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Join NASEF

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has selected the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) as the Official Esports Provider of the CIF Esports Initiative. NASEF shares the core values and mission of CIF regarding education-based opportunities for the students of California, with our model that connects gameplay and competition to meaningful education around life and career skills.

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Competitive Offerings

October 10, 2022 - December 12, 2022

Free to all CA Clubs & CIF Schools

Rocket League

Rocket League

Rocket League is a vehicle soccer game developed by Psynoix. A high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem.

  • Tuesdays, 4:00pm PST
  • Teams of 3 vs 3
  • All platforms

CA Fall Open Rulebook 

Registration

LoL

League of Legends

League of Legends is a free to play team-based game developed by Riot Games. Make epic plays with over 140 champions.

  • Wednesdays, 4:00pm PST
  • Teams of 5 vs 5
  • PC only

CA Fall Open Rulebook

Registration

SSBU

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting game published by Nintendo. Gaming icons clash in the ultimate showdown.

  • Thursdays, 4:00pm PST
  • 5 vs 5 Crew Battle
  • Nintendo Switch only

CA Fall Open Rulebook 

Registration

January 9, 2023 - April 10, 2023

Open to CIF Member Schools only

Rocket League

Rocket League

Rocket League is a vehicle soccer game developed by Psynoix. A high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem.

  • Tuesdays, 4:15pm PST
  • Teams of 3 vs 3
  • All platforms

NASEF x CIF Rulebook 

Registration

LoL

League of Legends

League of Legends is a free to play team-based game developed by Riot Games. Make epic plays with over 140 champions.

  • Wednesdays, 4:15pm PST
  • Teams of 5 vs 5
  • PC only

NASEF x CIF Rulebook 

Registration

SSBU

Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting game published by Nintendo. Gaming icons clash in the ultimate showdown.

  • Thursdays, 4:15pm PST
  • Teams of 3 vs 3
  • Nintendo Switch only

NASEF x CIF Rulebook 

Registration

Cost and Details

We are offering Fall Open Tournaments to give teams an opportunity to practice and improve before the final series. The same three titles will be played in Spring, which will serve as the CIF Esports Initiative title events. 

Fall Open Tournaments will be FREE to all NASEF California Clubs & CIF Schools.

NASEF x CIF Esports Initiative in spring will be $100 per school if registered by 11/1, $150 between 11/1 & 12/9. The CIF has extended registration until December 9! This will include a single Varsity team per game per school to compete in the NASEF x CIF Esports Initiative, and an unlimited number of JV teams to play and compete. 

Office Hours

Office hours will be held weekly starting August 17 then transitioned to bi-weekly once league play has begun. Join office hours on Zoom if you have questions or need support!

Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm PT and Thursdays at 8:30-9:30am PT

Meeting ID: 836 224 3335

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How to sign up

1. Register your school as a club on NASEF.

2. Register your team on the NASEF x CIF UGC Hub for individual tites/events.

Register Your Club
Fall Open Registration
NASEF x CIF Registration

Informational Videos

Fall Open Overview

Registration Overview

Rocket League Overview

League of Legends Overview

Fall Open SSBU Crew Battle Overview

NASEF x CIF SSBU 3v3 Format Overview

Event Timeline

  • September 6, 2022: Fall Open Tournament registration begins. CIF Esports Initiative League in Spring Registration opens.
  • September 6, 2022 - October 15, 2022: Trainings, Webinars...how to use the platform, title training, education training. Schedule to follow.
  • October 7, 2022: Fall Open Tournament registration closes
  • October 10, 2022: Fall Open Tournament begins (Duration TBD based on # of entries)
  • October 17, 2022: First Beyond the Games Challenges Posted
  • November 1, 2022: CIF Esports Initiative League early registration closes ($100 fee)
  • November 30, 2022: CIF Esports Initiative League late registration closes ($150 fee). CIF Esports Initiative League registration closes
  • December 5, 2022: CIF Esports Initiative League schedule posted (draft schedule)

Meet the Scholastic Tournament Administrator

James Wood is the official Scholastic Tournament Administrator. He has been successfully managing both leagues and tournaments in the Northern California Esports League for years, and he has successfully completed NASEF’s Scholastic Fellow and Mentor programs and now serves as a Community Leader. He has developed multiple esports-focused curricula, and he has also been a high school teacher and managed a high school esports program. James will oversee Tournament logistics, gameplay, and all other aspects regarding competitive play, including help and support for all participating schools. 

Please reach out to James Wood at [email protected]

You can also email [email protected] with any questions.

FAQ

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