HSEL Summer Open '22 Tournament Overview

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This article explains the key dates, times, game information, and more for the HSEL Summer Open '22 competition. Please ensure that all team members are aware of the HSEL GENERAL TOURNAMENT RULES before registration. 

 

The Summer Open does not require high school students on the same team to attend the same school (i.e.) "Free Agent" teams are allowed for Summer ONLY. Please see the HSEL Registration Guide for more details on signing up. 

 

Key Dates

Registration* 4/25 - N/A
Preseason 5/30 - 6/3
June Reg. Season 6/6 - 6/24
June Playoffs/Finals 6/28 - 7/1
July Reg. Season 7/11 - 7/22
July Playoffs/Finals 7/25 - 7/29

*Players only need to register once to enter into both June and July Summer Open competitions. 

 

Format

Multiple Leaderboard-style stages into a Single Elimination playoff bracket for each month. Playoff #s will be determined by active participants in each game. 

JUNE

  • Week 1 - 6/6-6/10
  • Week 2 6/13-6/17
  • Week 3 (Playoffs) 6/28-7/1
    • Top "X" from each week
      • Round 1 6/28
      • Quarterfinals 6/29
      • Semis 6/30
      • Finals 7/1

JULY/AUGUST

  • Week 1 7/11-7/15
  • Week 2 7/18-7/22
  • Week 3 (Playoffs) 8/1 - 8/4
    • Top "X" from each week
      • Round 1 8/1
      • Quarterfinals 8/2
      • Semis 8/3
      • Finals 8/4

 

Titles & Platforms

  • High School Esports League tournaments use an internal skill-based matchmaking queue system. Review our guide HERE.
  • The Summer Open is completely free-to-compete! No passes are required.  
  • Game rules for each title are linked in the table below. 
  • PLAYOFF UPDATE: Top "X" per week per game are now listed below. Total playoff size is the # of teams/players per week multiplied by 2. 
  • CS:GO & Rocket League Sideswipe will be offered during JULY ONLY. 

Title

Team Size

Platforms

Match Length

Rule

Page

Playoff Size 

Minecraft: Survival Games

BR

Java 1.8x

1 Match per Day

Rules

Top 24 per week

Rocket League

3v3

Cross-Platform 

Bo7 All

Rules

Top 8 per week

Valorant

5v5

PC

Bo1 Regular Season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

Rules

Top 8 per week

Rainbow 6

5v5

PC

Bo1 Regular Season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

Rules

Top 2 per week

Chess

1v1

PC

Bo3 Regular Season

Bo5 Playoffs/Finals

Rules

Top 4 per week

Halo: Infinite

4v4

PC, Xbox* 

Bo5 Regular Season & Playoffs

Bo7 Finals

Rules

Top 2 per week

Brawlhalla

1v1

Cross-Platform 

Bo5 Regular Season & Playoffs

Bo7 Finals

Rules

Top 4 per week

*Cross-platform play enabled.  

 

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 will use to match with opponents. View our Queue System Guide HERE.
  • Players/Rosters can play up to 5 matches per week & 1 match per day.
    • Each week has its own standings & own playoff qualification. 

Game Title

Daily Reg. Season Queue Windows (M - F) 

Minecraft

5:00 pm Eastern / 7:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 pm Eastern

Rocket League

5:00 pm Eastern / 7:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 pm Eastern

Valorant

5:00 pm Eastern / 7:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 pm Eastern

Rainbow 6 PC

9:00 pm Eastern

Chess

7:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 pm Eastern

Halo: Infinite

9:00 pm Eastern

Brawlhalla

7:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 pm Eastern

 

Playoffs

  • Default match time is 8 PM Eastern for all games and rounds.
  • Playoffs/finals are manually seeded; players will not use the queue system.*
  • You can only reschedule a playoff match if you meet the following criteria: 
    • Your competitor agrees to the new time
    • The match score is reported before midnight Pacific Standard Time the day of the match
    • You contact support HERE 
  • Your opponent must agree to reschedule in the match chat on your match page, otherwise, the default time will remain.
Game 6/28 6/29 6/30  7/1
Brawlhalla   Round 1 Round 2 Finals
Chess   Round 1 Round 2 Finals
Valorant Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Finals
Rocket League Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Finals
Rainbow 6   Round 1   Finals
Halo Infinite   Round 1   Finals
Minecraft  Round 1    Finals (Top 24)  

 

Prizing

  • SCHOLARSHIPS for Rocket League, Valorant, and Brawlhalla. 
  • Prizes are "per tournament", referring to the competitions held in June and July.

Title

Place

Prize

Team Size

# of prizes

Rocket League

1st

$5,000

3

2 total (1 per tournament)

Rocket League

2nd

$2,500

3

2 total (1 per tournament)

Rocket League

3rd

$1,000

3

2 total (1 per tournament)

Valorant

1st

$7,000

5

2 total (1 per tournament)

Valorant

2nd

$3,000

5

2 total (1 per tournament)

Valorant

3rd

$1,500

5

2 total (1 per tournament)

Brawlhalla

1st

$3,000

1

2 total (1 per tournament)

Brawlhalla

2nd

$1,500

1

2 total (1 per tournament)

Brawlhalla

3rd

$500

1

2 total (1 per tournament)

  • ASUS EQUIPMENT for Rainbow 6, Halo, Chess, Minecraft, and CS:GO.
  • Prizes are "per tournament", referring to the competitions held in June and July.

Title

Place

Prize

Team Size

# of prizes

R6

1st

ROG Strix XG32VC 32” Curved Monitor

5

10 (5 per tournament)

R6

2nd

TUF Gaming VG277Q1A 27” Monitor

5

10 (5 per tournament)

R6

3rd

ROG Strix Go Headphones

5

10 (5 per tournament)

Halo

1st

ROG Strix XG32VC 32” Curved Monitor

4

8 (4 per tournament)

Halo

2nd

TUF Gaming VG277Q1A 27” Monitor

4

8 (4 per tournament)

Halo

3rd

ROG Strix Go Headphones

4

8 (4 per tournament)

Minecraft

1st

ROG Strix XG32VC 32” Curved Monitor

1

2 (1 per tournament)

Minecraft

2nd

TUF Gaming VG277Q1A 27” Monitor

1

2 (1 per tournament)

Minecraft

3rd

ROG Strix Go Headphones

1

2 (1 per tournament)

Chess

1st

ROG Strix XG32VC 32” Curved Monitor

1

2 (1 per tournament)

Chess

2nd

TUF Gaming VG277Q1A 27” Monitor

1

2 (1 per tournament)

Chess

3rd

ROG Strix Go Headphones

1

2 (1 per tournament)

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