NASEF and  Ultimate Gaming Championship (UGC) are collaborating to provide free scholastic esports competition opportunities for students and educators in the 2022-2023 academic year.  We will be working closely with state affiliates and partners to create an experience that is exciting for the community and also provides equitable and inclusive opportunities for everyone to game, grow, learn, and lead together.

NASEF Finals is only open to the United States. 

Congratulations to the NASEF Finals Spring 2023 Winners!

Valorant Central/Eastern:

1st place: LHS Notorious
2nd place: Gretna

Rocket League Pacific Region:

1st place: SOLA Tech Eternal Impact
2nd place: Cathedral HS

Rocket League-Central Region:

1st place: Plainfield East HS
2nd place: LHY Gaming

 Valorant-Pacific Region:

1st place: Clayton Valley Charter High School
2nd place: LMHS

Game Titles

Knockout City

Knockout City is a one-of-a-kind, action-packed take on everyone’s favorite recess pastime. But it’s not dodgeball – it’s DODGEBRAWL! Knockout City blends elements of fighting games, third-person shooters, and platform action to create an all-new arena battler that’s age-appropriate, inclusive, and incredibly skillful at high levels of play. All coaches are encouraged to complete the FREE Knockout City Coaching Academy offered here.

Tuesday, start time between 3:45pm-4:30pm
Teams of 5 vs 5
All platforms 

Rocket League

Rocket League is a vehicle soccer game developed by Psyonix. A high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem.
Wednesday, start time between 3:45pm-4:30pm
Teams of 3 vs 3
All platforms


Valorant is a free-to-play first-person hero shooter developed by Riot. A tactical shooter filled with different agents that have their own unique abilities and mechanics. 

Thursday, start time between 3:45pm-4:30pm
Teams of 5 vs 5
PC only

Knockout City Coaching Academy

Knockout City Coaching Academy is a FREE course brought to you by Velan Studios, NASEF, and Skillshot Media. Ready to help your scholastic or competitive Esports team dodgebrawl with the best? This all-in-one guide to Knockout City for coaches and community leaders is your map to success, with how-tos straight from the developers at Velan Studios. 

Sign up for the course

Timeline of Events

Registration Deadline

February 17, 2023

Swiss Play

February 22, 2023 - March, 30, 2023

Top 8

April 12, 2023 - April 20, 2023 


April 19, 2023 and April 20, 2023


There will be 4 different regions your team can compete in: Pacific, Mountain, Central, Eastern. If you have a time that works better for your school, you can play in that time zone's region.