HSEL Spring Major '23 Tournament Overview

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This article explains the key dates, times, game information, and more for the HSEL Spring Major '23 competition. Please ensure that all team members are aware of the HSEL GENERAL TOURNAMENT RULES before registration. Please see the HSEL Registration Guide for more details on signing up. 

Looking for current Fall Major 22 playoff information? Click the link(s) below:
Nationwide
 
/ Rocket League & Valorant / League of Legends

 

Key Dates

Registration Open

12/5

Preseason 

1/23 - 2/3 

Regular Season 

2/6 - 3/31

Playoff/Finals Seeded

4/3

Playoffs/Finals 

4/10 - 4/26

 

Game Information

  • High School Esports League tournaments use an internal skill-based matchmaking queue system. Review our guide HERE.
  • Games in bold are completely "free to compete" and do not require the purchase of a battle pass. 

Title

Team Size

Platforms

Match Length

Brawlhalla

1v1

Cross-Platform 

Bo5 Season/Playoffs

Bo7 Finals

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (17+)

4v4

Cross-Platform

Best of 5 All 

Chess

1v1

PC/Mobile

Bo3 Regular Season

Bo5 Playoffs/Finals

CS:GO 

5v5

PC

Bo1 Season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

Halo Infinite

4v4

PC & Xbox*

Bo5 Season/Playoffs

Bo7 Finals

League of Legends**

5v5

PC

Bo1 Regular Season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

Minecraft: Survival Games

BR

Java 1.8x

1 Match per Day

Rainbow 6 Siege Console (16+)

5v5

Xbox & PlayStation*

Bo1 Regular Season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

Rainbow 6 Siege PC (16+)

5v5

PC

Bo1 Regular Season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

Rocket League

3v3

Cross-Platform 

Bo7 All

Valorant

5v5

PC

Bo1 Regular Season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

*Cross-platform play enabled. 

**State-based tournament. There is a 16-team minimum per state. In the event this minimum is not reached, teams will be reassigned to the Generation Esports Youth Winner's Circle League of Legends competition. States with 24 or more registrations will unlock an additional queue time. 

 

Tournament Format

Stage Name

Format

Description

Length

Preseason

Leaderboard

Queue system

2 weeks

Regular Season

Leaderboard

Queue system

8 weeks

Playoffs

Single Elim

Lose one and out of the tournament

2.5 weeks

 

Preseason Information

  • Competing in preseason serves as an excellent way for admins and players alike to familiarize themselves with the Generation Esports platform, and QUEUE SYSTEM
  • Queue times for preseason will mirror the regular-season schedule (see "Queue Times" below). 
  • Students can play during any queue window that their game is offered, even on the same day, allowing players to maximize opportunities to prepare for the regular season! 

 

Queue Times

  • HSEL competitions utilize a matchmaking queue system that competitors use to match with opponents. View our Queue System Guide HERE.
  • Queue times are presented in Eastern Time Zone. Rocket League and Valorant have regional queue times listed underneath the following table. 

Game Title

Days & Times

Chess

Monday

4:00 pm | 5:00 pm | 9:00 pm

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Monday:

7:00 pm & 9:00 pm

League of Legends

Monday:

4:00 pm & 8:00* pm (in state's local time zone)

Halo Infinite

Tuesday

5:00 pm | 7:00 pm | 9:00 pm 

Minecraft: Survival Games

Tuesday

4:00 pm | 5:00 pm | 6:00 pm | 7:00 pm | 9:00 pm

Brawlhalla

Wednesday:

4:00 pm | 5:00 pm | 6:00 pm | 7:00 pm | 9:00 pm

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (17+)

Thursday

6:00 pm | 7:00 pm | 9:00 pm 

Rainbow 6 Siege Console (16+)

Thursday

7:00 pm & 9:00 pm 

Rainbow 6 Siege PC (16+)

Thursday

5:00 pm | 7:00 pm | 9:00 pm 

*8 pm queue is unlocked if the state reaches 24 registered rosters. 

 

ROCKET LEAGUE & VALORANT

  • WEDNESDAY - Valorant
  • THURSDAY - Rocket League 
  • Both Rocket League (Thursdays) and Valorant (Wednesdays) tournaments will be regional competitions. Teams will be competing within one of the specific regions listed below. 
  • Playoffs and Finals will be held within each respective region. There will be no interregional play until HSEL Nationals. 
    • Regional champions (1st place) will receive an invitation to HSEL Nationals. 
West Region Central Region South Region East Region
 3:00 pm Pacific 3:00 pm Central 3:00 pm Central  4:00 pm Eastern
4:00 pm Pacific 4:00 pm Central   4:00 pm Central  5:00 pm Eastern 
5:00 pm Pacific  5:00 pm Central   5:00 pm Central  9:00 pm Eastern 
 7:00 pm Pacific 8:00 pm Central  8:00 pm Central  

To determine your region, please see this graphic.

 

Scrimmages

  • Scrimmage windows will be open every Friday, with the exception of the Friday makeup day at the end of the season. Times below are represented in Eastern. 

Game Title

Every Friday

Brawlhalla

6:00 PM 

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (17+)

8:00 PM

Chess

9:00 PM 

CS:GO

9:00 PM 

Halo

9:00 PM

League of Legends

9:00 PM

Minecraft

6:00 PM 

Rainbow 6 Siege Console & PC (16+)

9:00 PM 

Rocket League

8:00 PM 

Valorant

8:00 PM 

 

Makeup Windows

  • Saturday (3/25) Friday (3/31) 
  • Times are represented in Eastern Standard Time unless otherwise specified. 

Game Title

Time

Brawlhalla

5:00 PM & 9:00 PM 

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (17+)

8:00 PM 

Chess

9:00 PM

CS:GO

9:00 PM 

Halo

9:00 PM 

League of Legends

TBD

Minecraft

5:00 PM & 9:00 PM 

Rainbow 6 Siege Console & PC (16+)

9:00 PM 

Rocket League

Central: 4:00 PM Central

East: 4:00 PM Eastern

South: 4:00 PM Central

West: 5:00 PM Pacific

Valorant

Central: 4:00 PM Central

East: 4:00 PM Eastern

South: 4:00 PM Central

West: 5:00 PM Pacific

 

Prizing

  • There will be $100k in scholarships up for grabs at the Nationals invitational, a culmination of the Fall and Spring Major seasons. More details are to be announced soon!

 

State Championships (Rocket League & Valorant) 

States

Game(s)

Playoff Size

Dates

Texas

Rocket League, Valorant

8 teams

1/9/23-1/13/23

California

Rocket League, Valorant

8 teams

1/9/23-1/13/23

New York

Rocket League, Valorant

8 teams

1/9/23-1/13/23

Pennsylvania

Rocket League

8 teams

1/9/23-1/13/23

Kansas

Rocket League

8 teams

1/9/23-1/13/23

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