the pricing?

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 offers trophies and 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?

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?

Adding your game connection is the process of adding your gamertag to your Generation Esports profile. A game connection is required to be eligible for placement on a roster for a specific game. Additionally, having your “in-game name” not only makes it easier to contact and invite opponents to game lobbies but also ensures that the players in-game match the players on the team roster. 


How do we contact our opponent?

Once you receive an opponent through the queue system and have access to your match page, you will communicate with your opponent through the Match Chat function on the dashboard. 


Can I set up a league within my district?

Yes, we can help facilitate a district-wide league. Please contact for details.


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

Yes, we provide makeup queue windows during the last 2 weeks of our regular seasons. 


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. The number of rosters that will make the playoffs for each game is announced during week 4 of the regular season. 


Do I need an online subscription in order to participate?

A Nintendo Switch Online Subscription is required to play any premium (paid) game (i.e.) Knockout City and is not needed for free-to-play games such as Rocket League.