MSEL Registration Guide

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This article explains how to sign up for a Middle School Esports League account in order to register for MSEL competitions. Please visit our Technical Help section for assistance with whitelisting, PC minimum/recommended specs, and more. 

Click here to see active MSEL tournaments. 

Click here to see our YouTube playlist of various video guides & tutorials!

Team Game Registration  

Registration Video Guide

This process is for Organization Admins/Captains to register a roster for any team-based tournament.

  • Click "Register Now" on the tournament page. 
  • Select an existing organization or create a new organization. 
  • Choose an existing roster or create a new roster. Note: an empty roster can be created and selected during this process. Players can be added at a later time in order to complete tournament registration. 
  • "Registration Success" indicates that you have completed all prerequisites and the registrant is now considered a participant in the tournament!  
  • "Registration Pending" means that not all prerequisites have been fulfilled. The page will detail the steps necessary to complete the registration. This information will also be emailed to you and can later be found on your dashboard.

Solo Game Registration 

Registration Video Guide

This process is for Organization Admins/Captains to register a group (roster) of solo or 1v1 players. 

  • Click "Register Now" on the tournament page.
  • Select "Organization". 
  • Select an existing organization or create a new organization. 
  • Choose an existing roster or create a new roster. Note: an empty roster can be created and selected during this process. Players can be added at a later time in order to complete tournament registration. 
  • "Registration Success" indicates that you have completed all prerequisites and the registrant is now considered a participant in the tournament!  
  • "Registration Pending" means that not all prerequisites have been fulfilled. The page will detail the steps necessary to complete the registration. This information will also be emailed to you and can later be found on your dashboard.

Organization Management 101

Organization Management Video Guide

How to Add Members to Your Organization

MSEL student accounts are created anonymously. To create anonymous student accounts: 

  • Contact your Service Agent with the number of anonymous accounts you will need. (If you're not sure who your agent is, open the Chat bubble at the bottom right, and one of our Support agents will help connect you)
  • Your success agent will email you a spreadsheet with the login information for these anonymous accounts. These accounts are ready to use and students can log in with them immediately.
  • MSEL players should not create their own accounts, unless they are at least 13 years old.

How to Add Game Connections

Game Connections Video Guide

"Game Connection" is a catch-all term for "screen name", "gamertag", "in-game name", etc. Users must provide a game connection for each game they wish to play. 

  • Students: log in, then click “Game Connection” on the left-hand navigation.
  • Click “Add Game Connection”, select the game, and follow the prompts on the screen.

How to Create & Add Members to a Roster 

Rosters are the specific groups of organization members that will play games. Users on an organization must be placed on a roster to compete in a team-based game.

  • Click “Rosters” on your organization page.
  • Click “Create New”, name your roster, and select what game it is for.
  • Click “Add Members” and select what organization members you want on the roster. Note: If you are unable to add members, please ensure each desired member has set a game connection for that game. 

Managing gaming accounts for students under 13

Students under 13 are typically not allowed to create their own game accounts for titles such as Rocket League, Minecraft, etc. In this situation, we highly recommend that parents create the game account(s) for their student(s). This way they can control the password, monitor what the students access, and more. We recommend that students use these parent-created accounts to log into games for competition, even if they are competing from school.

The following are also options, but may require more effort:

  • Epic Games allows parents to create Cabined Accounts for students under 13. The parents still control the account but the student can access it on their own. In this case, we still recommend students being able to access this personal account from school. For more information, please view this article: https://www.epicgames.com/site/en-US/cabinedaccounts
  • Schools can create game accounts for their students using a provided school email with the understanding that this account is unique to that specific student and must always be this student’s account from that point forward. 
    • It is against MSEL rules and game publishers’ Terms of Service for accounts to be shared. 
    • To be clear: housing one account on a device and letting several students use that account on that device violates these policies.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is there a deadline to register for the tournament? 

No. Registration for any MSEL competition remains open for the entire duration of the regular season and will only close when playoffs commence.

 

Is there a maximum/minimum number of students that I need on my organization? 

There is no minimum or maximum number of students needed to form a organization, as long as a roster can meeting the minimum player count for a specific game. 

 

What is the difference between an organization and a roster?

An organization represents your school and encompasses all of your members, regardless of the game and a roster is the list of players playing a specific game.

 

How many students can I add to my roster?

You may have up to twice the number of starting players required to play a game on your roster for team games. For example, Rocket League requires you to have 3 players to play a match, which means you may have 6 students on your roster (eg. 3 starting players and 3 substitutes). For solo games, you can add all of your students to one roster.

 

How many rosters can I have for one game?

You may have as many rosters for one game as long as a single student is not on multiple rosters for the same game/tournament.

 

Do we have to schedule our own matches?

No. Matches during the regular season are scheduled with set queue windows on specific days. You simply queue for your match at the day/time that best works for you

 

If you need further registration assistance, please contact MSEL staff here