HSEL Fall Major 2021 Tournament Overview

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This article explains the key dates, times, game information, and more for the HSEL Fall Major 2021 competition.

Important Updates

  • Madden 22 will continue to be part of the Fall Major and see the following changes:
    • Cut to one queue time at 8 pm ET on Mondays
    • Prizing will be changed to:
      • 1st place - $500 scholarship
      • 2nd place -medals, a school trophy
      • 3rd place - medals, a school trophy
      • No National Championship Entry
  • NBA 2k22 will continue to be part of the Fall Major and see the following changes:
    • Cut to one queue time at 8 pm ET on Thursdays
    • Prizing will be changed to:
      • 1st place - $500 scholarship
      • 2nd place -medals, a school trophy
      • 3rd place - medals, a school trophy
      • No National Championship Entry
  • All Rainbow 6 Xbox/Playstation/PC queue windows on Tuesday will be cut.
  • Rainbow 6 Xbox and PS4 will only be available at 5 pm Pacific & 5 pm Eastern on Thursday.
    • Rainbow 6 PC will keep all 5 existing queue windows on Thursday
  • R6 Xbox and PS4 Prizing will be cut in half to:
    • 1st place = ENTRY TO NATIONALS + $500 TRAVEL VOUCHER + $500 SCHOLARSHIP + TROPHY AND MEDALS
    • 2nd place =  ENTRY TO NATIONALS + $250 TRAVEL VOUCHER + TROPHY AND MEDALS
  • Rainbow 6 PC will still have the top 4 teams invited to Nationals
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive queue windows on Thursday will be cut.
    • all 5 existing queue windows on Monday will stay
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Key Dates

Registration 8/16
Preseason 9/13 - 9/26
Regular Season 9/27 - 11/21
Makeup Windows 11/14 & 11/21
Playoffs 11/29 - 12/10

Format

  • Fall Major is the first of two qualifiers for the National Championship Event in May.
  • Season Play
    • 8 weeks of weekly matchmaking.
    • Top X (based on participation) invited to playoffs.
  • Playoffs
    • Single elimination bracket.
    • Top 2 qualify for championships.
  • Championships
    • All games play their finals with certain games being streamed.

Titles & Platforms

Title

Team Size

Platforms

Match Length

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

5v5

PC

Bo1 Regular season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

Hearthstone

1v1

PC/Mobile

Bo5 All

NBA 2K21 

1v1

PS4

XB1

Bo3 Regular Season

Bo5 Playoffs/Finals

NBA 2K22 

5v5

PS5

XBX

Bo3 Regular Season

Bo5 Playoffs/Finals

Madden 22

3v3

PS5

XBX

Bo3 Regular Season

Bo5 Playoffs/Finals

Rainbow 6 Siege

5v5

PC

XB1

PS4

Bo1 Regular Season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

Rocket League (Presented by NASEF)

3v3

Cross-Platform

Bo7 

Valorant

5v5

PC

Bo1 Regular season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

Overwatch

6v6

Cross-Platform

Bo5 Regular season / Playoffs

Bo7 Finals

CoD Cold War

4v4

Cross-Platform

Bo3 Regular Season

Bo5 Finals

Minecraft 

Survival Games

Java (PC, Mac, Linux)

1 match per week

10 Minute Chess (Chess.com) (Presented by NASEF)

1v1

PC

Bo3 Regular Season

Bo5 Playoffs/Finals

Preseason Information

  • Register before 9/13 to qualify for the preseason competition. 
  • The preseason will last 2 weeks (9/13 - 9/26) and serves as an excellent way for admins and players alike to familiarize themselves with the HSEL platform, and queue system
  • Queue times for preseason will mirror the regular-season schedule as seen below

Queue Times

  • Queue times are 4pm, 5pm, 7pm, 8pm, and 10pm Eastern (5 queue windows per day).
  • HSEL competitions utilize a matchmaking queue system that competitors will use to match with opponents. View our Queue System Guide HERE.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Overwatch

Chess

Valorant

Chess

 

 

Rocket League

Hearthstone

Overwatch

CoD Cold War

CS:GO

Minecraft

 

Rainbow 6 Siege PC

Valorant

Madden 22 (8pm ET)

 

CoD Cold War

Rainbow 6 Console (5pm & 8pm ET)

Rocket League

 

NBA2K21

 

NBA2K22 (8pm ET)

 

Scrimmage Windows

  • All HSEL scrimmage times will be on Saturdays, starting 9/25 and ending 11/20.

Game

Time

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

2:00 pm Eastern

Madden 22

2:00 pm Eastern

Hearthstone

2:00 pm Eastern

CoD Cold War

3:30 pm Eastern

Rainbow 6 Siege

3:30 pm Eastern

NBA 2K

3:30 pm Eastern

Valorant

5:00 pm Eastern

Chess

5:00 pm Eastern

Overwatch

6:30 pm Eastern

Minecraft

6:30 pm Eastern

Rocket League

6:30 pm Eastern

Makeup Windows

  • All makeup matches will take place on Sundays in the 7th and 8th weeks of the regular season. 

Valorant

2 pm Eastern

Chess

2 pm Eastern

NBA 2K21

2 pm Eastern

Overwatch

3:30 pm Eastern

Minecraft

3:30 pm Eastern

Rocket League

3:30 pm Eastern

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

5:00 pm Eastern

Madden 22

5:00 pm Eastern

Hearthstone

5:00 pm Eastern

CoD Cold War

6:30 pm Eastern

Rainbow 6 Siege

6:30 pm Eastern

NBA 2K22

6:30 pm Eastern

 

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