KEY DATES

Tournament Opt-in Period: October 5 - October 10

Roster Deadline: October 13

Regular Season: October 15 - October 28

Playoffs and Finals: October 29 - Nov 4

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Gather your friends and take a seat by the hearth! Challenge teams from other high schools and organizations to see who has the best decks, strategies, and smorcs! Each club can have up to twenty teams in the Extra Credit series, so make sure you invite everyone to compete.

This tournament is exclusive to Clubs who are activated through NASEF for the 2018-2019 academic year. Once activated, your general manager will be able to opt-in to the Extra Credit tournaments, receive additional information on how to develop a Club and support your team, and be in direct communication with our team for any additional support. 

BRACKET

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REQUIREMENTS

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

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).

How Do We Define High School or Community-Based Organization?

High Schools

United States

High schools serving grades 9-12 private, public, charter, college-preparatory, homeschool, and virtual recognized by their State Board of Education.

U.S. Territories

  • American Samoa:  High schools serving grades 9-12 can be private, public, charter, college-preparatory, homeschool, and virtual recognized by their Board of Education.
  • Guam:  High schools serving grades 9-12 private, public, charter, college-preparatory, homeschool, and virtual recognized by their Board of Education.
  • Northern Mariana Islands:  High schools serving grades 9-12 private, public, charter, college-preparatory, homeschool, and virtual recognized by their Board of Education.
  • Puerto Rico:  Upper Secondary School serving grades 10-12. They can be private, public, charter, college-preparatory, homeschool, and virtual recognized by their Board of Education.
  • United States Virgin Islands:  High schools serving grades 9-12 private, public, charter, college-preparatory, homeschool, and virtual recognized by their Board of Education.

Canada

High schools serving grades 9-12. They can be public, private, at-home education, English or French schools recognized by their province.

Mexico

Preparatoria (High School or Preparatory School) serving grades 10-12.  They can be public, private, at-home education, international schools recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP), or by Mexico’s states, through various state departments of education.

Community-Based Organizations

United States and the U.S. Territories

According to 20 U.S.C.A § 7801(6), the term “community-based organization” means “a public or private nonprofit organization of demonstrated effectiveness that:

  1. is representative of a community or significant segments of a community; and
  2. provides educational or related services to individuals in the community.”  

Examples of community-based organizations may include but are not limited to:

  • Public libraries
  • Youth development programs (Girl Scouts, YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, 4-H, etc.)
  • Faith-based organizations (churches, synagogues, etc.)
  • STEM rich institutions (museums, planetariums, etc.)
  • Associations (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Community Nonprofit Associations, etc.)

Public and private nonprofit organizations are subject to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. (26 U.S.C.A. § 501(C)(3).)

Community-Based Organizations serving students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate.

Canada

According to Government of Canada, registered charities are charitable organizations, public foundations, or private foundations that are created and resident in Canada. In addition, non-profit organizations are associations, clubs, or societies that are not charities and are organized and operated exclusively for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure, recreation, or any other purpose except profit.

Both registered charities and non-profit organizations are eligible to participate.

Mexico

The following forms of non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations in Mexico are eligible to participate:

  • The civil association (AC), established pursuant to state civil codes; and
  • The civil society (SC), established pursuant to state civil codes.

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.

Hearthstone is playable on a smartphone, tablet, or PC. Hearthstone also has cross-platform functionality; An example of this is students playing from a phone playing with students playing from a PC.

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Teams will compete in a two-phase tournament spanning three weeks.

Phase 1: Round Robin

Phase 2: Double Elimination

Roster sizes are a minimum of three students and a maximum of six students. Information we will need for rosters:

  • Student Name
  • Student Battle.net Username

Clubs may field up to 20 unique teams in the Extra Credit series.

The default match time is Thursday 3pm PT. Teams will have an opportunity to reschedule their match

The official ruleset can be found here.