High School Esports League, the largest and longest-running competitive gaming organization serving high school students and teachers, today announced key dates for their upcoming and active nationwide seasonal gaming tournaments — the HSEL Spring Major and the Winter Open Playoffs — where high school esports clubs will compete for a combined prize pool of $65,000 USD in college scholarship funds.
The HSEL Spring Major is an eight-week gaming tournament for North American high school esports clubs that are partnered with HSEL. Set to begin on March 23, 2020, this varsity-level esports competition pits students against their peers in twelve popular multiplayer online video games, with champions across all titles winning up to a $1,000 USD scholarship prize. Top participants will also receive a three-month XBOX Game Pass Ultimate subscription valued at $44.99 USD; every week, a winning team will also win a $250 USD gift certificate from a sponsoring restaurant. The playoffs for the HSEL Spring Major take place in May.
Registration to the HSEL Spring Major is just $37 USD per student and closes on March 13, 2020. Students, teachers/advisors, and existing esports clubs can register their teams at https://www.highschoolesportsleague.com/spring-major-2020.
The HSEL Winter Open, which began on January 20, 2020, and was open to all North American high school students and free-agent teams (from an HSEL-partnered high school or otherwise), enters into its Semi-Finals and Grand Finals starting March 14, 2020. A $500 USD scholarship prize and a three-month XBOX Game Pass Ultimate subscription await finalists and top competitors of the Winter Open.
Premier esports talent will host the HSEL Winter Open Playoffs live on twitch.tv/VarsityNetwork starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 6:00 pm CST.
The full HSEL Winter Open schedule is as follows:
Saturday, March 14, 2020 – 4:00 pm CST: Rainbow Six Siege
Saturday, March 14, 2020 – 6:00 pm CST: Minecraft: Survival Games
Saturday, March 14, 2020 – 8:00 pm CST: Fortnite | Madden 20
Sunday, March 15, 2019 – 12:00 pm CST: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Gunfight | FIFA 20
Sunday, March 15, 2019 – 2:00 pm CST: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | Rocket League
Sunday, March 15, 2019 – 4:00 pm CST: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Sunday, March 15, 2019 – 7:00 pm CST: Hearthstone
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – 6:00 pm CST: Rainbow Six Siege* | Minecraft: Survival Games
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – 6:00 pm CST: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | Rocket League*
Thursday, March 19, 2020 – 6:00 pm CST: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive* | Hearthstone
Friday, March 20, 2020 – 6:00 pm CST: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Gunfight | Fortnite | FIFA 20 | Overwatch*
*Watch these matches live here https://www.twitch.tv/VarsityNetwork.
For more information about the HSEL Winter Open, please visit https://www.highschoolesportsleague.com/winter-open-2020.
To learn more about HSEL, visit www.highschoolesportsleague.com.