Student esports league platform Generation Esports announced the High School Esports League and Middle School Esports League Fall Majors for its North American esports leagues. The leagues aimed at high school and middle school students will award $30K USD in college scholarships and 30 Nintendo Switch video game consoles across both competitions.
The HSEL Fall Major is open to any North American high school team registered with HSEL with an active Battlepass. Titles featured in the competition include Overwatch, NBA 2K21, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Super Smash Bros., Madden NFL 21, Rocket League, VALORANT, Rainbow Six: Siege, Hearthstone, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
The MSEL Fall Major is for North American middle school students and features such games as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, Rocket League, Just Dance 2020, and Minecraft. Winners of the MSEL Fall Major will recieve five Nintendo Switch consoles for their schools’ esports clubs.
Registration for the HSEL Fall Major and the MSEL Fall Major is open now and will close on Sept. 27 and Sept. 20, respectively. The Fall Majors begin Sept. 28 and run until Nov. 22. Playoffs for both tournaments begin Dec. 4.
Generation Esports also launched a new weekly YouTube show related to its leagues this week.
Earlier this month Generation Esports announced a partnership with the National Junior College Athletic Association Esports to become the official platform partner of the collegiate esports league.
Generation Esports is one of several esports tournament platforms attempting to cater to students in schools and colleges across North America. Most high school and collegiate level leagues are not officially sanctioned by the institutions that allow them on campus but are organized directly with students, parents, or after school clubs.
Published at Thu, 10 Sep 2020 12:41:52 +0000
Twitch announced Wednesday the creation of a suite of competition tools to benefit tournament organizers, players, and fans that goes by the name Twitch Versus. The end-to-end suite of competition tools has been designed to allow organizers using the Twitch platform to create, manage, and stream competitions with their communities in one integrated environment. The closed beta version of these tools launches today.
With competition budgets of all sizes, the needs from one tournament organizer to the next often vary in scope and size. Twitch Versus is looking to “empower communities” by developing these tools and allowing organizations to use them in order to produce competitive gaming events.
Twitch states that its goal is to “get as many of you access as quickly as we can” but will limit the amount of organizations in the beta release.
While no description of the tools was revealed, according to screenshots acquired by The Esports Observer, the tools look to be placed in a hub that allows organizations to aggregate information all into one place.
Published at Wed, 09 Sep 2020 21:00:55 +0000