NASEF offers completely free tournaments throughout the school year for Activated NASEF Clubs. Our tournaments provide an opportunity for students to hone their in-game skills, create content around their team, and take up leadership and management roles to help organize and coordinate their fellow students.

All NASEF competitive offerings are free for any activated NASEF student.

Getting Ready to Compete

All of NASEF's competitive offerings are completely free! You don't have to worry about paying a registration or subscription fee to participate.

However, all of our competitions are only open to registered NASEF Clubs. 

It takes time to complete Club and student registration, so make sure to start the process ASAP! Here's what you need to do to get ready to compete:

Step 1: Register your High School Club

Sign up as either a School Official or Student.

Fill in the appropriate information regarding your school and/or community organization. 

Step 2: Await Account Approval

Once you've submitted your application, please allow 24-48 hours for our team to review your information.

Once approved, you'll be able to move onto the next step to choose your tournaments.

Step 3: Choose Your Tournament

Once your club has been added and verified, you're eligible to add your tournament rosters and can participate in any of our competitions!

This also makes them eligible to participate in Beyond the Game Challenges and more.

Step 4: You're Ready!

Once you've selected your competition, you can start building your tournament roster.

Sunny Hills High School from Fullerton, California after winning first place in the 2019 North America High School Scholastic League of Legends Championship.

Sunny Hills High School from Fullerton, California after winning first place in the 2019 North America High School Scholastic League of Legends Championship.

Season-Long Tournaments

Our season-long tournaments are free to join for any NASEF-Activated Club. With our main tournaments, we offer game benefits, live-streamed matches with game commentators, full tournament support and grant prizing.

Special Tournaments

NASEF is always looking to engage with partners that can offer grants and equipment to our Clubs. Our partnerships can take the form of special tournaments we create for specific game titles. These special tournaments have shorter seasons compared to our mean season tournaments, but offer a ton of perks for participating Clubs!

Beyond the Game Challenges

Beyond the Game Challenges are where esports Clubs across North America can tap into their talent apart from their competitive teams! Here, students with interests in the different sectors of the Esports Ecosystem (below) can learn new skills, expand their knowledge, and gain real experience in potential future career opportunities.

So, for the student who loves video games and esports - we want to see your passion for esports and your esports club come alive!

NASEF Farmcraft™

Build the best farm in Minecraft Education, understand global conditions, and compete internationally. A new kind of game where you can compete and learn in an international arena of science and technology. A U.S. Department of State supported science-based, esports event featuring Minecraft challenges and live online events.

NASEF Farmcraft™ is a student challenge to successfully create farms and grow foods in Minecraft! Apply and adapt agricultural production techniques in different unique environmental biomes. Participation is free and open to students grades 3-12 (ages 8-18).

Digital Rube Goldberg Machine Minecraft Contest

The 2021 Digital Rube Goldberg Machine Minecraft Contest was a STEAM competition where students from grades 3-12 competed with machines that they have imagined, designed in Minecraft Education Edition, and created in a fun and competitive forum.

The competitions encouraged teamwork and out-of-the-box problem solving, in a fresh learning environment and level playing field. We provided instruction for teams on how to create machines using Minecraft.

How do I sign up?

Ready to join NASEF? It's completely free! Visit our Get Started page!


There's no cost to register or play in our tournaments! We strive to provide game licenses and equipment for our titles whenever possible. We've provided game licenses for Overwatch, League Unlocked for League of Legends, and even Xbox One consoles for our NHL 19 tournament.

Season Long tournaments have much longer weeks of competition and include a Live Final event at the end of the season.

Extra Credit tournaments are smaller, completely online, and are offered one day at a time.

For Clubs who are just getting started, we recommend trying out our Extra Credit tournaments first to get accustomed to competing!

Nope! You can be in NASEF and not compete in any of our tournaments. You can still utilize all the free resources located in the Club Dashboard without ever competing!

Access to the Club Dashboard is given to Clubs who complete their activation process with NASEF.

Yes! You can be in NASEF while participating in other high school esports leagues.