HSEL Spring Major 2022 Tournament Overview

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This article explains the key dates, times, game information, and more for the HSEL Spring Major 2022 competition.

 

Key Dates

Registration 1/10 - 4/9
Preseason 1/31 - 2/13
Regular Season 2/14 - 4/9
Makeup Windows 4/3 & 4/9
Playoffs/Finals 4/18 - 4/29

 

Format

  • Spring Major is the second 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 finals.
    • The remaining two semifinalists will play a 3rd place consolation match.
  • Championships
    • All games play their finals with certain games being streamed.

 

Titles & Platforms

  • Titles in bold are Free-to-compete and do not require the purchase of a pass.

Title

Team Size

Platforms

Match Length

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

5v5

PC

Bo1 Regular season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

Halo: Infinite

4v4

PC & Xbox Crossplay

Bo5 Season/Playoffs

Bo7 Finals

NBA 2K22**

1v1

PS4 & Xbox One

Bo3 Regular Season

Bo5 Playoffs/Finals

Rainbow 6 Siege (Ages 16+)*

5v5

PC, XB, PS

Bo1 Regular Season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

Rocket League

(Presented by NASEF)

3v3

Cross-Platform

Bo7 All

Valorant

5v5

PC

Bo1 Regular season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

Call of Duty: Vanguard (Ages 17+)*

4v4

Cross-Platform

Bo3 Regular Season

Bo5 Finals

Minecraft Survival Games

BR

Java Edition 1.8x

1 match per week

10 Minute Chess (Chess.com) 

(Presented by NASEF)

1v1

PC

Bo3 Regular Season

B05 Playoffs/Finals

*Age requirements specified by a game's publisher.

**PS5 & XB Series X/S owners may compete in NBA 2K22 granted they own the PS4 or Xbox One version. 

Preseason Information

  • The preseason will last 2 weeks (1/31 - 2/13) 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 (see "Queue Times"). 
  • During preseason, players will be able to queue up at any window their game is offered. 

 

Queue Times

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

Title

Times

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Monday: 

6:30 pm ET / 7:30 pm ET / 9:00 pm ET 

Halo: Infinite

Monday: 

6:30 pm ET / 7:30 pm ET / 9:00 pm ET 

Minecraft Survival Games

Tuesday:

4:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm ET / 6:30 pm ET 

7:30 pm ET / 9:00 pm ET 

Rocket League 

Tuesday and Thursday:

4:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm ET / 6:30 pm ET 

7:30 pm ET / 9:00 pm ET 

Valorant

Wednesday and Friday:

4:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm ET / 6:30 pm ET 

7:30 pm EST / 9:00 pm ET 

Rainbow 6 Siege 

Thursday: 

6:30 pm ET / 7:30 pm ET / 9:00 pm ET 

Chess

Thursday:

4:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm ET / 6:30 pm ET 

7:30 pm ET / 9:00 pm ET 

NBA 2K22

Friday: 

7:30 pm ET & 9:00 pm ET 

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Friday:

4:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm ET / 6:30 pm ET 

7:30 pm ET / 9:00 pm ET 

 

Scrimmage Windows

  • All HSEL scrimmage times will be on Saturdays, starting 2/19 and ending 4/2.
  • There will be no scrimmage windows on 4/9 due to the makeup windows.

Title

Times

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

2:00 pm ET

Minecraft Survival Games

6:30 pm ET

Rainbow 6 Siege

3:30 pm ET

Chess

5:00 pm ET 

NBA 2K22

3:30 pm ET

Call of Duty: Vanguard

7:30 pm ET 

Halo: Infinite

5:00 pm ET 

  • Rocket League and Valorant Scrimmage windows will be offered on "Off Days" during the season. 
  • Off Days are defined as "days where there is no official match queue window". 

Rocket League

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:

4:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm ET / 6:30 pm ET 

7:30 pm ET / 9:00 pm ET 

Valorant

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday:

4:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm ET / 6:30 pm ET 

7:30 pm ET / 9:00 pm ET 

Makeup Windows

  • Need to take a week off for Spring Break? Students can utilize the makeup windows below to accommodate for any missed matches during the regular season stage. 
  • Makeup matches will take place on Sunday (Week 7, 4/3/22) and Saturday (Week 8, 4/9/22) during the last two weeks of the regular season. 

Title

Times

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

2:00 pm Eastern

Minecraft Survival Games

2:00 pm Eastern

Rocket League

3:30 pm Eastern

Valorant

3:30 pm Eastern

Rainbow 6 Siege

5:00 pm Eastern

Chess

5:00 pm Eastern

Halo: Infinite 

5:00 pm Eastern

NBA 2K22

6:30 pm Eastern

Call of Duty: Vanguard

7:30 pm Eastern

 

Prizing

Title

Team Size

Prize

All titles*

 

$150,000 in scholarships available through the National Championship

1st place: Entry to National Championship, $500 travel voucher (per student)** and $500 bonus scholarship (per student)**

2nd place: Entry to National Championship, $500 travel voucher (per student)**

3rd place: Entry to National Championship, $250 travel voucher (per student)**

4th place: Entry to National Championship

Halo

4

1st place: $500 scholarship (per student)**

2nd place - 4th place: Medals and Trophy

*Halo will not be awarded entry to Nationals. 

**Scholarships & Travel Vouchers per student max out at the specific game's team size (i.e.) Rocket League as a 3v3 game will have 3 scholarships/travel vouchers awarded per qualifying team. Valorant as a 5v5 game will have scholarships/travel vouchers awarded per qualifying team.

 

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