TOURNAMENTS OVERVIEW

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

Go to our activation page to see step-by-step infographics on how to sign up, watch our informational webinars and review Club eligibility information.

During your Club registration process, you'll gain access to your Club Dashboard page. This is where we house all of our free resources like workshops, toolkits and other free resources.

Step 2: Register your Students

After completing your NASEF Club registration and exploring your Club Dashboard, start adding students to your Club Members page, linked at the bottom of your Club Dashboard.

The Club Members page is used to verify student eligibility for all of our competitions.

It takes a good amount of time to add students and verify eligibility (aka parent permission forms) on the Club members page, so get started right away if you want to be ahead of the deadline!

There's no limit to how many students you can add. And it's free.

Step 3: Choose Your Tournament

After all students are added and verified, they're now eligible to be placed on your tournament rosters and can participate in any of our competitions! This also makes them eligible to join our high school shoutcasting program, participate in Beyond the Game Challenges and more.

On your Club Dashboard page, you'll see a Tournament Management box where it shows you the current long-season tournaments we're offering for the year. You can also see our current offerings further down this page.

Step 4: You're Ready!

Once you've selected your competition, you can start building your tournament roster. The roster automatically populates a list of students who are eligible according to your Club Members page. No need to add their information again!

If your students are registering on their own for our Extra Credit tournaments (explained further down this page), they're automatically eligible to compete, as long as it confirms their status in your Club Members page.

Don't forget to check out our webinars page here for a full video introduction to NASEF, our team, and find out about all the free resources we have to offer. This page includes full step-by-step tutorials on how to register your Club, prepare your students for competition, and how to get connected with the rest of the NASEF scholastic esports community.





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 (i.e. free Overwatch licenses for last year's Overwatch tournament), coaching, live-streamed matches with game commentators, full tournament support and grant prizing.

Active Tournaments

Our Fall 2020 Season will be announced in July 2020.

Past Tournaments

Fall 2019
Overwatch High School Scholastic Tournament

  • 1st Place: Rocklin High from Rocklin, CA - $2500 Grant
  • 2nd Place: Naperville North High from Naperville, IL - $1000 Grant
  • 3rd Place: Portola High from Irvine, CA - $750 Grant
  • 4th Place: Xavier High School from New York, New York - $500 Grants

Top 4 teams were flown out and treated to a tour of Blizzard Campus and scrimmaged at the UCI Esports Arena. Each team will also receive a set of HyperX headsets and team jerseys. A big Thank You to our friends at Blizzard Entertainment and HyperX for supporting our students!


Fall 2019
Overwatch Community Play-In Tournament

  • 1st Place: Excelsior School from Arcadia, CA - $1000 Grant
  • 2nd Place: Troy High School from Fullerton, CA - $500 Grant
  • 3rd Place: Gretna High School from Gretna, NE - $375 Grant
  • 4th Place: Ridge High School from Baskind Ridge, NJ - $250 Grant

Each team will also receive a set of HyperX headsets, in-game loot and hundreds of dollars in Amazon Gift Cards.


Winter 2020
League of Legends High School Scholastic Tournament

  • 1st Place: Sunny Hills High School from Fullerton, CA - $2500 Grant
  • 2nd Place: Acton Boxborough Regional High School from Acton, MA - $1000 Grant 
  • 3rd Place: Kitsilano Secondary School from Vancouver, BC, CAN - $750 Grant
  • 4th Place: Jones College Prep from Chicago, IL - $500 Grant

Each team received a set of HyperX headsets and Riot Points.

Fall 2018
Overwatch High School Scholastic Tournament

  • 1st Place: Troy High School from Fullerton, CA - $2500 Grant
  • 2nd Place: Fountain Valley High School from Fountain Valley, CA - $1000 Grant
  • 3rd Place: La Quinta High School from Westminster, CA - $750 Grant
  • 4th Place: Woodbridge High School from Irvine, CA - $500 Grant

Each team received a set of HyperX headsets and team jerseys.


Winter 2019

League of Legends High School Scholastic Tournament

  • 1st Place: Sunny Hills High School from Fullerton, CA - $2500 Grant
  • 2nd Place: Troy High School in Fullerton, CA - $1000 Grant
  • 3rd Place: Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, CA - $750 Grant
  • 4th Place: Washington Technology Magnet School in Saint Paul, MN - $500

Each team received a set of HyperX headsets and team jerseys.

2017 Orange County High School Esports League (Year 1)

  • 1st Place: Fountain Valley High School from Fountain Valley, CA - $2500 Grant
  • 2nd Place: La Quinta High School from Westminster, CA - $1000 Grant
  • 3rd Place: Cypress High School from Cypress, CA - $750 Grant
  • 4th Place: Sunny Hills High School from Fullerton, CA - $500 Grant

Each team received a set of Bloody Gaming peripherals, Riot Points and team jerseys.




High school students playing in a Smash Ultimate tournament hosted by Laguna Hills High School in Laguna Hills, California at the 2019 North America High School Scholastic League of Legends Championship.

High school students playing in a Smash Ultimate tournament hosted by Laguna Hills High School in Laguna Hills, California at the 2019 North America High School Scholastic League of Legends Championship.

Extra Credit Tournaments

Missed the deadline for the main tournament? Have students that want to play other game titles? Check out our mini-tournaments! The Extra Credit tournament series offers one-day tournaments throughout the year.

Active Tournaments

Check out our main Extra Credit tournaments page here to stay updated on upcoming tournaments!

Past Tournaments

Fall 2018

Hearthstone

  • 1st Place: Team LostValue from Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo, California
  • 2nd Place: Fountain Valley Purple from Fountain Valley High School in Fountain Valley, California
  • 3rd Place: Fountain Valley Black from Fountain Valley High School in Fountain Valley, California
  • 4th Place: Cypress High School in Cypress, California

Fortnite Fridays

  • Round 1 Winner: PHS Team 1 from Portola High School in Irvine, California
  • Round 2 Winner: VPHS Team 1 from Villa Park High School in Villa Park, California
  • Round 3 Winner: FVHS Doctor Clutch Noobs from Fountain Valley High School in Fountain Valley, California

Winter 2019

Fortnite Fridays

  • Round 1 Winner: EHS 2 from Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California
  • Round 2 Winner: FV_TSM from Fountain Valley High School in Fountain Valley, California
  • Round 3 Winner: EHS 2 from Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California

Smash Ultimate

  • Round 1 Winner: CharmPixel from Villa Park High School in Villa Park, California
  • Round 2 Winner: NoFace from La Habra High School in La Habra, California



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!

Active Tournaments

None... Yet!

Past Tournaments

2020 Chel Invitational

  • 1st Place - Zachary H. - Anaheim Ducks
    • School: Santa Margarita Catholic High School (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
    • Awarded $2,750 scholarship and $1,750 club grant
  • 2nd Place - Kaden L. - Golden Knights
    • School: Desert Oasis High School (Las Vegas, NV)
    • Awarded $1,500 scholarship and $1,000 club grant
  • 3rd Place - Logan C. - Florida Panthers
    • School: Southwest Miami High School (Miami, FL)
    • Awarded $1,000 scholarship and $750 club grant
  • 4th Place - Neprien J. - LA Kings
    • School: Edward Wenzlaff Education Center (Desert Hot Springs, CA)
    • Awarded $750 scholarship and $500 club grant

2020 Coastal Cup, between the finalists of the NHL 20 High School Scholastic Tournament and the 2020 Chel Invitational

  • 1st Place - Nick V.
    • School: Halifax West High School (Nova Scotia, CAN)
  • 2nd Place - Zachary H. - Anaheim Ducks
    • School: Santa Margarita Catholic High School (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)

NHL 19 High School Scholastic Tournament

  • 1st Place: Andrew V. from Tesoro High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, California ($5,000 scholarship)
  • 2nd Place: Max M. from Troy High School in Fullerton, California ($2,500 scholarship)
  • 3rd Place: Luke M. from Tesoro High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, California ($1,500 scholarship)
  • 4th Place: Alex M. from Troy High School in Fullerton, California ($1,000 scholarship)



How do I sign up?

Ready to join NASEF? It's completely free! Check out our activation page to see step-by-step infographics on how to sign up, introductory webinars and Club eligibility info.



FAQ

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.