MSEL Spring 24 Overview

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This article explains the key dates, times, game information, and more for the MSEL Spring 2024 competition. Please ensure that all team members are aware of the MSEL GENERAL TOURNAMENT RULES before registration.

 

Key Dates

Registration 

12/4 - 4/8

Preseason 

2/19 - 3/1

Regular Season 

3/4 - 4/12

Makeup Week

4/15 - 4/19

Playoffs

4/22 - 5/10

 

New Additions

Rocket League 3v3 and Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate are now hosted as regional competitions. The 3 regions are as follows: 

  • East - all schools in the Eastern time zone
  • Central - all schools in the Central time zone
  • West - all schools in the Mountain, Pacific, Alaska, and Hawaii time zones

Game Information

Title

Team Size

Platforms

Match Length

Brawlhalla

1v1

Cross-Platform

Bo5 Season

Bo7 Playoffs

Chess (chess.com)

1v1

PC/Mobile

Bo3 Season

Bo5 Playoffs

Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe

4v4

Switch

4 Races per Match 

Minecraft

BR

Java 1.8x 

4 rounds per Queue

Rocket League 2v2

2v2

Cross-Platform

Bo5 Season

Bo7 Playoffs

Rocket League 3v3

3v3

Cross-Platform

Bo5 Season

Bo7 Playoffs

Splatoon™ 3

4v4

Switch

Best of 5

Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate

1v1

Switch

Best of 5 Season

Best of 7 Playoffs

 

Format

Stage Name

Format

Description

Length

Max Playable Games

Preseason

Leaderboard

Queue system

2 weeks

n/a

Regular Season

Leaderboard

Queue system

6 weeks

6

Playoffs

Single Elimination

Competitors are out after one loss

2.5 weeks

5

 

Queue Times

MSEL competitions utilize a matchmaking queue system that competitors will use to match with opponents. View our Queue System Guide HERE.

Click here to see the "Full Schedule" of queue times on the event page

 

Makeup Windows

Week 7 of the regular season is "Makeup Week". Match days and queue times will remain consistent with all days & times listed on the event page. Competitors will be able to utilize multiple queue windows if needed during makeup week. 

 

Playoffs 

  • Playoffs/finals are manually seeded; players will not use the queue system*.
  • You may only reschedule a playoff match if you meet all of the following criteria: 
    • Your competitor agrees to the new time in the match chat on the Generation Esports platform.
    • You notify and receive approval from MSEL admins for the new time here.
    • The match score is reported before midnight Pacific Standard Time the day prior to the next round (i.e. reschedules must not impede the bracket from advancing)
    • Your opponent must agree to the rescheduled time in match chat on the Generation Esports platform or the default time will remain.
  • The 3rd Place & any Gold Bracket finals will occur on the same day as the tournament's Champ bracket finals match. 
  • In the case an emergency substitute is needed, the Team Administrator must reach out to competition@highschoolesportsleague.com to request permission. 
    • If you have not heard back after 24 hours of making an emergency substitute request, please contact support here

Playoff Brackets & Schedule

Click here to view the full playoff schedule. 

Nationwide titles will be divided into Atlantic/Pacific playoff bracket(s) with the following default match times: Atlantic - 5:00 PM Eastern | Pacific - 4:00 PM Pacific 

Regional title default match times: 

  • East - 4:00 PM Eastern 
  • Central - 4:00 PM Central 
  • West - 4:00 PM Pacific 

All games will host a Champ Bracket, with certain titles receiving an additional supplemental bracket. Exceptional registration and participation may unlock further supplemental brackets!

Game Bracket Size(s) Supplemental Bracket? Round 1 Bye

Brawlhalla

Atlantic: 48

Pacific: 16

Atlantic: Yes

Pacific: n/a

Atlantic: Top 16

Pacific: n/a

Chess

Atlantic: 48

Pacific: 16

Atlantic: Yes

Pacific: n/a

Atlantic: Top 16

Pacific: n/a

Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe

Atlantic: 24

Pacific: 8

Atlantic: n/a

Pacific: n/a

Atlantic: Top 8

Pacific: n/a

Minecraft: Survival Games

Atlantic: 48

Pacific: 48

Atlantic: Yes

Pacific: n/a

Atlantic: n/a

Pacific: n/a

Rocket League 2v2

Atlantic: 32

Pacific: 24

Atlantic: Yes

Pacific: Yes

Atlantic: tbd

Pacific: tbd

Rocket League 3v3

East: 24

Central: 24

West: 24 

East: Yes

Central: Yes

West: n/a

East: Top 8

Central: Top 8

West: Top 8

Splatoon™ 3

Atlantic: 12

Pacific: 4

Atlantic: n/a

Pacific: n/a

Atlantic: Top 4

Pacific: n/a

Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate*

East: 64

Central: 64

West: see bracket

East: Yes

Central: Yes

West: n/a

All regions: see bracket

 

Spring Prizing

Tournament Placement Item(s)
1st Place School Trophy & Medals
2nd & 3rd Place School Plaque & Medals
Supplemental Bracket 1st Place School Plaque