HSEL Fall Major '22 Tournament Overview

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This article explains the key dates, times, game information, and more for the HSEL Fall Major '22 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 Summer Open playoff information? Scroll to the bottom!

 

Key Dates

Registration 8/1
Preseason 9/12 - 9/23
Regular Season 9/26 - 11/18
Playoffs Seeded 11/22
Playoffs/Finals 11/28 - 12/14

 

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. 
  • Game rules for each title are linked in the table below. 

Title

Team Size

Platforms

Match Length

Rule

Page

Playoff Size 

CS:GO 

5v5

PC

Bo1 Season

Bo3 Playoff/Final

Rules

TBD

Minecraft: Survival Games

BR

Java 1.8x

1 Match per Day

Rules

TBD

Rocket League

3v3

Cross-Platform 

Bo7 All

Rules

TBD

Valorant

5v5

PC

Bo1 Regular Season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

Rules

TBD

Rainbow 6

5v5

PC

Bo1 Regular Season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

Rules

TBD

Halo Infinite

4v4

PC & Xbox*

Bo5 Season/Playoffs

Bo7 Finals

 

 

Chess

1v1

PC

Bo3 Regular Season

Bo5 Playoffs/Finals

Rules

TBD

Brawlhalla

1v1

Cross-Platform 

Bo5 Season/Playoffs

Bo7 Finals

Rules

TBD

League of Legends**

5v5

PC

Bo1 Regular Season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

Rules

TBD

*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. 

 

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 table below. 

Game Title

Days & Times

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Monday:

9:00 pm

League of Legends

Monday:

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

Chess

Monday

4:00 pm / 5:00 pm / 9:00 pm

Halo Infinite

Tuesday

5:00 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 / 9:00 pm

Rainbow 6 Siege (PC)

Thursday

5:00 pm & 9:00 pm 

 

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 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
5:00 pm Pacific  4:00 pm Central   4:00 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.

Prizing

FOR ALL TITLES EXCEPT LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

Placement Prize
1st Trophy & Medals
2nd Trophy & Medals
3rd

Trophy & Medals

  • The top placing players and teams can also expect an invitation to HSEL Nationals. The exact number of invitations may vary based on participation.
  • HSEL Nationals will feature a $100,000 scholarship prize pool.

 

Fall Major Playoff Information

  • The number of playoff brackets per game and qualifying participants will be determined midseason, based on participation. In the event that a game's participation qualifies for multiple Fall Major playoff brackets...
    • The top X players/teams will be invited to the "championship" bracket to compete for prizing and/or an invitation to HSEL Nationals.
    • The next-highest teams on the regular season leaderboard will be invited to separate playoff brackets to compete for trophies and medals.
  • Select states with high rates of participation in Valorant and/or Rocket League may be invited to participate in an exclusive playoff for their state only!

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