We are very excited to announce the official competition for Winter Term 2019...
League of Legends High School Scholastic Tournament
Recommended Club Activation Period: October 30, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Tournament Opt-in and Roster Submission Open: December 1, 2018
Encouraged tournament opt-in deadline for Coaching: January 9, 2019
Tournament Opt-in and Roster Deadline: January 16, 2019 by 4:00PM PT
Regular Season: January 28 - March 17
Playoffs: April 1 - April 14
Championship: April 27
Interested in competing against other high school students across North America? NASEF is proud to offer the 2019 Winter League of Legends High School Scholastic Tournament in partnership with Riot Games! 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 Winter Term tournament, 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.
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.
Please note: this tournament will be conducted via PC only.
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).
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.
See the full eligibility requirements on our Getting Started page.
"Do we have to play from our club site?"
For this tournament, we are requiring all teams participating to play their official tournament matches in the designated gaming space provided by their school or community-based organization.
Please keep this requirement in mind when registering for this Tournament. Clubs that are found to be playing from home are subject to penalties administered at the Federation Team's discretion.
Teams will compete in an eight-week Swiss format, where they are matched up against opponents with the same win-loss record.
The top 16 teams will advance to a four-round single elimination phase where the first round is best-of-one, and all following rounds are best-of-three.
Teams will compete in an five-week Swiss format, where they are matched up against opponents with the same win-loss record.
The top 8 teams will advance to a four-round single elimination phase where the first round is best-of-one, and all following rounds are best-of-three.
Live Finals Event in Long Beach, California
The Top 3 teams from the West and the Top 1 team from the East will meet at the LIVE FINALS event on April 27.
Similar to our last season title tournament, General Managers will upload their Active Rosters on the GM Portal. For League of Legends, we require the following information on your Active Roster:
• Player First Name
• Player Last Initial
• Summoner Name (their username in League of Legends, NOT their account name. The Summoner Name is displayed after the user logs into the game client)
• Discord Username (i.e. 'Username#1234')
• Role (Manager, Players, Alternate)
Active Roster submission and Tournament Opt-in opens December 1 and closes January 16 at 4:00PM PT.
Active Rosters will lock every Thursday at 4:00PM PT the week before the official week of gameplay.
Roster sizes are a minimum of five students and a maximum of 8 students.
Clubs may submit up to two (2) teams for this tournament.
Students may be added to your Active Roster at any time during the regular season as long as they meet eligibility and competition requirements.
Default Match Time
West Bracket - Wednesday 3:30 PM PT
East Bracket - Wednesday 3:30 PM CT/4:30 PM ET
Teams will have an opportunity to reschedule their match as long as the opposing team agrees to the new time.
To avoid rescheduling issues, please keep this default match time in mind when selecting players for your roster. Selecting players that have this default match time available will significantly reduce the amount of rescheduling issues throughout the tournament, and will maximize the number of matches your team plays throughout the season.
Official Tournament Rules
Click here for the Official Tournament Rules for the League of Legends High School Scholastic Tournament.