High School Esports League (HSEL), the largest and longest-running competitive gaming organization serving high school students and teachers, today announced that restaurant franchise Zaxby’s has committed to sponsoring college scholarship funds and a real-life “Fastest Fingerz” prize campaign, awarding student esports competitors in the HSEL Spring Major tournament series with weekly vouchers to dine on Zaxby’s fan-favorite chicken fingers, wings, and salads.

Mason Mullenioux, co-founder and CEO of High School Esports League had this to say

“The HSEL Spring Major just keeps getting better and better thanks to the charitable contributions of companies like Zaxby’s, […] Zaxby’s believes in the importance of esports in schools and the impact it brings to the lives of young adults. Now more than ever, we must align with partners that are passionate about the futures and well-being of our youth. We look forward to arming our competitors with college scholarships and some tasty food!”

Joel Bulger, CMO of Zaxby’s Franchising, LLC also expressed his excitement 

“We’re glad to be part of something exciting in these trying times,[…] The future of our nation’s youth is important, and we’re proud to team up with HSEL to help these kids have some well-deserved fun. We hope everyone enjoys the Spring Major tournament.”

The HSEL Spring Major is an eight-week gaming tournament for North American high school esports competitors that begins on March 30, 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. Every week, winning participants will receive a $250 USD “Fastest Fingerz” gift certificate sponsored by Zaxby’s restaurant, redeemable in any of Zaxby’s 900 locations across 17 states. Top participants will also receive a three-month XBOX Game Pass Ultimate subscription valued at $44.99 USD. 

The list of HSEL Spring Major esports titles includes Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, FIFA 20, Fortnite, Hearthstone, Minecraft, Overwatch, Rainbow Six: Siege, Rocket League, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Super Smash Bros: Ultimate, Madden 20, and NBA 2K20

For more information about the HSEL Spring Major, please visit https://www.highschoolesportsleague.com/spring-major-2020.

Zaxby’s has also been named sponsor of the upcoming HSEL National Championship Tournament, which will feature a special “Fastest Fingerz” award ceremony presented by Zaxby’s, facilitated by HSEL non-profit partner Varsity Esports Foundation (VEF). Additional announcements regarding the HSEL National Championship Tournament will be made soon. For more information about HSEL and Zaxby’s partnership, please visit https://www.highschoolesportsleague.com/fastest-fingers