Our Fall 2020 Season is back with TWO main titles! 

 

We're excited to announce two main titles for this Fall. In addition to our Overwatch® High School Scholastic and Play-In tournaments, we're adding Rocket League to the line-up!

All NASEF competitive offerings are FREE to join for any activated NASEF Club.

Learn how to register your high school esports/gaming Club through NASEF to join the competition.




Overwatch® High School Scholastic Tournament

Our Overwatch® High School Scholastic Tournament is back! NASEF is proud to offer the Overwatch® High School Scholastic Tournament in close partnership with Blizzard Entertainment!

This year, we're expanding our season to include more match days and moving to a new tournament platform called LeagueSpot. With our new partnership, we hope to provide a more streamlined experience for Clubs to navigate during the competition.

KEY DATES

  • Recommended Club Activation Period: August - September
  • Registration Opens: August 17
  • **NEW** Coaching Opt-in Deadline: October 5
  • Deadline EXTENDED: October 2
  • Regular Season: October 5 - November 9
  • Playoffs: November 30 - December 14
  • Double Elimination Event: January 16 - February 6
  • Top 4 Final Event: February 16 - 18

Structure and Format

This year we've added an additional phase to the tournament to provide more match days and opportunities to compete with teams across North America.

Teams will be divided into Regional and Affiliate brackets. Each bracket will have a Regular Season and Playoff. The winner of each Playoff bracket will advance to a Double Elimination bracket, competing against other Playoff bracket winners. The top 4 portion of this phase will take place during the Finals Event.

We've provided a detailed weekly schedule below for each phase. Time Zone will be indicated by name for Regional Brackets.


Regular Season

6-week Swiss

Default Match Time
Wednesday, 3:30 PM

Weekly Schedule
Round 1: Oct 5 - 10
Round 2: Oct 12 - 17
Round 3: Oct 19 - 24
Round 4: Oct 26 - 31
Round 5: Nov 2 - Nov 7
Round 6: Nov 9 - 14

 

Playoffs

4-round Single Elimination

Default Match Time
Playoffs Round 1 - Wednesday, 3:30 PM
Playoffs Round 2 - Thursday, 3:30 PM
Playoffs Round 3, 4, - Wednesday, 3:30 PM

Weekly Schedule
Round 1: Nov 30 - Dec 2
Round 2: Dec 3 - 5
Round 3: Dec 7 - 12
Round 4: Dec 14 - 19

Top 32

Double Elimination

Default Match Time
Rounds 1-3 - January 16
Rounds 4-6 - January 23
Round 7-8 - January 30
Round 8-9 - February 6

Finals Event

The Top 4 teams from the Double Elimination bracket will advance to our Finals Event, a 3-day event taking place on February 16 - 18. This event will be online.

Any changes made to the tournament structure, format or schedule will be communicated to all prospective participants.


Tournament Resources

  • Overwatch Tournament Checklist - Our helpful guides and resources about competition in one place!
  • Overwatch IT Help Page - Need help installing the game on club sites? Keep getting disconnected? Check out our resources here!
  • Coaching Info - Did you know NASEF provides free coaching to all participating teams? Meet our coaches here!

Requirements

  • 6v6 Format

  • Clubs can enter a maximum of two (2) teams

  • Minimum of 6 players on a roster

  • Up to 6 substitutes per team

  • Platform: PC




Overwatch® Community Play-In Tournament

Our Overwatch® Community Play-In Tournament is back! Geared towards newer teams, this tournament provides more time to assemble rosters, practice with coaches, and a bit more flexibility within the tournament structure.

KEY DATES

  • Recommended Club Activation Period: August - September
  • Registration Opens: August 17
  • **NEW** Coaching Opt-in Deadline: October 5
  • Registration Deadline: October 2
  • Regular Season: October 12 - November 9
  • Playoffs: November 30 - December 14
  • Double Elimination Rounds: January 16 - February 6
  • Top 4 Final Event: February 16 - 18

Structure and Format

This year we've added an additional phase to the tournament to provide more match days and opportunities to compete with teams across North America.

Teams will be divided into Regional and Affiliate brackets. Each bracket will have a Regular Season and Playoff. The winner of each Playoff bracket will advance to a Double Elimination bracket, competing against other Playoff bracket winners. The top 4 portion of this phase will take place during the Finals Event.

We've provided a detailed weekly schedule below for each phase. Time Zone will be indicated by name for Regional Brackets.


Regular Season

5-week Swiss

Default Match Time
Wednesday, 3:30 PM

Weekly Schedule
Round 1: Oct 12 - 17
Round 2: Oct 19 - 24
Round 3: Oct 26 - 31
Round 4: Nov 2 - Nov 7
Round 5: Nov 9 - 14

 

Playoffs

4-round Single Elimination

Default Match Time
Playoffs Round 1 - Wednesday, 3:30 PM
Playoffs Round 2 - Thursday, 3:30 PM
Playoffs Round 3, 4, - Wednesday, 3:30 PM

Weekly Schedule
Round 1: Nov 30 - Dec 2
Round 2: Dec 3 - 5
Round 3: Dec 7 - 12
Round 4: Dec 14 - 19

Top 32

Double Elimination

Default Match Time
Rounds 1-3 - January 16
Rounds 4-6 - January 23
Round 7-8 - January 30
Round 8-9 - February 6

Finals Event

The Top 4 teams from the Double Elimination bracket will advance to our Finals Event, a 3-day event taking place on February 16 - 18. This event will be online.

Any changes made to the tournament structure, format or schedule will be communicated to all prospective participants.


Tournament Resources

  • Overwatch Tournament Checklist - Our helpful guides and resources about competition in one place!
  • Overwatch IT Help Page - Need help installing the game on club sites? Keep getting disconnected? Check out our resources here!
  • Coaching Info - Did you know NASEF provides free coaching to all participating teams? Meet our coaches here!

Requirements

  • 6v6 Format

  • Clubs can enter a maximum of two (2) teams

  • Minimum of 6 players on a roster

  • Up to 6 substitutes per team

  • Platform: PC




Rocket League is Here

Responding to popular demand, we are excited to announce a second main title for this Fall. Introducing our Fall 2020 High School Scholastic Tournament featuring Rocket League!

KEY DATES

  • Recommended Club Activation Period: August - September
  • Registration Opens: August 17
  • **NEW** Coaching Opt-in Deadline: October 5
  • Deadline EXTENDED: October 2
  • Regular Season: October 5 - November 9
  • Playoffs: November 30 - December 14
  • Double Elimination: January 17 - February 7
  • Top 4 Final Event: February 16 - 18

Structure and Format

Teams will be divided into Regional and Affiliate brackets. Each bracket will have a Regular Season and Playoff. The winner of each Playoff bracket will advance to a Double Elimination bracket, competing against other Playoff bracket winners. The top 4 portion of this phase will take place during the Finals Event.

We've provided a detailed weekly schedule below for each phase. Time Zone will be indicated by name for Regional Brackets.


Regular Season

6-week Swiss

Default Match Time
Thursday, 3:30 PM

Weekly Schedule
Round 1: Oct 5 - 10
Round 2: Oct 12 - 17
Round 3: Oct 19 - 24
Round 4: Oct 26 - 31
Round 5: Nov 2 - Nov 7
Round 6: Nov 9 - 14

 

Playoffs

4-round Single Elimination

Default Match Time
Playoffs Round 1 - Tuesday, 3:30 PM
Playoffs Round 2 - Friday, 3:30 PM
Playoffs Round 3, 4, - Thursday, 3:30 PM

Weekly Schedule
Round 1: Nov 30 - Dec 2
Round 2: Dec 3 - 5
Round 3: Dec 7 - 12
Round 4: Dec 14 - 19

Top 32

Double Elimination

Default Match Time
Rounds 1-3 - January 17
Rounds 4-6 - January 24
Round 7-8 - January 31
Round 8-9 - February 7

Finals Event

The Top 4 teams from the Double Elimination bracket will advance to our Finals Event, a 3-day event taking place on February 16 - 18. This event will be online.

Any changes made to the tournament structure, format or schedule will be communicated to all prospective participants.


Tournament Resources

Requirements

  • 3v3 Format

  • Clubs can enter a maximum of two (2) teams

  • Minimum of 3 players on a roster

  • Up to 3 substitutes per team

  • Platform: PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC, or Xbox One









Eligibility & Code of Conduct

Any teams interested in competing MUST have a club activated with NASEF, meeting all club and student requirements below. 

Additionally, clubs will be able to opt-in for coaching, powered by Connected Camps

Ready to make the jump? Visit our Getting Started page and start your Activation process!

All high schools and community-based organizations located in North America, including the United States, including its territories, Mexico and Canada are eligible to sign-up to become a “Club” within the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF).


Read our Club Eligibility information on our Getting Started page here.

Eligibility Requirements for Club Participation and Competition:

All students participating in the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) must meet the minimum eligibility requirements for club participation regardless of where the Club is located (school or community-based organization):

  • NASEF participation is open to high school students.
  • The high school student must enroll in the NASEF Club at a high school or community-based organization.
  • The high school student is currently enrolled in at least 20 semester units of work at a high school as defined in the Club Eligibility guidelines.
  • The high school student maintained satisfactory citizenship (no N or U) during previous grading period at a high school or is good standing at the community-based organization.
  • The high school student must have earned a grade point average of 2.0 or better in all subjects during the previous grading period preceding his/her participation.

NASEF Code of Conduct - It's helpful to start the school year by introducing ground rules!

 

All NASEF activities, including main season tournaments, require that all participants abide by our Code of Conduct. We strive to create an environment of safety, inclusivity and fun!

FAQ

NASEF's mission is to provide resources, including our season long tournaments, to ALL students at NO COST!

For this tournament, we are providing:

  • Game Licenses
  • Coaching
  • Tournament Management
  • Online Final Event
  • IT Support
  • Streaming

...All completely free, at no cost to students, families, schools and community-based organizations.

We permit Clubs to field up to two (2) teams per tournament.

Students cannot be placed on multiple team rosters in the same competition.

Students cannot compete in both the Overwatch Community Play-In Tournament and Scholastic Tournament. Additionally, students cannot be switched between the Scholastic and Play-In tournaments. Once a student is fielded for the Play-In tournament, they can no longer be added to a roster in the Scholastic Tournament.


We encourage teams to play nice and play fair.

In an effort to be more inclusive to our online school and home school communities and to accommodate campuses that have switched to virtual learning this fall, we are permitting teams to play from home.

General Managers must work to ensure the competitive integrity of their teams and verify the identities of their students to compete.

Contact Information and Resources

  • Tournament Checklist - Our helpful guides and resources about competition in one place!
  • NASEF Scrim Finder - Add your team, indicate your skill level, filter by availability and more!
  • NASEF Code of Conduct - It's helpful to start the school year by introducing ground rules!
  • NASEF Community Discord - Get connected with other students, general managers, and the NASEF Leadership team!
  • Coaching Info - Did you know NASEF provides free coaching to all participating teams? Meet our coaches here!





Ready to play?

If your club is already activated with NASEF, remember that your General Manager has to complete the renewal process! This will allow your club to opt-in to our Fall 2020 competitions.

Have your General Manager log in to the Club Dashboard here.

Not a NASEF Club yet?

Our main season tournaments are exclusive to Clubs activated under NASEF! With no fees, free game licenses and free coaching, NASEF provides all our resources to students at absolutely no cost.

Follow this link to our Getting Started page to learn more about NASEF.